The University Team will be meeting in Miskolc, Hungary on Thursday, i.e. tomorrow, in preparation for the WUOC. They will have two days of training and model events before the event is officially opened on Saturday evening at the Opening Ceremonies.
Competition starts Sunday with the Sprint followed by the Long, Sprint Relay, Middle and Relay on consecutive days.
The OUSA Team of Tori Borish, Alison Campbell, Izzy Bryant, Evalin Brautigam, Giacomo Barbone, Michael Lararia, William Whitaker, George Grindley and Sam Jones have been training hard and are ready to go. Tori, Alison and Giacomo are National Team members and have competed at WOC; Izzy, Evalin and Michael have represented the US at JWOC. The team will represent OUSA well!
The Team has also been busy raising money to help defray their expenses, holding fundraisers at the spring A meets and an ongoing car magnet sale. Despite these efforts, each team member has had to pay in $588 toward their entries.
If you would be able to help out by making a donation that would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to purchase an 8" x 3" car magnet (see attached picture) you can order one by sending a check made out to "Orienteering USA" to Linda Kohn, 874 Edgemere Drive, Rochester, NY 14612. The car magnet will be mailed to you. If you make a donation of $20 or more via the OUSA website you automatically qualify for a magnet, just let Linda know that you sent the donation (include your address) via email (wornerkohn at gmail dot com) and the magnet will be mailed to you.
Follow the team live! http://www.wuoc2016.hu
Radio split times, GPS tracking of selected competitors, and speaker voice will be available online from the event website (http://www.wuoc2016.hu
) free of charge. The start of live services for each day (for individual competitions, this is the closing time of the quarantine): Sprint: 10:00; Long Distance: 10:20; Sprint Relay 16:45; Middle Distance: 10:20; Relay: 9:45. Time is EDT +6hrs.
Thank you in advance for your support!