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Discussion: Announcing the 2017 USA JWOC Team

in: Orienteering; General

May 1, 2017 8:54 PM # 
The JWOC selections committee of Erin Schirm, Alex Jospe, and Greg Balter is pleased to announce the the junior athlete's who will be representing the USA at the Junior World Orienteering Championships July 9-16 in Tampere Finland. Here is a link to the JWOC Scoring List.
Below are a few notes about the list before announcing the team.

1. JNT eligibility: Sarah Petersen was move up to JNT by a JTESC vote in early April so she became eligible for the 100 points for being on JNT.

2. Petitions for lack of ranking score. The Selections committee received three petitions for lack of ranking score. These petitions became unnecessary due to the individual athletes performances at team trials.

3. The Committee received two petitions for missing the trials. The first from Aidan Minto which was accepted. After looking at all the factors the selection committee decided to moved Aidan up one spot into 7th position and first alternate. The second petition from Brigitte Bordelon was also accepted and she was move up one spot on the scoring list to 7th position and first alternate.

4. There was a tie in the men's sprint between David Runde and Turner Leigh. We took the average of the points for 5th and 6th place and awarded that number to each of them. The next athlete on the list received points for 7th place.

And here is the Team:

Isabel Bryant
Tyra Christopherson
Julia Doubson
Siri Christopherson
Caroline Sandbo
Katie Petersen

First Alternate: Brigitte Bordelon (by Petition)

Martin Heir
Peter Zakrevski
David Runde
Anton Salmenkyla
Thomas Laraia
AJ Riley

First Alternate: Aidan Minto (by Petition)

Finally we would like to give a big thanks to MNOC for hosting team trials. It was a well organized weekend with great courses and fun terrain! Thanks for making the meet happen! If you have questions about selection please contact Erin Schirm.

Go USA!!
May 1, 2017 8:59 PM # 
Looks like an excellent selection. Congratulations and good luck to the teams!
May 1, 2017 9:11 PM # 
Hear, hear! Good luck all!
May 1, 2017 10:15 PM # 
Congratulations to the team members.
May 1, 2017 10:24 PM # 
Congratulations to all of the competitors at the Team Trials and to those who made the team. Good luck in Finland!!
May 2, 2017 12:21 AM # 
Congratulations to the team! Looks like a wonderful group.
May 2, 2017 7:35 PM # 
Congratulations and good luck in Finland!!
May 2, 2017 8:18 PM # 
Congratulations team! Kick ass in Finland.
May 4, 2017 3:52 AM # 
Rip it up USA JWOC!! Congrats!
Jul 2, 2017 12:37 PM # 
Unfortunately, due to illness, Martin Heir had to withdraw from JWOC competition.

Aidan Minto (ICO), the First Alternate, will be competing in his place; this will be Aidan's first JWOC.

Run smart, run fast, Aidan!

Guy Olsen
JTESC Chair (interim)

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