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April
2014
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MerGeo

JWOC Team

WUOC bids

Convention

NAOC 2016

IS Results

Feedback


Calendar Highlights




 
For many of us spring has sprung! Finally! 

Meridian Geographics Joins OUSA as Supporting Member
Orienteering USA would like to welcome Meridian Geographics (MerGeo) as the latest Supporting Member of Orienteering USA. Located in the Seattle WA area, MerGeo hosts a full calendar of events through Washington State. When you run in MerGeo’s orienteering events a portion of your entry fee goes to support OUSA’s mission. To find out more about MerGeo, including a calendar of events, visit www.mergeo.com.

Team USA announces JWOC selections
Congratulations on the following athletes who have been selected to represent Team USA this summer. The team will participate this July in the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Bulgaria.
Women: Isabel Bryant, Katrina Weinmann, Evalin Brautigam, Anne Wilkinson, Elina Breton, Melanie Sergiev, Anna Breton (1st alternate), Addie Nolan (2nd alternate)
Men: Matej Sebo, Ethan Childs, Will Hubsch, Michael Laraia, Austin Fowler, Connor Frost, Matt Stout (1st alternate), Zac Barker (2nd alternate).
If you want to support our Juniors just visit www.orienteeringusa.org and click on “Support Orienteering”.

WUOC Auction this weekend…bid from home
To help our Team USA athletes get to the World University Orienteering Championships in Austria, OUSA volunteers are hosting a silent auction this weekend at the U.S. Intercollegiate and Relay Championships.Not making it to the Mid-Atlantic States to run? Just go to www.attackpoint.org and go to “Silent Auction – Benefits WUOC Team” for a list of items. You can submit your bid to Linda Kohn at wornerkohn@aol.com.

OUSA Convention and Annual General Meeting 100 Days away
We are still looking for presenters for the OUSA Convention which will be held Friday, August 8th at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. This is the Friday of the U.S. Classic and U.S. Trail Orienteering Championships weekend. Convention events will be primarily in the morning with tours of the Olympic Center available. There will be time in the afternoon to get to the model event.
If you have a topic you wish to present contact Jennifer Flagel at jennifer.flagel@yahoo.com.

Interested in having your club host the 2016 North American Orienteering Championships?
This October, Canada will host the 2014 North American Orienteering Championships. That means in 2016 it will be our turn! Contact either Peter at pgwolfe66@gmail.com or Glen at gjs@orienteeringusa.org if you have questions or you are interested in discussing further.

Salute to USMAOC’s Col. Michael Hendricks
Col. Michael Hendricks is retiring after ten years of being in charge of orienteering at West Point. Under his direction, and with the help of others, the program has improved with the quality of courses increasing and also producing some great orienteers. Michael is headed to Fairbanks, Alaska he will be working with GIS related information.
 
U.S. Interscholastic Championships results
Almost 400 orienteers participated in OCIN’s Flying Pig weekend, highlighted by the U.S. Interscholastic Championships. The event was held in eastern Indiana and sponsored by the Butler County, Ohio Visitors Bureau.
School champions were awarded in the following divisions: Varsity – Brookwood Broncos, Junior Varsity – Henry County JV, Intermediate – FUMA Intermediate. For a full list of team standings in all divisions visit www.ocin.org.

Wanted: Feedback on the draft of the next Strategic Plan
The Strategic Planning Committee presented a Strategic Plan draft  to the Board in Cincinnati and they are suggesting modifications. Because everyone will be affected by the plan, the more comments and input that the committee has to work with, the better. Some people have already sent in some very good ideas but the more we get, the better the committee will be able to align the plan with the wishes of the whole orienteering community. You can send your comments to Peter Goodwin, Committee Chair at president@orienteeringusa.org. Thanks in advance for your input.

2014 Orienteering USA National Event Calendar
  • April 26-27: OUSA Relay and Intercollegiate Championships (DVOA – Fair Hill, MD & Newark, DE)
  • May 30 – June 1: Boggs Mountain A-meet (BAOC – Cobb, CA)
  • August 8: OUSA Convention (OUSA – Colorado Springs, CO)
  • August 9 – 10: U.S. Classic Championships (RMOC – Woodland Park, CO)
  • August 9: OUSA Annual General Meeting (OUSA – Woodland Park, CO)
  • September 13 – 21: Icebug National Orienteering Week (OUSA – Nationwide)
  • September 27 – 28: O’ in the Oaks A-meet (BAOC – San Jose, CA)
  • October 3 – 5: U.S. Individual Championships (ROC – Portageville, NY)
  • October 10 – 13: North American Orienteering Championships (Ottawa Orienteering Club – Amprior, Canada)
  • October 25 – 26: Hudson Valley Orienteering A-meet (HVO and WCOC – North Salem, NY)
  • November 8 – 9: Troll Cup A-meet (NEOC – Townsend, MA)
  • NEW EVENT - November 14 – 16: U.S. Night and Ultralong Orienteering Championships – Mid Atlantic Running Festival (QOC – Cockeysville, MD and Fairfax, VA)

We’ll see you in the woods.

Peter Goodwin – President
Glen Schorr – Executive Director

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