US Orienteering Team Trials for WOC 2009
Spring Lake Park, Santa Rosa, California, & Bogg's Mountain
State Demonstration Forest, near Cobb, California, hosted by BAOC
May 1-3, 2009.
Team Trials courses (Red & Blue), as part of a full USOF
& WRE, hosted by BAOC -
The team to represent the US at WOC
2009, to be held in Hungary, Auguest 18-23, will be selected based
on these Team Trials races, and in part on the USOF rankings preceding
the Trials. See, the detailed
rules if desired.
Other US Team information can be found on the US Team Blog.
Was Tuesday, April 28, at 11:59pm. This was to allow the randon
start draw to take place on the morning of April 29, after which time
start times for the Trials and WRE were posted, and not changable.
If you register for M/F21 after this time, you may still be
eligible for the A-event (and USOF ranking points) but you will not be
eligible for the Team Trials.
The United States Team for the 2009 World Orienteering Championships
should have a group photo here soon...
Are here (although were
corrected slightly due to a USOF rankings correction), and are based
upon the USOF rankings as of April 30th, which are available
the USOF rankings site.
Along with the results of the 3 races, this scaled ranking is one of
the 4 scores.
Random, each day, with Trialers segregated and starting earlier. Please
note that if
you miss your start time you will have the option of (a) starting as
soon as you arrive at the start, with your official time starting at
your originally scheduled start time (e.g. if you're 30 seconds late,
you might want to do this), or (b) you may ask for a later start for
A-meet purposes ONLY - your result will not be eligible for Team Trials
or WRE if you reschedule your start time.
Scoring List Potential Exceptions:
The review panel that will consider exceptions will consist of:
- Joe Scarborough (Chair), Bruce Wolfe, Linda Kohn, Peter Gagarin,
and Ken Walker Jr.
The following people are eligible as a potential exception to the Team
Trials scoring list due to
(See the Rules for details.)
- (A) outstanding performance in the Rankings and the previous US
- (B) out of the country status.
(B) Additional known possible exception requestors who are
believed to be eligible to use the out-of-the-country rule:
- Women: Samantha Saeger, Hillary Saeger
- Men: Eric Bone, Ross Smith, Boris Granovskiy
If you would like to petition for an exception, please send your
petition to Joe Scarborough, Review Panel Chair, joe at orienteer dot
com. See also ESC Member
- Sandra Zurcher (petition
has been received)
- Ekaterina (Kat) Orekhova (registered for Trials,
and is still eligible to petition based on out-of-country rule)
- Alison Crocker (lives in England, ran 4 World Cups for
US in 2008, and a 10:45 3km on 1/30/09 - apparently did not petition)
- Matt Scott (won long event at NAOC 2008, lives in New Zealand -
apparently did not
Information used to generate the list of exceptions above.
- Top 5 US-WOC-eligible in Pre-Team-Trials Rankings available at
the USOF rankings site.
Samantha Saeger, Hillary Saeger,
Pavlina Brautigam, <If Yekat. D. or Marie A. is WOC-eligible they'd
go here - doesn't matter for this purpose>, Holly Kuerstner, Corinne
- Men: Eddie Bergeron, Eric Bone, Matt Scott, Ross
Smith, Boris Granovskiy
- Top 5 US-WOC-eligible in 2008 US Champs:
- Women: Sandra Zurcher, Samantha Saeger, Ekaterina Orekhova,
Hillary Saeger, Maiya Anderson
- Men: Leif Anderson, Eric Bone, Boris Granovsky, Mark Everett,
- page by Wyatt Riley - initial info 10/21/07 - updated with
substantial pre-meet info 2/1/2009 - added pre-Trials
rankings and updated possible exceptions based on 4/7 rankings on
4/15/09 - a few name corrections & added Review Panel names 4/16/09
- date edit, notes on trialer changes, 4/28/2009 - updated with actual
Pre-Trials rankings, 4/28/2009 - updated with Day 1 Trials results,
5/1/2009 - updated with final Trials results, 5/6/2009