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Solstice Scraboggle-O Results

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Ruth Arcand Park

Over 100 word-savy orienteers came out and gave it there all in the first every Scraboggle-O — a score-O on two maps with the ability to score extra points with letters (similar to the Scrabble and Boggle word games). Participants collected score-O points and scrabble tiles at each control visited on the Scrabble map. The scrabble tiles could be arranged into a single crossword-like arrangement of words for extra points. On the Boggle map, everyone started with a full Boggle board (5 letters x 5 letters). At each control visited, they removed a letter from their board. So, the more Score-O points collected, the weaker the Boggle board become. Participants scored additional points for all the words they could find in what was left of their Boggle board. There was a lot of strategy in figuring how to allot the 50 minutes to the two maps and the puzzling.

One unexpected strategy was to forgo any score-o points on the Boggle map and spend that time doing the Boggle puzzle. This strategy allowed Ian Moore, Jen Jolliff and Steve Bodnar to win the team competition. However Steve Gruhn was able to top their score and win the individual competition with a combination of orienteering and puzzling. Not only did Steve collect a sizable number of score-O and Boggle points, he also had the top score in the Scrabble puzzle. Springer Moore won the solo Scrabble-O only competition, while Alejandra Legate & Jania Tumey won the team Scrabble-O only.

Thanks to volunteers Jenny and Mali Redick for help in planning the event and Anne Billman for bringing the pizza and soda for the after party.

Boggle and Scrabble Maps

Solo

Boggle Scrabble
Place Name Map Puzzle Map Puzzle Total
1 Steve Gruhn 200 309 260 154 923
2 Dan Baird 240 55 260 18 573
3 Brian Kirchner 240 33 210 72 555
4 Mike Robinson 280 6 210 34 530
5 Nathaniel Knapp 270 6 210 30 516
6 Kai Davids-Schell 270 26 130 14 440
7 Mark Findlay 170 0 260 0 430
8 Tom Bronga 230 0 180 0 410
9 Karen Bronga 200 18 120 18 356
10 Peter Johnson 190 7 120 4 321
11 Wendy Shaw 220 59 0 0 279
12 R. Seth Duckett 190 0 0 0 190

Teams

Boggle Scrabble
Names Map Puzzle Map Puzzle Total
1 Jen Jolliff, Ian Moore & Steve Bodnar 0 447 300 52 799
2 Dorn & Diane VanDommelen 100 338 210 120 768
3 Leisha N., Tracy Ballard & Anna Fick 150 359 150 96 755
4 Jane, Barret, Erica & Matt Malouf 190 362 0 0 552
5 David Stamp & Karen Ramey 200 4 220 104 528
6 Drew Dekreon & Charese Gearhart-Dekreon 100 205 110 54 469
7 Heidi Borson & Brian Durrell 200 6 160 42 408
8 Lynn Spencer, Ben Stedman,& Pat Schmidt 130 144 100 11 385
9 Aimee & Jonathon Demientieff 170 23 170 18 381
10 Ariel Hippe & Shelly Laws 130 0 200 0 330
11 Debra Fitzgerald & Tom Amodio 160 50 70 16 296
12 Joyce & Tristan Goodell 210 57 0 0 267
13 Holly Jo Nunn & Terry Nunn 100 0 140 12 252
14 Zoe Rodes & Sarana Schell 100 99 50 0 249
15 Lexi Hill, Joann Sullivan, Xanda Lai & Emerson Fitch 90 25 110 16 241
16 Jenny & Mali Redick 70 24 90 24 208
17 Abram Goodstein, Leah Goodstein & Jeff Hill 170 32 0 0 202
18 Agie & Elsa Kupilik 150 48 0 0 198
19 Mike & Jill Brook 160 24 0 0 184
20 Gail Thompson & Matteo Cox 90 12 0 0 102

Scrabble Map Only

Solo

Place Names Map Puzzle Total
1 Springer Moore 280 56 336
2 Chris Tomsen 250 23 273
3 Sue Hoisington 170 26 196
4 Joe Kurtak 120 0 120
5 Shelly Matherne ?*

Teams

Names Map Puzzle Total
1 Alejandra Legate & Jania Tumey 290 110 400
2 Lia Moon, Stacey Moon, Aden Moon & Maggie Biggs 300 29 329
3 Lia, Lani, Bex & Trudy Keller 260 38 298
4 Tekla & Tobin Shaw 250 22 272
5 Robin BeeBee & Zola Potter 220 34 254
6 Rita Norton & Kathy Farynairz 210 40 250
7 Adam Bacia, Olivia Beckham, Charlotte Kunley & Zan Walsh 180 63 243
8 Isa Ozturgut & Linnea Shaw 200 36 236
9 Dan & Danielle May 220 9 229
10 Joe, Laura, Julie & Jordan Dirksen 220 0 220
11 Alan & Jacob Nunn 210 0 210
12 Bill Fleming & Sheryl Mohwinkel 160 42 202
13 Matt, Olives, and Christopher Kupilik ?*
14 Annie Luck and Barry Bruninga ?*

* Score card was lost or not submitted.

Please join us at Bivouac Trailhead in Far North Bicentennial Park next Wednesday, June 27th for a traditional meet. Check the website for details

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

Results for Trond’s Hillside-O

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Chugach State Park

A new map, beautiful summer conditions and challenging orienteering faced the eighty runners that came out for Trond’s orienteering meet on Wednesday evening. The meet accessed the Chugach State Park trails and terrain from the Upper Huffman Trailhead. Regan Sarwas won the men’s Red course in 126 minutes. Anne Billman topped the women’s category on the Green course in 109 minutes. Nick Treinen and Neil Liotta cruised to the fastest team time on the Red course in 90 minutes.

Thanks to volunteers Diane Evans, Kathy Faryniarz and Anne Billman for their assistance in putting on the meet.

White course (2.0 km, 6 controls)

Women

1) Kathy Faryniarz, 31:12

Teams

1) Kennedy and Ellyn Brown, 55:00; 2) Nico and Gino Graziano, Coryn Harmon, 58:00

Yellow course (3.1 km, 8 controls)

Women

1) Julie Sharp-Dahl, 1:01:00; 2) Giselle Bergeron, 1:21:01; 3) Molly Connelly, 1:23:00; 4) Zoe Rodes, 1:47:00

Men

1) Tobyn Shaw, 1:02:00; 2) Mike Furnen, 1:38:00; 3) Andy Olnes, 2:07:00

Teams

1) Laura Vaught and Lindsey Cowen, 54:00; 2) Zephan Ozturgut and Conner Emann, 1:01:50; 3) Jessica and Fiora Graziano, 1:22:25; 4) Leah, Abram and Asher Goodstein, 1:25:00; 5) Wendy and Tekla Shaw, 1:32:00; 6) Tom and Beryl Anderson, Ken and Ingrid Evenson, Jennifer Klueven, 2:31:00; 7) Lia and Trudy Keller, DNF

Orange course (3.9 km, 10 controls)

Women

1) Tamra Kornfield, 1:19:12

Men

1) David Snyder, 1:50:00

Teams

1) Pete LaFrance and Nathan Kasukonis, 48:40; 2) Heidi and Booker Borson, Brian Durrell, 59:56; 3) Art and Andrew Harmon, 1:12:50; 4) Karen Bronga and Jane Sauer, 1:21:20; 5) Leslie Kroloff and Jill Follett, 1:22:22; 6) Lynn Spencer, Pat Schmidt and Ben Stednar, 1:31:50; 7) John and Diane Ramey, 1:37:09; 8) Vanessa and Jon Angel, 1:37:51; 9) Olivia Beckham, Adam Begig and Zan Walsh, 1:42:00; 10) Ted Calahan and Ron Rickman, 1:46:30

Green course (4.4 km, 11 controls)

Women

1) Anne Billman, 1:49:15; 2) Agneta Kupilik, 2:00:00; 3) Dela Grey, 2:14:18

Men

1) Brian Kirchner, 1:11:48; 2) Kimball Forrest, 1:13:10; 3) Dan Billman, 1:18:47; 4) Dan Baird, 1:25:21; 5) Dorn Van Dommelen, 1:34:50; 6) Steve Gruhn, 1:54:17; 7) Mischa Carlson, 1:59:00; 8) Mark Findley, 2:35:00; 9) Joe Kurtak, 2:35:00

Teams

1) Diane and Dave Evans, 1:12:03; 2) Jack Ginter, Roan Hall and Miles Dennis, DNF

Red course (6.0 km, 14 controls)

Men

1) Regan Sarwas, 2:06:00; 2) Mike Robinson, 2:20:30; 3) Kai Davids Schell, 2:36:36; 4) Doug Poage, DNF

Teams

1) Nick Treinen and Neil Liotta, 1:30:18; 2) Robin Beebee and Bjorn Sveinbjornsson, DFN

This was a points race. Check out how you stand.

Please join us at Ruth Arcand Park next Wednesday, June 20th for a Solstice Scrabble-O, some beginner training and a Pizza Social after the meet. Check the website for details.

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

Results for Joyce and Kathy’s Relay-O

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Hilltop Ski Area

It was a very pleasant evening for Joyce and Kathy’s Relay-O at Hilltop Ski Area Wednesday night. 125 participants showed up for the challenging and fun 2-leg relay and white course. Brian Kirchner won the 2-leg solo/team event in 45:05. The team of Pete LaFrance and Nathan Kasukonis topped the two person relay in a time of 48:00, and the fastest time on the white course was by Greg and Grady Kuijper in an amazing time of 17 minutes! Special thanks to Mike Robinson with map and control retrieval, Shelly Laws for picking up the white course, and Ericka Mulder at the table!!

WHITE COURSE:

Greg & Grady Kuijper 17:00; Springer Moore & Lukas Renner 18:00; Skinnars family 20:35; Maloufish family 22:05; Molly & Sam Connelly 23:05; Mile Foreman 23:30; Pam Butcher 23:49; Kris & Maybe Troutman; Leah Goodsam & Adam Asher 28:20; Christie Family 28:54; Eric & Jen Houcek 29:42; Foreman & Stroryr family 33:10;Donna Cahalane & Suzanne Egan 37:55; Ivy & Chris Woods 39:01; Long Family 42:20; McCutchans & Jeanne Hamilton 51:50; Jim Thornton, Jackson 52:00; Molly, Timothy & Evan Vaughan 54:00; Suvan & Kai Schwoerer, Darcy Dugan 54:00; Frank Witmer 1:11:40; Ken & Ingrid Guerson & Tom & Beryl Anderson 1:35:30

SOLO & GROUP RELAY (BOTH LEGS):

Brian Kirchner 45:05; Tom Bronga 46:05; Dan & Danielle May 53:55; Regan Sarwas 55:07; Kai Davids Schell 55:38; Scott Motor & Jasmine Langmann 59:08; Jill & Mike Brook 1:02:55; Karen Bronga, Melanie Jango & Rosalyn Singleton 1:03:56; Mischa Carlson 1:04:11; Ivan & Lumi Hodes 1:04:50; Mark Findlay 1:06:25; Kalen Ramey & Olga Federova 1:08:15; Joe Kurtok 1:08:18; Diane & John Ramey 1:15:36; Hatcher & Cory Smith 1:18:25; Vern & Angela Randall 1:21:40; Bennett Family 1:29:35; Giselle & Bob Bergeron 1:34:08; John Ruhlin, Robin Hicks, & Camille & Eloise Ruhlin-Hicks 1:39:57; Chris Tomsen 1:44:08; Nunn Family 1:48:00; Talia & Linda Smith & Julia 2:16:30; Lynn Spencer & Ben Stedman 2:20:20; Andy Olnes 2:35:00; Kielee & Mike Backus & Sophia Harper 3:00:00

2 PERSON RELAY:

Pete LaFrance & Nathan Kasukonis 48:00; Steve Gruhn & Dorn Van Dommelen 53:09; Dan & Ann Billman 55:27; Jen Jolliff with Lukas Renner & Ian Moore with Springer Moore 58:24; Jill & Eric Follett 1:05:25; Ted Cahalone & Ron Rideman 1:15:06

Please join us on the hillside next Wednesday June 13th for our next event. Check the website for details.

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

Alaska State Orienteering Championships – 2018

The Arctic Orienteering Club will have the Alaska State Orienteering Championships at the North America Orienteering Championships in Whitehorse, Canada on August 18th and 19th, 2018. There will be 1st through 3rd place medals for Alaskans in each class. The classes are separated into men and women and further divided by age groups (see table).

Sign up on the internet by June 30th for both the August 18th and 19th events. Combined time determines the Alaska State Champ for each class. Be sure to notify email hidden; JavaScript is required before July 5th of the class you signed up for, so proper medals can be ordered. Send email to email hidden; JavaScript is required. All ages are as of December 31st of the current year.

Classes

Individual Championship Classes (Alaska Champs and North American Champs)
White Yellow Orange Brown Green Red Blue
F-10 F-14 F-16 F-18 M65+ F-20 F-21+
F-12 M-14 M-16 F55+ M70+ F35+ M-21+
M-10 F60+ M75+ F40+ M20
M-12 F65+ M80+ F45+ M35+
F70+ M85+ F50+ M40+
F75+ M90+ M-18 M45+
F80+ M50+
F85+ M55+
F90+ M60+
Open Championship Competitive Classes (Alaskans Only)
M/F White F Yellow F Orange F Brown F Green M Red
M Yellow M Orange M Brown M Green

Age class ranges are indicated by a “-” and/or a “+”. A “-” before the age means “and younger”; the “+” after the age means “and older”. Gender classes contain M for male and F for female. Classes containing the course color are open to any age.

Examples

Examples are Bold in above table

F-10
Female, 10 and under on the White course
M-12
Male, 11-12 on white course
M-21+
Male, 21-34 on red course
F35+
Female, 35-39 on green course
M40+
Male, 40-44 on red course
M50+
Male, 50-54 on green course
M65+
Male, 65-70 on brown course

There are many categories; almost every person who finishes will get an Alaska Champs medal. These are normal USOF class competition standards. You can even run the Orange or Yellow courses at any age and compete for a medal in the Open Alaska categories. There are no medals for teams. An adult can shadow a young person. (with permission from meet director, but give no help)

Reasons for Going

  • There are a large group of Alaskans going. Plan to carpool and camp out.
  • Great Orienteering in open pine forest on wonderful maps
  • The weather in August in Whitehorse is sunny and warm with no bugs.
  • There are a variety of other Orienteering courses all week long, including relays.
  • There is really great mountain biking!
  • Meet hundreds of friendly “O” people from all over the world.

Results for Eric and Jill’s Orienteering Meet

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Far North Bicentennial Park, Mile 1.1

The meet was held on May 30, 2018 at Mile 1.1 Campbell Airstrip Road. Only one participant spotted a grizzly bear who was apparently on a different course because he ran the other way. A moose sauntered through the registration area but he was too late to start the course.

The most difficult course, Red, was won by Peter Oswald in a time of 55:02. The women’s division on that course was won by Jen Jolliff in a time of 1:50:42. The Green course was won by Kimball Forrest in the men’s division and Anne Billman in women’s.

White course (1.6 K, 11 control stations)

Teams

1) Kai and Sarana Schell, Zoe Rodes, 27:39; 2) Nathan and Lily Pannkuk, Rosie Conway, 33:40; 3) Jessica Cochran, Jackson Pannkuk, Graham Coons, 34:00; 4) Seth Duckett and Kacy Grundhauser, 42:05; 5) John Ruhlin and Eloise Ruhlin-Hicks, 43:20; 6) Jared and Calvin Gardner, 44:18; 7) Michelle and Emily Holler, 48:12; 8) Eric and Timmy Freed, Diana Evans, 54:30; 9) Fran and Lily McArteneon, 1:09:40; 10) Aaron, Erika, Xavier and Griffin Christie, 1:10:15; 11) Chris, Kristin and Ivy Wood , 1:16:02; 12) Jekka, Indigo, Matteo, Leon Rodes; 1:43:05

Yellow course (2.5 K, 13 control stations)

Men

1) Chris Tomsen, 44:15; 2) Steve McKeever, 59:26; 3) Andy Olnes, 1:32

Women

1) Giselle Bergeron, 1:10:50

Teams

1) Curt and Evan Holler, 40:38; 2) Laura Vaught and Devin Buschus, 42:06; 3) Kai Davids and Sarana Schell, and Zoe Rodes, 42:40; 4) Jill and Mike Brock, 45:25; 5) Noah Schmittinger and Bree Hitchcock, 54:00; 6) Linda and Hatcher Smith, 57:21; 7) Tobin Tekla and Naomi Shaw, 57:22; 8) Talia and Cory Smith, 59:25; 9) Bryan Carey and Brianne Wang, 1:00:16; 10) Julia and Carl Oswald, Lilly Gibson, 1:01:20; 11) Teal Heller and Wendy Shaw, 1:09:22; 12) Kacy Grundhauser and Seth Duckett, 1:14:00; 13) Lia, Duke, Kincaid, and Trudy Keller, 1:23:04; 14) Dan and Danielle May, 1:25:23; 15) Leah, Abram, Asher, and Jeff Goodstein, 1:43:10; 16) Kielee Backus and Sam, Michelle and Emily Holler, 2:15:40

Orange (3.0 K, 13 control stations)

Men

1) Springer Moore, 58:40; 2) Dwight Iverson, 59:14; 3) Joe Kurtak, 1:10:14

Teams

1) Kalen Ramey and David Stamp, 53:58; 2) Lorena Knapp, Dan Kimball, and Suzanna Caldwell, 1:00:42; 3) Jasmine Langmann and Scott Morton, 1:06:50; 4) Ted Cahalane and Ron Rickman, 1:07:03; 5) Karen Bronga, Amy Dalton, 1:14:38; 6) Kathy Faryniaz and Joyce Goodell, 1:17:30; 7) Jane Sauer and Melanie Janigo, 1:17:38; 8) De Lewis and Jill Follett, 1:19:30; 9) Diane and John Ramey, 1:26:59; 10) Lynn Spencer and Ben Stedman, 1:50:40

Green

Men

1) Kimball Forrest, 49:02; 2) Steve Gruhn, 1:04:34; 3) Dorn Van Dommelan, 1:10:12; 4) Dan Billman, 1:15:18; 5) Mark Findlay, 1:24:30; 6) Mischa Carlson, 1:39:31; 7) Dan Baird, 1:44:40

Women

1) Anne Billman, 1:11:00; 2) Dela Gray, 1:41:12

Teams

1) Leslie and Mark Kroloff, 1:56:04; 2) Roan Hall and Jack Ginter, 2:53:43

Red (5.9k, 17 Control Stations)

Men

1) Peter Oswald, 55;06; 2) Cory Smith, 1:01:15; 3) Gary Snyder, 1:07:55; 4) Mike Robinson, 1:33:48; 5) Regan Sarwas, 1:34:02

Women

1) Jen Jolliff, 1:50:42

Teams

1) Paul and Peter LaFrance, 1:43:12

This was a points race. Check out how you stand.

Please join us next Wednesday, June 6th for training and a Relay-O at the Hilltop Ski Area Trailhead. Check the links for details.

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

Field Checking Maps

Meet directors must field check their course while preparing their maps. You are strongly encouraged to report any significant inaccuracies of the maps to the VP of Mapping for revisions as soon as they are discovered. If you can identify simple changes early enough, then it is possible that corrections can be made to the map before the meet.

You can use your smartphone and OCAD to help you with field vetting. This new method can provide more confidence to meet directors that controls are properly placed and/or to determine where we have issues with our maps.

This information was provided by Toby (VP of Mapping). He would love to show you how easy and helpful it is to use your smartphone to help field check your courses. Be sure to ask him about it at the next meet!

We would all really like your help to make our maps better. Please let him know when you find problems!

May 16 Orienteering Results

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Campbell Airstrip Road, mile 2.2

Below are the results of the Arctic Orienteering Club’s May 16 orienteering meet in Far North Bicentennial Park in Anchorage. The meet started at the North Bivouac Trailhead off Basher Road. Ian Moore completed the most difficult course in the least amount of time to take top honors.

White Course (2.0 kilometers, 6 controls)

Teams:

1. Jean Miller, Beth Elliott, and Svea Lunoe – 23:35
2. Maria Rienzi and Frank Witmer – 30:15
3. Jared Gardner, Andrea Gardner, and Calvin Gardner – 42:00
4. George Vaughan, Timothy Vaughan, and Evan Vaughan – 42:49
5. Kielee Backus, Mike Backus, and Megan Stoelting – 44:00
6. Andy Angel, Esther Angel, John Angel – 44:02
7. Erik Gorman and Hannah Gorman – 45:00
8. Suvan Schwoerer, Kai Schwoerer, Trogon Hauser, and Darcy Dugan – 58:39
9 (tie). Jekka Roder, Indigo Roder, Matteo Roder, and Leo Roder – 1:00:00
9 (tie). Chris Wood and Ivy Wood – 1:00:00
11. Laura Long, Brooke Long, Aly Long, Jackson Long, Bob Long, and John Long – 1:04:01

Yellow Course (3.3 kilometers, 9 controls)

Men:

1. Andy Olnes – 1:41:00
2. Joe Kurtak – 1:44:11

Teams:

1. Kalen Ramey and David Stamp – 48:22
2. John Ramey and diane Ramey – 54:37
3. The Skinner Family – 1:08:31
4. Kevin Rice and Krista Rice – 1:10:00
5. Drew Gearhart and Charese Dekreon – 1:11:43
6. Vam Angel and Lunoe Family – 1:21:36
7. Terry Nunn and Jacob Nunn – 1:33:46
8. Mike Pollitt and Beth Fleischer – 1:34:00
9. Sam Buttner, Murray Buttner, and Jennifer Heller – 1:37:00
10. Dana May and Daniella May – 1:46:00
11. Ben Stedman and Lynn Spencer – 1:46:13
12. Erika Bennett and Keena Bennett – 1:50:00
13. Bob Bergeron and Giselle Bergeron – 1:50:44
14. Ben Nordstrom, Owen Nordstrom, Matthew Nordstrom, and Evan Nordstrom – 1:53:00
15. Kielee Backus, Megan Stoelting, and Mike Backus – 2:17:14

Orange Course (3.8 kilometers, 12 controls):

Men:

1. Springer Moore – 1:08:21
2. Brian Durrell – 1:19:45
3. Peter Johnson – 1:53:20
4. Chris Tomsen – 2:45:11

Women:

1. Ellyn Brown – 1:09:56
2. Marianne Pedersen – 1:13:10
3. Jill Follett – 1:22:02

Teams:

1. Melanie Janigo, Jane Sauer, and Karen Bronga – 2:11:25
2. Isaac Bonney and Brian Bonney – 2:15:00

Green Course (4.9 kilometers, 15 controls):

Men:

1. Cory Smith – 1:13:30
2. Brian Kirchner – 1:17:11
3. Dorn Van Dommelen – 1:19:39
4. Bill Johnson – 1:23:30
5. Eric Follett – 1:29:19
6. Mark Findlay – 2:52:22
7. Doug Poage – 2:59:00

Women:

1. Dela Grey – 2:10:04
2. Agie Kupilik – 2:17:00

Red Course (6.0 kilometers, 16 controls):

Men:

1. Ian Moore – 1:01:39
2. Peter Oswald – 1:20:00
3. Gary Snyder – 1:27:26
4. Bill Spencer – 1:43:26
5. Regan Sarwas – 2:12:19
6. Tom Bronga – 2:29:15

Woman:

1. Jen Jolliff – 1:32:12

Steve Gruhn
Meet Director
Arctic Orienteering Club

This was a points race. Check out how you stand.

Please join us next Wednesday, May 23th for training and a traditional meet at Earthquake Park. Check the links for details.

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

Results for Abbott Loop Orienteering Meet

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Abbott Loop Community Park

The first orienteering event of the season was held at the Elmore Trailhead to Bicentennial Park on Wednesday May 9. Over a hundred people made it out to compete on five courses starting with 1 km and 2 km for beginners (white and yellow course). Participants could practice their newly learned orienteering skills thanks to Marianne Pedersen and Mike Robinson for teaching quick introductions. The 4km intermediate level orange course had participants follow the many neighborhood trails to find controls slightly off trail, and the 5km (green) and 6km (red) courses were set for our growing crowd of expert orienteers. These courses led participants into some less traveled corners of Bicentennial Park away from trails where they could practice their navigation skills with map and compass. The meet was organized by Tobias Schwoerer and Agneta Kupilik .

White

Teams

1) Sam, Miriam, and Jennifer Buttner, 0:16:00; 2) The Skinner family, 0:26:00; 3) Kelly Carson and Rowan Tannkajtis, 4) 0:27:00; Scott, Trogan, and Quetzal Hauser, 0:28:50; 5) Barry Grufal and Carrie Hanson, 0:29:00; 6) The May family 0:35:00; 7) Timothy, Evan and George Vaughn, 0:37:00; 8) Vanessa Esther and Jon Angel, 0:38:52; 9) Conor, Sarah, and Elenor McClutcheon, 0:51:31; 10) Kim Perez, 0:46; 11) Darcy Dugan, Amy Seifert, Kai and Suvan Schwoerer, 0:52:30; 12) Chris and Ivy Wood, 0:54:00; 13) Sarah and Ellea Shine with Jekka, Matheo, Indigo, and Leon Roder, 1:15:00;

Yellow

Women

1) Ruth Kveruplassen 1:20:00;

Men

1) Springer Moore, 0:27:20; 2) Holden Bren 1:17:00;

Teams

1) Ann and Mark Bruner, 0:34:20; 2) Joyce Goodell and Kathy Faryniarz, 0:36:54; 3) Ben, Owen, Matthew and Evan N. 1:16:00; 4) Matt, Oliver, and Elsa, 1:13:05; 5) The Lemons, 1:14:00; 6) Lisa, Asa, and Ezra Symonds; 1:33:00; 7) Noil and Marla Gubler, 1:33:00

Orange

Women

1) Marianne Pedersen, 1:16:18;

Men

1) Cory Smith, 0:59:52; 2) Trace Trudell, 1:24:00; 3) Dwight Iverson, 1:35:40; 4) Ivan Hodes, 1:56:00

Teams

1) John, Diane, and Kalen Ramey 1:21:19; 2) Brian and Isaac Bonney 1:41:50; 3) Colin Reedy and Sheryl Mohwinkel, 1:50:10; 4) The Crows, 1:50:53; 5) Lia, Trudy, and Kory Kellar, 2:05:00; 6) Melanie Janigo, Karen Bronga, and Jane Sader, 2:11:44; 7) Ross, Kena, and Erika Bennett, 2:17:00;

Green

Women

1) Lorena Knapp, 1:51:50;

Men

1) Dorn VanDommelen, 1:15:05; 2) Vern Randall, 2:02:00; 3) Mark Findlay, 2:03:40; 4) Stacey Moon, 2:23; 5) Joe Kurtak, 2:39:00;

Teams

1) Peter and Paul LaFrance, 1:18; 2) Susan Sherman and Elizabeth Wehner, 2:04:20

Red

Women

1) Jen Jolliff, 1:58:55;

Men

1) Ian Moore, 0:59:06; 2) Peter Oswald,1:05:40; 3) Paul Carson, 1:47:45; 4) Regan Sarwas, 1:47:57; 5) Mike Robinson, 2:22:55

Teams

1) Nowelle and Bill Spencer, 1:44:20.

This was a points race. Check out how you stand.

Please join us Wednesday, May 16th for another traditional O at Campbell Airstrip road, mile 2.2. Check the links for details.

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

Orienteering Season is almost here!


Orienteering will start up again next week with two events. The first meet of the season will be on Wednesday May 9th in FNBP Abbott Loop Community Park.

The next evening on Thursday May 10th from 7pm-8:30pm we will have a volunteer / meet director social to kick off the season. If you are a volunteer or meet director for the club, or would like to be one, please join us at Shelly Law’s new home at 7925 Jodhpur Street. We will have a discussion about how to design fun and interesting orienteering courses. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Minutes of March 21, 2018 Board Meeting

Arctic Orienteering Club
Meeting of the Board of Directors
March 21st, 2018
Minutes

Meeting called to order at 7:16.

Members present: Joyce Goodell; Mike Robinson; Lexi Hill; Dela Gray; Dorn VanDommelen; Eric Follet; Chris Tomsen; Toby Schworer; Mark Findlay; Andy Olnes; Lia Keller and Regan Sarwas.

Minutes from previous meeting were approved.

Old Business discussed:

  1. Two club members need to do a fiscal audit of our finances. Lexi and Andy will do this;
    contact Eric F for items to review.
  2. Stolen Equipment: Regan has not re-ordered anything yet-he will replace tubs, tables,
    controls and any other items that were stolen.
  3. Waiver for Review: Do we need to change anything? Add Safety information, change fees?
    We will go to web site to review the form.
  4. Schedule review: Leave august 15th meet for training, or Fun-O, something light for casual orienteers not going to Whitehorse meets. Much discussion and moving of meets. Chris is looking to add a weekend meet in June. We already have lots of meets assigned.
  5. On Attack Point: we will check with Ian and post pre and post-meets around the NA
    Championships.
  6. Ways to Promote NAC: Eric is willing to organize some sort of “medal” to acknowledge our competitors and placements at the NAC meets. Earlybird deadline is 3-31. Mike will send out blurbs everywhere and will also contact the group via E-mail as a reminder. The question was brought up about possibly funding someone to go to the meet-like an 18-24 year old. Eric sort of nixed it. Dorn sees a need to develop more young people. Lexi suggests putting up a flyer at early meets to see if someone is interested. Mike suggests individuals contribute to a fund to sponsor someone. Lexi, Mike and Chris are interested in this.
  7. Boy scout Camporee is May 5th. Mike will send out an E-mail to the group involved next
    week (Wed the 28th).
  8. Mapping: Lots of discussion. Toby is interested in long term, strategy (for a big meet)
    development; fundraising. Save our funds and develop the club further. We should pay attention to Whitehorse-how did they achieve this? Eric suggests a “cheap” map of ER. The board is hesitant to committing to bring up mappers and spend large amounts of funds without a clear idea in mind. A motion was proposed by Mike: Hold off on mappers this year and for Eagle River. The majority was in favor. Mike also proposed late fall ER practice meet. Eric is willing to scout ER, and put trails on the map, but will find out how that would affect an “A” meet in the future. Eric says OCAD open orienteering map making is free, but it does not set courses. OCAD 2018 is costly, and doesn’t see going this route, but Dorn has OCAD and says it’s “One Stop Shopping” and can make maps quickly UAA has it and Toby, Dorn and Lexi can possibly use it for our advantage. They will pursue map making with OCAD. Lexi volunteered to purchase the $50 OCAD map license to practice with it.
  9. Risk Management Plan: Action Items that got positive results:
    1. Safety Notebook
    2. General safety information for participants on our Website
    3. Meet Director to carry a phone, and put number on the map
    4. It is recommended to have a second person during the meet
    5. Have whistles, possibly bear spray, and purchase an air horn
    6. Review our First Aid Kit

    All Items will be review later, and we will begin with implementing some of the items.

  10. Meet Fees: Discussed and proposed: $10 Adult meet fee; $75 Individual; $110 family; board members are free, but encouraged to pay.
  11. Regarding Pick/Click/Give to raise money. The cost to post this is $290, and then they
    take 7%. Deferred to next year.
  12. We are working on a mailing list for volunteers/directors. Im not sure who it is though. 🙁
  13. Regarding chapters in Mat-Su and Fairbanks-Mike has checked into it, and will pressure further.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. 4.1 Shelly-Nothing planned or set yet. Mike will talk with Shelly
  2. 4.2 Regan: 90% of it is still intact. Dorn says this might be a good Eagle Scout Project for consideration. The Trails are changing, and the map needs to be improved. Dorn will try to generate an OCAD of the area.
  3. Announcements: Palmer Library has Geocaching project. Someone there (not Pete) is interested in orienteering.

No meeting is scheduled until end of the season. Meeting was adjourned at 9:30pm.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Joyce Goodell, Secretary

Minutes are also available as PDF.