Orienteering USA

National Team


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.

2020 Team Selection Criteria

The Team

Ali Crocker
Elite Team

Home: Portland, Oregon
Occupation: Assistant Professor of Physics
Club: Columbia River Orienteering Club

Anton Salmenkylä
Elite Team

Home: Helsinki, Finland
Occupation: Limousine driver
Club: Cambridge Sports Union, Helsingin Suunnistajat (Finland)

Eric Bone
Elite Team

Home: Seattle, Washington
Occupation: Owner MerGeo
Club: Cascade Orienteering Club

Greg Ahlswede
Elite Team

Home: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Junior Development Coach, Translator
Club: Delaware Valley Orienteering Association, Escondit(Spain)

Giacomo Barbone
Elite Team

Home: Munich, Germany
Occupation: PhD Student
Club: Cambridge Sports Union, O'Jura(France), Agrosso(Italy)

Jordan Laughlin
Elite Team

Home: Houston, Texas
Occupation: Military Officer
Club: Houston and Quantico Orienteering Clubs

Morten Jorgenson
Elite Team

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

Tori Borish
Elite Team

Home: Stanford, California
Occupation: PhD Student, Applied Physics
Club: Bay Area Orienteering Club, Cascade Orienteering Club

Alison Campbell
Performance team

Home: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Scotland
Club: Deleware Valley Orienteering Club, BASOC (Scotland)

Syd Fisher

Home: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Chemical engineer
Club: Western Pennsylvania Orienteering Club

William Enger
Performance Team

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

Åsne Skram Trømborg
Development Team

Home: Trondheim, Norway
Occupation: Student
Club: NTNUI (Norway)

Brigitte Bordelon
Development Team

Home: San Antonio, Texas
Occupation: Military Cadet
Club: United States Military Academy Orienteering Club

Martin Heir
Development Team

Home: Norway
Club: Fossum IF (Norway)

Michael Laraia
Development Team

Home: Hudson, Wisconsin
Occupation: Student
Club: Minnesota Orienteering Club

Siri Christopherson
Development Team

Home: Renton, Washington / Bozeman, Montana
Occupation: Student
Club: Cascade Orienteering Club

Tyra Christopherson
Development Team

Home: Renton, Washington / Bozeman, Montana
Occupation: Student
Club: Cascade Orienteering Club


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.

Previous Teams
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