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Discussion: Barrett?

in: BorisGr; BorisGr > 2019-02-17

Feb 18, 2019 11:09 PM # 
Spike:
Is Joseph Barrett the Joe Barrett from the Kansas City area?
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Feb 18, 2019 11:16 PM # 
BorisGr:
That's the one. He is quite good. I bet he would have a shot at the us team with some focused training.
Feb 18, 2019 11:41 PM # 
peggyd:
Yeah I finally asked him at the Hemlock event if he was the PTOC Joe B. He's been racing here since the fall (? I don't think earlier). It's great he's still into it, and doing so well.
Feb 19, 2019 12:32 AM # 
BorisGr:
He is going to help coach and put out flags for the junior camp. Given that most of us are in various stages of being old and injured, it will be a welcome help! Was he ever on the jwoc or wuoc teams?
Feb 19, 2019 1:14 AM # 
peggyd:
Nope.
Feb 19, 2019 3:12 AM # 
Spike:
Cool that Joe is living somewhere with some orienteering. Please tell him I said "hello." You can remind him that the last time we raced head-to-head (The Possum Trot 2017) I beat him!

I think he qualified or was offered a JWOC spot once but turned it down.

Joe is quite a good orienteer. I remember doing a training course with him when he was maybe 10-11 and being impressed that he really understood how to read the map.
Feb 19, 2019 11:34 AM # 
GuyO:
Yes, Joe declined a JWOC selection in 2012; it was due to another JWOCer dropping out (Jaxon Rickel?); Zac Barker was next in line and accepted.

@Spike: Like you, he will be at the Flying Pig / Masters Natls, but he's running M21 all 3 days. If you're up for a rematch, I could switch you to Blue for Friday... ;-)

EDIT: Looks like a bug in the admin registration list had you (& Mary) running Fri & Sat instead of Sat & Sun. So no rematch with Joe at the Pig... :-/

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