Left to right: Women: Ali Crocker, Hannah Culberg, Alex Jospe, Cristina Luis, Anna Shafer-Skelton, Isabel Bryant
Men: Boris Granovskiy, Sergei Zhyk, Ross Smith, Ethan Childs, Brendan Shields, Wyatt Riley, Eddie Bergeron
(missing from the photograph: Samantha Saeger, Alison Campbell, and Eric Bone)
Photo credit: Glen Tryson/EMPO (click photo for larger image)
Congratulations to all of the following team members who will represent the U.S. at the World Orienteering Championships in Finland this July! ("Profile" links are to the World of O international profile for each runner.)
Eric Bone (COC) – profile
Boris Granovskiy (CSU) – profile
Sergei Zhyk (DVOA) – profile Declined
Ross Smith (CSU) – profile
Ethan Childs (GMOC) – profile Declined
Brendan Shields (CSU)
Wyatt Riley (DVOA) – profile
Eddie Bergeron (alternate) (SVO) – profile Declined
Team leaders in Finland will be Erin Schirm and Cristina Luis. ...more....
Congratulations to all those named to the standing team for 2013!
...read more... (revised March 4, 2013)
At the 2012 IOF General Assembly in Lausanne, Switzerland, a new programme for the World Orienteering Championships was decided on*, including the introduction of a new format, the Sprint Relay. The first implementation of Sprint Relay in the World Orienteering Championships will be in 2014 in Italy, after which it will be a permanent format on the programme.
> Read more on the IOF announcement to national federations, including a description of the format.
Left to right: Eddie Bergeron, Eric Bone, Boris Granovskiy, Giacomo Barbone, Wyatt Riley, Ken Walker, Jr.
Alison Crocker, Hannah Burgess, Alex Jospe, Pavlina Brautigam, Cristina Luis
Photo: Laurie Searle
Click on photo for larger view
Congratulations to all of the following team members who represented the U.S. at the World Orienteering Championships in Switzerland this July! ("Profile" links are to the World of O international profile for each runner.)
1. Eddie Bergeron (SVO) – profile
2. Eric Bone (COC) – profile
3. Ross Smith (by petition) (CSU) – profile
4. Boris Granovskiy (CSU) – profile
5. Giacomo Barbone (CSU) – profile
1st alternate - Jordan Laughlin (by petition) (USMAOC) – profile
2nd alternate - Wyatt Riley (DVOA) – profile
3rd alternate - Ken Walker, Jr. (CSU) – profile
1. Alison Crocker (CSU) – profile
2. Samantha Saeger (by petition) (NEOC) – profile
3. Hannah Burgess (USMAOC) – profile
4. Alex Jospe (CSU) – profile
5. Sandra Lauenstein (by petition) (RMOC) – profile
1st alternate - Pavlina Brautigam (WCOC) – profile
2nd alternate - Cristina Luis (TSN) – profile
Cristina Luis accompanied the team as Team Leader.
Congratulations to all those named to the U.S. Standing Team for 2012!
Senior team member Alison Crocker was recognized in the "Faces in the Crowd" section of the November 21, 2011, issue of Sports Illustrated. Congratulations to Ali on the national exposure!
The Björn Kjellström Cup is is a competition between the national teams of the USA and Canada at the senior level. It is held every two years at the North American Orienteering Championships and was first awarded in 1980. At the most recent NAOC, in British Columbia in 2010, the cup was won by the USA in a spirited and very close competition.
The next NAOC will be hosted by DVOA in October 2012, just a year from now. > Information about NAOC 2012
For 2012 there will now also be team competition between the countries at the junior level, with the Future Champions Cup awarded to the winning team. The hope is that this will bring the same level of excitement and recognition for the juniors as the BK Cup has for the seniors. And hopefully a lot of work will be put into training and preparation because, need I say, it is a lot more fun to be on the winning side.
The Rules for the 2012 BK Cup as well as the FC Cup may be found here.
Former U.S. Team Member
pg at crocker dot com
September 21, 2011
WOC in the Future project aims to create a new programme for the World Orienteering Championships (WOC). Proposals and discussions have been and will continue to be reported on the IOF website.
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