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March 2016
Happy Spring!  The calendar finally says it's spring no matter what part of the country you are in. Let’s get to the news…
  • US Individual Champs Highlights
  • Deep Discount from OUSA Sponsor Icebug
  • Call for Club Histories.
  • Club Benefit: Pictometry
  • Announcing Boston Sprint Camp
  • Open Championships for 2016
  • National Events Calendar

US Individual Champs Highlights

Congratulations to all who participated in the 2016 US Individual Championships in the Bay Area of California. Special acknowledgement to the gold medalists in the men’s (Blue, M21+) and women’s (Red, F21+) categories:

  • Sprint: Men – Will Enger (SAMM), Women – Tori Borish (COC)
  • Middle: Men – Matej Sebo (BAOC), Women – Hannah Culberg (QOC)
  • Long: Men – Eric Bone (COC) and Hannah Culberg (QOC).

Special thanks to Bay Area Orienteering Club for hosting the event as well as to the Tri Valley CA Convention and Visitors Bureau for their sponsorship. Full results are online here.

Photo courtesy of BAOC; additional photos here.

Deep Discount from OUSA Sponsor Icebug

As part of their third year with OUSA, official footwear sponsor Icebug is offering the following discount to OUSA members: Get 25% off the full price of any summer trail/orienteering shoes; limitations may apply. Visit and use the promo code OCR1516.

Call for Club Histories

As we celebrate 50 years of amateur orienteering in the USA in 2016, long-time member Sara Mae Berman will put together a club retrospective to be shown at this year’s North American Orienteering Championships.  Please have a representative of your club contact Sara Mae so you can share your information and history. You can email her at We need to document our history before we start to forget how we got to where we are.

Upcoming Webinar: Mapping & Pictometry

Aerial Image - Do you  know where?Through OUSA, members have access to aerial imagery from Pictometry, one of the largest collections of high-resolution, leaf-off georeferenced images covering much of the US.

This year, a new (simplified) pricing scheme has been introduced in addition to new features. A webinar will be announced soon discussing this and related topics to help all clubs improve their basemapping abilities.

To get on the webinar list or to learn how Pictometry access can benefit your mapping projects, contact VP/Clubs Greg Lennon.

Announcing Boston Sprint Camp

Just announced: the 2nd annual Boston Sprint Camp! This popular four-day event (with a two-day weekend “Lite” version) features morning training and evening races.  The event will culminate in a nationally sanctioned qualifier and final sprint at beautiful Franklin Park, site of the 2011 US Sprint Championships. Event dates are June 9 – 12.

Open Championship Bids for 2016

The following national championships are still available for 2016: US Ultralong Orienteering Championships, US Relay Orienteering Championships, and US Night Orienteering Championships. If interested contact Vice President/ Competition Tom Strat.

Upcoming Orienteering USA 2016 National Event Calendar

  • April 1–3: US Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Champs & Flying Pig XX (OCIN – Butler CO, OH; event website)
  • April 16–17: Troll Cup National meet (NEOC – Foxborough, MA; event website)
  • April 23-24: West Point National meet (USMAOC – West Point, NY; event website)
  • May 11: World Orienteering Day
  • June 9-12: Boston Sprint Camp National Race (CSU – Boston, MA)
  • June 29 - July 4: Rocky Mountain O'Fest (RMOC, LROC - Laramie, WY)*
  • September 10 - 18: National Orienteering Week (multiple clubs - nationwide)
  • September 17 – 18: US Classic Champs (HVO & WCOC, Pound Ridge, NY)*
  • September 17: OUSA Annual General Meeting (Pound Ridge, NY)
  • September 23 – 25, 2016: North American Orienteering Championships (UNO – Dartmouth College and Hanover, NH; event website)

Note: * = OUSA Board of Directors Meeting. All are welcome.


Peter Goodwin                                             Glen Schorr
President                                                      Executive Director

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