National Team

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Each year the national team is selected to represent the United States at international orienteering events around the world. These athletes compete in the World Cup, World Orienteering Championships, and numerous high-level international events.

2021 Team Selection Criteria

2021 National Team announced


The Team

Greg Ahlswede
Elite Team

Home: Scranton, PA
Occupation: Translator
Club: DVOA, Escondite (Spain)

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Ali Crocker
Elite Team

Home: Portland, Oregon
Occupation: Physics Professor
Club: CROC

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Morten Jorgenson
Elite Team

Home: Kristiansand, Norway
Occupation: Student, Mechnical Engineering
Club: NTNUI (Norway)

Anton Salmenkylä
Elite Team

Home: Helsinki, Finland
Occupation: Entrepreneur / Limousine driver
Club: CSU, Helsingin Suunnistajat (Finland)

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Giacomo Barbone
Performance Team

Home: Munich, Germany
Occupation: PhD Student
Club: CSU, Agrosso (Italy)

Eric Bone
Performance Team

Home: Seattle, Washington
Occupation: Event Producer
Club: COC

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Tori Borish
Performance Team

Home: Palo Alto, California
Occupation: PhD Student, Applied Physics
Club: BAOC, COC

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Alison Campbell
Performance Team

Home: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Glasgow, Scotland
Club: DVOA, BASOC (Scotland)

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William Enger
Performance Team

Home: Seattle, Washington
Occupation: Sales (Fluid POwer)
Club: Sammamish, COC

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Syd Fisher
Performance Team

Home: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Chemical engineer
Club: WPOC

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Angelica Riley
Performance Team

Home: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Builder/Realtor
Club: DVOA

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Joseph Barrett
Development Team

Home: Rockville, Maryland
Occupation: Analyst
Club: QOC

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Evalin Brautigam
Development Team

Home: Bethel, Connecticut (temp. Heathfield, South Australia)
Occupation: Coach
Club: WCOC / Southern Arrows

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Tyra Christopherson
Development Team

Home: Renton, Washington (temp. Bozeman, Montana)
Occupation: Student
Club: COC

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Julia Doubson
Development Team

Home: Palo Alto, California
Occupation: Student
Club: BAOC

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Bridget Hall
Development Team

Home: South Hadley, MA, US
Occupation: Student
Club: NEOC

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Michael Laraia
Development Team

Home: Hudson, Wisconsin
Occupation: Student
Club: MNOC

Thomas Laraia
Development Team

Home: Houlton, Wisconsin (temp. Edinburgh, Scotland)
Occupation: Student
Club: MNOC / Edinburgh Univ OC

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A.J. Riley
Development Team

Home: Stanford, CA
Occupation: Student
Club: DVOA

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Danny Riley
Development Team

Home: Ithaca, NY
Occupation: Student
Club: CAOC

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Ricardo Schaniel
Development Team

Home: Bremgarten, Switzerland
Occupation: Student
Club: Bussola OK, SWI

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Elite Team — athletes who consistently produce top-level U.S. results in F21/M21.

Performance Team — athletes who frequently produce strong U.S. results in F21/M21, at or near the level of the Elite Team.

Development Team — athletes who have demonstrated potential to reach Performance/Elite level with further training and experience.


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If you are interested in applying for the national team, complete and return the application and agreement. Each year athletes apply to be part of the national team. Applications are due at the end of December with the team being decided in January.

Additionally, once a year there is a selection of the team to compete in the World Orienteering Championships. Athletes are selected for races based on the selection criteria.


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