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Discussion: USA 2016 JWOC team Announced!

in: Orienteering; General

Apr 27, 2016 1:34 AM # 
After a great weekend of racing the JWOC Team Selections Committee is pleased to announce this year’s JWOC team. The below list shows the scores from all the trials races and the descending order list of the selected team based on all the scores and petitions.

During the races we received petitions from Melanie for the middle and Anton for the Sprint for picking up the wrong map. After looking into the situation it was the committee’s decision to award them a place based on their time on the course they ran. Rather than penalize the rest of the field they we given points based on the place they ended up in but no one on the list was moved down.

After reviewing the 5 accepted long term petitions the committee’s decision was to not make any changes for Michael, Amanda, and Anton for lack of ranking petitions because they made the team based on performance. After reviewing the petitions of Asne and Zack for missing trials the committee decided to place them in the above spots based on their orienteering results, head to head comparison with athletes in the trials races, 3k time, racing performance, and evidence of training over the last 6-12 months.

On the girls side there was a tie for 6th place. Based on the tie breaker system in the selection process we used the first option head to head comparison including the trials races and races over the past year. Isabel was named the 6th athlete to the team with a 4-2 record in the tie breaker and Siri was named first alternate.

The Selection committee would like to acknowledge everyone who came to try out this year and applaud them for their hard work and commitment to the sport. We would like to thank West Point for hosting the trials this year and for all their hard work around the event. If you have any questions please direct them to Erin Schirm at and he will forward them to the rest of the selection committee. We look forward to seeing the team compete starting July 10th in Switzerland!


The JWOC Selections Committee of
Tom Strat, Boris Granovskiy, Erin Schirm
Apr 28, 2016 3:38 AM # 
Congratulations and good luck to all. I am looking forward to following the live results etc. this summer.

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