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Discussion: Juniors in Europe 2017

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Jun 16, 2017 12:44 PM # 
O Joy:
US Juniors are already in Europe and will be running at Jukola this weekend. Follow their adventures leading up to JWOC and beyond on the team blog and don't forget to support the team with the Control Challenge.
Jun 16, 2017 5:30 PM # 
O Joy:
Here is a local news article about JWOC team member, Katie Petersen.
Jun 16, 2017 7:26 PM # 
Julkola men's relay Live results
women's relay Live results
Jun 16, 2017 7:34 PM # 
1245 OUSA 1 USA
1 Emma Waddington (CAN)
2 Julia Doubson (BAOC)
3 Amanda Johansson (former JNT, Sweden)
4 Isabel Bryant (CSU)

1509 OUSA 1 USA
1 Naess Jan Erik (CAN, CAOC)
2 David Runde (MNOC, Norway)
3 Thomas Laraia (MNOC)
4 Emma Waddington (CAN)
5 Julia Doubson (BAOC)
6 Erin Schirm (BAOC, coach)
7 Poe Dylan

Sweco 1 FIN
1 Katja Rodionova
2 Katie Petersen (BAOC)
3 Sarah Petersen (BAOC)
4 Taija Karjalainen

84 Helsingin Suunnistajat 2 FIN
1 Luukas Valtonen
2 Topi Syrjäläinen
3 Aapo Summanen
4 Miika Tala
5 Matias Salonen
6 Anton Salmenkylä (CSU, Finland)
7 Ville Mannonen
Jun 16, 2017 8:16 PM # 
I like that we have co-opted Emma W onto our USA team :)

Good luck everyone! Enjoy!
Jun 16, 2017 8:25 PM # 
Canadians (DGL) leading off both US teams tomorrow.
Nor-Am O friendships at their best!

Looking at their team numbers they must be starting pretty close to the back row.
Jun 16, 2017 10:39 PM # 
What fun! I'll be watching the results.
Jun 17, 2017 11:33 AM # 
Super fun seeing Emma come through at first control, having gained over 1000 places from the start. :-)
Jun 17, 2017 12:01 PM # 
O Joy:
She was in 154th place at the changeover! Great job Emma!
Jun 17, 2017 1:21 PM # 
Amanda for OUSA+Emma team, through the first checkpoint in 116th place. Julia did great too! team link
Jun 17, 2017 1:54 PM # 
Now it is Izzy's turn. This must be so exciting for them.
Jun 17, 2017 3:19 PM # 
O Joy:
Finished in 132nd! Yeah Team Can-Am!!
Jun 17, 2017 3:22 PM # 
Jun 17, 2017 3:39 PM # 
Katie and Sarah's
mixed team
Jun 17, 2017 6:30 PM # 
What a fabulous result for Can-Am!! Congrats!
Jun 17, 2017 9:31 PM # 
Well done Jan Erik !
Jun 18, 2017 12:37 AM # 
O Joy:
David was in at 417th and Thomas is on the course. Go Can-Am!
Jun 18, 2017 2:00 AM # 
Thomas is in at 474. Go team!
Jun 18, 2017 4:51 AM # 
Julia is flying.....
Jun 18, 2017 11:52 AM # 
O Joy:
....she made up 122 places and Erin another 78 to get in just after the leg 7 restart. Great run by Dylan too for a final team placing of 628.
Congratulations Team Can-Am!
Jun 18, 2017 11:56 AM # 
O Joy:
Anton Salmenkylä running leg 6 for Helsingin Suunnistajat 2 had the 87th fastest time on the leg.
Jun 18, 2017 12:07 PM # 
O Joy:
Sweco 1, the team the Petersens ran on, finished at 473 in the Venla relay.
Jun 20, 2017 11:47 AM # 
Izzy B:
Thomas just added a handy schedule to our blog! You can track where we are and what we're doing.
Jun 21, 2017 11:07 AM # 
Jan Erik Naess:
Jukola was an awesomeeee race! I hope to do it again soon :)

If you would like to read my write up about it go to:
Jun 23, 2017 4:08 AM # 
The Jukola results page shows Emma instead of Sarah; according to the Juniors' blog, Sarah ran the leg .
Jun 24, 2017 3:14 AM # 
Origami is correct. Emma was originally scheduled to run the leg but was replaced by Sarah.
Jun 27, 2017 7:09 PM # 
O Joy:
While some of the juniors are taking a well-deserved rest before next week's intensive pre-JWOC training and others (Julia, Izzy, and Tyra) are traveling to Estonia to compete in WOC, here are local media stories about JWOC team members Caroline Sandbo and Katie Petersen.
Jun 28, 2017 7:13 AM # 
Just a note Julia, Emma, and Tyra are off to WOC.
Jun 28, 2017 3:02 PM # 
(Correction: Izzy is not competing in WOC - just Julia and Tyra.)
Looking forward to spectating WOC online starting Friday!
Jun 28, 2017 8:23 PM # 
Katie's Europe Blog
Jul 9, 2017 12:14 AM # 
Trying to get ready and bookmark live results of the JWOC races - but can't find any link. Is it too early?
Jul 9, 2017 1:13 AM # 
Possibly, since they don't start racing until the 10th...maybe tomorrow?
Jul 9, 2017 2:59 PM # 
Opening ceremony

Jul 9, 2017 3:44 PM # 
Nice pictures!
Looks like the start list for Middle Qualification is up, but still no live results links:

Team USA starts
Aidan Minto 09:44
AJ Riley 09:52
Thomas Laraia 09:57
Peter Zakrevski 10:02
Anton Salmenkyla 10:57
David Runde 11:22

Katie Peterson 09:05
Caroline Sandbo 09:18
Siri Christopherson 10:22
Julia Doubson 10:26
Tyra Christopherson 10:55
Isabel Bryant 11:06

Good luck Team USA!
Jul 9, 2017 9:49 PM # 
Photos from JWOC Relay Training:

Photos from Opening Ceremony:
Jul 9, 2017 10:32 PM # 
Thanks Robert.

The expression on the kid holding the Canada sign though. Caption contest?

Jul 9, 2017 11:19 PM # 
"Anybody who wants to mess with these Canadians will have to get past me first."
Jul 9, 2017 11:39 PM # 
"Why did I have to wear this banana jacket, when Canada looks so cool in their maple leaf motif?"
Jul 10, 2017 1:26 AM # 
Pink Socks:
"They forgot to bring me a double-double."
Jul 10, 2017 2:21 AM # 
"I dont think they were really sorry..."
Jul 10, 2017 3:35 AM # 
"Timi gets USA and I'm stuck with this?"
Jul 10, 2017 5:44 AM # 
"Sunny ways eh?...sad!"


"My name is Jyrki, why are they calling me little Bieber?"
Jul 10, 2017 12:23 PM # 
JWOC Middle Qualifier results

Is it top 15 or top 20 that move on? In any case, it looks like Anton Salmenkyla qualified for the USA. David Runde was 21st in his heat. Go Team USA!
Jul 10, 2017 1:10 PM # 
Top 20 qualify for a-final, next 20 in b-final, everyone else in c.
Jul 10, 2017 1:37 PM # 
That's how you look when you have plenty of sisu. Why would you smile and look ridiculous if you can look cool and grim?
Jul 10, 2017 1:46 PM # 
I don't understand, isn't the child Finnish and therefore isn't that a smile?
Jul 10, 2017 2:03 PM # 
No, his face is too smooth. Proper smile looks more like this:
Jul 16, 2017 2:27 PM # 
Some of TeamUSA juniors are travelling on to Hungary, for 5 days of JWOC 2018 training.
Jul 21, 2017 4:34 PM # 
O Joy:
The JWOC 2018 training camp in Hungary is wrapping up today with a Middle Final simulation on the juniper maze map at Bosca. The six athletes (David Runde, Thomas Laraia, Caroline Sandbo, Julia Doubson, Katie Petersen, and Aidan Minto) have learned a lot about running in the terrain and how to handle the heat of Southern Europe from Coach Greg Ahlswede.
Jul 21, 2017 8:12 PM # 
Awesome. Thanks, Greg! Thanks, organizers, logistics people, funders, and juniors!
Jul 25, 2017 3:42 PM # 
looking forward to hearing more about the upcoming juniors!
Jul 29, 2017 4:08 PM # 
O Joy:
Thank You to All Who Made the Summer 2017 Junior Trip to Europe Possible

Organizing and supporting the more than month-long Junior trip to Europe was possible due to a great deal of time, effort, and talent from the following:

Erin Schirm: Coach and logistics
Greg Ahlswede: Coach and team leader for JWOC 2018 training in Hungary
Andrea Schneider: Accounting, uniforms, and logistics
Tuulikki Salmenkylä: Logistics, chauffeur, and team leader in Finland
Anton Salmenkylä: Chauffeur and party DJ
Eric Sandbo: Control Challenge fundraiser and chauffeur/chaperone in Finland and Hungary
Brigitte Bordelon: Team leader in Finland
Janet Petersen: Publicity
Aileen Runde: Publicity
Brenda Blacklock: Publicity and team leader in Hungary
Rob Minto: Chauffeur/chaperone in Hungary
Dave Yee: Photography
Peter Gargarin: Financial support and Marathon challenge

A big Thank You to all the donors, followers, and supporters throughout the entire year.

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