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. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-wv5BEkay2...
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:
First Alternate: Brigitte Bordelon (by Petition)
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.