Diana Aleksieva USA 10:13
Rachel May CAN 10:19
Julia Doubson USA 11:25
Brigitte Bordelon USA 11:17
Sianna Dorsey CAN 11:44
Tyra Christopherson USA 11:53
Caroline Sandbo USA 10:33
Emma Waddington CAN 11:21 GPS
Siri Christopherson USA 11:48
Peter Zakrevski USA 10:19
David Bakker CAN 10:25
Christian Michelsen CAN 11:46
Martin Borge Heir USA 12:07
Anthony Riley USA 10:23
Tomas Graham CAN 11:11
David Runde USA 11:32
Michael Svoboda CAN 12:17
Graeme Farrand CAN 10:12
Aidan Minto USA 11:30
Thomas Laraia USA 11:57
Jan Erik Naess CAN 12:06 GPS
Best of luck everyone! Race smart and have fun!
Photos on the way, Yay.
Eric Sandbo is our USA JWOC 2018 photographer and photos will be
Robert Svoboda posting again great photos for the Canadian team, with a good number of great shots of their US friends, too https://www.flickr.com/photos/118341495@N05/page3
I love this! More of this please...
"but the Canadians are going to have to take the cake for the best performance. Emma fricken’ nailed the course, putting in some intense physical effort and snatching herself sixth place and a diploma in the sprint! It was so exciting watching her come in! Everyone was screaming and shouting for her while other spectators stared at us like we were insane, but they can stare all they want while Emma gets that sweet, sweet recognition for the work she’s put in. Bloody brilliant, Emma!"
By my count, Team USA has 5 B-finalists (3 boys, 2 girls) and 7 C-finalists (3 boys, 4 girls). Team Canada has Emma in the A-final.
Good luck in the finals everyone!
Congratulations to Emma for making the A final and to Tyra, Brigitte, Martin, Thomas, Peter, Michael Svoboda for making the B finals! Good luck tomorrow North American teams!
Diana Aleksieva 10:03
David Runde 10:06
Rachel May 10:11
Graeme Farrand 10:19
Sianna Dorsey 10:21
AJ Riley 10:21
Caroline Sandbo 10:22
Christian Michelsen 10:23
Siri Chistropherson 10:28
Aidan Minto 10:31
David Bakker 10:32
Julia Doubson 10:35
Tomas Graham 10:39
Jan Erik Naess 10:43
Brigitte Bordelon 10:02
Peter Zakrevski 10:07
Thomas Laraia 10:12
Martin Heir 10:34
Tyra Christopherson 10:38
Michael Svoboda 10:50
Emma 12:05 pm
Team Canada: The Next Generation
@Hammer you wouldn't happen to have the "First Generation" equivalent of the picture, would you? wOuld make for a nice side-by-side
Unfortunately no I don't.
If someone or ones can send me nice crisp photos of the dads back in their day and tell me where I can download this photo above I think I can do up a nice montage for y'all. My address is in my profile.
That is an awesome shot. So proud to see my daughter racing with this crew.
The "Wadd Squad" tag is awesome. Still remember getting coached by Hammer back in 1986 (ish) at a Sass Peepre training camp in Gatineau Park. I was part of the "Wadd Squad" at that camp and we had quite the rivalry going with "Naess Quick". Great times.
FWIW, I don't think the elder generation every raced together at the same WOC or JWOC. The closest is WOC 97 with Graham, Waddington and May (x2).
I assume Wadd Squad crushed Naess Quick. I remember that camp and thinking this Brian May kid is going to be really good.
Old Generation relay highlights...
Naess and Waddington on a team with Geddes was 8th at the Jr. Int'l in Hungary in '86.
Naess was lead off in '87 when Canada was 8th at WOC relay.
Wil Smith led off in WOC'97 handing off to Graham and May and then Waddington for 15th.
Good times. Great memories.
I was thinking of how much less pressure was on us as athletes then compared to the Next Gen. No social media, no real time GPS, no attackpoint and no trolls back then
@Hammer yes, a curse in the social media for the pressure and the trolling, but hopefully also countered by the much broader support in places further away, and friends and family being able to follow and tremor and cheer from far away. On to WUOC 2018 with our cheering.
Hammer coaching Brian May in 1986? That's mind-blowing. He may just as good of a coach as a runner, but I never imagined that his coaching career was already three decades and counting! ;)
Good times. Great memories.
Yep. I can dimly remember helping at a couple of Sass Peepre camps, and have since followed Canadian family fortunes from afar. No-one round here is aware any more, but a number of our training concepts came from this contact. Every now and then I recall another idea from this era - of a commonwealth (or English-speaking world) competition of some sort. APOC was as close as we got.
There was the short lived Trans-Atlantic Cup: One round in each of Canada, UK and USA.
To give people an idea of how long ago that was, it was before my day!
1984 USA, 1986 UK (Devon), 1988 Canada (Manitoba). I think BigJon won the final year ???
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