2012 U.S. Junior World Orienteering Championship Team

Left to right:
(back row) Team Coach Erin Schirm, Nate Lyons, McKenzie Hudgins, Zac Barker (with large flag), Nate Orwaschel,
Andrew Childs, team leader Dan Barker
(front row) Ethan Childs, Meg Parson, John Williams, Isabel Bryant
Photo: Dave Yee/Barb Bryant

These orienteers represented the U.S. at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Kosice, Slovakia, in July, 2012:

WomenMen
 Meg Parson, NEOCAndrew Childs, GMOC
 Isabel Bryant, NEOCNathaniel Lyons, ROC
 McKenzie Hudgins, USMAOCEthan Childs, GMOC
 John Williams, USMAOC
 Nathan Orwaschel, DVOA

Alternates

 Zac Barker, DVOA

Team Coach

Erin Schirm

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Results for the U.S. runners
(with winner's time for comparison)

Sprint - Sunday, July 8

Place

WOMEN
2.3 km, 5m (17c)

Place

MEN
2.9 km, 5m (20c)

1.11:12.8 Tove Alexandersson (SWE)1.14:05.7 Gleb Tikhonov (RUS)
115.16:04 Isabel Bryant120.16:43 Andrew Childs
124.17:32 McKenzie Hudgins132.17:08 Nathaniel Lyons
  157.18:25 John Williams
  160.18:33 Nate Orwaschel
  163.

18:46 Zac Barker

  164.18:51 Ethan Childs
Canadian results--
Women: Kendra Murray (65. / 14:00), Kerstin Burnett (111. / 15:45), Molly Kemp (114. / 15:58), Emily Ross (119. / 16:24)
Men: Alexander Bergstrom (156. / 18:20), Trevor Bray (161. / 18:46)

Long - Monday, July 9

Place

WOMEN
7.7km, 280m (13c)

Place

MEN
11.5km, 405m (23 c)

1.  57:55 Kirsi Nirmi (FIN)1.  69:46 Eskill Kinneberg (NOR)
105.102:30 Isabel Bryant97.102:34 Ethan Childs
120.142:25 McKenzie Hudgins105.108:05 Andrew Childs
  129.133:10 John Williams
  135.140:52 Nate Orwaschel
  141.159:36 Zac Barker
  dsqNathaniel Lyons

Canadian results-- Bronze for Emily Kemp!!!
Women: Emily Kemp (3. / 60:54), Kerstin Burnett (100. / 98:49), Emily Ross (102. / 100:27), Kendra Murray (109. / 108:28), Molly Kemp (117. / 129:49)
Men: Alexander Bergstrom (138. / 148:39), Trevor Bray (dsq)


Middle qualifiers - Tuesday, July 11

Place

WOMEN

Place

MEN

 W20A M20A
1.24:18 Marte Narum (NOR)1.23:16 Marius Odum (DEN)
42.47:30 Isabel Bryant33.30:27 Andrew Childs
  45.34:19 John Williams
 
 W20B M20B
1.25:04 Stine Hagner (DEN)1.25:00 Eskill Kinneberg (NOR)
dsq Meg Parson33.30:19 Ethan Childs
  52.38:56 Zac Barker
 
 W20C M20C
1.25:27 Emily Kemp (CAN)1.25:20 Luis Silva (POR)
39.56:03 McKenzie Hudgins52.42:23 Nathaniel Lyons
  55.52:45 Nate Orwaschel
 

 


Middle Finals - Wednesday, July 12

Place

WOMEN

Place

MEN

 W20A M20A
1.23:42 Tove Alexandersson (SWE)1.27:55 Matt Ogden (NZL)
17.27:39 Emily Kemp (CAN)  
No U.S. women in W20A finalNo U.S. men in M20A final
 
 W20B M20B
1.25:04 Stine Hagner (DEN)1.26:35 Lukas Diener (SUI)
57.47:43 McKenzie Hudgins28.32:49 Ethan Childs
  43.35:15 Andrew Childs
 
 W20C M20C
1.28:51 Hinako Inage (JPN)1.24:05 Remi Baudot FRAR)
2.29:40 Isabel Bryant14.29:25 Nathaniel Lyons
7.33:51 Meg Parson17.31:35 Zac Barker
  29.34:18 John Williams
  39.38:29 Nate Orwaschel
Canadian results:
Emily Kemp 17th on Women's A final
Other women: Molly Kemp, W20A (57. / 37:40); Kerstin Burnett, W20B (32. / 31:04); Kendra Murray, W20B (38. / 32:18); Emily Ross, W20B (53. / 39:52)
Men: Alexander Bergstrom, M20C (27. / 34:05); Trevor Bray, M20C (41. / 38:59)

 


Relay, Thursday, July 13

Men

1. Russia 1, 93:10
2. Denmark 1, 94:13
3. Norway 1, 94:57

33. USA 1, 113:33 (Ethan Childs, Andrew Childs, Nathaniel Lyons)
48. USA 2, 144:46 (John Williams, Nate Orwaschel, Zac Barker)
50. CAN 1, 153:24 (Alexander Bergstrom, Trevor Bray, Emily Ross)

Women

1. Denmark 1, 94:05
2. Sweden 1, 94:20
3. Switzerland 1, 97:13

19. CAN 1, 108:52 (Emily Kemp, Molly Kemp, Kendra Murray)
38. USA 1, 158:27 (Isabel Bryant, McKenzie Hudgins, Meg Parson)
 



Pictured left to right (dressed for the banquet):
John Williams, Meg Parson, Zac Barker, McKenzie Hudgins, Nate Lyons,
Nate Orwaschel, Isabel Bryant, Andrew Childs, Ethan Childs
Photo: Dave Yee/Barb Bryant

 

U.S. Team to 2012 Junior World Championships selected!   

Junior Team Executive Steering Committee announces with pride the 2012 U.S. Team to the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Kosice, Slovakia, July 7-14:

MEN:
1. Andrew Childs, GMOC
2. Nathaniel Lyons, ROC
3. Carl Underwood, NEOC (declined)
4. Ethan Childs, GMOC
5. John Hensley Williams, USMAOC
6. Theodore Fong, USMAOC (declined)
Alternates:
1. Nathan Ohrwaschel, DVOA
2. Joe Barrett, PTOC (declined)
3. Zac Barker, DVOA

WOMEN*:
1. Meg Parson, NEOC
2. Isabel Bryant, NEOC
3. McKenzie Hudgins, USMAOC

Congratulations to all of you and good luck at JWOC!

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*Women's team updated June 18, 2012


2012 U.S. Team to Junior World Orienteering Championships

Women

Meg Parson, New England Orienteering Club
Meg Parson, New England Orienteering Club

Year of Birth: 1994
School:  Concord Carlisle High School, Massachusetts / Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
International Experience:  O-Ringen 2009, JWOC 2011, Fin5 2011
Started orienteering: When I was about 7 years old, with my dad. I've orienteered in 17 states and 6 countries.
Fun or unusual orienteering story:During the JWOC long course last year, there were two old Polish men who started pointing in various directions and yelling at me as I ran by them in the woods… I still have no idea what they were trying to say.

Isabel Bryant
Isabel Bryant, New England Orienteering Club

Year of birth: 1997
School: Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Cambridge Massachusetts
International experience: Scottish 6-day 2005 and 2009, WOC spectator 2011, Venice street-O 2011, various Canadian events
Started orienteering: Before I was born
Fun or unusual story: My brother drew a cartoon about the first time he shadowed me.

McKenzie Hudgins
McKenzie Hudgins, United States Military Academy Orienteering Club

School: US Military Academy, West Point, New York
What is your training routine? I practice with my team five days a week. Mondays are long runs, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are woods practices, Thursdays intervals, and Fridays are always a mix up.
What advice would you give to aspiring athletes? Do what you love and work hard at it.  It’s not always about being THE best, it’s about doing YOUR best and knowing that, in the end, that’s the important thing.  I’m never satisfied unless I know I did everything to prepare and could not have done any better… that’s winning for me.

Men

Andrew Childs, Green Mountain Orienteering Club
Andrew Childs, Green Mountain Orienteering Club (Vermont)

Year of birth: 1992
School: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts
International experience: O-Ringen 2008, JWOC 2009-11
Started orienteering: With family as a young child. I've orienteered in 9 countries and about 15 states.
Fun or unusual story: At the junior champs in Italy, a very nice Italian lady told me where the control was when I was a little bit lost.

Nate Lyons, Rochester Orienteering Club
Nathaniel Lyons, Rochester Orienteering Club (New York)

Year of birth: 1992
School: Carnegie Mellon University
International experience: JWOC 2009-11, spectator at JWOC 2008, Fin5, O-Ringen
Started orienteering: With my Dad when I was about 10 years old. I've orienteered in 13 states and 7 countries.
Fun or unusual story: When I finished the long in Italy, the Swedish girls' team brought me a blanket because I was freezing.

Ethan Childs, Green Mountain Orienteering Club
Ethan Childs, Green Mountain Orienteering Club

Year of birth: 1994
School: Champlain Valley Union High School, Vermont
International experience: 2 years traveling in Europe, attending O-Ringen, Fin-5, and Swiss O-Week, among other events.
Started orienteering: When I was about 2, with my parents. I've orienteered in 8 countries including the U.S. and Canada; about 9-10 states in the U.S.
Fun or unusual story: I was chased by a cow in Switzerland.

John Hensley Williams, U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club
John Hensley Williams, United States Military Academy Orienteering Club

Year of birth: 1992
School: United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
International experience: JWOC 2009, O-Ringen 2008-9, Scottish 6-Days 2009
Started orienteering: When I was 14, with my mother and high school teammates; I have orienteered in six countries and 16 states in the U.S.
Fun or unusual story: I tripped on a root while running down a steep spur and tumbled twice; after the second roll I caught the hill with my feet and kept running at full speed down the rest of the hill, map and compass still in hand.

Nathan Orwaschel, Delaware Valley Orienteering Association
Nathan Orwaschel, Delaware Valley Orienteering Association

Year of birth: 1993
School: Coatesville Area Senior High / Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Started orienteering: When I was 13, and I have orienteered in 12 states within the U.S.
Fun or unusual story: At a local event, a homeless man tried to follow me as I ran on a road; it made me run faster.
 

Zachary Barker, Delaware Valley Orienteering Association
Zachary Barker, Delaware Valley Orienteering Association

Year of birth: 1994
School: Homeschool, New Jersey
Started orienteering: With my Dad when I was 9, and I have orienteered in 15 states in the U.S. and in one other country.
Fun or unusual story: During an event in a snow storm, Dad dropped me in a river ... and boy was it cold!

Declined: Carl Underwood, NEOC; Theodore Fong, USMAOC; Joe Barrett, PTOC

last updated 3 March 2013