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Discussion: NorAM Champs predictions!

in: North American Orienteering Championships 2016 (Sep 23–25, 2016 - Hanover, NH, US)

Sep 20, 2016 1:11 PM # 
Time for some predictions.

here are some to start
1) Emily Kemp will be smiling
2) Canada will win the BK Cup
3) There will be more features on the new Storr's Pond map than the existing one.
4) post-race AP threads will discuss more about the map, course setting, and arena design than the awesome athletic achievements that will be on display this weekend.
Sep 20, 2016 1:35 PM # 
5) Burnt Mountain terrain will baffle more than a few orienteers.
6) Orienteeering in a cemetery? Really?
7) TG wins three more races.
8) An unknown junior orienteer might SOAR in to the spotlight.
Sep 20, 2016 2:04 PM # 
"Orienteering in a cemetery? Really?"

One of the best areas used for the Rochester City Adventure (bike or foot options) is a large, hilly cemetery. For one of the controls this year, it took me a few minutes looking at small grave markers packed very closely together to find the right picture to answer the question.

In Hong Kong, one of the most common features on many of the maps is grave sites (shown on the map by a Christian style cross). One of the maps used for APOC has hundreds of them, scattered throughout the map.
Sep 21, 2016 8:05 AM # 
Terje Mathisen:
@gordhun: TG was nearly 2 min/km faster than anyone else last weekend, so predicting a few more wins seems like a no-brainer...
Sep 21, 2016 8:27 AM # 
@TM: predictions 1-5, 8 are also no-brainers.
Sep 21, 2016 9:53 AM # 
Graeme Rennie might be the dark horse.
Sep 21, 2016 3:30 PM # 
#2 is a "no-brainer"?? Just because Emily?
Sep 21, 2016 4:11 PM # 
Is TG running for New France now?
Sep 21, 2016 6:26 PM # 
Guy the chance of seeing Emily with a smile on her face is just slightly better than the chance of seeing TG win an orienteering race in North America.
Sep 22, 2016 2:20 PM # 
1) Eric Kemp, CAN
2) Damien Konotopetz, CAN
2) Ross Smith, USA

Eric Kemp will be the North American to beat, top North American at WOC in the middle. Graeme Rennie or Critchley could sneak in for a CDN sweep.

1) Emily Kemp, CAN
2) Alison Crocker, USA
3) Louise Oram, CAN

Should be a very good day for Team Kemp!
Sep 22, 2016 2:39 PM # 
Men middle prediction:
1) Anton Salmenkyla, USA
2) Damien Konotopetz, CAN
3) Eric Bone, USA
Sep 22, 2016 4:09 PM # 
Nev I would reverse Women Middle 2 and 3. Louise ran very well in Sweden. Over in the men Salmenkyla should win just because of the name alone.
Sep 24, 2016 12:13 AM # 
Long Predictions
1) Emily Kemp
2) Loise Oran
3) Alex Jospe

1) Damien K
2) Will C
3) Greg A USA

Sorry these are very boring.
Can Damien sweep??
Sep 24, 2016 2:09 PM # 
My Long predictions with a USA bias:
1. Emily
2. Sam
3. Louise
4. Ali

1. Eric B
2. Damien
3. Greg A
Sep 25, 2016 1:32 AM # 
1) Emily Sweeeep Kemp
2) Ali Big Green Crocker
3) Sam Double Defending Champ Saeger

1) Damien Man of the Match K
2) Graeme needs a nickname Rennie
3) Ross Big Game Smith

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