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Discussion: US WUOC TEAM is ready!

in: World University Orienteering Championships 2018 (Jul 17–21, 2018 - Kuortane, Kuusiokunnat, FI)

May 3, 2018 11:16 PM # 
The following have been selected to represent the US at the World University O Championships!
The top 3 finishers in the Intercollegiate Varsity Championships were automatically selected.
Amanda Johansson - OK Orion, Sweden
Tyra Christopherson - COC
Brigitte Bordelon - USMAOC
Evalin Brautigaum - WCOC (by petition based upon performance on Day 2 Intercollegiate results, and previous F-21+ results).
Julia Doubson - BAOC (by petition based upon performance in ISVF at Jr. Nat'ls and previous F-21+ and F-20 results)

Michael Laraia - MNOC
George "Trey" Grindley - USMAOC
Peter Zakrevski - HVO
Morten Jorgensen (by petition based on performance and previous M-21+ results)
Thomas Laraia - MNOC (by petition based upon performance in M-Red at Jr. Nat'ls and previous M-20 results. )
Alt: Kevin Wolgast - USMAOC

Follow the team on facebook and AP as they prepare for their trip to Kuortane, Finland on July 17-21!
Additional information about WUOC can be found here: WUOC info
May 4, 2018 12:05 AM # 
Looks like a great team! Congratulations all!
May 4, 2018 1:07 AM # 
Congratulations! Run well in Finland!!
May 4, 2018 2:22 AM # 
Any info on the individual race selections?
May 4, 2018 11:56 PM # 
Individual race assignments will be made by the selection committee. I don't know when that will be. There are 4 starts on middle, long, and sprint, 2 on sprint relay, and 3 on forest relay for each gender.
May 6, 2018 1:48 AM # 
Awesome orienteers and all the best in the World's - GO USA!!
Jul 14, 2018 5:41 PM # 
Here is the final WUOC roster: (note that 3 team members declined due to conflicts),
Women: Amanda Johansson - OK Orion (Sweden), Brigitte Bordelon - USMAOC , Evalin Brautigaum - WCOC, Julia Doubson - BAOC

Men - Michael Laraia - MNOC, Morten Jorgensen Kristiansand orienteringsklubb, NOR, Thomas Laraia - MNOC

The competition starts on Tues, July 17 and runs for 5 days...yes, it is an intense schedule: (7 hour time difference)
7/17 Sprint Relay (16:00 Finnish time,)- Michael, Julia, Morten, Brigitte
7/18 Middle - all (10:00 Finnish time)
7/19 Sprint - all (10:00 Finnish time)
7/20 Long - all (9:30)
7/21 Relay - Morten, Michael, Thomas; Amanda, Evalin, Julia (10:00 Finnish time)
Live streaming commentary and results can be found at:
Jul 16, 2018 2:36 AM # 
Best of luck to everyone!
Jul 16, 2018 7:43 AM # 
Thompas: will be in action for the duration of WUOC. In action is a very loose term, depends on what I use my free time for.
Jul 16, 2018 2:43 PM # 
Go team USA!!
Jul 17, 2018 7:12 AM # 

USA sprint relay team had a small change at last minute:
1. Evalin
2. Morten
3. Michael
4. Bridge

- US team coach
Jul 17, 2018 7:22 AM # 
Photos of the team during the week can be found here:

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