On behalf of the Review Panel, I'm happy to announce the athletes who will represent the US at the 2019 World Orienteering Championships.
Greg Ahlswede (DVOA)
Eric Bone (COC)
Jordan Laughlin (HOC)
Anton Salmenkyla (CSU)
Alison Campbell (DVOA)
Ali Crocker (CROC)
Syd Fisher (WPOC)
Aasne Skram Tromberg
The race assignments are as follows:
Middle Qual Men: Anton, Greg, Eric, Jordan; Morten is reserve
Middle Qual Women: Syd, Aasne, Alison; Ali is reserve
Long Men: Morten, Jordan; Greg is reserve
Long Women: Ali, Syd; Aasne is reserve
Relay Men: Anton, Greg, Morten; reserve Eric/Jordan*
Relay Women: Ali, Aasne, Alison*; Syd is reserve
In selecting the best athletes for each race, the Review Panel considered automatic qualifications, strengths, and maximum number of races each individual could race competitively. For the remaining positions after automatic selections, the RP considered whether petitioner or injured athlete's body of performance indicated higher potential than another athlete's documented team trials performance prior to naming an athlete based on performance. We chose not to name any overall team alternates.
Asterisks indicate that we leave the selection of the men's relay reserve (if needed) and the final call on Alison's injury recovery for the WOC relay to the chair of the ESC, to be made during WOC as necessary. We wish all our athletes strong, healthy training in the upcoming months.
Go Team USA!
Review Panel: Peggy Dickison, Tori Campbell, Will Hawkins, Glen Tryson
Congratulations to all the athletes! I look forward to following your races at WOC.
Congratulations to all! We hope everyone is healthy by mid August -- we know you're looking forward to doing your best.
The complete announcement is posted on the OUSA website here
Thanks to the Review Panel for their fine work, and congratulations to the team. Best of skill to you in Norway (there's no luck involved)!
Very good selection. Good luck!
Thanks RP. Train well, team!
Many thanks to the Review Panel for their work under pressure to come up with a great team!