Team USA selection criteria for Junior World Orienteering Championships 2012
As in past years, selection of the team to represent the USA at the 2012 Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) will be based upon F-20 (Green) and M-20 (Red) rankings for a 12-month Selection Period. The 2012 Selection Period will include all Orienteering USA-sanctioned A-event races between April 3, 2011 and April 2, 2012.
As such, the final event races of the 2012 JWOC Selection Period will be those of OCIN's Flying Pig XVI / Eastern States Interscholastic Championships. It will take place March 30 - April 1, 2012, in Northern Kentucky.
The first event races of the 2012 JWOC Selection Period will be those of BAOC's O' in the Oaks / 2011 US Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Championships. These races were also the final races of the 2011 JWOC Selection Period.
* It was decided to shift the Selection Period two-weeks earlier in order to provide additional time to select the Team, file the preliminary JWOC registration, and plan and carry out training programs; also because airfares typically increase as Summer approaches.
* GAOC's 2012 US Individual (S/M/L) Championships, and COC's 2012 US Interscholastic Championships -- one week apart -- are expected to be the first events of the 2013 Selection Period.
* It is generally undesirable for a single event to be used for the selection of two JWOC Teams. However, with the 2012 Interscholastic Champs not being included in 2012 team selection, there was a need to include an event that had or would have significant attendance by western juniors. For this reason, it was decided that including the 2011 Interscholastic Champs -- again -- was necessary.
* As of this writing (22 August, 2011), 15 M-20 and 12 F-20 races are now in the books. By the end of the 2012 Selection Period, it is anticipated that as many as 14 additional races will have taken place.
* Because the final selection event will have four races, it is possible for someone, with no prior rankable races in the 2012 JWOC Selection Period, to meet the minimum qualifications for team selection (75 or more ranking points, based on at least 4 races) over the course of one 3-day weekend.
Good luck to all aspiring 2012 JWOC Team members!
Guy Olsen, Chair, Junior Team Executive Steering Committee
Junior Travel Grants
OCIN offers travel assistance for juniors travelling to major national and international events and junior training camps. Contact Mike Minium for more information about OCIN's Joel Rauschenbach Memorial Junior Fund. Joel Rauschenbach Memorial Grant Application.
Orienteering USA (www.orienteeringusa.org) also may offer travel assistance, but this is generally limited to the US Team travelling to the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) and JWOC training camp.
Canal Cities Orienteering Festival, August 2011
Sam Kelsch and Addison Bosley enjoyed 5 "A" meet races, junior training camp, and visits to Niagara Falls and more in this week-long adventure in western New York.
photos from Canal Cities trip
Keystone Capers, June 2011
Sam Kelsch, Hunter LaMantia, and Addison Bosley all did well in this two-day "A" meet near Pittsburgh, PA.
photos from Keystone Capers trip
Laramie Daze, September 2010
Adam White travelled to this multiday series of events in Wyoming, with stops to visit Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Badlands, NP, Wind Cave NP and Rocky Mountain NP
photos from Laramie Daze trip
North American Championships, July 2010
Katie Williams flew to Spokane, Washington for the US Sprint, Middle and Long Championships, then travelled with Mike Minium to the North American Championships and "Barebones" events in southern British Columbia, Canada. Included was Canada's Sass Peepre Junior Training Camp. The trip even included races at Whistler, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Photos from North American Championships and Barebones 2010
West Point, NY, April 2009
Doug Frederick, Sam Gordon, Adam White and Katie Williams travelled to the 2009 U.S. Interscholastic Championships near the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. Sightseeing included Washington Irving's home in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and of course the U.S. Military Academy campus.
Event Report (word doc) written by the OCIN juniors which appeared in Orienteering North America. photos from West Point trip
Georgia Navigator Cup, January, 2009
Chicago "Big Blues Ramble", October, 2007
U.S. Interscholastic Championships, 2006
photos from 2006 Interscholastics
Georgia Navigator Cup, January, 2006
photos from 2006 Georgia Navigator Cup
Canadian Championships, July, 2004
Kyle and Tyler Hertel joined Mike Minium for a flight to Anchorage, Alaska and drive to Whitehorse, Yukon for the 2004 Canadian Championships and Sass Peepre Junior Camp.
Attackpoint.org is a collection of training resources, commentary, event schedules, and more. Record your own training and read what other orienters are doing.
an excellent resource for the serious orienteer who wants to improve.
The Final Rankings (pdf file) for team selection to the U.S. Team for the 2011 Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC 2011) in Wejherowo, Poland.
The Texas Junior Orienteering Camp (TJOC) is a great opportunity to improve your orienteering skills.
Gabe Svobodny of MVOC was named to the US Team for the 2008 JWOC (Junior World Orienteering Championships) in Goteborg, Sweden. photo at right, by Mike Minium
2008 U.S. Junior Team Members:
Holly Kuestner - COC Anna Shafer-Skelton - SLOC Tori Borish - COC Kelsey Breseman -COC
Erin Schrim - HVO Andy Strat - QOC John Goodwin - WCOC Hunter Cornish - DVOA Gabriel Svobodny - MVOC Jordon Laughlin - USMAOC
Malcolm Wyatt-Mair - BAOC Nathaniel Lyons - ROC Michael Norris - USMAOC