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Discussion: US WOC Team Selected!

in: Orienteering; General

Apr 16, 2012 1:55 PM # 
Congratulations to all of the following team members who will represent the US at the World Orienteering Championships in Switzerland this July.

1. Eddie Bergeron
2. Eric Bone
3. Ross Smith (by petition)
4. Boris Granovskiy
5. Giacomo Barbone
1st alt - Jordan Laughlin (by petition)
2nd alt - Wyatt Riley
3rd alt - Ken Walker

1. Alison Crocker
2. Samantha Saeger ( by petition)
3. Hannah Burgess
4. Alex Jospe
5. Sandra Lauenstein (by petition)
1st alt. Pavlina Brautigam
2nd alt. Cristina Luis

Cristina Luis will accompany the team as Team Leader.

The Team Trials were held as part of the US SML Championships held in Georgia over the weekend. Many thanks to the members of GAOC for their hard work to insure that not only the Championships were a success but also to accomodate the Team Trials.

The selection of the WOC team is based upon scores from the sprint, middle and long plus a ranking score for events over the past year. A total of 3 of the 4 scores determine the final scoring list. There were four petitions this year that were accepted and inserted into the scoring list. Petitions are allowed only from Standing Team members who are living abroad or who have been placed high in the previous US Championships. For a more detailed explanation refer to the team selection rules on the OUSA website

The Team receives some support from OUSA however, that covers only about half of the cost for entries and accomodations. Team members pay for their own transportation. The Team relies heavily upon fundraising and donations to cover the remainder of the expenses. If you would like to support the team funraising effort please attend the Speedy Goat (the day before the Billy Goat) The Speedy Goat! in which all the proceeds will go to the team fund. You can make a donation to the team by going to and clicking on the "give direct" button or by sending in a check. Using either method you can specify to have your donation go directly to the WOC team.

For further information on the team you can check the team blog:
Apr 16, 2012 1:58 PM # 
Congrats to the team!
Apr 16, 2012 2:36 PM # 
Yay team funraising!

Well done boys and girls!
Apr 16, 2012 3:17 PM # 
Congrats to everyone selected to the WOC Team - "old" and new alike!
Hope to see you in Switzerland!
Apr 16, 2012 3:21 PM # 
Congratulations all! This is a great team!
Apr 16, 2012 5:39 PM # 
Orienteering USA donation/Give Direct page, better URL >

Apr 16, 2012 5:40 PM # 
Congratulations to everyone selected for the team!!!
Apr 16, 2012 6:07 PM # 
Congrats everyone! Donation on the way!
Apr 16, 2012 8:17 PM # 
Where are all the Russian-speakers? Only Boris, how things have changed in a few years!
Apr 16, 2012 8:44 PM # 
Really? There haven't ever been that many Russian speakers on the US WOC Team, have there?
Apr 16, 2012 8:50 PM # 
No, I don't think so.

Will get OUSA site updated with Team information as soon as I can.
Apr 16, 2012 9:36 PM # 
My bad. I guess there was just talk of the possibility at some point.
Apr 16, 2012 10:17 PM # 
If Eric Kemp's results from the weekend are any indication the Canadian selectors are going to have some serious depth to wade through to select their team and could the Kjellstrom Cup be coming home in October?
Apr 16, 2012 10:18 PM # 
[C]ould the Kjellstrom Cup be coming home in October?

It sure will. It has a new home now.
Apr 16, 2012 11:57 PM # 
Now, now, hold the horses, as j-man said the Kjellstrom Cup is here to stay.
Apr 17, 2012 3:25 AM # 
That is a mighty strong US team and the BK Cup counts top 3!
Apr 17, 2012 4:24 AM # 
Can't wait for some more live results in July! Congrats, all!
Apr 18, 2012 12:20 AM # 
Looking forward to following all of you online in July. Congratulations and I hope you all have a successful, healthy, final prep for the WOC. Looks like a great group so I hope that you all have tons of fun, too.

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