Junior Orienteer

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.

Results from the Goose Lake Score-O

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
Goose Lake

The Arctic Orienteering Club held their annual meeting and Score O meet Wednesday evening at Goose Lake with 30 controls spread throughout the APU/UAA campuses and Russian Jack Park. 75 runners and strollers enjoyed the evening sunshine. Ian Moore lead the men with 570 points with Gary Snyder hot on his heels with 540, Anne Billman was best women with 320 points followed closely by Sarah Freistone with 290. Numerous teams and many munchkins rounded out the field. Several competitors even braved a swim in University Lake to cut distance off their routes. Quick running but soggy maps resulted.


Ian Moore 570, Gary Snyder 540, Cory Smith 480, Nathaniel Knapp 460, Peter,Denis and Paul LaFrance 460, Mike Robinson 460, Regan Sarwas 450, Tom Bronga 420, Jeremy Johnson 420, Trond Jensen 410, Art Harmon 390, Steve Gruhn 380, Dan Baird 330, Anne Billman 320, Sarah Freistone 290, Brittany and Ariel Hippe, Shelly Laws 280, Dan Billman 280, Doug Watts 270, Dylan Watts 270, Jill Follett and De Lewis 250, Karen Bronga 240, Springer Moore, Hatcher Smith and Andrew Harmon 210, Terry Pauls 210, Steve McKeever 190, Charese Gearhart-Dekreon and Andrew Dekreon 180, Andrew Dougherty, Anne Ritter 170, Ryan Wise? 160, Ian and Olga van Tet 150, Ryan Bergerson and Jamie Gorman 150, Rob, Laura and Brooke Long 150, Lindsey and Aksel Flagstad 140, Carson, Kayne, Claudine, Bill, and Sheryl 140, Verjorn and Trond Flagstad 140, Dela Grey 130, Lexi Hill 130, No Name 130, Michelle Semerad 120, Ruth Kvernplassen 110, Tyler and Wendy Shaw 110, Lia Keller, Trudy Keller and Duke Kincaid 100, Linda and Talia Smith 100, Glenn, Marc and Joanna Fish 90, Jennifer and Corin Harmon 90, Anne and Elliot Adema, Dary and Suvan Dugan 80, Tobyn Shaw 70

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

Annual Meeting on Wednesday

The Arctic Orienteering Club is having the 2015 annual meeting on Wednesday, August 19th at Goose Lake Park Pavilion. The meeting will begin after the Score-O and refreshments.
We hope you can stick around for this short (and fun) meeting (see the agenda for details). Did I mention there would be free Pizza and refreshments?

Board Meeting Minutes from 8/11/15

Arctic Orienteering Club
Board Meeting: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Meeting called to order at 7:20pm.
Members present: Trond Jensen; Joyce Goodell; Dan Billman; Lia Keller; Anne Billman; Regan Sarwas; Mike Robinson; Kathy Farynairz.

  1. Annual meeting planning

    Bill Spencer will Run the Score-O, with the meet time 6:00–7:00pm, and the eat and meet directly to follow at the Goose Lake venue. Food picked up by Kathy; Meet directors and Donors will be recognized with etched glasses. Also recognition for this years’ trainers (Jen, Mike R and Jill F) and also Toby S. for providing use of the E-punch system. No door prizes this year. Regan will announce course winners; but also amend this after the last three traditional meets. We will distribute bring a buddy prizes at meeting.

  2. Officers of the Club

    planning to step down this year are Kathy and Mike (VP of Events) andalso Trond as president. Trond did state he may be available to run board meetings. We will hold nominations/elections at the Annual Meeting.

  3. Finance Report from Dan Billman

    The club is operating in the black, keeping a balance of approximately $2000 in our checking account. The biggest expense we have had in the past 5 years was mapping. Membership is up by 50% this year due to club marketing and recruitment. Question was asked if we need to up the meet fees, and Board decided to hold the rate structure as is, as we have more participants and are still generating income.

  4. Trial Electronic Punch Discussion:

    Pros: used for Green and Red only; it was easy; fun. Cons: to purchase something like this would burden the whole club with cost with only a portion of the members getting to use it. Also, Dan says the E-punch system is a much simpler system, but the meet director is burdened with more work. So how do we finance a system? It was suggested that if we do go ahead with this in the future, use some sort of grant to finance.

  5. Misc new business:

    On sign up sheet for 2016 season Meets, there will be a line added for an “Assistant Meet Director”, to encourage members to help put on meets and get more experience with the process. The training sessions were a great success, and many people participated. Some feedback was “helpful” and “friendly”.

  6. 2016 schedule:

    Plan to keep 4 Ski-O’s for the winter, and we will hopefully have snow, and if not, adjust. Mike presented the draft, and there was discussion regarding moving the “Big-O” and the “High School O” to Wednesday evenings. Also, the decrease the time between the breaks we had in this years’ summer schedule (two weeks), to keep momentum going.

  7. Dan Billman:

    reported that the Muni is purchasing a new Lidar Imagry system for mapping, and that the front of the Chugach Range (and possibly more areas like around the Schools) will be possibly mapped. Ian may get a copy and run one map, and or play with the program. This system makes mapping much easier and is very accurate. If maps were made around the schools, they could be used for Orienteering!

Meeting adjourned at 8:52 pm.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Joyce Goodell, Secretary

Minutes also available as PDF.

2015 Back to School-O

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Service High School

2015 Back to School-O

The 2015 Back to School-O was met with sunny skies and record numbers of participants. 50 community members and seven high school teams took to the Service High School trails to show their map skills. The top scorer of the day was Gary Snyder, with an astounding 700 points! Anne Billman led the women with 400 Points.

On the high school side, the top scoring team of the day belonged to South high. Dylan Jones, Derek Steele and Lyle Chamberlain amassed 670 points. The high school competition was scored by averaging the points per team, for each school. West high edged the home team, Service, by 1/10 of a point to win the competition.

A big thank you to Lia and Trudy Keller for helping at the meet and Art Harmon for cleanup.

Community Women:

400- Anne Billman
320- Agneta Kupilik
200- Giselle Bergeron
180- Jess Austin
170- Ruth Kvernplassen

Community Men:

700- Gary Snyder
680- Nathaniel Knapp
660- Jeremy Crawford
630- Bill Spencer
580- Mike Robinson
570- John Farr
570- Regan Sarwas
540- Steve Gruhn
470- Toni Fuerer
430- Ivan Hodes
420- Dan Billman

Community Team:

560- Lorena Knapp and Lars Gange
470- Jaime Bronga and Tim Samuelson
450- Peter Johnson and Joe Kurtak
410- Lucas Thein and Davina Kinney
380- Trond and Cindy Jensen, Siena and Saltana Noffsinger
310- North and Jeremy Crawford
280- Joyce Goodell and Kathy Faryniarz
210- Springer Moore and Jen Jolliff
180- Laura and Brooke Long
150- Barbara Brown and Tim Wiepking
140- Hannah Andrews and Denise Carey
140- Benjamin, Elizabeth, Abigail and Jennifer Page
100- Joel Carson, Samuel Carson
100- Matt, Oliver and Elsa Kupilik
30- Darcy Dugan and Suvan Schwoerer

1) West- Team average 327.9

610- Col Lindemuth, Will Stoskophf, Garett Alderman
580- Sam Lebo, Kelemen Legate, Cole
530- Brian Britt, Mac Fair
500- Cinnamon Monterrosa, Delana Wessen, Erin Sivitz, Jania Tomeg
470- Atticus Everett, Foster Birnbaum, Sam York, Bryeon Lynch
460- Ben Mildar, Ole Fair, Sawyer Borta
350- Wilton, Farmwald, Declan Dammeyer, Eli McKenzie, Jules, Dan
350- Gretta Pickett, Alejandra Legate, Jocelyn Waggoner
320- Katarina Grumman, Elizabeth Mans, Clarice Rehlin-Hicks
310- Austin Potter, Rodney Cium, Corbin Eitten
290- Coach Dylan, Coach Dooley
270- Lauren Corkran, Jessie Zimmer, Mimi Allen, Elsa Hoppenworth, Tatiana Harris
200- Dylan Eck, Ezra Dan, Liam Lally, Jac Norvell-Moomaugh
200- Liam Block, Jack Bent, Taylor Gill
200- Lucy Teafor, Gabrielle Thompson, Victoria Mayer, Lizbeth Baez
190 Amber Draayer, Mia Doehl, Ana Blair
150- Ethan Davis, Sam Rardin, Henry Milan, William Bittner
150- William Whittenburg, Brian Hanni, Gary Hoppenworth, Gannon Lawley
100- Maya Stevens, Elly Whitmore, Tabitha Wheeler, Rhoda Bongolo, Grace Henry

2) Service- Team average 327.8

650-Joshua Bauer, Brennan Baumgartner, Ray Metzger
560-Kaidyn Milani, Aislinn Waite, Nic Shaw, Matt Klotz
540-Brendyn, Brandan, Connor, Justin Carpenter
530-Elsa Gillespie, Sage Romey, Makenna Okeson, Maria Steringer, Aisa Aist
510-Bailey Milani, Joey Aist, Gunner Rodgers, Bryn Waite
500-Emma Beeler, Quyanna Whittaker, Sara Souders, Julia Ditto, Meagan Bauer
440-J. Diwiri, Riley Howard, Wayatt Dodge, Daniel Robbing, Karl Carpenter
180-Jacob Belanger, Javier Parades, Zander Nygard, Miles Hancock
150-Victoria Cooper, Bailey Fuller, Anya Parker
150-Nadia D., Carlie Tesster, Maggie Duerran, Garrett Schwable
130-Megan Hayden, Emma Wrigley, Maddy Maurer, Monique Giles
130-Jessa Allen, Grace Trimborn, Nichole Blake, Clare Howard
120-Helena D., Becca M., River N.
0- Ian Gillespie, Tas Duenow, Reece Duenow

3) Dimond- Team average 326.6

540- Bryce Pinter, Kaden Denton., Niko Latva-Kiskola.
530- Bryce Davis, Jimmy Campbell, Alex Gill, Keith Harvey
510- Coach Keller
490- Ali Keller, Darby Judd., Erica Heil, Liesel Von Imhof
420- Kyler Mak, Grant Anderson. Joe Divelbiss, Jack Divelbiss
360- Lito Talbert, Adam Leiland, Brenda Shaffer, Rollie McWhite
350- Jason Wright, Koby Scott, Sean Swalling, Noah Streit.
320- Lucas Liland, Ethan Wood
300- Kylie Judd, Bri Pugh, Ally Carney.
300- Adam Ostberg, Scott Morton, James Scott
290-Bradley Cross, Keagan Caufield, Reese Kodama, Josiah Darrell
260- Shelby Kelliher, Amanda Tang, Marianna Mountha , Larissa Hensch.
250- Brian Sweeny, Hayden Hanson, Will Lemmons, Bryce Davis, Dru Powelson
230- Raphael Baluyet, Katie McWhite
220- Brenden Shaffer, Aiden Crosson, Rooslan Helgesen-Thompson, Julian Medina
210- Heather Jensen Raimey Drew, Malin Troph
170- Milai Gilbert., Channing Buckmaster, Emily Campbell, Cameryn Norris
130- Kinsey Denton, Allie Epke, Cora Berbig

4) South- Team average 276.9

670- Dylan Jones, Derek Steele, Lyle Chamberlain
650- Scott Parmelee, Grant Klug, Evan Hagen
450- Luke Meiwes, Ethan Lynn, Hamish Wolfe
410- Quinn Carroll, Trevor Western,
390- Kris Simmons, Logan Borger, Trevor Bailly, Koen Bailey
370- Sanne Cassef, Miki Maroney, Madi Maroney, Brenna Petrie
310- Mikah Whitehead, Hayden Brinkman, Seth Chamberlain, Jacob Cox
300- Sabine Ach, Noelle Fradley, Ainsley Burch
300-Zach Jones, Alex Bryan
290- Abbie Osgood, Maddy Mackenzie, John Hail, Eli Johnson
280- Taylor Beuchner, Emily Armstrong, Faren Crow, Erin Mcleod
260- Naomi Kiekenveld, Alice Michealson, Theresa Fernette, Emily Evans
260- Morgan Lash, Kaitlyn Bailly, Katie Hines
220- Elena Eberhardt, Rosemary Reynolds, Maggie Meeds, Roxanna Reynolds, Emma Korosei
210- William Binnian, Luke Bredor, Seth Aasland
200- Sadie Oswald, Madison Smith, Jared Habermann
180- Allie Monrean, Brandi Sherwood, Kiana Trupp
160- Daniel Desaulniers, Ryan Ross, Josh Novacovier
120- Sara Beth, Teresa Rubio, Miriam Ubecht
120- Phillip Von Tish, Tanner Stuits, Brett Morman, Abraham Correa
100- Lauren Espeland, Caitlin Bergman, Savannah Rucker,
60- Dave Robinson, Hayden Johnson, Michael Pickerel
60- Scott Marciniak, Sterling Doner, Connor Seattle, Nemed Ramos

5) Grace- Team average 262.7

590—Alex Griesbaum, Robert Schaezlein, Levi Gionet, Braden Nieder
570—Trent Fritzel, Riley Martin, Zach Young
360—Sarah Newton, Grace Arnnett, Charlie Remientiaff, M
280—Will Wallace, Jonathan Rogers, Chase Eber
240—Sarah Laker, Maddie Moran, Lauren Dean, Jenna Markel
210—Jonathan White, Aiden Gannon, Spencer Putnam
210—Luke Fritzel, Evan Bockmen, Camron Sheldon, Gabe Martin
170—Josh Murphy, Mason Murray, Natalia Menchinsky
130—Grace Gannon, Carolyne Vandenhoogen
70—Toebin Karelburg, Nate Sallima, Juan Cosgreyve, Nick Snow
60—Ethan Isaacson, Gregor Limstrom

6) East- Team average 245

560- Nathaniel Grabman, Erik Brainerd, Joey Pabon
560- Aden Haywood, Beck Haywood
360- Margeaux Bailey, Orion Roach, Ian Pediangco
180- Alex Schuerch, Zephan Ozturgut
110-Kane Savok, Josiah Gilila, Brunn Morse, Mark Biering
110-Andrew McNab, Joshua Gates, Jaylon Miller
70-Mae Jon Cawyer, Caleb Bell, Sabrina Combs
10-Brianna Levy, Emily Ellis, Ellayra Beasley

7) Colony- Team average 216.7

540-Dawson Knopp, Dakota Thompson, Tracen Knopp
440-Gabe Whiseman, Brennan Emslay, River Maketa, Drake Halfarce
340-Vince Sanderson, Jeff Lathrup, Josh Taylor
310-Mathew Clyde and Nathan Gleason
290-Lucas Arthur, Cade Johnstone, Sam Deering,
280-Calvin Myers, Caleb Hopkins
240-Lis Olson, Cathelyne Powers, Shannon Powers, Jordyn Block
230-Jill Bowker, Coleen Geraghty, Elisabeth Bowker
220-Sydney Bruce, Alyson Kopsack, Lily Sessom
190-Tim Farring, Brad Grover, Chayse Eby
160-Annie Willardson, Emily Wright, Anna Condio, Lindey Sage
130-Amanda Mayer, Kim Sliwa, Theresa French, Tashia Ulman
120-Benji Smith, Sara Perkins
120-Nate Kristich, Michael Sliwa
110-Sam Sisco, Luke Mellor, Austin Edwards
100-Braden Ward, Natalie Crousore, Bella Block
50-Ethan Larsen, Brandon Joseph
30-Alyssa Miles and Serenity Miller

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

Trond’s UAA Orienteering Relay

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
University of Alaska, Anchorage

Eighty people enjoyed the gorgeous summer weather and fun orienteering at UAA on Wednesday. Dan Baird and Cory Smith took home the victory on the long relay course, covering 8.4 kilometers and 28 contriols in 57 minutes and 42 seconds. David and Jessie Donahue won the short relay course in 38 minutes and 32 seconds, while Ivan Hodes won the White course in 21 minutes.

Thanks to Cindy Jensen for helping to organize the event, to Mike Robinson for putting on the orienteering training, and to Karen and Tom Bronga for helping with the cleanup.


White course (2.3 km, 9 controls)

Ivan Hodes, 21:00; 2) Kenneth Mandt and Anna Ivanova, 25:00; 2 tie) Linda Chang, Cindy Jensen, Michaela Edwards, Kelly Moffet, Andrea Ward and Diane Blakey, 25:00; 4) Jess Austen, 27:00; 4 tie) Justin and Owen Harth, 27:00; 6) Rob, Laura and Brooke Long, 30:00; 7) Vera Soloview, Oksana Monroe, Yana Monroe and Katerina Soloview, 32:00; 8) Ethan and Adam Raygor and Austin Carpenter, 36:00; 9) Megan Ackerman and RJ Patson, 40:00; 10) Barbara Brown and Tim Wiepking, 43:00; 11) Trudy, Lia, Lani, Rex, Kincaid and Duke Keller, 44:00; 12) Mary Lou Johnson, Elaine Alfano and Bill Johnson, 53:00; 13) Emma Griffith, Sarah Peters and Emily Reart, 54:00; 14) Erin, Maria and Rienzi Witmer, 55:00; 14 tie) Greta Yarbrough and Jan Bullock, 55:00; 16) Andrew and Jennifer Harmon and North Crawford, 56:00; 17) Darcy and Suvan Dugan and Anne and Elliott Adema, 1:27:00; 18) Lisa and Sage Pekar, 1:54:00.

Short Relay (4.2 km, 14 controls)

David and Jessie Donahue, 38:32; 2) Ruth Kverplassen and Mike Robinson, 45:45; 3) Tom Livingston and Anne Billman, 51:33; 4) Tucker Spohr and Terri Pauls, 1:03:26; 5) Ivan and Olga van Tets, 1:46:38.

Long Relay (8.4 km, 28 controls)

Dan Baird and Cory Smith, 57:42; 2) Toby Schwörer and Steve Gruhn, 1:03:05; 3) Douglas and Dylan Watts, 1:05:11; 4) Liam and Regan Sarwas, 1:10:21; 5) Philip Stutzer and Dan Billman, 1:11:44; 6) Jeremy Crawford and Art Harmon, 1:11:57, 7) Jen Jolliff and Ian Moore 1:21:28.

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

Lars Spurkland Memorial Bike-O Results

Wednesday July 15, 2015
Raspberry Parking Lot, Kincaid Park

Sixty plus people came out to Kincaid to celebrate the life of Lars Spurkland and enjoy an evening of Bike Orienteering. Lars was a long time orienteer and vibrant member of the ski, orienteering, and other communities in Alaska. He passed away last December at age 39 (obituary).

In the competition, Cory Smith blazed a wicked fast time of 1 hour 6 minutes and 13 seconds besting second place Mike Robinson by over 42 minutes on the long course. The long course turned out to be extra long, forcing several competitors to abandon for lack of time. On the short course, Steve Gruhn found that he was fastest without a bike when he narrowly defeated Tim Stone. Despite the extra long course, there were lots of happy faces at the end having enjoyed plenty of exercise and challenging route choices on the fabulous single track and ski trails at Kincaid.

Thanks to Raye Ann Neustel, Gary Snyder and Regan Sarwas for hosting this event.

Long Course (9.3km; 18 controls)

Electronic Split Times


1) Cory Smith 1:06:13; 2) Mike Robinson 1:48:47; 3) Peter Johnson 1:55:47; 4) Scott Hauser 2:05:58; 5) Jeremy Crawford 2:09:18; 6) Steve McKeever 2:19:55; 7) John Fritz 2:36:22; 8) Philip Stutzer 2:54:29; Ryan Moody DNF; Ole Jordan DNF; Ian Moore DNF


Jen Jolliff DNF


1) Ben Stedman, David Spencer, and Bill Spencer 1:50:57; 2) Pete LaFrance and Nathan Kasvkanis 1:56:06; 3) Rebecca Shaftel and Scotten Blair 2:34:50; 4) Lorena Knapp and Dan Kimball 3:05:11; Stacey Nieder, Steph Trombley, Kristin Maves, and Kristi Duff DNF; Michael Brain, Javier, Ben and John Lofferty DNF; Brittany Hippe, Ariel Hippe, and Shelly Law DNF

Short Course (4.1km; 10 controls)


1) Steve Gruhn (on foot) 43:19; 2) Tim Stone 44:10; 3) Ben Burrough 1:04:58; Gabe Lydick DNF


1) Kathy Faryniarz, Joyce Goodell, Rita Norton 57:00; 2) Constance Page, Jay Laxon, Ase Hangen, Annie Ronsee 1:15:00; 3) Jim, Denise, Mary Alice, Joshu and John Petrash (on foot) 1:28:20; 4) Dan Baird and Randy Coe 1:43:40; 5) Kevin, Carissa, Ruth, and Nolan Eastham 2:12:40; Kristina, Sidney and Rory Kvernplassen DNF

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

Steve’s Ruth Arcand Park Sprint Orienteering Results

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Ruth Arcand Park

Cory Smith out-sprinted all competitors in the 3.3-kilometer Long Course at Steve’s Ruth Arcand Park Sprint Orienteering Meet Wednesday evening. Smith found all 20 controls in 29 minutes, 23 seconds. Bill and Carey Johnson teamed to beat all competitors on the 1.6-kilometer short course. The couple found all 10 controls in 16 minutes, 1 second.

Steve Gruhn and Darren and Keri Hull assisted in putting on the meet.

Long Course (3.3 Km, 20 control stations)


1) Cory Smith, 29:23; 2) Bill Spencer, 37:44; 3) Toby Schwoerer, 38:52; 4) Daniel Baird, 44:16; 5) Regan Sarwas, 45:27; 6) Brian Durrell, 45:56; 7) Gary Snyder, 46:40; 8) Mike Robinson, 48:41; 9) Dwight Iverson, 56:14; 10) Chris Tomsen, 1:06:03; 11) Tom Livingston, 1:10:50; 12) Philip Stutzer, 1:12:33; 13) Mark Findlay, 1:18:22; 14) Peter Johnson, 1:23:34; 15) Charles Pike, 1:25:00; 16) Steve McKeever, 1:40:50


1) Ellyn Brown, 53:31; 2) Dela Grey, 57:24; 3) Elissa Brown, 58:02; 4) Michelle Semerad, 1:52:21


1) Lars Gange and Lorena Knapp, 51:20; 2) Ariel Hippe, Brittany Hippe, and Shelly Laws, 56:15; 3) Erik Carlson and Mischa Carlson, 56:20; 4) Natalia Monroe, Katerina Soloview, and Svetlana Thompson, 1:09:00; 5) Bill Fleming, Julia Fleming, and Sheryl Mohwinkel-Fleming, 1:12:43; 6) Charese Gearhart-Dekreon and Andrew Dekreon, 1:34:46; 7) Curtis Sicks, Elena Sicks, Lyndon Sicks, and Tatiana Kurochka, 1:43:17; 8) Stas Monroe, Hunter Scott, and Vasily Soloview, 1:50:05; 9) Ivan Hodes and Lumi Hodes, 1:53:30; 10) Oksana Monroe, Yana Monroe, and Vera Soloview, 2:26:59

Short Course (1.6 Km, 10 control stations)


1) Jeremy Johnson, 17:01


1) Agneta Kupilik, 17:56; 2) Keri Hull, 22:46


1) Bill and Carey Johnson, 16:01; 2) Julie Harvey and Keith Harvey, 21:37; 3) Kathleen Thompson and Oliver Thompson, 27:00; 4) Anna Ivanova and Vitaly Ivanova, 28:00; 5) Charles Marchado and Ethan Marchado, 28:42; 6) Kathy Farynairz and Ruth Natur, 30:31; 7) Katya Strandberg and Olga van Tets, 32:00; 8) Alexandra Clark and Galina Parret, 32:05; 9) Brooke Long, Laura Long, and Rob Long, 33:40; 10) Justin Harth and Owen Harth, 36:32; 11) Ann Denholm, Inga Denholm, and Robert Denholm, 37:08; 12) Lina Ireland, Marley Ireland, and Sarana Thomas, 40:34; 13) Bryan Carey, Brianne Wang, and Bronwen Wang, 41:00; 14) Kate Nixon, Ann Vigil, and Bill Vigil, 49:06; 15) Erin Witmer, Frank Witmer, Marin Witmer, and Rienzi Witmer, 56:03; 16) Anne Adema, Elliott Adema, Darcy Dugan, Suvan Schwoerer, Molly Vaughan, and Timothy Vaughan, 1:20:30

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

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


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


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


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


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


1) Sandy Graham, DNF


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


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.