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Discussion: Big thank you!

in: Westchester County Challenge (May 25–28 - North Salem, NY, US)

May 30, 2018 9:16 AM # 
DarthBalter:
Here what it takes to run an event and big thank yous go to:

Ann Paul and Westmoreland staff and volunteers,

our vendors - Sara Mae and Larry Berman;

DVOA start crew: Ron Wood (chief), Mary and Mark Frank, Jim Eagleton, Rob Wilkison, Tom Overbaugh, Bob Fink, Pert Hartman, Robert Rycharski, Linda Kohn and Rick Worner (ROC);

DVOA registration: Wyatt Riley, Angelica Riley and Lena Kushleyeva;

Valerie Meyer and results crew: Sandy Fillebrown, Ed Despard, Amy Louden, Allison Brown, with help from Jordan and Jennifer Laughiln, John and Tori Campbell;

our public announcers: Boris Granovskiy (CSU), Vlad Gusiatnikov (OCIN) and Jeremy Colgan (HVO);

phenomenal food service: Liisa, Bernie, Anna, Elina and Aleck Breton (HVO)

course setters: Andis Vitolins (HVO), Greg Balter (DVOA), Niels Lyng Olsen (WCOC) with help from Sergiy Gnatiouk and Kseniya Popova;

Control pickup help from National Junior Team Program: Keegan Harkavy, Vilppu Viinikainen, Thomas Laraya, Peter Zakrevsky, Antony Riley, Nathan Collinsworth, Victor Frolenko, Aidan Minto with coordination by coach Greg Ahswede, plus not so juniors Alan Young (HVO), Geof Connor (HVO), and Vitali Tulchinsky (Ramblers)

Special thanks to our Meet adviser and parks liaison - Geof Connor (HVO), and to Craig Weber (HVO) on medical help.

Thank you all for coming, and see you next year!
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May 30, 2018 12:17 PM # 
JanetT:
Ed Niemann also worked on DVOA start crew (he brings the start beeper and small clock, and helped out at one of the middle lines).

Thanks to everyone who worked at the meet and put on a fantastic event!
May 30, 2018 12:31 PM # 
ken:
Thanks everyone for an excellent weekend!

Here are some photos from the middle and relay.
May 30, 2018 12:31 PM # 
acjospe:
And Greg Balter! Thank you for creating this event and having a relay, I had so much fun.
May 30, 2018 12:43 PM # 
BorisGr:
Yes, the event was a blast, and the relay gives me hope for the future of relays in North America! Thanks to Greg and everyone who helped! There was a true sense of a festival of orienteering throughout the weekend.
May 30, 2018 12:46 PM # 
BorisGr:
ken>> Some great photos, especially of a topless Wyatt and tiara-clad Barnacle!
May 30, 2018 12:53 PM # 
Navigator:
Great people make great events. Many thanks to all contributors.
May 30, 2018 3:11 PM # 
AliC:
Indeedy, really thanks to all who made it happen for an awesome weekend of orienteering!!
May 30, 2018 7:35 PM # 
AdventureGirl!:
What a great weekend! Thanks to all who organized such a fun set of races, especially the relay!
May 30, 2018 8:59 PM # 
peggyd:
It was a fabulous weekend, with four great races in wonderful terrain. Thanks to all the organizers and Greg for spearheading the whole thing. And a big thank you to Geoff and the rest of the folks who helped the ESC with the TT Sprint event.
I can't wait to go back to these parks!
May 30, 2018 9:07 PM # 
DarthBalter:
I hope to have newly updated Blue Mountain for next year Challenge, the whole map - 3 days. Tests of new map have being successful, so far, still need more field-checking.
May 30, 2018 9:57 PM # 
fossil:
Yes, thanks to all involved. A very fun weekend!
May 30, 2018 10:00 PM # 
ledusledus:
Great weekend! Thank you!
May 31, 2018 12:13 AM # 
lady00shalott:
This weekend proved to us, once again, what an amazing village we have in the us orienteering community. From hiking Barney and watching after Inara to replacing my dislocated finger and general happiness to all be together... I feel so fortunate for the amazing group of people we get to spend our free time with and who my baby gets to grow up around. Thank you, everyone, for the atmosphere and the organizers/volunteers for making it happen!!
May 31, 2018 1:45 AM # 
cmpbllv:
Couldn't say it better, myself, Alli. Thanks to everyone who made it happen, and to the entire M/F-21+ fields for being inspiring on some truly outstanding courses and maps this weekend. It's enough to make me excited about training for NAOC!
May 31, 2018 3:43 AM # 
Tundra/Desert:
Hey Greg, thanks for everything! Next year, Blue Mountain, sounds fantastic! Let me know how I can help. And I know which hardware is needed :)

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