Kathy and Joyce’s Bike-O Results

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Kincaid Park

Over 40 hardy folks endured the rain, slick trails and moose encounters at Kincaid park for our bike orienteering meet. Several non-bikers choose to run the bike course (foot). Thanks to Mike Robinson for his help

White course(foot) 1.6km

1) Ann Bruner (Rory, Mary and Tom) 34:10, 2) Erin and Timmy Freed/Diane Evans 38:00, 3) Micheal Hall 38:54, 4) Lexi Hill/Diane Hirshberg 40:04, 5) Saunders Family 55:37, 6) Waldrop Family 55:42, 7) Annie Luck/Barry Bruniga 57:52 8) Calvin/Jared Gardner 58:57, 9) J. Holland/Caleb Platt 2:12:00

Short Bike O 4.6km

1) Steve McKeever 44:11, 2) Jen Joliff (foot) 50:12, 3) Shelly Laws (foot) 1:01:12, 4) Steve Gruhn (foot) 1:02:26, 5) Ivan Hodges (foot) 1:02:30, 6) Ann Billman 1:02:57, 7) Brian Durrell (foot) 1:05:40, 8) Mark Findlay (foot) 1:13:00, 9) Joe Kurtak 1:18:24, 10) Graziano Family 1:45:50, 11) Backus Family 2:38:00, DNF: Liam Sarwas & Henry Loefler, Jenny/Dick Sheasley, Tudy/Lia Keller, Katie Wisht/Jess Cahalane

Long Bike O 7.7km

1) Cory Smith 45:29, 2) Ian Moore (foot) 52:44, 3) Mike Robinson 1:18:14, 4) Bruce Ross 1:21:47

Please join us Wednesday, July 26th for a traditional meet at FNBP (Bivouac 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.

Russian Jack Orienteering Results

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Russian Jack Park

Runners were time-limited in their choice of controls (checkpoints) to visit during the 35-minute ‘Score-O’ orienteering event. Brian Kirchner and Jeremy Johnson took the top two places for the men. Brittany Hippe scored highest among the women, closely followed by Dela Grey. Most racers strategically maximized their points by staying on the course overtime, despite subtraction of points from their scores for each minute they were late. The Seeber family team completed the standard-format point-to-point orienteering course fastest among the nine teams that chose the unlimited time event.

Thanks to volunteers Drew and Charese Gearhart-Dekreon for course layout and day-of-meet help; Steve Gruhn for registration help; Lexi Hill and Mike Robinson for pizza provision. Meet directors: Anne and Dan Billman.

Score-O 35-minute Course

Name Control Points Minutes Late Final Score
Brian Kirchner 390 5 340
Jeremy Johnson 370 4 330
Paul Carlson 370 8 290
Mike Robinson 310 3 280
Regan Sarwas 280 3 250
Mark Findlay 230 0 230
Steve Gruhn 360 15 210
Brittany Hippe 210 1 200
Dela Grey 200 1 190
Shelly Laws 210 5 160
Ruth Kvernplassen 150 0 150
Linnea Shaw, Emma, Anna Torkleson 140 0 140
Daniel, Alaric Baird 150 1 140
Eric Follett 180 4 140
Tristan, Joyce Goodell 130 0 130
Gino, Jessica, Fiora, Nico Graziano 140 2 120
Randy Plant, Yukiko Hayano 230 11 120
Tobyn Shaw 100 0 100
Lia, Trudy, Lani, Bex, Kincaid, Duke Keller 100 1 90
Abram, Leah Goodstein 80 0 80
Alex Adams 80 4 40
Lisa Torkleson, Wendy Shaw 60 3 30
AJ Seeber 160 17 -10
Phillip Stutzer 210 23 -20

Point-to-Point ‘White’ Course, 2.1 km, 10 controls

Teams

1) Joe, Mary, August Seeber, 27:00; 2) Loden, Maren, Anne Johnson, 35:00; 3) Calvin, Jared Gardner, 40:00; 4) Tiffany Ma, Barry, Abram Piser, 40:00; 5) Joseph Naufahn, 43:00; 6) Andy Olnes, 46:00; 7) Team Hayden, 50:02; 8) Laura, Brooke, Aly Long, 53:00; 9) Cristali Perdoma, Taylor Wright, August Terrell, time not recorded

Please join us Wednesday, July 19th for a training and a Bike-O at Kincaid 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.

Orienteering Results

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Far North Bicentennial Park – Mile 1.1

Approximately 78 people enjoyed an evening of fun and challenging orienteering in Far North Bicentennial Park.

Thanks to the following volunteers for helping put on this meet: Lorena Knapp for course planning and setting and registration table; Anjaneete Steer for snacks and registration table, and Anne Billman for permitting, safety information and wildlife briefing.

Red, 5.9 km, 13 controls

Men

1) Cory Smith, 1:12:20; 2) Toby Schwörer, 1:13:36; 3) Ian Moore, 1:28:37; 4) Bill Spencer, 1:34:48; 5) Regan Sarwas, 2:07:32; 6) Jeremy Johnson, 3:25:05

Women

1) Jen Jolliff, DNF

Green, 4.6 km, 10 controls

Men

1) Dorn Van Dommelin, 1:13:35; 2) Eric Follett, 1:13:56; 3) Pete LaFrance, 1:18:55; 4) Steve Gruhn, 1:30:37; 5) Dan Billman, 1:42:00; 6) Mark Findlay, 2:19:30; 7) Dave Evans, DNF; 8) Dan Baird, DNF

Women

1) Agneta Kupilic, DNF; 2) Dela Grey, DNF

Team

1) Brian Durrell, Heidi Borson, Lars Borson, Booker Borson, 1:49:00; 2) Brittany Hippe, Ariel Hippe, Shelly Laws, 3:04:00

Orange, 4.2 km, 11 controls

Men

1) Liam Sarwas, 1:39:05; 2) Tobyn Shaw, 1:45:55; 3) Joe Kurtak, 1:47:20; 4) Paul LaFrance, DNF; 5) Andy Olnes, DNF

Women

1) Joyce Goodell, 2:10:38

Team

1) Steve McKeever, Tony Flores, 1:44:55; 2) Jill Follett, Meegan Soule, DNF; 3) Ivan Hodes, Lumi Hodes, DNF

Yellow, 2.5 km, 10 controls

Men

1) Springer Moore, 0:33:00; 2) Andy Olnes, 0:47:05

Women

1) Linnea Shaw, 0:53:05

Team

1) Randy Plant, Yukiko Hayano, 0:31:48; 2) Trudy Keller, Lia Keller, 0:36:53; 3) Gearhart, Dekreon, Fleisher, Pollitt, 0:48:14; 4) Terry Nunn, Jacob Nunn, Richard Parsons, Ben Joubert, 0:49:54; 5) Jenny Sheasley, Dick Sheasley, 0:56:20; 6) Diane Hirshberg, Corrie Whitmore, Baird Carlson, 1:01:00; 7) Diane Evans, Erin Freel, Timmy Freel, 1:01:05; 8) Bob and Giselle Bergeron, 1:06:20; 9) Mary Cullinan, Ed Cullinan, Laura Dirksen, Jordan Dirksen, 1:41:55; 10) Jen Strickland, Wendy Shaw, Lost Card; 11) Annie Luck, Barry Bruninan, DNF; 12) De Lewis, Lisbeth Berge, DNF

White, 1.7 km, 7 controls

Team

1) Laura Brooke, Aly Long, 0:25:15; 2) Diana Evans, Ellyn and Kennedy Brown, Erin and Timmy Freel, 0:34:35; 3) Vicky Parks, Ashley Lane, Jami Baehon, 1:51:00

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

There is no orienteering next weekend due to the 4th of July. Please join us Wednesday, July 12th for a Score-O and pizza social at Russian Jack 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.

Meet This Wednesday in FNBP at Mile 1.1

Wednesday’s meet will start at mile 1.1 of Basher Drive. There will be White (1.7 K), Yellow (2.6 K), Orange (4.2 K), Green (4.7 K) and Red (5.7 K) courses; starts from 5 to 7; finish by 9:00.  Our permit requires us to make sure participants are aware of bear and other wildlife issues; please see the thoughts below about hazards that include but are not limited to bears. While we haven’t seen a lot of bear sign while setting the course, bears are out there, and we have seen some scat and prints.

Are you prepared to manage the inherent risks of orienteering in Alaska?

Examples of potential hazards are:

  • bear and moose encounters
  • sharp sticks
  • logs and holes hidden by vegetation
  • stinging insects
  • prickly and toxic plants
  • cold
  • heat
  • slippery surfaces
  • uneven footing
  • disorientation (getting lost)

Please participate only in the level of orienteering that is suited to your skills, experience, equipment, and level of comfort. Partnering with another person or two may help you build skill and participate more safely.

We orienteer in bear and moose habitat and see animals regularly. Consider carrying pepper spray and being prepared to deploy it. And consider making noise sufficient for animals to hear you approaching. Some ways to reduce your risk are to participate with a team; talk with your team (if you are part of one); pace count out loud; wear bells.

Triple-O Results

Wednesday, June 21 2017
Ruth Arcand Park

Over 40 people came to Ruth Arcand Park to participate in a Score-O. The longer Score-O was split into 3 maps, each with a 20-30 minute time limit.  Participants could run as many of the maps as they wanted with a mass start at 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30.  There were penalties issued for late returns on each map and of course the participant would be late starting the next map!  We have compiled a spreadsheet with everyone’s cumulative points for however many courses they completed.

Many thanks to meet director Seve McKeever and the other volunteers who made this meet possible–Peter Johnson helped with set-up and control checking, Luke Kiskaddon and Joe Kurtak helped pull the controls, and Bill Spencer helped with meet format and course design.​

Swamp-O Results

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Service High School

Eric and Jill’s Swamp-O meet was held at Service High School on a sunny Wednesday evening. There were no difficulties with mosquitoes, but at one control on the Red course, a spruce hen was aggressively protecting her chicks from intruders.

White course (2.3km, 8 control stations)

Women

1) Molly Connely, 51:00

Teams

1) Beth Freischer and Mike Pollitt, 44:00; 2) Laura, Brooke, and Aly Long, 49:00; 3) Joyce Goodell and Tristan Goodell, 50:22; 4) Cassie Stenehjem and Jackson Kincaid, 51:00; 5) Carey and Magnus Johnson and Colton and Lisa Hester, 1:05:00; 6) Kennedy and Ellyn Brown, 1:10:00.

Yellow course (2.8km, 10 control stations)

Men

1) Springer Moore, 46:08; 2) Andy Olnes, 1:05:10; 3) Dick Sheasley, 1:25:00

Women

1) Kathy Faryniaz, 1:11:00

Teams

1) Amy and Katie Cahalane, 42:48; 2) Logan and Jill Follett, 51:48; 3) Diana Evans and Erin and Timothy Freel, 1:02:50; 4) Randy Plant and Yuki Hayano, 1:03:00; 5) Ted and Donna Cahalane, 1:05:24; 6) Trudy, Lia, Kincaid, and Duke Keller, 1:08:46; 7) Erin Milan and Pam Butcher, 1:14:46; 8) Lydia, Matthew, and Naomi Green, 1:40:22; 9) Barry Bruninga and Annie Luck, 1:45:00; 10) Susan, Houston, and Jianxn Speckman, 1:52:00; 11) Mali and Jenny Redick, 1:53:56

Orange course (3.2km, 11 control stations)

Men

1) Bill Johnson, 50:48; 2) Philip Stutzer, 1:18:55; 3) Steve McKeever, 1:27:42; 4) Ivan Hodes, 1:32:45; 5) Liam Sarwas, 1:37:08

Women

1) Agneta Kupilik, 1:12:00; 2) Linda Smith, 1:22:32

Teams

1) Russell and Liam Hood, 56:25; 2) Brian Durrell and Ann Bruner, 1:19:25; 3) Ruth, Mike, Dave and Henry Kvernplassen, 1:30:00; 4) Leah and Abraham Goodstein, 1:50:00; 5) Barbara and Laura Crews and Heather Durtsch, 1:54:00; 6) Terry, Holly, Jacob, and Alan Nunn, 2:05:55

Green course (4.3km, 12 control stations)

Men

1) Steve Gruhn, 1:03:24; 2) Dave Evans, 1:09:13; 3) Jeremy Johnson, 1:15:00; 4) Jim Green, 1:19:30; 5) Dorn Van Dommelen, 1:36:34; 6) Mark Finlay, 1:52:02; 7) Peter Johnson, 2:18:35

Women

1) Karen Bronga, 1:44:10

Red course (4.7km, 12 control stations)

Men

1) Cory Smith, 47:34; 2) Toby Schwoerer, 49:45; 3) Ian Moore, 51:47; 4) Bill Spencer, 58:44; 5) Regan Sarwas, 1:43:55; 6) Brian Kirchner, 1:46:55; 7) Dan Baird, 1:57:34

Women

1) Jen Jolliff, 1:34:40; 2) Brittany Hippe, 2:05:10; 3) Lorene Knapp, 2:09:30; 4) Shelly Laws, 3:16:57

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

Please join us Wednesday, June 21th for a Score-O at Ruth Arcand 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.

Bartlett-O Results

Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Bartlett High School

Approximately 100 people enjoyed an evening of fun and orienteering At the Bartlett High Trails. Runners from all levels tried there luck and skill in the woods. There was a beginner class on compass use (helpful at any level).

Thanks to Dela Gray for putting on a fun criss-cross meet. Thanks also to Brittany Hippe and Shelly Laws for help with course set up and take down.

Red (4.4km, 19 controls)

Men

1) Cory Smith 35:58, 2) Tobias Schwörer 43:24, 3) Brian Kirchner 43:51, 4) Paul Carson 50:51, 5) Dan Baird 51:02, 6) Bill Spencer 53:34, 7) Dan Billman 54:13, 8) Regan Sarwas 55:02, 9) Mike Robinson 56:42

Team

1) Paul and Pete Lafrance 50:12

Green (3.5km, 15 controls)

Men

1) Jeremy Johnson 37:26, 2) Dorn Van Dommelan 48:40, 3) Dave Evans 49:10, 4) Steve Gruhn 49:36, 5) John Fritz 1:27:00

Women

1) Brittany Hippe 57:38, 2) Ariel Hippe 1:05:52, 3) Sarah Stanley 1:15:17

Orange (2.5km, 12 controls)

Men

1) Brian Kirchner 22:16, 2) Liam Sarwas 42:43, 3) Steve McKeever 53:36

Women

1) Karen Bronga 45:47, 2) Anne Billman 46:54, 3) Vicky Parks 1:21:34

Team

1) Noah Ravens, Peter Stiassny 27:35, 2) Lisbeth Berge, Leslie Kroloff, Sharon Smith 55:37, 3) Ivan, Lumi Hodes 1:08:05, 4) Rita Norton, Joyce Goodell, Kathy Faryniary 1:10:08, 5) Jenny, Richard Sheasley 1:16:09, 6) Jeff Haw, Abrahm, Leah Goodstein 1:21:00

Yellow (2.2km, 12 controls)

Men

1) Austin Carpenter 35:00, 1) Tobyn Shaw 35:00, 3) Conner Ehmann 39:14, 4) Joe Kurtak 49:28, 5) Andy Olnes 1:39:00

Team

1) Noah Ravens, Peter Stassny 35:00, 2) Randy Plant, Yukiko Hayano 36:00, 3) Russ Carpenter, Sophia Ehmann, Collette Carpenter, Teal Heller 37:00, 4) Pam, Erin 43:25, 5) Lia, Trudy Keller 44:00, 6) Linna, Wally Shaw 52:00, 7) Ruth, Henry Kvernplassen 54:00, 8) Erin, Timmy Fred, Diana Evans 58:00, 9) Mark Horston, Suzann Speekman, Nora, Jianxin Horston-Speekman 1:04:45, 10) Will, Ruth, Willie, Sarah Taygan 1:39:32

White (1.4km, 9 controls)

Team

1) Heather, Talia, Cory Smith 19:32, 2) Max, Quinn Jamieson 21:00, 3) Brooke, Aly, Laura, Rob Long 21:50, 4) Diana Evans, Erin Fred, Timmy Fred 22:27, 5) Jessica, Gino, Fiora, Nizo Graziano 27:30, 6) Beth, Ben, Mike Pollett, Connor Mike Hatchett 28:00, 7) Jason, Jess, Fian, Ahrell Walsh 43:00, 8) Darcy Dugan, Suvan, Kai Schwderer, Lief, Flynn, Anja O’Regan 49:44

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

Please join us Wednesday, June 14th for a Traditional Meet at Service HS. 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.

Fossil-O Results

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Thompson Lake

Wednesday’s orienteering race was held at Thompson Lake on Fort Richardson and featured intricate terrain and open woods. Cory Smith continued his winning streak on the advanced Red Course with a time of 1:06:33. Dan Billman was second with a time of 1:47:01. The top female competitor was Sarah Stanley on the Green course with a time of 2:42:14. The courses were designed and set by Ian Moore and Jen Jolliff. Thank you to Chris Tomsen who helped make access to the military base go smoothly and provided refreshments for the finish.

Red Course (Advanced, 6-K, 17 controls)

Men

1) Cory Smith, 1:06:33; 2) Daniel Billman, 1:47:01; 3) Bill Johnson, 1:52:35; 4) Regan Sarwas, 2:14:12; 5) Michael Robinson, 2:36:46

Teams

1) Julie, Paul, Pete and Roger LaFrance, 1:56:48

Green Course (Advanced, 4-K, 14 controls)

Men

1) Dorn Van Dommelen, 1:43:05; 2) Mark Findlay, 1:45:45; 3) Steven Gruhn, 2:12:22;

Women

1) Sarah Stanley, 2:42:14; Anne Billman, DNF; Dela Grey, DNF

Teams

Dave and Diana Evans, DNF

Orange Course (Intermediate, 4-K, 14 controls)

Men

1) Brian Krichner, 1:29:45; 2) Brian Durrell, 1:35:12; Andy Olnes, DNF; Chris Tomsen, DNF; Sean Arnold, DNF

Women

1) Lexi Hill, 2:17:50

Teams

1) Vern and Angela Randall, 2:05:25; Giselle Bergeron, DNF; Joyce Goodell, DNF; Kathy Faryniarz, DNF; Rita Norton, DNF

Yellow Course (Beginner-Intermediate, 3-K, 10 controls)

Men

1) Andy Olnes, 1:28:28

Women

Stephanie Kesler, DNF

Teams

1) Trudy Keller and Karla Carpenter, 1:57:10; Cassie Stenehjem and Jackson Kincaid, DNF; Rob, Laura, Brooke and Aly Long, DNF

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

Please join us Wednesday, June 7th for a Traditional Meet at Bartlett. There will also be beginner training on how to use a compass and an advanced training compass exercise. 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.

Canceled – Meet Director & Volunteer Social – This Thursday

This event is canceled because last minute planning on our part led to an underwhelming number of RSVPs. We will figure out if we are going to hold it later in the season or plan some other event.

We are having a gathering to show our appreciation for our awesome meet directors and volunteers! Everyone is who is helping (or would like to help!) with an orienteering meet this season is invited to attend. We will discuss some of the finer points of putting on an orienteering meet, and help meet directors get the help they need for their events. For meet directors, it is an opportunity to get help wherever you need it (mapping software, course vetting, volunteers, etc.) For others, it is an opportunity to assist with a meet in whatever capacity you like. If you have been interested in helping out, but didn’t know where to start, this is the place! See the event details for more information.

We’ll have pizza and beverages from Moose’s Tooth.