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Discussion: Call for nominations for 2016 OUSA Orienteer of the Year Awards

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Dec 14, 2016 1:30 PM # 
BorisGr:
Hi all,

Nominations are open for the 2016 Orienteer of the Year Competitive Awards. Nominate someone who you think is deserving today!
The Competitive Award Program’s goals are to recognize and reward outstanding competitive accomplishments by U.S. orienteers at the end of every year.

The OUSA Competitive Awards Committee is currently soliciting nominations from Orienteering USA membership for athletes and teams who demonstrated outstanding performance during the 2016 national and international orienteering season. As usual, the Committee is looking for nominees in several different award categories, listed below. The winners will be selected by the Committee and will receive prizes and recognition. In certain cases, honorable mention will be made for deserving athletes. A list of past winners is included at the end of this announcement.

This year, once again, there will be voting by you, members of Orienteering USA, for the athletes who have been nominated. After the nominations are received, each member of Orienteering USA will be able to vote online for one nominee in each award category. The committee will then use the results of the voting to help determine the winners of the awards. It is expected that the voting will be a major factor in the committee’s decision. This voting will occur starting on or about the 27th of December and will end in early January. The actual dates will be published when the voting starts.

Nominations are open now and will close on Monday, December 26th. See below for the description of the awards, eligibility rules, and where to send nominations. Nominate an outstanding athlete or team and, in a few sentences, state why your nominee deserves the award.

The awards:

Orienteer of the Year is awarded to the best USA orienteer in 2016, based on results at national and international events.
Junior Orienteer of the Year is awarded to the best USA orienteer no older than 20 in 2016, based on results at national and international events.
Comet of the Year is awarded to the most improved USA orienteer in 2016, based on results at national and international events.
Orienteering Team of the Year is awarded to the best USA national or club orienteering team in 2016, based on results at national and international events.

Eligibility rules:

To be awarded any of the individual awards a nominee has to be a USA citizen and must be a member of Orienteering USA in good standing during the current calendar year. Additionally, for the Junior Orienteer of the Year award, the nominee must be no older than 20 at the end of 2016. To be selected to the Orienteering Team of the Year award, all team members have to be Orienteering USA members and represent the U.S. or an Orienteering USA member club in competition. Competitors in any forms of orienteering are eligible, including Foot-O, Ski-O, Mt.Bike-O, Trail-O, and ROGAINE.

The committee making final selections from among those who are nominated consists of: Ken Walker Sr., Sue Grandjean, Patrick Nuss, Boris Granovskiy, and Linda Kohn.

Please send nominations (due December 26th) for any or all of the awards, along with a brief discussion of why the nominee deserves to win, to Boris Granovskiy, at boris.granovskiy@gmail.com, or simply post a reply in this thread.

For your reference, here is the list of past award winners:

PREVIOUS AWARDEES
2015
Orienteer of the Year: Alison Crocker, CSU / SMOC
Junior Orienteer of the Year: Isabel Bryant, CSU
Comet of the Year: Tyra Christopherson, COC
Orienteering Team of the Year: Eric & Mary Smith, CNYO

2014
Orienteer of the Year: Samantha Saeger, NEOC / OK Linné
Junior Orienteer of the Year: Ethan Childs, GMOC
Comet of the Year: Matej Sebo, BAOC
Orienteering Team of the Year: U.S. Women’s Senior Team

2013
Orienteer of the Year: Alison Crocker, CSU / SMOC
Junior Orienteer of the Year: Ethan Childs, GMOC
Comet of the Year: Tom Puzak , MNOC
Orienteering Team of the Year: U.S. Team to the World Games

2012
Orienteer of the Year: Alison Crocker, CSU
Junior Orienteer of the Year: Andrew Childs, GMOC
Comet of the Year: Giacomo Barbone, CSU
Orienteering Team of the Year: Senior USA Orienteering Team

2011
Orienteer of the Year: Alison Crocker, CSU
Junior Orienteer of the Year: Andrew Childs, GMOC
Comet of the Year: Alexandra Jospe, CSU
Orienteering Team of the Year: U.S. Ski Orienteering Team

2010
Orienteer of the Year: Samantha Saeger, NEOC
Junior Orienteer of the Year: Hannah Burgess, USMAOC
Comet of the Year: Alison Crocker, CSU
Orienteering Team of the Year: Team USA at the North American Orienteering Championships
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Dec 22, 2016 2:37 PM # 
BorisGr:
Reminder: please nominate the top orienteers in the US for annual awards so they get the recognition they deserve, as well as stipends they can put towards orienteering travel, competition entry fees, or equipment.
The deadline is this Monday, December 26th.
Dec 31, 2016 7:06 PM # 
BorisGr:
One last reminder: please send nominations for the top US orienteers of 2016 to me as soon as you can! We have extended the deadline to tomorrow, January 1st, 2017! Please nominate today!

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