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Discussion: Team USA at WOC

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Aug 19, 2016 5:28 AM # 
Hi everyone!

Team USA athletes have arrived in Strömstad and are getting ready to race!

You'll find updates during the event on our blog, and many on the team will be updating their AP logs:


Ok, some of them are better about updating their AP logs than others, but I'm sure they will all appreciate comments of support on their logs (I'll be sure to tell them about them)!

You can also follow Orienteering USA on Facebook and Twitter to get updates, athlete profiles, and more fun stuff.

Last but not least, remember that it's always possible to donate to OUSA to help support these athletes who have trained hard all year in order to travel halfway around the world and test themselves against the best! Thanks for your support!
Aug 19, 2016 7:06 AM # 
See you soon!
Aug 19, 2016 7:09 AM # 
Just make sure they steer clear of gas stations :)
Aug 19, 2016 7:18 AM # 
I smell a story there...
Aug 19, 2016 5:00 PM # 
Can you remind adoring fans, who is running what?
Aug 19, 2016 5:13 PM # 
I guess I missed something somewhere but I thought Michael Laraia was on the team. Is he not going now?
Aug 19, 2016 5:16 PM # 
Michael declined a month or so ago.

Boris, the WOC2016 team page on the OUSA website has race assignments, and I'll try to post results as soon as I can get to them after races, but Facebook, Twitter and the team blog are probably the places to look, after the WOC website itself, and here on AP. :-)

WOC2016 page on
Aug 19, 2016 5:20 PM # 
bubo, I think hillanddale might be referring to the Rio Olympics and the US men's swim team members....
Aug 19, 2016 9:18 PM # 
Team USA start times:

9:10 Hannah
9:18 Hillary
9:27 Alex
10:07 Ross
10:18 Will
10:32 Giacomo
(Times are Swedish local, six hours ahead of Boston)

Follow the action WOC Live Center.

More info on our blog, including a brief summary of today's activities.
Aug 19, 2016 9:24 PM # 
Have a blast everyone and GO USA!!
Aug 19, 2016 10:01 PM # 
Woo!!! Thanks for the updates, Cristina.

Go USA!!
Aug 20, 2016 11:44 AM # 
Quick update from Strömstad:

Unfortunately none of the Americans made it through to the final this morning. Alex was our closest, 18th in her heat and only 15s back from qualifying position. No big mistakes, but she says, "I'm very proud of the first three quarters and I'd like a redo on the last 25%." That's a sentiment shared by several on the team, I think. (Alex wants to add that she's really excited to get into the forest.)

The course looked challenging and fun from the sidelines, taking people into the rocky coastal area after a lot of fast city running.

Ross: "I was pretty satisfied with my navigation and I never lost contact with the map. I missed the last (long) route choice. My speed isn't currently at the level needed to make it to the final but I'm very satisfied on a personal level."

An an extra pat on the back is in order for Will Enger, who got through his first WOC race with a smile.

The team is headed back to the city now for the Opening Ceremony and Sprint Final.
Aug 21, 2016 7:26 PM # 
Some photos from yesterday's Sprint qual and final:
Aug 23, 2016 5:16 AM # 
Great photos Ken!
Aug 24, 2016 4:30 PM # 
Some more pics.
Aug 25, 2016 10:13 AM # 
Nice thanks

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