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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.

Lexi and Dela’s Solstice Sprint(not)- O

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Bartlett High School

91 people enjoyed a beautiful sunny evening of fun and competitive orienteering on Bartlett High School trails. Lured out with the promise of a Sprint-O, most people took an hour or more to enjoy the trails and woods on the Long (5K) and Short (3K) courses, but everyone came back smiling, and no one got lost. Jeremy Johnson won the short course, Ian Moore won the long course, and the team of Robert, Laura and Brooke Long won the White.

Thanks to the Erik and Mischa Carslon, Corrie Whitmore and Baird Carlson, and Mac and Kiska for course set-up and pick-up; to Jen Jolliff for delaying her start to get the EMIT system going, to the numberous people who helped with keeping the refreshments re-supplied.

Long, 5 km, 20 controls

Men

1) Ian Moore, 0:40:27; 2) Trond Jensen, 0:52:24; 3) Steve Gruhn, 0:59:27; 4) Darren Hull, 1:00:42; 5) Regan Sarwas, 1:01:43; 6) Daniel Baird, 1:04:06; 7) Dan Billman, 1:14:10; 8) Dwight Iverson, 1:42:30; 9) Ivan Hodes (and Lumi), 2:18:20; 10) Nick Treinen, DNF

Women

1) Anne Billman, 1:14:10; 2) Sophie Tidler, 1:42:30; 3) Michelle Semerad, 2:47:25; 4) Vanessa Angel, DNF

Team

1) David Spencer & Bill Spencer, 0:49:55; 2) Lorena Knapp & Lars Gange, 0:58:56; 3) Kimball Forrest, Rick Wesselhoff & Fletcher Hazelhurst, 0:59:40; 4) Brittany Hippe & Sarah Freistone, 1:01:52; 5) Erik Carlson & Mischa Carlson, 1:14:10; 6) Shelly Laws & Ariel Hippe, 1:28:35; 7) Rianne & Benton Campbell, 1:32:37; 8) Springer Moore & Jen Jolliff, DNF; 9) Olga van Tets & Galina Parret, DNF

Short, 3 km, 17 controls

Men

1) Jeremy Johnson, 0:37:56; 2) Eric Follett, 1:01:25; 3) Philip Stutzer, 1:10:57

Women

1) Sandy Graham, DNF

Team

1) Kristen Luke & Ray Gamradt, 0:52:24; 2) Kimball Forrest, Rick Wesselhoff & Fletcher Hazelhurst, 1:06:21; 3) Charese Gearhart-Dekreon & Andrew Dekreon, 1:09:11; 4) Rachel Samuelson, Cody Augdahl & Andrea, 1:15:20; 5) Lisa Yancey & Teal Sky Heller, 1:16:22; 6) Andrew Dougherty & Anne Ritter, 1:16:40; 7) Kathy Farynairz & Joyce Goodell, 1:20:27; 8) Katie & Amy Cahalane, 1:23:40; 9) Tyler & Wendy Shaw, 1:27:43; 10) Anna Ivanova & Vitaly Ivanov, 1:31:02; 11) Jill Follett & De Lewis, 1:35:52; 12) Donna & Teal Cahalane, 1:45:56; 13) Tobyn & Tekla Shaw, 1:55:40; 14) Bill & Carey Johnson, DNF; 15) Maeva Ordaz, Emma Griffith & Ethan Dan, DNF; 16) John & D Duffy, DNF; 17) Keri & Katelynn Hull, DNF

White, 1.9 km, 11 controls

Team

1) Robert, Laura & Brooke Long, 0:33:43; 2) Lia, Trudy, Duke & Kincaid Keller, 0:36:34; 3) Tim Wiepking & Barbara Brown, 0:46:25; 4) Anne Gore, Dave, Tate & Luka Hart, 0:48:00; 5) Kristina, Sydney & Rory Kvernplassen, 1:04:30; 6) Jared Garder, Jeff, Mallory, Vivienne & Juliette Raun, DNF

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

Bill’s Bivouac-O

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Far North Bicentennial Park – Mile 2.2

Approximately 115 people enjoyed orienteering under sunny skies in Far North Bicentennial Park. The green and red courses used an electronic punching system. Ian Moore had the best time on the red course and finished in 1:12:29. The best time on the green course was the team of Diana and David Evans; the top woman for Green was Anne Billman finishing in 1:49:06 and the top man was Eric Follett clocking in at 1:35:14.

Thank you to the following volunteers for helping put on this meet: Cory Smith, vetting the advanced courses; Ian Moore, updates to the map; Carey Johnson, staffing the registration table; Jill Jolliff, teaching the training course; Anne Billman, much needed help at the registration table near the end of the meet; Dwight Iverson and Dan Billman, picking up controls.

Red, 6.2 km, 19 controls

Men

1) Ian Moore, 1:12:29; 2) Bill Spencer, 1:22:52; 3) Trond Jensen, 1:35:50; 4) Steve Gruhn, 1:48:52; 5) Peter Oswald, 1:53:22; 6) Tom Bronga, 1:59:15; 7) Mike Robinson, DNF; 8) Dwight Iverson, DNF; 9) Jeremy Crawford, DNF; 10) Nick Treinen, DNF

Team

1) Lars Gange, Lorene Khan, 2:40:48

Electronic Splits for Red Course (Map)

Green, 4.9 km, 13 controls

Men

1) Eric Follet, 1:35:14; 2) Dan Baird, 1:39:47; 3) Mark Findlay, 2:08:00; 4) Ivan Hodes, DNF

Women

1) Anne Billman, 1:49:06; 2) Vanessa Angel, 2:01:44; 3) Karen Bronga, 2:10:16; 4) Dela Grey, 2:29:48; 5) Joyce Goodell, DNF; 6) Marina Krysinski, DNF

Team

1) Diana Evans, David Evans, 1:10:00; 2) Brittany Hippe, Sarah Freistone, 2:12:06; 3) Ariel Hippe, Shelly Laws, DNF

Electronic Splits for Green Course (Map)

Orange, 3.8 km, 11 controls

Men

1) Toni Fuerer, 0:59:52; 2) Jeremy Johnson, 1:08:00

Women

1) Greta Yarbrough, DNF

Team

1) Erik Carlson, Misha Carlson, 1:03:29; 2) Steve McKeever, Peter Johnson, 1:12:30; 3) Regan Sarwas, Brandon Lever, Jody Wolfe, 1:16:33; 4) Alex Caldelas, Fede Caldelas, 1:19:00; 5) Adam Becia, Regina McDiffett, 1:20:00; 6) A Dekreon, C Gearhart-Dekreon, 1:59:00; 7) Adrea Clark, Cody Andehl, Rachel Sammuelson, DNF

Yellow, 3.1 km, 11 controls

Men

1) Gabe Dearman, 0:42:24; 2) Chris Pike, 0:45:35

Women

1) Elissa Brown, 0:32:55; 2) Kathy Faryniarz, 0:59:00; 3) Michelle Semerad, 1:07:50

Team

1) Andrew Dougherty, Anne Ritter, 0:44:00; 2) Bill and Sheryl Fleming, Julia Fleming, 0:49:40; 3) Jan Cox, Charlie Alcus, 0:55:00; 4) Jen Jolliff, Springer Moore, 1:01:31; 5) Brittany Hippe, Jennifer Thompson, Pam Thompson, Dan Thompson, Suzy Thompson, 1:02:52; 6) Al Flynn, Simon Flynn, Maggie Flynn, Mitchell Flynn, Kian Flynn, 1:05:20; 7) Barbara Crews, Lisa Holzapfel, 1:09:00; 8) Tim Wiepking, Barbara Brown, 1:13:36; 9) Lexi Hill, Carrie Whitmore, Baird Whitmore, 1:14:00; 10) Tracy Lingnau, Laurie Lingnau, 1:24:00; 11) Francesca Singleton, Colin Singleton, 1:26:00; 12) Laura Eide, Carrie Rosenberg, 1:26:00; 13) Julee Duhrsen, Meredith Duhrsen, DNF; 14) Julie Harvey, Kiele Harvey, DNF

White, 2.4 km, 10 controls

Men

1) Ivan Hodes, 0:23:30; 2) Josh Brown, 0:35:00

Team

1) Lia Keller, Trudy Keller, Kincaid Keller, Duke Keller, 0:39:55; 2) Laura Long, Brooke Long, 0:41:00; 3) Art Harmon, Jen Harmon, Andrew Harmon, Corin Harmon, 0:47:30; 4) Abby O’Neil, Will O’Neil, Ryan O’Neil, 0:56:00; 5) Rob Fleckenstein, Krista Fleckenstein, Cooper Fleckenstein, Charlotte Fleckenstein, 1:04:22; 6) Nat Trager, Lauren Trager, Carrie Trager, Davis Trager, 1:10:00; 7) Ruth Kvernplassen, Kristina Kvernplassen, Sydney Kvernplassen, Rory Kvernplassen, DNF

This was a points race. See how you stand in the season points.

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

Results for Trond’s Troll-O

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Storck Park

93 people came out for the orienteering event at Storck Park in Bear Valley. Challenging terrain and difficult route finding made for long adventures for participants. Cory Smith won the men’s long advanced course with Ian Moore in second. No women started the long course. John Fritz won the men’s shorter advanced course with Mark Findlay in second. Vanessa Angel edged out Karen Bronga in the womens short advanced course.

Thanks to the following volunteers for helping put on this meet: Cory Smith for set up, helping registering people and clean up, Tobias Schwörer for help with the electronic timing system, Ian Moore for map/ocad advise and taking in controls, Jen Jolliff and Springer Moore taking in controls, Anne Billman for help at the start/finish area getting beginners out on the course today and last but not least Vebjorn Flagstad for help hanging controls and lots of O- friends for watching my kids during the meet.

Red, 5.8 km, 15 controls

Electronic Splits for Red Course

Men

1) Cory Smith, 1:14:34; 2) Ian Moore, 1:25:29; 3) Bill Johnson, 1:52:34; 4) Mike Robinson, 1:54:11; 5) Peter Oswald, 1:58:22; 6) Bill Spencer, 2:04:28; 7) Tom Bronga, 2:25:47; 8) Jeremy Crawford, 2:35:38; 9) Steve Gruhn, 2:44:48; 10) Regan Sarwas, 3:32:04; 11) Dan Billman, DNF ; 12) Tobias Schwörer, DNF

Team

1) Nick Treinen and Neil Liotta, 2:06:59

Green, 4.1 km, 14 controls

Men

1) John Fritz, 2:05:15; 2) Mark Findlay, 2:23:00; 3) Tom Livingstone, 2:24:42; 4) Eric Follett, 2:27:52; 5) Daniel Baird, DNF

Women

1) Vanessa Angel, 2:15:54; 2) Karen Bronga, 2:18:00; 3) Anne Billman, DNF

Orange, 3.4 km, 13 controls

Men

1) Jeremy Johnson, 1:18:45; 2) Mischa Carlson, 1:30:25; 3) Steve McKeever, 2:06:15; 4) Philip Stutzer, DNF; 5) Ivan Hodes, DNF

Women

1) Ruth Kvernplassen, DNF

Team

1) Allie Phillips and Mellie Park, 1:42:10; 2) Ariel Hippe and Sarah Freistone, 1:55:10; 3) Joe Kurtak and Peter Johnson, 1:58:39; 4) David Rodriguez and Denette Romano, DNF; 5) Andrew Dougherty and Anne Ritter, DNF

Yellow, 2.7 km, 13 controls

Women

1) Michelle Semerad, 1:46:00

Team

1) Rianne Campbell, Kyle Emery and Hillary Orley, 0:00:58; 2) Springer Moore and Vebjorn Flagstad, 1:05:25; 3) Carl, Willow, Elias and Julia Oswald, 1:19:35; 4) Ella, Andrea and Rachel, 1:24:00; 5) Diane Hirshberg and Lexi Hill, 1:26:10; 6) Trudy and Lia Keller, 1:31:10; 7) Sarah Peters, Emily Reast and Maera Ordaz, 1:34:00; 8) Al and Maggie Mitchell, DNF

White, 2.1 km, 11 controls

Men

1) Evan Hodes, 0:35:00

Team

1) Magnus Ziegler and Marianne Pedersen, 0:30:40; 2) Dave Hart and Tate, Luke, Evan, 0:56:02; 3) Tim Wiepking and Barbara Brown, 0:58:45; 4) Steve, Alex and Maddie Sivils, 0:59:25; 5) Oksana Pugh, Natalia Oestgaard and Valentina Kling, 1:13:07; 6) Kevin and Seth Downs, 1:13:10; 7) Annabel, Torin and Shannon Uffenbeck, 1:13:10; 8) Trogon, Quetzal, Becky and Scott Hauser, Aksel and Niva Flagstad, 1:20:00; 9) Gen Kikukawa and Sue Forbes, 1:32:04; 10) Nat, Lauren, Gavin and Davis Trager, 2:07:15

This was a points race. See how you stand in the season points.

The red course is available in Route Gadget, let me know if you would like to have other courses added.

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

JBER Fossil-Orienteering Meet

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Fossil Creek on JBER Alaska

Ian Moore and Lorena Knapp were top Red Course (4.8km) Orienteering mens, womens finishers displaying ‘cross country’ skill through rolling birch covered forest. Two ran under an hour: Ian – a swift 44:25, followed by Cory Smith 56:22, then Bill Spencer 1:04:40, 18 seconds later Dan Billman. A few new orienteers came out too!

Thanks to volunteers Chris Tomsen, Art Harmon, Vera Tomsen, Anne Billman for assistance putting on the meet.

Red (4.8km, 11 controls)

Men

1) Ian Moore, 44:22; 2) Cory Smith, 56:22; 3) Bill Spencer 1:04:40 4) Dan Billman 1:04:58; 5) Mike Robinson 1:12:28; 6) Steve Gruhn 1:25:22; 7) Regan Sarwas 1:25:42; 8) Bill Johnson 1:37:43

Women

1) Lorena Knapp 1:50:50

Green (4.4km, 9 controls)

Men

1) Eric Follett, 1:33:32; Tom Livingston, 2:05:10

Women

1) Anne Billman: 1:27:31; 2) Dela Grey: 1:44:36

Teams

1) David and Diane Evans: 1:33:16

Orange (3.3km, 9 controls)

Men

1) Ivan Hodes: 1:50

Women

1) Giselle Bergeron 1:43:44 2) Greta Yarbrough: 2:11:06

Yellow (2.0 km, 9 controls)

Women

1) Kathy Faryniarz: 42:00, 2) Michelle Semerad: 2:18:32

White (2.1km, 9 controls)

Men

1) Ivan Hodes: 29:00

Teams

1) Cody, Jesse and Sophie Tidler and Johanna Grasso : 37:50 2) Nat, Lauren, Gavin, and Davis Trager: 1:04

………….
Submitted by Chris Tomsen,
Arctic Orienteering Club, meet Director

This was a points race. See how you stand in the season points.

The red course is available in Route Gadget, let me know if you would like to have other courses added.

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

Eric and Jill’s Orienteering Meet

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Far North Bicentennial Park, Mile 1.1

This weeks orienteering meet had 153 participants in Bicentennial Park, mile 1 Campbell Airstrip Road. Beautiful weather and no bugs on 5 different course levels yielded lots of grinning people. On the Red course, Ian Moore edged out Toby Schwörer for first place in the advanced men, with Trond Flagstad in third. In the advanced women, Dela Gray took first ahead of Karen Bronga, with Jill Follett in third. The shorter advanced men’s course was won by Brian Durrell, with Daniel Baird second.

Red (17 controls 5.9km)

Men

1)Ian Moore 57:59 2)Toby Schwörer 1:00:29 3)Trond Flagstad 1:11:30 4)Regan Sarwas 1:16:20 5)Steve Grunn 1:20:53 6)Bill Johnson 1:23:15 7)Mike Robinson 1:35:35 8)Art Harmon 1:36:28 9)Dan Billman 1:41:25 10)Tom Bronga 2:01:50 11)Tom Herrnstein 2:08:05

Green (13 controls 4.4km)

Men

1)Brian Durrell 1:16:17 2)Daniel Baird 1:19:27 3)Tom Livingston 1:31:00 4)John Fritz 1:33:20 5)Dwight Iverson 1:36:00

Women

1)Dela Gray 1:22:35 2)Karen Bronga 1:31:45 3)Jill Follett 1:44:02

Teams

1)David and Diana Evans 1:04:00 2)Shelly Laws,Sarah Freistone,Ariel Hippe 1:32:40 3)Rianne Campbell, Bewton Campbell 1:45:00 4)Jessie Donahue, David Donahue 1:55:49

Orange (12 controls 3.4km)

Men

1)Toni Fuerer 1:10:42 2)Andrew Arbaugh 1:36:00 3)Dick Sheasley 1:45:00

Women

1)Marcie Winter 1:16:10 2)Giselle Bergeon 1:27:42 3)Greta Yarbrough 1:59:39

Teams

1)Russell Hood, Natalia Hood, Liam Hood 54:24 2)Mischa Carlson, Erik Carlson 1:08:55 3)Shawn Horning, Claire Costello 1:24:12 4)Jared Gardner, Jason Breisler, Jaime Bronga, Tim Samuelson 1:35:05

Yellow (10 controls 3.4km)

Men

1)Michael Backus 2:00:00

Women

1)Michelle Samerad 1:36:40

Teams

1)Marianne Pederson, Magnus Ziegler 40:00 2)Kathy Faryniarz, Jory Faryniarz, Andrew Porzio 48:00 3)Jim Petrash, Josh Petrash, John Petrash 1:35:00 4) Al Mitchell, Ellie Mitchell, Maggie Mitchell 1:01:45 5)Malia Klein, Erik Klein, Michael Struck, Geoff Wright 1:03:35 6)Kenneth Mandt, Anna Ivanova 1:03:46 7)Linda Smith, Hatcher Smith, Vebjorn Flagstad 1:05:08 8)Jen Jolliff, Springer Moore 1:06:00 9) Katerina Soloview, Vasily Soloview, Vera Soloview 1:07:00 10)Ethan Machado, Charles Machado, Frances Wang 1:09:55 11)Logan Follett, Carey Johnson 1:14:00 12)Corrie Whitmore, Baird Carlson, Lexi Hill 1:18:40 13)Zane Perron, Keystian Perron 1:35:00 14)David Snyder, Fora Snyder, Patty Trott 1:36:00 15)Romein Pemberton, Perez Manuel 1:54:00

White (7 controls 1.3km)

Men

1)Robert Denholm 56:00

Women

1)Michelle Semerad 28:20 2)Judy Kowal 1:13:50

Teams

1)Marianne Petersen, Magnus Ziegler 16:02 2)Ivan Hodge, Lumi Hodge 21:00 3)Wade Roach, Heather Roach, Steve Snils, Jen Snils 27:00 4)Denise Petrash, Mila Bozza, Mary Alice Petrash 34:30 5)Emma Griffith, Larisa Potlach, Maeva Ordaz, Emily Reast 36:00 6)Andrew Arbaugh, Aubrey Arbaugh, 38:02 7)Annie Donaldson, Mary Alice Donaldson 40:00 8)Bechy Hausor, Scott Hausor, Trogon Hausor, Quetzal Hausor, Clayton Steer 49:00 9)Kevin Downs, Darby Downs, Erika Downs, Seth Downs 49:02 10)Darcy Dugan, Suvan Schwörer, Toby Schwörer, Anne Adema, Elliott Adema 49:23 11)Jennifer Harmon, Corin Harmon 55:00 12)Krista Bartz, Arlo Jespersen, Lyle Jespersen 1:28:00 13)Jonathon Howard, Patricia Howard, Nathan Howard 1:33:00

This was a points race. See how you stand in the season points.

The red course is available in Route Gadget, let me know if you would like to have other courses added.

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

Pre-registration Required for Upcoming Events

ExclamationPoint-main_Full Registration for JBER is closed. If you want to attend this event, you will need a military sponsor to get on base.

As a condition of land use, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) and Eklutna Native Corporation (Mirror Lake) require us to submit participant information to them. Every adult (18 or older) must pre-register 2 days before the event in order to participate.  You can pre-register once for all events with our fast and easy on-line form.  The deadline for the June 3 JBER meet is May 28, 2015, so do not delay. Register today! If you are not sure if you are registered, check here.

Board Meeting Minutes from 4/1/15

Arctic Orienteering Club
Board Meeting: Wed, April 1st, 2015, 7-9 pm

Meeting called to order at 7:10 pm.
Members present: Trond Jensen, Joyce Goodell, Lexi Hill, Chris Tomsen, Kathy Farnyiarz, Regan Sarwas, Art Harman, Lia Keller, Della Grey, Mike Robinson, Dan Billman, Anne Billman, Ian Moore

  1. Financial overview, Dan Billman: Club has $1500 in checking, $20,000 in savings. Dan will put numbers together regarding income and expenditures.
  2. Fee Structure: If we change the membership fees, we will vote on it at the annual meeting. Healthy futures again donated $1000 so all kids can “O” free. It was suggested that we add to the yearly form, a line for “donations” for things like the “mapping fund”. Regan agreed to change the form.
  3. Implementing the “bring a buddy” system. We now have cards printed up to hand out to individuals for “1st time Free”. We also will award club members who bring new people one ticket per new person. At the end of the season, we will have a drawing for a free season pass from the bucket of tickets collected. Tickets are in the meet box.
  4. Promo materials: We have “free for first time” cards to hand out, and also nice compact schedules of all our meets to distribute to the public, from Mike.
  5. Training schedule, Anne: One meet director training was at Billmans’ on April 22. A beginner training for Intro to Orienteering was put on by Anne before the 4-29 meet, and was well attended. More training meets scheduled: 5-20; 5-27; 6-17; 7-8; 8-5. All are Intro to Orienteering, except the 5-27 training, which is “Using a Compass”.
  6. SAR procedure: it was passed out at meeting, we will take suggestions.
  7. JBER/iSportsman pass is now $10 a season. Chris will verify where iSportsman passes are necessary.
  8. Misplaced or Missing controls, Trond: If the meet director knows ahead of time or starts getting reports of a M/M control, they will tell participants who start thereafter that there is a problem. If possible, send someone out ASAP to fix it. Still record times of finishers, null the results for season standings.
  9. FNBP: No reports. On 6/5 and 6/6 Lexi and Dela will help with the Girl Scout Encampment.
  10. AOB: Discussion of things like Pub run, O-scavanger hunt, Lia will ask for volunteers. Do something, possibly in June, on a week with no meets.
  11. Next Board Meeting August 4th, venue possibly Billmans.

Meeting adjourned at 9:12pm.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Joyce Goodell, Secretary.

Minutes also available as MS Word and PDF

Earthquake Park Orienteering Results

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Earthquake Park

There were over 150 competitors, including several dozen first time orienteers, on the 5 traditional orienteering courses prepared at Earthquake Park.

The ground was dry, the brush was thin, and the mosquitoes were non-existent providing excellent orienteering opportunities. The excitement for the evening was provided by a new born moose calf (and mom) that decided to nest for the evening on one of the controls used in the red and green courses. Despite the unexpected wildlife challenge, Jen Jolliff and Ian Moore lead all finishers in the red course.

Congratulation to all the first time orienteers that came out to give orienteering a try. We hope to see you again at future meets.

Special thanks to Dan Billman and Lia Keller for helping sign up competitors, Jenny Redick for collecting finish times, Jen Jolliff for providing training to several dozen first time orienteers, and Dwight Iverson for picking up controls.

Red (3.5 km with 23 controls)

Men

1) Ian Moore 44:24, 2) Cory Smith 45:29, 3) Bill Johnson* 50:49 4) Trond Jensen 51:20, 5) Art Harmon* 52:15, 6) Dan Billman* 52:25, 7) Toby Schwoerer*, 53:18, 8) Gary Snyder 54:11, 9) Mike Robinson 1:01:55, 10) Bill Spencer 1:03:10, 11) Tom Bronga 1:07:52, 12) Dwight Iverson* 1:09:22, 13) Steve Gruhn 1:09:50, 14) Brad Cruz 1:19:38, 15) Doug Poage 1:55:00

Women

1) Jen Jolliff 1:03:15

Teams

1) Lorena Knapp and Lars Gange 1:21:08

Green (3.1km with 19 controls)

Men

1) Eric Follett* 51:25, 2) Tom Livingston 1:19:30, 3) Ivan Hodes* 1:36:18

Women

1) Dela Grey* 1:19:00, 2) Anne Billman* 1:28:00, 3) Shelly Laws* 1:35:20, 4) Karen Bronga 1:37:30

Teams

Ted and Ginny Moore: DNF, Kimberly Babos and Krystian Parron: DNF

* Indicates competitors that had additional course knowledge (regarding the moose and a missing control) that not was available to the other competitors

Orange (2.4km with 14 controls)

Men

1) Philip Stutzer 34:27, 2) Charles Machado 38:57, 3) Toni Fuerer 40:00, 4) Andrew Arbaugh 1:12:00

Women

1) Greta Yarbrough 1:21:06

Teams

1) Jessie and Dave Donahue 35:04, 2) Darren Hull and Aaron Routen 35:52, 3) Liam, Natalie and Russell Hood 37:40, 4) Libby Kugel and Elizabeth Knapp 42:20, 5) Vanessa Angel, Andrew Angel, Fede Aldelas, and Alex Caldelas 50:08, 6) Kenneth Mandt and Anna Ivanova 53:20, 7) Sasha Clark, Olga and Ian vanTets 55:27, 8) Zach Fitz-Enz and Tom Haydock 1:00:00, 9) Katie, Ted and Donna Cahalane 1:07:34, Tobyn and Wendy Shaw No Time

Yellow (1.8km with 12 controls)

Men

1) Mischa Carson 19:04, 2) Andrew Arbaugh 31:00

Women

1) Linda Smith 19:00, 2) Carey Johnson 35:02, 3) Kathy Faryniarz 38:00

Teams

1) Michaela Struck and Malia Klein 23:14, 2) Frances Wang, Ethan Machado and Charles Machado 23:26, 3) Sultana & Siena Noffinger and Cindy & Trond Jensen 25:24, 4) Ian & Olga vanTets and Sasha Clark 26:03, 5) Vasily and Katerina Soloview 26:38, 6) Charese Gearhart-Dekreon and Drew Dekreon 27:28, 7) Jill and Logan Follett 29:56, 8) Kenneth Mandt and Anna Ivanova 35:21, 9) Katelyn Egeland and Jacob Mathiesen 40:00, 10) Jared and Andrea Gardner 42:50, 11) Kimberley Babos and Krystian Parron 45:43, 12) Meera Narayanan and Sandra Graham 49:00, 13) Springer Moore, Hatcher Smith, Aksel, Vebjorn and Trond Flagstad 49:40, 14) Shawn, Claire & Jessie Horning and Liam & Finn Albertson 49:48, 15) Steve Sandberg, Robert Johnson, Gideon Zaugg and Bryant Manwaring 1:56:15

White (1.1km with 10 controls)

Men

1) Andrew Arbaugh 14:00, 2) Ivan Hodes 16:40, 3) Michael Hiden, DNF

Women

1) Barbara Thurston 22:17

Team

1) Frances Wang, Ethan Machado and Charles Machado 13:00, 2) Julie and Kylie Harley 14:00, 3) Laurie and Tracy Lingnau 17:00, 4) Lia, Trudy, Duke and Kincaid Keller 18:26, 5) Vanessa & Meredith Duhrsen 19:30, 6) Wescott, Anne Marie, Reed and Carter Bolt 19:58, 7) Jessie and Sophie Tidler 20:07, 8) Al, Simon and Maggie Mitchell 21:00, 9) Meera Narayanan and Sandra Graham 22:00, 10) Denise, Joshua, Malice and John Petrash 23:18, 11) Nat, Lauren, Gavin, and Davis Trager 27:30, 12) Grace & Eli Hanneman and Hazel & Shalimar Pedersen 32:46, 13) Niva Flagstad and Linda & Talia Smith 33:43, 14) Kenneth Mandt and Anna Ivanova 37:48, 15) Trogon, Quetzal and Becky Hauser 38:28, 16) Jerry and Marcia Laycock 45:50, 17) Sidbjorn, Rory and Kristina Kvernplassen 52:00

This was a points meet. Check out how you are doing in the season standings. NOTE: due to the unfair competition in the green and red courses, no season points are awarded on those courses for this meet.

The red course is available in Route Gadget (Thanks Ian), if you would like me to add other courses, send me an email.

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

Mirror Lake Orienteering Results

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Mirror Lake Middle School

There was good competition on all five courses at Wednesday’s orienteering meet at Mirror Lake Middle School on Eklutna, Inc. land. Cory Smith, Eric Follett, and David and Diana Evans won the Expert, Expert-Short, and Intermediate Courses, respectively. 69 people started courses, and 63 finished.

Thanks to Eklutna, Inc., for land access and Art Harmon for picking up controls.

Red – Expert, 6.8 km, 14 controls

Men

1) Cory Smith, 1:08:08; 2) Bill Spencer, 1:22:02; 3) Mike Robinson, 1:25:32; 4) Trond Jensen, 1:25:47; 5) Bill Johnson, 1:28:05; 6) Art Harmon, 1:31:12; 7) Steve Gruhn, 2:12:12

Green – Expert, Short, 5 km, 8 controls

Men

1) Eric Follett, 1:15:23; 2) Brian Durrell, 1:16:22; 3) Daniel Baird, 1:23:00; 4) Chris Tomsen, 2:43:26

Team

1) Jesse, David, Colleen Donahue, 2:06:20; 2) Carey Johnson, Jill Follett, 2:43:43

Orange – Intermediate, 4.5 km, 11 controls

Team

1) David, Diana Evans, 1:00:35; 2) Nic Sedenquist, Heidi Hilmes, 1:25:28

Women

1) Agneta Kupilik, 1:32:48; 2) Dela Grey, 1:38:02

Men

1) Dwight Iverson, 1:49:11

Yellow – Advanced Beginner, 2.5 km, 10 controls

Men

1) Mischa Carlson, 0:38:20

Women

1) Kathy Faryniarz, 0:46:47; 2) Giselle Bergeron, 0:53:38; 3) Joyce Goodell, 1:03:19; 4) Linea Shaw, 1:15:01

Team

1) Teal, Sophia Ehmann; Kinzie Gates, 1:00:09; 2) Charles, Ethan Machado; Frances Wang, 1:01:22; 3) Hatcher Smith; Springer Moore; Vebjorn, Aksel, Trond Flagstad, 1:04:01; 4) Tobin Shaw; Conner Ehmann, 1:17:16; 5) Jennifer, Andrew Harmon; Jessica, Samantha Jensen, 1:30:25; 6) Barbara Brown; Tim Wiepking, 1:57:20

White – Beginner, 1.9 km, 12 controls

Team

1) Charles, Ethan Machado; Frances Wang, 0:37:18; 2) Robert Johnson, Josh Bailey, Bryant Manwaring, Gideon Zaug, 0:39:44; 3) Kaleb Jones, Kreed Jones, 0:49:12; 4) Linda, Talia Smith; Niva, Lindsey Flagstad, 1:18:00; 5) Team Oistad, 1:20:00

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

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ASD Big-O

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Kincaid Park

Over 40 participants enjoyed this Score-O style meet, starting from the Kincaid Chalet. They used the same course that approximately 900 Anchorage School District students used earlier in the day. Steve Gruhn had the highest point total of the day, scoring 880 out of a possible 1160.

Thanks to the Anchorage School District Physical Education Department, Kathy Farynairz and Regan Sarwas for their assistance in putting on the meet.

30 controls; 1 hour time limit

Points are out of a possible 1160

Men

1) Steve Gruhn, 880; 2) Mike Robinson, 730; 3) Tom Livingston, 610; 4) Brian Durrell, 590; 5) Darren Hull, 450; 6) Sam Scotchmer, 440; 7) Chris Pike, 390; 8) Mark Findlay, 330; 9) Dick Sheasley, 250

Women

1) Elissa Brown, 620; 2) Lorena Knapp, 610; 3) Dela Grey, 570; 4) Kerri Hull, 520; 5) Ruth Kvernplassen, 220; 6) Jennifer Harmon, 150; 7) Greta Yarbrough, 140

Teams

1) Bill Spencer, Nowelle Spencer and Ella Nash, 650; 2) Rianne and Benton Campbell, 590; 3) Mike Schroeder and Abby Laing, 520; 4) John Bauer and Beth Taylor, 510; 5) Kathy Farynairz and Joyce Goodell, 470; 6) Fred and Laurel Stutzer, 430; 7) Cory Smith, Talia Smith and Julia Oswald, 310; 8) Ian and Olga van Tets, 290; 9) Carl Oswald, Elias Oswald, Hatcher Smith and Andrew Harmon, 270; Gil Kruschwitz and Kris Selman, 140

The next meet will be Wednesday, May 13th at Mirror Lake Middle School. Starts from 5-7pm.

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