Hope you've had a great summer! It has gone by fast and now it's almost time for the fall orienteering season. But before we get out our cool weather gear there is still a little more warm weather business.
Team USA's First MTBO Team Leaves for Hungary
For the first time ever, Team USA is fielding a MTBO squad to compete in the World Championships. Held in Veszprem, Hungary from August 19 - 25, the mountain bike orienteering WOC
will include over 300 riders from 24 nations. The members of this all-female team are Susan Grandjean (CROC), Rebecca Jensen (COC) and Abra McNair (CROC). All have raced in both USA Cycling MTB competitions as well as in OUSA A-meets.
The MTBO Team will return with lots of experiences to share, and they are encouraging clubs nationwide to host more MTBO events, including local and A-Meets. Contact any team member or team coordinator Greg Lennon
if you'd like help with any aspect of making MTBO maps or hosting events.
Annual General Meeting Date, Time and Location
Just a reminder that the 2012 OUSA Annual General meeting will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 1st
in Wyoming at the Historic Laramie Railroad Depot on 1st
and Kearney in Laramie.
National Orienteering Day Almost Here
It's just around the corner. About half of our clubs have signed up so far, which means half haven't, so if you are a club leader from that latter group and want a National Orienteering Day packet for your club, hurry up and contact Donna Fluegel at email@example.com
Orienteering North America Digital Edition Coming Soon
Watch your inboxes for the second annual ONA digital issue. This member benefit is sent to all OUSA members and will feature the performances of Team USA. Thanks to Donna Fluegel, Greg Lennon and the teams for their hard work. The digital version will be available first to members, and then released later through www.orienteeringusa.org
Team USA Featured in IOF E-zine
For the second time this year, Orienteering USA and Team USA have been featured in the International Orienteering Federation’s e-zine Inside Orienteering
. The article highlighted the work by and the future of our Team USA program, the performances of Team USA and CSU’s Ali Crocker and the publication Orienteering North America
published by OUSA and WCOC’s Donna Fluegel.
To read more visit http://orienteering.org/resources/publications
Congratulations to Canada's Emily Kemp
A note of congratulations to Team Canada’s Emily Kemp for her bronze medal in this year’s Long Distance final at the Junior World Orienteering Championships. Way to go Emily!
Orienteering USA Highlights Calendar
Sept. 1-2: A-Meet – Laramie Daze…part of Rocky Mountain Orienteering Festival (RMOC, LROC – Laramie, WY)
Sept 1: Orienteering USA Annual General Meeting (Laramie, WY)
Sept 15-16: National Orienteering Day (Nationwide)
Oct. 6-7: A-Meet – Boggs Mountain (BAOC – Cobb, CA)
Oct 19-21: North American Orienteering Championships (DVOA – Delaware Water Gap, PA)
For the complete national calendar just visit OrienteeringUSA.org
and click on “Find a National Event.”
Discover Orienteering. Discover the Annual General Meeting.
Peter Goodwin – President
Glen Schorr – Executive Director