2016 U.S. Junior World Orienteering Championship Team

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The following orienteers represented the U.S. at the Junior World Orienteering Championships 9–15 July 2016, in Engadin and Scuol, Switzerland.

Profiles of the athletes and other National Team member profiles are available below.

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WomenMen

Amanda Johansson, OK Orion
Julia Doubson, BAOC
Evalin Brautigam, WCOC
Tyra Christopherson, COC
Isabel Bryant, CSU and NEOC
Åsne Skram Trømborg, Kongsberg

***

Siri Christopherson (1st Alternate)
 
Team Leaders:
Erin Schirm
Becky Carlyle

Martin Heir, OSL
Michael Laraia, MNOC
Anton Salmenkyla, Helsingin Suunis.
Thomas Laraia, MNOC
Peter Zakrevski, HVO
Austin Fowler, GAOC

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Will Hubsch, LAOC (1st Alternate)
Zachary Lyons, ROC (2nd Alternate)


 


Front: Austin Fowler, Peter Zakrevski
Back: Evalin Brautigam, Martin Heir (waving), Isabel Bryant, Anton Salmenkyla, Michael Laraia, Julia Doubson,
Tyra Christopherson, Thomas Laraia, Amanda Johansson, Asne Skram Trømborg
Photo: Dave Yee (click photo to enlarge)

Others on the Junior National Team: Brigitte Bordelon, Katie Petersen, Melanie Sergiev, A.J. Riley, Sebastian Michko, Colin Beverage, Dylan Poe.

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Program

  • July 9 - Opening Ceremonies, Sprint Model
  • July 10 - Sprint Distance
  • July 11 - Long Distance
  • July 12 - Rest day
  • July 13 - Middle Distance Qualifier
  • July 14 - Middle Distance Final
  • July 15 - Relay

Results

Sprint Distance Results, 10 July 2016 | photos by Dave Yee

     

  • Women: 3.3 km, 85m climb, 16c — Julia Doubson, 42nd (+2:58 behind leader); Asne Skram Trømborg, 54th (+3:10); Evalin Brautigam, 76th (+3:51); Tyra Christopherson, 79th (+3:53); Amanda Johansson, 86th (+4:05)
  • Men: 3.7 km, 100m climb, 19c — Anton Salmenkyla, 36th (+1:18 behind leader); Michael Laraia, 72nd (+1:59); Martin Heir, 80th (+2:11); Peter Zakrevski, 128th (+3:21); Austin Fowler, 131st (+3:27); Thomas Laraia mp
     
  • Team Canada results:
    Women: Emma Waddington, 30th; Pia Blake, 114th; Emma Sherwood, 118th; Nicole Whitmore, 127th
    Men: Christian Michelsen, 136th; Jan Eric Naess, 137th(T); Caelan Pangman Mclean, 153rd; Michael Svoboda mp

Long Distance Results, 11 July 2016  |  photos by Dave Yee

        

  • Women: 6.5 km, 310m climb, 16c — Asne Skram Trømborg, 24th (1:08:23, +10:46 behind leader); Isabel Bryant, 85th (+25:38); Tyra Christopherson, 96th (+28:36); Julia Doubson, 98th (+29:59); Evalin Bruatigam, 101st (+31:11); Amanda Johansson dnf (dropped out with a nosebleed)
  • Men: 8.8 km, 450m climb, 21c — Anton Salmenkyla, 33rd (1:17:14, +12:13 behind leader); Martin Heir, 48th (+14:30); Michael Laraia, 130th (+33:36); Thomas Laraia, 149th (+50:02); Peter Zakrevski, 151st (+1:03:56)
     
  • Team Canada results:
    Women: Emma Waddington, 78th; Pia Blake, 86th; Emma Sherwood, 127th; Nicole Whitmore, 132nd
    Men: Robbie Graham, 103rd; Caelan Pangman Mclean, 107th; Michael Svoboda, 109th; Leif Blake, 110th; Jan Eric Naess, 114th; Christian Michelsen, 117th

Middle Distance Qualifier Results, 13 July 2016 (top 20 per heat qualify for final)
Dave Yee's photos of North Americans | Wendy Carlyle's photos | Official JWOC photos

  • Women: Asne Skram Trømborg and Amanda Johansson qualified for the A final! Julia Doubson placed in top 25 in her heat.
    Courses: 3.1-3.2 km, 125m climb, 15c  — Heat A: Amanda Johansson, 10th; Evalin Brautigam, 31st. Heat B: Isabel Bryant, 29th; Tyra Christopherson, 31st. Heat C: Asne Skram Trømborg, 12th; Julia Doubson, 24th.
  • Men: Michael Laraia qualified for the A final! Martin Heir placed in the top 25 in his heat.
    Courses: 3.6-3.7 km, 140-150m climb, 16-17c — Heat A: Martin Heir, 23rd; Peter Zakrevski, 50th. Heat B: Michael Laraia, 18th; Austin Fowler, 48th. Heat C: Anton Salmenkyla, 36th; Thomas Laraia, 47th.
     
  • Team Canada results:
    Women: Heat A: Pia Blake, 20th. Heat B: Emma Waddington, 38th. Heat C: Nicole Whitmore, 47th.
    Men: Heat A: Robbie Graham, 40th; Caelan Pangman Mclean, 44th. Heat B: Christian Michelsen, 36th; Jan Eric Naess, 44th. Heat C: Leif Blake, 28th; Michael Svoboda, 34th

Middle Distance Final Results, 14 July 2016 | Official JWOC photos
Dave Yee photos, A Final, B-C Final | Wendy Carlyle photos

  • Women:
    • A Final, 3.3 km, 190m climb, 18c — Asne Skram Trømborg, 16th; Pia Blake (CAN), 55th; Amanda Johansson dns
    • B Final, 3.1 km, 180m climb, 15c — Julia Doubson, 8th; Emma Waddington (CAN), 10thT; Evalin Brautigam, 31st; Isabel Bryant, 37th; Tyra Christopherson, 45th.
    • C Final, 2.8 km, 150m climb, 15c — Nicole Whitmore (CAN), 15th; Emma Sherwood (CAN), 26th
  • Men:
    • A Final, 3.6 km, 230m climb, 17c — Michael Laraia, mp (missed one control).
    • B Final, 3.4 km, 215m climb, 16c — Martin Heir, 7th; Anton Salmenkyla, 14th; Michael Svoboda (CAN), 17th; Christian Michelsen (CAN), 33rd; Robbie Graham (CAN), 35th; Leif Blake (CAN), 45th.
    • C Final, 3.2 km, 175m climb, 16c — Jan Eric Naess (CAN), 4th; Thomas Laraia, 9th; Caelan Pangman Mclean (CAN), 15th; Peter Zakrevski, 21st; Austin Fowler dns

Relay Results, 15 July 2016 | results of all teams

  • Women's Lineup: Asne–Julia–Amanda; Tyra–Isabel–Evalin. (CANADA: Emma Waddington, Pia Blake, Nicole Whitmore)
    • courses: 4.5 km, 230m climb, 14-15c
    • 1st - Switzerland 1, 1:39:01; 2nd - Finland 1, 1:43:54; 3rd - Norway 1, 1:44:08
    • 14th - USA 1, 1:57:48: Asne Skram Trømborg (7th on her leg, of official teams/9th overall), Julia Doubson (15th/19th overall), Amanda Johansson (14th/19th overall)
    • 24th - CAN 1, 2:12:42: Emma Waddington (14th), Pia Blake (21st official/27th overall), Nicole Whitmore (24th)
    • In Overall competition (all countries' teams included), USA 1 placed 22nd, CAN 1 36th, USA 2 (Tyra–Isabel–Evalin) 37th in 2:12:47, 5 seconds(!) behind CAN 1
  • Men's Lineup: Anton–Michael–Martin*; Thomas–Austin–Peter. (CANADA: Jan Eric Naess, Leif Blake, Robbie Graham)
    • courses: 5.3 km, 300m climb, 17-18c
    • 1st - Switzerland 1, 1:41:26; 2nd - Sweden 1, 1:43:54; 3rd - Finland 1, 1:45:07
    • 16th - CAN 1, 2:00:29: Jan Erik Naess (13th), Leif Blake (15th official/20th overall), Robbie Graham (16th official/19th overall)
    • 19th - USA 1, 2:01:18: Anton Salmenkyla (4th on his leg), Michael Laraia (9th official/17th overall), *Thomas Laraia (19th official/28th overall) Martin Heir was unable to run; Thomas moved to USA 1
    • In Overall competition (all countries' teams included), CAN 1 was 22nd, USA 1 was 25th. (Austin and Peter ran in an incomplete team)

U.S. 2016 Junior National Team members


WomenMen
Brigitte Bordelon, AOC
Evalin Brautigam, WCOC
Isabel Bryant, CSU and NEOC
Siri Christopherson, COC
Tyra Christopherson, COC
Julia Doubson, BAOC
Amanda Johansson, OK Orion
Katie Petersen, BAOC
Melanie Sergiev, GMOC
Åsne Skram Trømborg, Kongsberg
 
Austin Fowler, GAOC
Martin Heir, OSL
Will Hubsch, LAOC
Michael Laraia, MNOC
Thomas Laraia, MNOC
Zachary Lyons, ROC
Sebastian Michko, FLO
Dylan Poe, OCIN
AJ Riley, DVOA
Anton Salmenkyla, Helsingin Suun.
Peter Zakrevski, HVO

Women


Brigitte Bordelon, Austin Orienteering Club / North Texas O Association

Year of birth: 1998
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Occupation: Student
Training log: http://www.attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_13358

List your 2015 A meet results (including age category) None. I was unable to attend any A-meets last season due to schedule conflicts.

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why? I am most proud of my results at the NTOA Camp James Ray meet, where I ran the red course and placed third overall, because it was such a huge improvement from the last time I ran at that meet, and it was a mostly clean, solid race.

What races are on your 2016 calendar? Georgia Navigator Cup, US Interscholastic Championships, NAOC

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? Interscholastics and NAOC

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? Sweden

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? Breakfast tacos

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering? My biggest personal goals for this year are to lower my PRs for the mile and 2-mile in track and make it to the regional track meet. Other than that, I just want to close up my high school career with high grades and no regrets.

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Evalin Brautigam, Western Connecticut Orienteering Club

Year of birth: 1996
Hometown: Bethel and Willamantic, CT
Occupation: Student Athlete
Training log: http://www.attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_3711

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results (enter a maximum of 10 results). JWOC: Sprint- 107/135, Middle- 50/59 B final, Long- 99/133; O-Ringen:  25/88, 29/88, 33/88, 30/88; WMOC open: 14/49, 31/67, 24/72, 7/63

List your 2015 A meet results (including age category): Flying Pig(F20): Sprint-1st, Long- 7th, Middle- 3rd
West Point (F20): 2nd overall; COC’s (F20): Middle-3rd, Sprint-1st, Long-1st; Ottawa OFest(F21): Middle- 2nd, Long- 3rd; Boulder Dash (F20): 1st overall

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why? I am proud of my sprint race at team trials because I don’t normally run that fast for sprints, and this was an important one. I am also proud of my results at the Canadian O' Champs because I also ran other races in between and really held up for the long at the end of the week and the Fishbones races along with them.

What races are on your 2016 calendar? West Point, hopefully some other races on the East coast, and races in Europe. Hopefully JWOC, Swiss O-week, and WUOC.

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? I am excited for Team Trials and meeting the new members of the team, and I’m excited to go to Europe, because it’s always a new experience.

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? New Zealand

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? Subway BLT + yellow Gatorade

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering? I want to PR in my track races in the spring, and have good races for cross country in the fall.

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Isabel Bryant, Cambridge Sports Union

Year of birth: 1997
Hometown: Cambridge, MA
Occupation: Student
Training log: http://attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_1233

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results. JWOC Sprint—102, Middle B Final—14, Long—49; Oringen Day 4—90/109, Day 5—48/109, Day 6—98/106; Scottish 6-day Day 1—11/47, Day 2—14/43, Sprint—9/77, Day 3—1/48, Day 4—9/44

List your 2015 national meet results. Fox Chaser (IS) Day 1—1st, Day 2—2nd; Flying Pig US Champs Sprint—5th, Long—1st, Middle—1st; West Point Day 1—1st

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why? I am most proud of my first place result at the Scottish Six-day Day 3 at Darnaway. I had an amazing race and experienced running at a speed that tested my navigational ability.

What races are on your 2016 calendar? Flying Pig, Troll Cup, Jukola, West Point (Junior Team Trials), JWOC 2016, SOW 2016, NAOC 2016

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? I am most excited for NAOC because I look forward to defending the US juniors title [Future Champions Cup]. NAOC 2014 was the first time I proved myself to the North American orienteering community, and I hope to do so again this year.

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? New Zealand!

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? Anything salty and crunchy… Also discussing routes with other orienteers.

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering? Begin my studies at Wellesley College smoothly despite not having been in school for over a year.
 

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Siri Christopherson, Cascade Orienteering Club

Year of birth: 1999
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Occupation: Student
Training log: http://www.attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_15965

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results.

List your 2015 national meet results (including age category): Fox Chaser/IS: day 1 5th in IVF, day 2 2nd in IVF; BAOC Sierra Classic: day 1 3rd in F-20, day 2 2nd in F-20, day 3 4th in F-20

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why? I’m most proud of my day 3 results from the Sierra Classic. Although I placed last out of 4, it was a much cleaner race than day 2, and I learned and improved a lot in off-trail orienteering from it.

What races are on your 2016 calendar? Vancouver sprint camp, BAOC champs, Interscholastics/Flying Pig, team trials.

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? Interscholastics—I can’t wait to test and improve my off-trail navigation and reconnect with other orienteers.

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? Colorado.

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? Water is the best but gummy bears are also great!

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering? Hike/ski Mt. Adams, survive sophomore year, go to districts in track, hike the Enchantments, race at state in XC.

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Tyra Christopherson, Cascade Orienteering Club

Year of birth: 1998
Hometown: Renton, Washington
Occupation: Student
Training log: http://attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_14481

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results (enter a maximum of 10 results): JWOC: Sprint, 37th; Middle Qualifier, 40th; Middle Final B, 47th; Long Final, 117th; Norsk O’ Festival (D 17-18 E): Sprint, 21st; Middle 56th

List your 2015 national meet results (including age category):
Interscholastic Championships/Fox Chaser (ISVF): Day 1-1st; Day 2-1st; Flying Pig XIX (F-20): Sprint-2nd, Long-6th, Middle-6th; BAOC Sierra Classic/US Classic Championships (F-20): Sprint-2nd, Classic Day 1-1st, Classic Day 2-2nd

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why? I am most proud of my result in the JWOC sprint. It was my first JWOC, and I had the best U.S. finish. Other than a couple seconds of hesitation, I didn’t have any mistakes, and it stood out from the rest of my JWOC races.

What races are on your 2016 calendar? BAOC U.S. Individual Championships, Flying Pig XX U.S. Interscholastic/Intercollegiate Championships, Team Trials/West Point A-meet, JWOC, North American Orienteering Championships

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? I am excited for NAOC because there’ll be lots of good-natured competition with our Canadian neighbors, and hopefully we can claim the Future Champions Cup again.

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? Italy

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? Ice cream

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering? Race at the State track meet, break my PR’s in the 1600m and 3200m, and get into college.

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Julia Doubson, Bay Area Orienteering Club

Year of birth: 2000
Hometown: Mountain View, California
Occupation: Student
Training log : http://attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_14942

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results (enter a maximum of 10 results): Norsk O'Fest—Sprint-22nd/Middle-36th; JWOC2015—Sprint-66th/MiddleQ-28th/MiddleBFinal-36th/Long-78th; O'Ringen(D16)—71st/105th/110th/42nd

List your 2015 national meet results (including age category): Sierra Classic—Sprint: F-20 1st/Day 1: F-20 3rd/Day 2: F-20 1st; Boston Sprint Camp Final: F-20 1st; Joe Grant Classic—Day 1: F-20 1st/Day 2: F-20 1st; Flying Pig XIX—US Middle Champs: F-20 6th (tie)/
US Long Champs: F-20 3rd/US Sprint Champs: F-20 3rd

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why? My individual JWOC results, since it was my first JWOC and I was able to use what I’d learned from training in Norway to have pretty clean races.

What races are on your 2016 calendar? US Individual Champs, Flying Pig, West Point, NAOC

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? Team trials, Jukola, NAOC, and hopefully JWOC

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? South Africa

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? Bananas and peanut butter bars

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering? I’d like to get new PRs in track and cross country, get to cross country states, and run a half marathon.

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Amanda Johansson, OK Orion

Year of birth: 1996 (Dallas, Texas)
Hometown: Rödeby, Sweden
Occupation: Substitute teacher
Training log: http://attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_14499

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results (enter a maximum of 10 results): JWOC: Middle A-final 56th, Long 92nd, Relay 18th; Norsk O-festival: Sprint 21st, Middle 21st; Swedish Championships: Middle A-final 25th, Night 27th; 25mannakorten (middle): 23rd All races in W20E

List your 2015 national meet results (including age category) Flying Pig XIX (Team trials): Sprint 4th, Long 4th, Middle 2nd (W20)

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why? I am very proud of both my middle races at JWOC (qualification and final), because I managed to perform two technically good races under pressure.

What races are on your 2016 calendar? The Swedish League races, Team trials, 10mila, Jukola, JWOC (hopefully), O-ringen and the Swedish Championships

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? I love middle distance, so all the middle races and also the big relays like 10mila, Jukola and maybe the JWOC-relay.

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? I think it would be really cool to orienteer in Machu Picchu. Just imagine running in an ancient Inca-town high up in the mountains…

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? Chocolate and a nap

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Katie Petersen, Bay Area Orienteering Club

Year of birth: 1999
Hometown: Twain Harte, California
Occupation: Student
Training log: http://attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_14181

 

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results (enter a maximum of 10 results): O'Ringen (F-18): Day 1-135th, Day 2-126th, Day 3-100th, Day 5-111th.

List your 2015 national meet results (including age category): All F-20—Sierra Classic: Day 1-4th, Day 2-4th, Day 3-3rd; Joe Grant: Day 1-2nd, Day 2- 2nd; Flying Pig: Day 1-9th, Day 2-9th, Day 3- 10th.

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why? I am most proud of my third day at O'Ringen. It was incredibly different terrain than what I am normally used to so it was great to see the improvement in my orienteering from the first day to the third day.

What races are on your 2016 calendar? Team Trials, West Point, SML Morgan Territory, local meets

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? I am super excited for team trials this year in New York. I am also excited to go to the Vancouver Sprint Camp.

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? Someday I would really like to orienteer in France.

What is your favorite postrace indulgence? My favorite postrace indulgence is Jamba Juice smoothies!

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering? My goals outside of orienteering this year are to start applying to colleges and to have a great season of tennis.

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Melanie Sergiev, Green Mountain Orienteering Club (resigned)

Year of birth: 1996
Hometown: Craftsbury, VT
Occupation: Self-employed/college student
Training log: http://www.attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_12529

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results (enter a maximum of 10 results). JWSOC (Norway), Varna O-week (Bulgaria), Nosrk-O fest (Norway), JWOC(Norway)

List your 2015 national meet results (including age category): Flying Pig, F21, 14th, 14th, 15th; West Point A Meet, F-20, 6th, 8th; Ottawa O-Fest, F-20, 4th; UNO Boulder Dash, F-20, 4th

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why? I’m most proud of my fourth place finish at the Boulder Dash. Even though halfway through the race is when I started to feel off, I was still able to push myself to at least finish in a timely manner before being rushed to the hospital afterwards.

What races are on your 2016 calendar? Currently I plan on attending JWSOC in Austria, Team Trials, Troll Cup, Swiss-O Week, NAOC, and Boulder Dash.

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? Presently, I’m most excited about Troll Cup, only because it’s my first Foot Orienteering race of the new year!

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? South Africa

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? Unsalted almonds and hot chocolate.

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering? At the moment, I’m hoping to become fully certified in ropes management as well as reiki.

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Åsne Skram Trømborg, Kongsberg o-lag

Year of birth: 1996
Hometown: Oslo, Norway
Occupation: Student
Training log: http://www.attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_15975

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results (enter a maximum of 10 results). Competed in many races in Norway, as well as Jukola and 10-mila. Results: Norwegian Junior Champs 9th (middle), 11th (sprint). Jukola 54th (leg result), 10mila ca. 100th (leg result).

List your 2015 national meet results (including age category): Have not competed in the U.S. before.

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why? First leg at Jukola relay and second leg at relay in Norwegian champs. Did great races and I felt that I really did a good job. Both the physical, technical and mental part went good.

What races are on your 2016 calendar? U.S. champs, lots of local races in Norway, Norwegian cup and championship, 10-mila, Jukola

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? 10-mila, Jukola and U.S. Champs and Norwegian championship.

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? Australia or the U.S. (will be done soon)!

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? Not sure what indulgence means…

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering? Hiking and traveling more in Norway. Also find out what I want to study.

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Men


Austin Fowler, Georgia Orienteering Club

Year of birth: 1996
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Georgia
Occupation: Student
Training log: http://www.attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_12242

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results (enter a maximum of 10 results): JWOC—Sprint: 126th, Middle Qualifier B: 47th, Middle C, Final: 16th, Long: 109th, Relay: USA Team 1: 22nd

List your 2015 national meet results (including age category): Georgia Navigator Cup Day 1 M-20: 2nd, Day 2 M-20: 1st; Flying Pig XIX US Individual Champs Sprint M-20: 6th, Middle M-20: 8th, Long M-20: 8th

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why? I think I’m most proud of my results at the Flying Pig because it was team trials and my goal was to make the JWOC team and these results allowed me to do that.

What races are on your 2016 calendar? Some definite races on my 2016 calendar are the Georgia Navigator Cup, the Flying Pig, West Point, and NAOC.

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? I think I’m most excited for West Point because I’ve never orienteered in New York before and it’s also team trials.

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? Well I’m not really sure where this occurs but I’ve heard orienteering has taken to the water and I’d like to try scuba orienteering at least once. But as far as foot orienteering goes I think I’d like to orienteering in Scotland.

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? A carnitas burritos from Chipotle is for sure my favorite post-race indulgence. Moes also works but I don’t think it’s quite as good. Shout out to Will Hubsch for introducing me to my favorite post-race indulgence.

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering? Outside of orienteering I’d really just like to continue on with my degree at Berry College and get good grades while doing so. But another goal is to start eating healthier and not using running as an excuse to eat a lot of sugary snacks.

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Martin Heir, OSL, Fossum IF

Year of birth:  1998
Hometown:  Oslo, Norway (b. Anchorage, Alaska)
Occupation:
Training log:
Profile on World of O:
http://runners.worldofo.com/martinborgeheir.html
 

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results

List your 2015 national meet results (including age category):

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why?

What races are on your 2016 calendar?

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016?

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet?

What is your favorite post-race indulgence?

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering?

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Will Hubsch, Los Angeles Orienteering Club

Year of birth: 1996
Hometown: Pasadena, California
Occupation: Student
Training log: http://www.attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_5629

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results

List your 2015 national meet results (including age category):

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why?

What races are on your 2016 calendar?

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016?

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet?

What is your favorite post-race indulgence?

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering?

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Michael Laraia, Minnesota Orienteering Club

Year of birth: 1996
Hometown: Hudson, Wisconsin
Occupation: Student
Training log: http://www.attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_11778

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results No results; injured.

List your 2015 national meet results (including age category): all M-20—Flying Pig Middle-2nd, Long-2nd, Sprint-5th; Fox Chaser (IS) Day 1-3rd, Day 2-1st; GNC Day 1-1st, Day 2-3rd

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why?I am most proud of my results in the Team Trials middle and long races. My results at these two races were better than anything I've managed up to that point in my orienteering career. It finally showed how my training was working and showed some good results to motivate myself to keep pushing further.

What races are on your 2016 calendar?POM, NAOM, Danish Spring, Swiss Middle Distance Champs, US West Point National Meet, Jukola, JWOC, NAOC.

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? I am most excited about this year's JWOC races. This will be my last year as a junior and I hope to finish off my junior career with some stellar performances at JWOC. I am spending six months in Switzerland preparing for the races, and I hope my time here will be worth it.

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? I think one day I want to make my way over to New Zealand and try some orienteering around
there. It seems like it would be pretty radically different from the terrains that I've gotten used to
back home in Wisconsin and right now here in Switzerland.

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? I can always enjoy a good sauna session after a tough race.

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering?I am spending a year between high school and attending college, and I want to use some of this time to develop myself as a person. I hope to learn skills from spending time living on my own away from home, such as cooking, and I also hope to become more aware of myself and my surroundings.

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Thomas Laraia, Minnesota Orienteering Club

Year of birth: 2000
Hometown: Hudson, Minnesota
Occupation: Student
Training log: http://www.attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_15975

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results (enter a maximum of 10 results). JWOC Tour (H-15), Stage 1: 38/46, Stage 2: 20/48, Stage 3: 32/51, Stage 4: 29/50, Stage 5: 29/49; ORingen Stage 1: 72/141, Stage 2: 96/142, Stage 4: 89/145, Stage 5: 53/146.

List your 2015 national meet results (including age category): (M-18) Fox Chaser Day 1 6/31, Day 2 4/31; Flying Pig Sprint Champs 1/21, Long Champs 2/14, Middle Champs 1/11. (M17-20) COC (Canada) Middle 5/13, Sprint 4/13, Long mp. Kentucky Adventure Games Middle 1/1 M20 (4/12 Red), Long 1/1 M20 (1/12 Red), Middle 1/1 M20 (1/10 Red).

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why? I’m very proud of my performances in JWOC Tour Stage 2 and ORingen Stage 5. This was my first orienteering trip to Europe, and among many experienced orienteers acclimated to European terrain, I managed to place above and beyond my initial expectations. I am also proud of my results at the COC 2015 Sprint course. Competing against several Canadian JWOC 2015 members, I finished on par with them. Furthermore, since it was my first Red competition I expected a little roughness going into the first race, but moving into the second race I took what I had learned and applied it to achieve a satisfying result.

What races are on your 2016 calendar? Georgia Navigator, Interscholastics, West Point/Team Trials, Boston Sprints and Camp, Jukola, Swiss OWeek, JWOC or JWOC Tour, and North American Orienteering Champs. These are the primary events on my racing calendar. I will also be attending the Chicago Area Orienteering Club meets to get training.

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? I am most excited for Swiss OWeek, which will be a stupendously fun experience in the Alps, along with Jukola in Finland, which will be a huge experience for me. I also look forward to team trials to compete with my fellow U.S. Juniors.

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? I would love to go to the Slovenian area to orienteer. It’s very rocky and the maps look very interesting. I hope to convince my mom to have us go to the OO Cup this year, which will be jointly held in Italy, Austria, and Slovenia.

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? Clif Bars and/or Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt Bars

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering? Keep my grades above A- for this year and start a good junior year with similar goals, and help my soccer team stay in our current league or move up to Premier.

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Zachary Lyons, Rochester Orienteering Club

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Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016?

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Sebastian Michko, Florida Orienteering Club

Year of birth: 1998
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Occupation: Student
Training log: http://www.attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_14979

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List your 2015 national meet results (including age category): 2015 Flying Pig XIX, 2016 Georgia Navigator Cup - 17th-M21 Day 1/5th-M20 Day 2

Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why? I am proud of how much I improved during the course of the 2016 Georgia Navigator Cup. Between gaining experience from other JNT members to learning how to prevent leg cramps, it was a fantastic A meet.

What races are on your 2016 calendar? Team Trials and Flying Pig XX.

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? Hopefully attending Navy JROTC Nationals in Tacoma, Washington

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? Anywhere in Europe

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? Gatorade and dried cranberries.

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering? Attend the United States Naval Academy. Qualify for men’s volleyball States.

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Dylan Poe, Orienteering Cincinnati

Year of birth: 1999
Hometown: Liberty, Indiana
Occupation: Student
Training log: http://attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_12504

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results (enter a maximum of 10 results):

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What races are on your 2016 calendar? Georgia Navigator Cup, Flying Pig XX, Laramie Daze, NAOC

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? NAOC–maybe my first international racing experience. Flying Pig–always excited for the Pig

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? I’d like to orienteer somewhere on the West Coast.

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? You can’t go wrong with Clif Bars, chocolate milk, and or bananas

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering? To maintain and improve my GPA, and run PRs in track and cross country.

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AJ Riley, Delaware Valley Orienteering Association

Year of birth: 2001
Hometown: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Student
Training log: http://www.attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_2697

If you went to Europe to race in 2015, please list the races and results (enter a maximum of 10 results): ORingen 2015 M14 - Middle of the pack; WMOC Spectator Intermediate Courses -- top 3 every day

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Which of your 2015 result(s) are you most proud of and why? The Boulder Dash races were splendid! On the day 1 orange course I did very well and in the day 2 red course.

What races are on your 2016 calendar? GNC, US Champs, OCIN Flying Pig, West Point JTT, European races

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016? I am looking forward to all of them but especially the Junior Team Trials and some neat races in Europe.

What is one place that you want to orienteer in, but haven’t had a chance to yet? Specifically Denmark because of how much I love the country in general; on the other hand I have already been to Sweden and Switzerland for Orienteering and I feel like the terrain there will be hard to beat, but the orienteering in Denmark seems promising.

What is your favorite post-race indulgence? Frozen yogurt with toppings.

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering? Finish freshman year with all Distinguished Honor Rolls, join Group 1 in Spring track, learn Physics over the summer, get to global elite in Counter Strike game.

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Anton Salmenkyla, Helsingin Suunistajat

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Peter Zakrevski, Hudson Valley Orienteering

Year of birth:  1999
Hometown:  Edison, New Jersey
Occupation: Student
Training log: http://www.attackpoint.org/log.jsp/user_15674

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Which race/races are you most excited about for 2016?

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What is your favorite post-race indulgence?

What goals do you have for 2016, outside of orienteering?

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