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Discussion: World Championships Results. Team USA. Team Canada.

in: Orienteering; General

Jul 16, 2017 2:58 PM # 
If someone would like to take the time to post the Team USA and Team Canada results for the 2017 world championships that have taken place so far that would be interesting to read.
Jul 17, 2017 9:08 AM # 
I can respond for US JWOC.

In the middle distance qualification:
12th Anton qualifies for A final
21st David qualifies for B final misses A by 1 spot
36th Thomas qualifies for B final
43rd AJ qualifies for C final misses B by 3 places
52nd Peter qualifies for C final
54th Aidan qualifies for c final

24th Isabel makes B final misses A by four spots
30th Siri makes B final
31st Julia makes B final
44th Tyra makes C final misses B by four spots
44th Caroline makes C final misses B by four spots
47th Katie makes C final

Middle Final
29th Anton best result ever by men

19th David
47th Thomas

17th AJ
19th Aidan
23rd Peter

13th Izzy
25th Siri
40th Julia

2nd Tyra
8th Caroline
21st Katie

58th Anton
71st David
143rd Aidan
155th Peter
159th AJ
MP Thomas

55th Julia
74th Isabel
86th Tyra
100th Katie
127th Caroline
134th Katie

Long distance
74th Anton
106th Thomas
108th David
146th Peter
148th AJ
159th Aidan

67th Isabel
85th Siri
95th Tyra
121st Julia
130th Katie
135th Caroline

Men 1 28th overall 18th official tied for best finish ever
Men 2 56th overall

Women 1 28th 18th overall
Women 2 38th

Factors to consider for this year
Anton broke his foot in January only running since end of April
Martin could not compete due to mono
David first JWOC 16 years old
Aidan put in as Alternate a week before JWOC 15 years old
AJ first JWOC 16 years old

Julia competed at WOC the week before and 17 years old
Tyra competed at WOC week before and was sick not the first part of JWOC
Siri first JWOC 17 years old
Katie first JWOC 17 years old
Caroline First JWOC 17 years old

There were 179 men registered and 154 women. There were 38 countries represented.

Links to last years results for the USA
Jul 17, 2017 11:17 AM # 
In looking at the results superficially one might say the Canadian and USA teams just got blown away by better runners and navigators.
But do not underestimate the effect that their young age has on the ability particularly on the Americans ability to compete. On most of the European teams with stronger youth bases those competing for the national junior team spots don't get there until they are 18-19. Our kids are often at a two year + disadvantage in terms of strength development and many more years and races in terms of orienteering experience.
Congratulations teams. You did well. You will also do well to gain from the experience, re-double your efforts to become better runners, travel across the country, stay at each others' homes for training opportunities and drive each other to get better.
Erin, if you want a training camp in Florida next year during Spring Break or President's Day Weekend let's talk.
Jul 17, 2017 1:49 PM # 
This year's results on the OUSA site (most are preliminary, grabbed from the JWOC site, not the official ones on IOF's Eventor). Note that the US does not have a paid publicist to gather all the information, and has to rely on a volunteer's schedule and efforts. Erin's correction about the relay teams official placing vs actual will be noted next time I update the page.

I hope to add Boris's daily commentaries from Clubnet when I get a chance. Then I'll go back to do the same for the WOC Team. My apologies for being away at the time WOC occurred, and not having an opportunity yet to catch up.
Jul 17, 2017 7:27 PM # 
Team Canada results are here:
Jul 17, 2017 10:56 PM # 
Erin, thanks for a great summary, including numerous factoids that support Gord's point. I can agree there seem to be some well founded reasons for optimism.
Jul 18, 2017 7:05 AM # 
US Results at World Trail Orienteering Championships:

TempO Qualifiers:

Heat 1 (40 competitors, top score 246.5)
29th Clare Durand 464.5
40th Matthew Pietro 865

Heat 2 (40 competitors, top score 193.5)
25th Richard Y. Ebright 496.5
35th Sharon Crawford 614.5

PreO two-day total:

Open (66 competitors, top score 45pts/48sec)
36th Clare Durand 38pts/147sec
41st Richard Y. Ebright 37pts/79sec
51st Sharon Crawford 34pts/274.5sec

Paralympic (39 competitors, top score 42pts/59.5sec)
35th Matthew Pietro 20pts/282sec
36th Curtis Schreiner 19pts/323sec
38th Christ Rasmussen 18pts/182.5sec

Open USA 10th of 19 teams
Paralympic USA 9th of 11 teams
(last year we were 15th of 18 teams, so this was a really nice result for us. Definitely the highlight of the week)

Our Paralympic team was completely novices. They were excited to not be last.
Jul 18, 2017 11:17 AM # 
smittyo, for those of us who don't have the slightest clue how Trail O works, can you help explain those results? Looks like the lowest score is the best in the TempO? Do the scores correlate to the number of correctly-answered questions?

Congrats on the relay!
Jul 18, 2017 2:15 PM # 
In TempO you sit in a determined position and solve multiple problems quickly without moving. In PreO you walk along a course and solve very precise problems with as much accuracy as possible using different vantage points and solution methods.

TempO is a timed event where speed can often be more important than accuracy. You answer the problems as quickly as you can. Your final score is a combination of your total time plus penalty time for each question you get wrong. The qualifier had a total of 25 problems (5 stations with 5 controls each).

For example, in heat 2, the winner had times totaling 133.5 and missed two controls. His time per station averaged less than 30 seconds. Richard also missed only two controls, but his time per station averaged almost a minute and a half. Many competitors with placings ahead of him have more misses, but they are much faster. I averaged about 70 seconds per station, but have four misses.

In heat 1, the highest score to make the final was 374.5. In heat 2 it was 402.

PreO is scored first on how many controls you get right. Then a timed station is used as a tie-breaker to order those who have similar scores.

The relay is scored a little bit more like TempO. Each competitor did one TempO station and nine PreO controls. The final score is computed by adding all of the TempO times plus a 30 second penalty for TempO misses, plus a 60 second penalty for PreO misses.
Jul 18, 2017 2:20 PM # 
Thanks! That's helpful. Actually sounds kind of fun!
Jul 18, 2017 2:55 PM # 
Thanks Clare! That's a better explanation than what I found in the WTOC bulletin.
Jul 19, 2017 9:08 AM # 
Looking at the JWOC results, I can say that I am impressed! When I ran JWOC we thought it was pretty awesome to be in the top 100, look at them now! Great job to everyone and good luck in the future!
Jul 19, 2017 10:07 PM # 
I remember that top-100 goal from when I chaperoned on Erin's first JWOC coaching year.

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