2013 U.S. Standing Team announced

The U.S. Standing Team Selection Committee (Kris Beecroft, Vladimir Gusiatnikov, Kristin Hall, and Patrick Nuss) is pleased to announce the selection of the following orienteers for the 2013 U.S. Orienteering Team (Foot-O):

Men A: Eric Bone, Ross Smith, Boris Granovskiy
Men B: Wyatt Riley, Ken Walker Jr, Sergei Zhyk
Men C: Giacomo Barbone, Clem McGrath, Nikolay Nachev, Brendan Shields, Ian Smith, Ethan Childs

Women A: Ali Crocker, Samantha Saeger
Women B: Alex Jospe, Hannah Culberg
Women C: Alison Campbell, Cristina Luis, Anna Shafer-Skelton, Kseniya Popova

(NOTE: revised listing posted June 3, 2013)

Selection is based on A-meet M/F21 performances during the preceding year with preference given to championship events, the Team Trials, and rankings. In the case of potential members living abroad, the committee considers their known competition results and training regimens. It is from this list -- which is sub-divided into A, B, and C -- that orienteers are eligible to represent Orienteering USA in IOF-sanctioned elite events.

The criteria for placement on the A, B and C lists are:

  • "A" list: Those who, if we were naming a squad now for a major international competition, would almost certainly be included.
  • "B" list: Those from whom you could reasonably expect the rest of the major international squad to come.
  • "C" list: Those who lack fitness due to injury, experience, or consistency to regularly challenge those on the "A" or "B" lists, although they can and do on any given day.

Announced January 28, 2013, revised March 4, June 3

2013 Athlete Agreement