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Welcome to the website of the Arctic Orienteering Club, based in Anchorage, Alaska. Orienteering is the sport of cross country navigation using map and compass. To some it is a competitive race while to others it is a chance to get out and explore the countryside, challenge the mind, and enjoy the company. Either way, you are welcome to participate. Training is part of our purpose, and beginners and young people are encouraged to take part.

The Arctic Orienteering Club is a sanctioned club of Orienteering USA and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Kincaid Relay Orienteering

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Kincaid Park, Raspberry Road

42 competitors showed up on a rainy night to compete in David and Gary Snyder’s orienteering meet. Participants could run the race solo or as a relay team, doing the course twice. Steve Gruhn and Regan Sarwas topped the long course relay race, winning in 1:21:20

Short Course (1.6 km, 10 controls) Solo

1) Ivan Hodes, 19:27; 2) Terry Pauls, 29:13; 3)Tazlina and Marley Ireland and Iona Snyder, 34:40; 4) Ros Singleton, 35:48

Medium Course (2.4 km, 11 controls) Solo

1) Steve McKeever and Dave Jenkins, 32:50; 2) Mike Robinson and Ruth Kvernplassen, 38:05; 3) Dela Grey, 38:45; 4) Allison Phillips and Devin Kelly, 39:16; 5) Sarah Boelter and Chris Tomsen, 40:00; 6) Joyce Goodell, 48:00; 7) Chris Wood and Landon Luebice, 51:07; 8) Ben and Tonia Burrough, 1:05:12; 9) Corbin and Thalassa Smith, 1:13:19; Stephanie Kesler DNF

Medium Course (4.8 km, 22 controls) Relay Team

1) Erik and Mischa Carlson, 1:01:48; 2) Marcie Winter and Giselle Bergeron, 1:29:44

Long Course (3.9 km, 14 controls) Solo

1) Mike Robinson, 48:02, 2) Bill and Ann Spencer, 1:09:34; 3) Agie Kupilih, 1:20:08; 4) Ivan Hodes, 1:33:30; Lynn Spencer and Ben Stedman, DNF

Long Course (7.8 km, 28 controls) Relay Team

1) Steve Gruhn and Regan Sarwas, 1:21:20; 2) Colin Singleton and Bill Johnson, 1:37:25; 3) Art Harmon and Dan Billman, 1:41:50; 4) Ian and Springer Moore, and Jen Joliff, 1:46:06

We would love your feedback! If you have criticisms, praise, suggestions, comments, or whatever – please let us know.

Dan and Anne’s Arcand-O

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Ruth Arcand Park

Hardy orienteers braved the rain for the first run on the new Ruth Arcand map. They ran a fun and fast mass-start format that allows head-to-head competition after participants initially scatter in all directions. Ian Moore and Jen Jolliff handily won the men’s and women’s long course, and Brian Durrell and Agneta Kupilik won the medium course.

Thanks to Mark Findlay for helping with the start and Jill Follett for picking up controls.

Red, 3.5 km, 18 controls

Men

1) Ian Moore, 0:28:52; 2) Lars Spurkland, 0:30:35; 3) Nathaniel Knapp, 0:36:10; 4) Mike Robinson, 0:37:08; 5) Steve Gruhn, 0:37:15; 6) Regan Sarwas, 0:41:42; 7) Trond Jensen, 0:41:50; 8) Art Harmon, 0:45:24; 9) Dwight Iverson, 0:51:40

Women

1) Jen Jolliff, 0:37:16; 2) Karen Bronga, 0:55:40

Team

1) Bill Johnson, Greg Egeland, Nicole Lee, 0:37:12; 2) Jesse Donahue, Kerry Klavdee, Michael Kelly, 0:50:59; 3) Ann, Bill Spencer, 1:01:35

Orange, 2.5 km, 16 controls

Men

1) Brian Durrell, 0:23:55; 2) Daniel T. Kusters, 0:26:19; 3) Ivan Hodes, 0:30:18; 4) Mischa Carlson, 0:33:14; 5) Mark Findlay, 0:34:28; 6) Steve McKeever, 0:36:53

Women

1) Agneta Kupilik, 0:31:04; 2) Giselle Bergeron, 0:39:34; 3) Raye Ann Neustel, 0:47:28; 4) Sandy Graham, 0:52:38

Team

1) Ruth Kvernplassen, Molly Eastman, 0:47:28; 2) Jenn, Nate, Springer Moore, 0:59:01

White, 1.7 km, 10 controls

Team

1) Sultana Noffsinger, Trond Jensen, 0:15:01; 2) Logan, Jill, Eric Follett, 0:21:24; 3) Brian, Sigrid Erickson, 0:25:01

We would love your feedback! If you have criticisms, praise, suggestions, comments, or whatever – please let us know.

Trond’s Inaugural-O at Bartlett

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Bartlett High School

Seventy-five orienteers participated in Wednesday’s orienteering meet at Bartlett. This was the inaugural event on the brand new orienteering map of the Bartlett High School ski trails area. Participants praised the new map and fun orienteering area. Ian Moore won the men’s long course in a blistering 37 minutes and 10 seconds. Jen Joliff won the women’s long course in 57 minutes and 42 seconds.

Thank you volunteers Cindy Jensen, Siena Noffsinger and Sultana Noffsinger for assistance in putting on the meet.

Short Course (2.0 km, 13 controls)

Men

Clayton Hodgeson 48:15; 2) Mark Wing, 1:36:00

Team

Wendy, Ann, David, Nowelle and Bill Spencer and Soren Andersen, 20:22; 2) Siena Noffsinger and Cindy Jensen, 23:57; 3) Brian and Siri Erickson, 34:20; 4) Jim and Linda Waugaman, 35:47; 5) Julie, Noah, and Elijah Faso-Formoso, Peter Symmes, Mark Irving and Lyle Garrity, 44:07; 6) Andrew, Jen and Corin Harmon, 47:45; 7) Tanner, Mackenzie and Sherrie Betts, 48:49; 8) Dick and Liska Snyder, 51:18

Intermediate Course (3.3 km, 18 controls)

Women

Dela Grey, 1:09:54; 2) Giselle Bergeron, 1:26:38; Stephanie Kesler, DNF

Men

Richard Hall, 1:04:20; 2) Mark Findlay, 1:04:46; 3) Liam Sarwas, 1:26:28; 4) Steve McKeever, 1:31:57

Team

Lia and Trudy Keller, 1:08:04; 2) Chris Tomsen and John DeLaChapelle, 1:08:30; 3) Springer and Ian Moore, 1:15:15; 4) Joyce Goodell, Kathy Faryniarz and Rita Norton, 1:21:30; 5) Ivan and Olivia Hodes, 1:32:10; 6) Molly Eastman and Ruth Kvernplassen, 1:58:50

Long Course (4.7 km, 23 controls)

Women

Jen Joliff, 57:42; 2) Anne Billman, 64:52; 3) Karen Bronga, 77:35

Men

Ian Moore, 37:10; 2) Cory Smith, 41:23; 3) Lars Spurkland, 46:15; 4) Andrew Lee, 47:47; 5) Mike Robinson, 52:01; 6) Bill Spencer, 52:34; 7) Regan Sarwas, 52:40; 8) Dan Billman, 56:07; 9) Tom Bronga, 56:43; 10) Gary Snyder, 57:47; 11) Brian Durrell, 58:54; 12) Dan Baird, 62:42; 13) Art Harmon, 65:30; 14) Eric Follett, 66:46; 15) Steve Gruhn, 68:04; 16) Dwight Iverson, 68:19; 17) Tom Livingston, 74:33; 18) Nathaniel Knapp, 75:48

Team

Nick and Lex Treinen, 50:50; 2) Greg Egeland and Bill Johnson, 64:50; 3) Jessie Donahue and Michael Kelly, 74:41; 4) Jill Follett and Carey Liebershal, 88:35

We would love your feedback! If you have criticisms, praise, suggestions, comments, or whatever – please let us know.

Lars & Raye Ann’s Adventure O

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Stork Park

83 hardy participant braved wet feet, thick brush and some blow down to compete in Lars & Raye Ann’s Adventure O. Cory Smith won the men’s Red Course by a hair thin margin over perennial favorite Ian Moore. Lindsey Flagstad was the lone womens single finisher in the red course with a time of 1:55:05.

Red/Green course (5.2km, 14 control stations)

Men

1) Cory Smith, 1:04:43; 2) Ian Moore, 1:04:46; 3) Trond Jensen, 1:13:25; 4) Steve Gruhn, 1:27:16; 5) Regan Sarwas, 1:36:16; 6) Bill Johnson, 1:41:36; 7) Jeremy Crawford, 1:43:00; 8) Bill Spencer, 1:51:57; 9) Micheal Malvick, 2:15:30; 10) Nathaniel Knapp, 2:24:05; 11) Mike Robinson, 2:31:32; 12) Tom Bronga, 2:42:00; DNF) Art Harmon, Erik Carson, Dan Billman, Colin Singleton

Women

1) Lindsy Flagstad, 1:55:43

Teams

1) Karen Bronga & Rosalyn Singleton, 2:11:27; DNF) Rachel Hightower, Carl Hund, David Rodriguez, Mike Rodriguez

Orange course (2.9km, 9 control stations)

Men

1) Ivan Hodes, 1:29:05; 2) Philip Stutzer, 1:42:10; DNF) Chris Tomsen, Mark Findlay

Women

DNF) Eva Latong, Allie Phillips

Teams

DNF) Team Quigg

Yellow course (3.0km, 9 control stations)

Men

1) Springer Moore, 1:14:20; 2) Hatcher Smith 1:26:15

Women

1) Cindy Jensen, 43:35.0; 2) Kathy Farynairz, 46:00.0; 3) Giselle Bergeron, 1:02:40; DNF) Arrie Whitman

Teams

1) Ben & Tonia Burrough, 1:07:00; 2) Emma & Kyle, 1:09:15; 3) Vailferree Brechtel & Scott horrell, 1:13:10; 4) Linnea & Tobyn Teklay, 1:16:00; 5) Luke, Gretchen, Axel, Max, Kiskaddon, Ryder, Simpson, 1:16:41; 6) Tyler & Wendy Shaw, 1:23:00; 7) Greg & Kylee Egeland, 1:26:00; 8) Vebjorn & Trond Flagstad, 1:26:15; 9) Aimee, Clariee, & Kaysee Demientieff, 1:27:20

White course (1.9km, 10 control stations)

Men

1) James Singleton, 20:48.0; 2) Todd Graham, 24:15.0; 3) Cleary Harmon, 40:30.0

Women

1) Carey Johnson, 24:15.0; 2) Sarah Peters, 40:00.0

Teams

1) Lia, trudy, Duke & Kincaid Keller, 29:36.0; 2) Victoria, Malvik & Jayla Hepler, 37:00.0; 3) Talea & Linda Smith, 40:30.0; 4) Maeva Ordaz & Larisa Pollock, 48:00.0; 5) Quetzel, Becky, Scott & Trogon Hauser, 55:37.0; 6) Justus & Keith Augemzeits, 55:51.0; 7) Kennedy & Ellyn Brown, 1:00:00; 8) Todd Tronnes & Nate Anika, 1:07:00

This was a points meet. Check out how you are doing in the season standings

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Art’s Excellent-O

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Far North Bicentennial Park

Over 80 participants braved the think clouds of mosquitoes and challenging terrain to orienteer on a beautiful sunny day in Bicentennial Park. Volunteers found a dead moose calf on Tuesday near one of the control locations on the Red course. This caused the Meet Director to shorten that course by over a kilometer in order to avoid the area. Ian Moore had the fastest time on the men’s red course, with Anne Billman winning the women’s red.

The meet was put on by Art Harmon, with help from Jennifer, Harlen and Cecilia Harmon. Thanks to Jeremy Crawford, Dan Ellsworth, Steve Gruhn, Kathy Farynairnz, Dwight Iverson, Lia and Trudy Keller and Chris Tomsen and Eric McCabe for help with the courses.

White course (2.1-K, 8 control stations)

Women

1) Carey Johnson, 47:30; 2) Agneta Kupilik, 55:00; 3) Tonia Burrough, 55:28, 4) Michaela Goertzen, DNF

Teams

1) Sarah Baumeister and Erin Turnock, 43:00; 2) Dick and Liska Snyder, 54:00; 3) Maera Ordaz and Emma Griffith, 1:12:00

Yellow course (3.4-K, 9 control stations)

Men

1) Lucjan Zolnierowski, 1:58:00

Women

1) Anna Fardig, 1:09:00; 2) Vailferree Brechtel, 1:19:25; 3) Stephanie Kesler, 1:19:26; 4) Corrie Whitmore, 1:24:09; 5) Tunli Andersen, DNF; 6) Sandra Graham, DNF

Teams

1) Charese Gearhart-Dekreon and Drew Dekreon, 53:58; 2) Lia and Trudy Keller, 1:06:49; 3) Sultana and Siena Noffsinger and Cindy Norqvest, 1:13:16; 4) Jen Jolliff, Springer Moore and Andrew Harmon, 1:34:49; 5) Aksel, Niva and Trond Flagstad and Cindy and Carr Lane Quackenbush, 2:08:00; 6) Kevin, Darby and Erika Downs, DNF; 7) Ruth Kvernplassen and Molly Eastman, DNF

Orange course (4.4-K, 11 control stations)

Men

1) Brian Durrell, 1:06:54; 2) Philip Stutzer, 1:37:10

Teams

1) Chris Tomsen and Eric McCabe, 1:57:05

Green course (4.6-K, 9 control stations)

Men

1) David Snyder, 2:15:00; 2) Erik Carlson, DNF

Women

1) Dela Grey, DNF

Teams

1) Bill Spencer, Isabel and Grace Trimborn and Kristie Bischofberger 1:47:32; 2) Nina Schwinghammer and Allan Spangler, 2:09:00; 3) Elizabeth Knapp and Chelsea Ward-Waller, DNF

Red course (5.5-K, 12 control stations)

Men

1) Ian Moore, 59:49; 2) Trond Jensen, 1:11:00; 3) Dan Billman, 1:13:45; 4) Cory Smith, 1:15:06; 5) Bill Johnson, 1:23:05; 6) Peter Oswald, 1:24:15; 7) Steve Gruhn, 1:25:34; 8) Regan Sarwas, 1:25:39; 9) Mike Robinson, 2:06:44; 10) Dan Baird, 2:22:14; 11) Dwight Iverson, 3:00:57; 12) Ben Burrough, DNF; 13) Seth Downs, DNF; 14) Nathaniel Knapp, DNF; 15) Colin Singleton, DNF

Women

1) Anne Billman, 2:01:30; 2) Lindsey Flagstad, 2:04:06

Teams

1) Dave and Diana Evans 1:14:28

This was a points meet. Check out how you are doing in the season standings

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Spurkland, Jolliff Win Earthquake Park Map Debut

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Earthquake Park

Over 100 people came out to Earthquake Park to experience the Arctic Orienteering Club’s first traditional meet on our new Earthquake Park map. Competitors braved a few raindrops, a few moose, and more than a few mosquitos while learning the nuances of this amazing new orienteering area. Praise was universal for the intricate terrain, interesting features, mild vegetation and the finely-detailed, accurate map. The number of mosquitos was also very impressive.

Lars Spurkland was the fastest competitor on any course, with a time of 39:58 on the most challenging 3.4 kilometer Red course. Jen Jolliff was the fastest woman on the Red course, finishing in 49:26. Also of note, the Red course had 24 starts, twice as many as any other course.

This meet was put on by Cory Smith, with help from Linda Smith. Thanks to Regan Sarwas for rescuing an injured competitor. Thanks to Resource Data, Inc for printing the maps.

If anyone is interested in getting a little more experience with this map, there are still some controls that need to be picked up. Contact Cory Smith if interested.

Red, 3.4 km, 21 controls

Men

1) Lars Spurkland, 0:39:58; 2) Ian Moore, 0:43:07; 3) Trond Jensen, 0:46:40; 4) Tom Bronga, 0:48:36; 5) Bill Johnson, 0:49:27; 6) Regan Sarwas, 0:49:30; 7) Bill Spencer, 0:53:09; 8) Peter Oswald, 0:53:20; 9) Trond Flagstad, 0:53:28; 10) Andrew Lee, 0:54:45; 11) Steve Gruhn, 0:55:36; 12) Dan Billman, 0:58:10; 13) Dwight Iverson, 0:59:16; 14) Mike Robinson, 1:02:00; 15) Jeremy Crawford, 1:07:00; 16) Art Harmon, 1:07:16; 17) Nathaniel Knapp, 1:11:06; 18) Colin Singleton, 1:18:00; 19) Daniel Baird, 1:19:08; 20) Seth Downs, 1:21:10

Women

1) Jen Jolliff, 0:49:26; 2) Lindsey Flagstad, 0:58:42

Team

1) James Crimp, Nick Treinen, Zoe Fuller, Tess Hamilton, 0:53:30

Green, 2.9 km, 20 controls

Men

1) Jeremy Johnson, 1:04:00; 2) David Snyder, 1:12:00; 3) Erik Carlson, 1:22:20; 4) Tom Livingston, 1:32:13

Team

1) Karen Bronga, Rosalyn Singleton, 1:09:20

Orange, 2.3 km, 18 controls

Men

1) Mark Findlay, 0:59:10; 2) Toni Fuerer, 0:59:33; 3) Chris Tomsen, 1:34:10

Women

1) Dela Grey, 1:10:00; 2) Ruth Kveruplassen, 1:26:00

Team

1) Nic Sedenquist, Mariel Terry, 0:53:12; 2) Mike Kelly, Kerry Klauder, Colleen Bue, 0:59:00; 3) Laura Fox, Dwight Iverson, 1:00:40; 4) Aimee, Charlee & Kaysee Demientieff, Grace & Anna Keen, 1:55:26

Yellow, 1.9 km, 13 controls

Women

1) Stephanie Kesler, 0:57:18; 2) Corrie Whitmore, 1:02:45; 3) Vailferree Brechtel, 1:06:00

Team

1) Siena & Sultana Noffsinger, 0:45:29; 2) Rachel Hightower, Denette Romano, David Rodriguez, 0:52:00; 3) Ginny, Ted & Springer Moore, Sunny & Nat Warial, 0:55:30; 4) Trudy & Lia Keller, 0:56:46; 5) Carl, Jessica, Elias & Julia Oswald, 0:59:00; 6) Joyce Goodell, Luda Tsyganenko, 1:03:46; 7) Nicole, Greg & Theresa Lee, 1:16:00; 8) Erika Monahan, Darby Downs, 1:26:20

White, 1.2 km, 9 controls

Team

1) Karen, Harlan & Ruby Loso, 0:49:20; 2) Scott, Quetzal & Trogon Hauser, 0:49:20; 3) Jennifer, Andrew & Corin Harmon, 1:08:10

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Board Meeting Minutes – April 16, 2014

Arctic Orienteering Club Board Meeting
Minutes by Joyce Goodell
April 16th, 2014

Before meeting was called to order, Dan and Ann gave a short overview of their recent travel to Portugal and Spain for international orienteering meets. They also let us know of upcoming meets in Tasmania in Jan 2015 for the Oceania Championships, which they also plan to attend.

Meeting was called to order by President Trond Jensen at 7:25 pm.

Attendees: Mike Robinson, Joyce Goodell, Chris Tomsen, Bill Johnson, Dela Grey, Trond Jensen, Karen Bronga, Dan Billman, Art Harmon, Lexi Hill.

The past meeting’s minutes were accepted.

Items discussed:
1. Mike Robinson on meets. On 5-6, the Big “O” needs a volunteer for the Start Table. The meet director training may be eliminated due to most directors have past experience, and the training may not have much value. Mike will get with Jen to arrange the course setting training on the schedule. Mike reported good progress on permitting, and BLM and the Muni are done. He is working to complete the other areas. Mike will send all meet directors an e-mail to remind them of specific items to be aware of.

2. Getting ready for the season. Chris brought up talking to contacts at schools to make them aware of the Big O. Mike will contact Chelsea to volunteer our services for help with the “O”. We also want to pass out our AOC cards at the table, and Mike will have specifics printed on the cards such as “kids free, and first meet free”.

3. Ski O reports. Attendence at Brongas and Spencers were low. Earthquake park and Hilltop were higher. Earthquake park map was given a good review. The board agreed to give a map (paper copy, not PFD) to an Earthquake Survivor who requested one.

4. Ian and Jenʼs proposal regarding bringing Dan Ellsworth up to put on meets and/or update maps. We discussed cost of airfare, car, R&B. This would cost us at least the seasonʼs revenue from meet fees, and we still owe $900 from our mapping project from last year. The board decided that since the new schedule is already set, and most directors have experience, help with meets would not be valuable. A couple directors that will need help are spread throughout the season. Could we as a club do some of the gross mapping ourselves? Such as Buildings, parking lots, trails using GPS references? We also discussed that possibly Dan E. could do mapping update from our GPS and field notes from home. Are we organized enough this year to bring him up? Board decided we need more time for planning, to get the most from Dan Eʼs expertise. Trond will ask Ian if we can use Dan E. for GPS and map updating, and pay him, and propose more solid projects in the future.

5. Meet Directors are asked to give all sign in sheets to Dan B. (the treasurer) for year end stats so he can start a database of participants, and also use it for “thank youʼs”, data on donations, etc. Also, please give all meet money to Dan.

6. Art was wondering what his job was as VP for membership. Bill with find him jobs! Dan E. will talk to Nancy Borroughs to clarify specific preferences and restrictions for meets held at Ruth Arcand

7. Equipment report: Bill says the clock is OK. Controls are OK, we have two complete sets, and also some spare new ones for replacements. Bill will do some research on some new directional signs as ours is not usable. AOC will reimburse him for cost of new signs. Also, do we have more “bear aware” brochures? Chris will procure some if we need them at the start table.

8. Dela: Land and Trails. At CM, Dot is trying to standardize the use permitting procedure. They are working our emergency procedures, meet notifications. Single track trails also being developed in the area. Dela will get a map for that and forward it to Ian. UAA/APU: area of NLTS and UAA drive has some construction. Short discussion of the upcoming Bragaw Extension. Dela provided diagrams. FNBP: no update on trails. Some work is (or will be done) on the swampy area of Black Bear and Moose Meadows ares. Russian Jack: Some clearing of downed trees off trails has been done (area by Pine Street.)

9. National Ski O: Trond. Discussion regarding would it be possible for Anchorage to hold this? It is held every two years, alternating between the East and West coast. In 2016 it will be on the west coast. Discussion followed of what would be the procedure to accomplish this? Formats involved. We have great venues. We would need good winter version of maps, and need to liason with NSAA for mapping and grooming. Discussed renting a SI system for punching, or update our system. Grants? ADCP? One may fit this venue. Also align it with Iditarod, Fur Rondy, and with this we may find some funds to help. Trond will follow up with lots of questions to the appropriate people.

Other Business:

  • Healthy Futures has dontated $1000 for kids orienteer free.
  • Trond is open to any suggestions for ideas and new directions for the club to take.
  • Chris T. suggested another Search and Rescue “meet” in conjunction of one of our meets. It was suggested we do it every other year, which would mean in the 2015 season. He also is granted free orienteering for his Napalese friends who come to our meets.

Our annual meeting will be 10-8-2014. Our next meeting will be 9-17-2014.

Meeting adjourned at 9:03pm. Minutes respectfully submitted by Joyce Goodell, Secretary

Steve’s Bivouac-O

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Far North Bicentennial Park

Approximately 100 people turned out to navigate trails, open forests, and thickets Wednesday evening. Orienteers started and finished at the North Bivouac Trailhead at Mile 2.2 of Campbell Airstrip Road. Participants encountered moose and newborn calves during their forays in the woods. Ian Moore topped all competitors on the 6.8-kilometer expert course with a time of 67 minutes and 39 seconds, husband Dave Evans and his wife Diana Evans teamed together to top the 5.7-kilometer green course competitors with a time of 74:48, and Mark Findlay led participants on the 4.1-kilometer intermediate orange course with a time of 90:44. But the closest race of the evening was the 3.4-kilometer yellow course, where Agneta Kupilik finished in 53:42, beating the team of Nick Roth and Chris Tomsen by 4:23.

Thanks to volunteers Tami Gruhn, Regan Sarwas, Dwight Iverson, Bill Johnson, Mike Robinson, and host Steve Gruhn for their assistance in putting on the meet.

White Course (2.0 km, 10 control stations)

Woman

1) Akanksha Thakur, 1:17:20

Teams

1) Dick and Liska Snyder and Marley Ireland, 44:01; 2) Quetzel, Trogan, Karen, Harlen, Ruby, Becky, and Scott Loso, 58:22; 3) Aksel, Niva, and Trond Flagstad and Seth and Kevin Downs, 1:07:30

Yellow Course (3.4 km, 11 control stations)

Women

1) Agneta Kupilik, 53:42; 2) Jaime Andersen, 58:08; 3) Ruth Kvernplessen 1:30:10

Teams

1) Nick Roth and Chris Tomsen, 58:05; 2) Drew and Charese Dekreon, 1:11:14; 3) Aimee, Charlee, and Kaysee Dementieff, 1:12:33; 4) Art and Andrew Harmon, 1:25:28; 5) Springer Moore, Vebjorn Flagstad, and Jen Jolliff, 1:31:52; 6) Steve and Erdmuthe Johnston and Sandy Graham, 1:50:55

Orange Course (4.1 km, 15 control stations)

Men

1) Mark Findlay, 1:30:44; 2) Philip Stutzer, 1:35:15; 3) Tom Livingston, 2:17:28

Women

1) Marcie Winter, 1:42:55; 2) Joyce Goodell, 2:04:04

Team

1) Toni Fuerer and Tristyn Cunningham, 2:02:58

Orange Light (Orange Course minus 2 controls)

Man

1) Nic Sedenquist, 1:43:47

Woman

1) Eeva Latosuo, 1:41:39

Teams

1) Russell and Natalie Hood, 1:10:44; 2) Dan, Dany, Ana, and Kayla Kusters, 2:32:54

Green Course (5.7 km, 15 control stations)

Men

1) Erik Carlson, 1:30:00; 2) Eric Follett, 1:51:55; 3) Jeremy Johnson, 1:55:45, 4) Daniel Baird, 1:59:04; 5) David Snyder, 2:11:15; 6) Dwight Iverson, 2:16:56

Women

1) Anne Billman, 1:50:40; 2) Dela Grey, 2:30:22; 3) Karen Bronga, 2:36:04

Teams

1) Dave and Diana Evans, 1:14:48; 2) Shelly Laws and Ariel Hippe, 3:27:01

Green Light (Green Course minus 2 controls)

Teams

1) Jill Follett and De Lewis, 1:57:14; 2) Jessie, Colleen, Kerry, Michael, and Steve Bue, 2:03:51

Red Course (6.8 km, 16 controls)

Men

1) Ian Moore, 1:07:39; 2) Toby Schwöerer, 1:14:45; 3) Cory Smith, 1:21:41; 4) Trond Jensen, 1:25:10; 5) Lars Spurkland, 1:31:10; 6) Dan Billman, 1:33:19; 7) Regan Sarwas, 1:41:17; 8) Peter Oswald, 1:43:58; 9) Mike Robinson, 1:51:24; 10) Bill Johnson, 1:56:49

Woman

1) Lindsey Flagstad, 1:56:38

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Dan & Anne’s Flex-O

Wednesday May 14, 2014
Hillside Park at Abbott Road

There were many tight competitions in Wednesday’s orienteering meet on Wednesday evening at Hillside Park. Cory Smith and Jen Joliff won the men’s and women’s competitions in the longest course, respectively. Peter Oswald took Lars Spurkland by just 11 seconds for second place. The orange course team competition was also tightly fought, with Ben and Tania Burrough eking past Sarah Amundsen and Chris Tomsen by just four seconds.

Thanks to Ariel Hippe and Shelly Laws for their help at the start.

Red, 5.3 km, 12 controls

Men

1) Cory Smith, 1:01:42; 2) Peter Oswald, 1:13:37; 3) Lars Spurkland, 1:13:48; 4) Steve Gruhn, 1:24:09; 5) Bill Johnson, 1:28:15; 6) Regan Sarwas, 1:43:47; 7) Tom Bronga, 2:21:42

Women

1) Jen Joliff, 1:44:46; 2) Lindsay Flagstad, 1:48:31

Team

1) Ariel Hippe, Shelly Laws, 2:53:04

Green, 3.8 km, 9 controls

Men

1) Gary Snyder, 1:08:22; 2) Art Harmon, 1:53:12; 3) Dwight Iverson, 1:57:20; 4) Tom Livingston, 2:16:00

Women

1) Jill Follett, 1:50:00

Orange, 3.4 km, 12 controls

Men

1) Brian Durrell, 0:57:19; 2) Mark Findlay, 1:29:04

Women

1) Dela Grey, 1:18:55; 2) Karen Bronga, 1:28:10; 3) Joyce Goodell, 1:28:20

Team

1) Ben, Tania Burrough, 1:23:36; 2) Sarah Amundsen, Chris Tomsen, 1:23:40; 3) Toni Fuerer, Tristyn Cunningham, 1:28:20; 4) Sadie Oswald, Hailey Harvey, 2:04:24

Yellow, 2.7 km, 11 controls

Men

1) BK Sanford, 0:48:00

Women

1) Stephanie Kesler, 1:09:39

Team

1) Springer, Ian Moore, 0:53:25; 2) Jeanne Molitor, Kathy Faryniarz, 1:01:56; 3) Brian, Julie, Aubrey, Malakai, Zoe Buck; Marcus, Ingrid, Greta, Ole, Fenn Reese; Jason Eickmann, 1:03:20; 4) Pam, Erin Butcher, 1:29:39

White, 1.7 km, 11 controls

Women

1) Vailferree Brechtel, 0:45:56

Team

1) Tazlina, Marley Ireland, 0:33:09; 2) Elias, Carl, Julia, Jessica Oswald, 0:40:00; 3) Jaime, Tuuli, Sisu Andersen, 0:49:47; 4) Erika, Darby Owens, 0:53:32; 5) Hatcher, Talia, Linda Smith, 0:54:00; 6) Aksel, Niva, Vebjorn, Trond Flagstad, 1:08:00

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