U.S. Teams

2018 U.S. Team to JWOC Announced in California

The U.S. Junior Team Trials were held March 23-25, 2018, in conjunction with the California Orienteering Week events in the Sacramento area.

After tough deliberation and consideration of all the petitions, the selections committee is pleased to announce the team that will represent the U.S. at the Junior World orienteering championships in Hungary this summer. We want to thank everyone including the meet organizers, parents and supporters and especially the juniors. Go USA! It starts at home!

2018 National Junior Program Update

We are going into year six of the junior national program. It’s been quite a journey so far, and I am excited to be working with a second coach, Greg Ahlswede. Between the two of us I believe the program will be able to evolve to a much higher level. With growth and change there are always pain points as adjustments are made.

2018 Junior National Orienteering Team Announced

JTESC and the Junior National Coaches are pleased to announce the U.S. Junior Development Team and the Junior National Team athletes for 2018. With a second coach we are thrilled to say we have a record number of athletes committing to and participating in the junior national program. This allows us to have a more formal development team this year which will help our young juniors get the developmental support they need to progress to the national and international levels of competition. This process will help us implement a multi-stage development process to better prepare the U.S.

2018 U.S. National Orienteering Team Announced

Announcement from the 2018 Selection Committee of Victoria Campbell, Peggy Dickison, Kristin Hall, Patrick Nuss, Erik Weyman.

The National Foot Orienteering Team Selection Panel received applications from 13 athletes for the National Foot Orienteering Team this year.  All 13 were placed on the team.

Elite:

Greg Ahlswede, Giacomo Barbone, Eric Bone, Will Enger, Morten Jørgensen, Jordan Laughlin, Anton Salmenkyla

2018 U.S. JWOC Team Selection Criteria

Introduction

The JWOC Selections Committee will choose up to six young male and six young female athletes to represent the USA at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in 2018. Using the same selection criteria, the Selection Committee may also choose alternates who will step in should the need arise. If a selected athlete declines to attend JWOC, then the Junior Team Coach (JTC) may replace them with the next qualified junior.

Call for 2018 U.S. Senior Team Member Applications

Now that the 2017 O season is over it's time to get ready for next year.  The National Team Selection Committee is standing by to begin deliberations.  Members of the committee are  Kristin Hall, Patrick Nuss, Eric Weyman, Peggy Dickison and Tori Campbell.
We will use same format as last year; you will need to declare your desire to be part of the 2018 US Foot-O Team.

MTBO Worlds and the World Cup

Four MTBO-ers had the opportunity to represent Orienteering USA this past summer at the Masters World Championships and World Cup races in Orleans, France, and the World Championships in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Orienteering USA Junior Team Giving Back to the Community

We hear a lot about the Junior Team, but that's mostly in the context of their competitions and results. What isn't always immediately obvious is the amount of work that these talented young men and women are giving back to their community as they strive to improve. The Junior Team Executive Steering Committee (JTESC) has compiled some of these efforts, and wanted to share this information with the rest of the community.

JWOC 2017 -- Coach Schirm's reflections

Thoughts on JWOC 2017 from Junior National Team Coach Erin Schirm

With JWOC 2017 concluded, the big questions afterwards are: