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Discussion: Team USA @ WOC2021

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Jul 1, 2021 3:45 PM # 
The team has arrived and completed covid testing. Accreditation is next! Check out this. news from AJ Riley:
Jul 1, 2021 4:46 PM # 
You can also follow along at OrienteeringUSA or US Orienteering Team Facebook pages for the latest updates from WOC2021.

Jul 1, 2021 4:59 PM # 
Alas it appears one has to have an Instagram account to see AJ's post, using either LKohn's link or OUSA's link. Is this a new thing?--I think I remember being able to see folk's posted Instagram links in the past, and I've never had an account there. Is there any way around this? It would be a shame to have this hidden from the general orienteering public. I don't care how easy or hard it is to establish an Instagram account, some people will refuse to do that for security / privacy / tracking reasons, many others simply won't bother to jump over the hurdle.
Jul 1, 2021 5:09 PM # 
Steve - Instagram does require an account, I just set one up this AM to access this content. But never fear: a compendium of AJ's Instagram takeover will make an appearance as a Puzzle Friday feature tomorrow morning. So you can catch the 'best of' from his postings over at the website tomorrow... If I remember, I'll drop the link here as well..
Jul 1, 2021 6:45 PM # 
Will we have to solve the puzzle to see them?
Jul 1, 2021 6:52 PM # 
If going to FB to the account of IOForienteering, under More one can see what is crosslinked - for them Instagram, Youtube, Twitter. For some reason, though, Instagram is coming up with an error at this time; not Twitter and YoutTube.
Jul 1, 2021 7:02 PM # 
JJ - I'll post the full composite image to the OUSA FB page with the puzzle link, so you will be able to see it there.
Jul 2, 2021 12:40 AM # 
Photo dump Part 1 of AJ's Instagram Takeover

Part 2
Jul 2, 2021 11:34 AM # 
Nice job, AJ!

Guess you're too young to remember our former WOC & US team member from Alaska (JLaughlin). If you make it back east for the Highlander, bet you can run head to head. I'd love to see that, actually.

[In all fairness, cmpbllj and I were not tracking any orienteering results from Alaska when we were coaching at West Point, so when an 18-year-old Cadet Laughlin showed up and blew away the field on our time trial at West Point using the previous spring's NRE courses, we were floored. Hurray for orienteering in Alaska!]
Jul 2, 2021 12:07 PM # 
Good stuff! AJ did a nice job.
We had a US Champs in Anchorage several years ago*; it was very memorable! (It was held on weeknight evenings, since there's plenty of light then and the volunteers could go to work during the day.)
*1994,during the week of the summer solstice
Jul 2, 2021 5:04 PM # 
Start times for the Sprint Quali are up now, also on the WOC2021 App
Jul 2, 2021 8:02 PM # 
The Qualifications aren't on the web broadcast. The Final starts at 9:00 local time, that's midnight Pacific Time. Has anyone signed up to get the broadcasts?
Jul 2, 2021 9:16 PM # 
The final starts at 2:30pm local time, or 5:30am Pacific time. I plan on tuning in.
Jul 3, 2021 8:09 AM # 
Results from the Sprint Qualifations.

Doesn't look like any of the men made it through to the finals; none mispunched though. Women are up next.

25 Anthony Riley Men C (33) 15:46 +2:48
26 William Enger Men A (34) 17:19 +4:15
26 Thomas Laraia Men B (34) 15:35 +2:41
Jul 3, 2021 11:30 AM # 
Go TeamUSA--we're cheering you on from afar. A special shout out to all the QOC members of the team. Way to go guys!!! Have a great week of competition!
Jul 5, 2021 8:20 PM # 
Well the team moves on to the forest tomorrow! Starting off with the Middle Qualification. Start times are now out, all local time to athletes.

Men A - Eric 9:32
Men B - Thomas 10:02
Men C - Joe 9:10

Women A - Diana 11:17
Women B - Angelica 10:56
Women C - Sydney 10:29

Full start lists here:
Jul 6, 2021 4:48 PM # 
Thomas L, great day, congratulations!
Jul 6, 2021 4:51 PM # 
Yes, absolutely.
Jul 14, 2021 8:47 PM # 
In case you hadn't seen the link elsewhere - the TeamUSA WOC '21 Recap has been posted to the OUSA Website.
Jul 15, 2021 12:02 AM # 
Great recap Clint!
Jul 15, 2021 2:15 AM # 
You did a great job on the recap, Clint!
Jul 15, 2021 7:18 PM # 
Yes, a really great summary of what happened.
Jul 16, 2021 10:02 PM # 
that was a fantastic read. nice job
Jul 19, 2021 2:55 PM # 
Thanks so much for the great writeup! I loved the synopses, and particularly all of the quotes. A great format. Way to go, team USA!
Jul 19, 2021 7:10 PM # 
Clint, and Team, I read the report only after reading these positive reviews.
It still exceeded my expectations.
Jul 20, 2021 1:19 AM # 
Really well done, Clinton! Thanks to all the team members for sharing their thoughts and experiences - great job in a challenging year, and best wishes as we move forward!
Jul 21, 2021 1:18 AM # 
Yes it was a great recap of a challenging week. I have a feeling there are a lot of untold stories behind what we were given to read.
Let me add congratulations to the mostly young and barely experienced team. Being sent to their first WOC in that Moravian terrain is really like being tossed into the deep end of the pool.
I know. Just one shy of 50 years ago I was part of a first Canadian Men's WOC team that participated in that same type of terrain. We had a bit less experience behind us but shared about the same results as this year's USA WOC team. I think our top two finishers were 47th and 49th and our relay team was DQed as OVT.
The point of this message is that I think your team can all be proud of the job done against teams far more experienced in world competition in general and that unique terrain in particular.
And yes we brought home experience to share with others and a whole load of stories that have for almost half a century gone mostly untold.
Jul 25, 2021 1:59 PM # 
Comgrats to USA team on another WOC! I'm just starting to get caught up and glad to see the results here and some of the great footage that was provided.

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