Wednesday
Nov092011

Snow in California!

Site of round 1 of the 2012 World Cups, the 2012 US championships, and the 2012 North American championships, Lake Tahoe already has skiable snow on the ground.  This photo was taken on October 8th, by Greg Walker, of Donatas in his backyard, practicing some early ski-O!

Wednesday
Jul132011

World Cup round 1 coming to the U.S!

The Bay Area Orienteering Club (BAOC) has won the bid to host the first round of World Cups for 2012.   The Bear Valley and Lake Tahoe regions of California will host three World Cups, and six WRE races, in conjunction with the North American Championships and the U.S. Championships.  

The World Cups are part of the annual Sierra Ski-O Tour, that is open to any skiers of any level, so everyone can come to Tahoe and find an appropriate race, be it World Cup, North American Championships, US Championships, or just the recreational race.  BAOC is expecting teams from some of the major ski-o powerhouses, so the competition should be fast and furious!  

Bulletin 1.

Wednesday
Apr062011

U.S. Team returns from best Ski WOC ever

The U.S. Ski Orienteering Team just returned from Tänndalen, Sweden, site of the World Ski Orienteering Championships (Ski WOC).  The team had one of its most successful championships in its history, headlined by Alison Crocker's 8th place finish in the Long distance, and the women's 8th place relay finish.  Alison is now ranked 33rd in the world, and Alexandra Jospe is now ranked 59th.  

 

The men's team consisted of Nikolay Nachev (Cascade Orienteering Club), Adrian Owens (Craftsbury/Green Mountain OC), Scott Pleban (Quantico OC), and Greg Walker (Cambridge Sports Union).  The women's team was Alison Crocker (CSU), Alexandra Jospe (CSU) and Cristina Luis (Tuscon OC).  

 

For more snippets from Sweden, you can check the team blog, or read the press release.  For results and maps, see the Ski WOC website.  Congrats, Team!  

Thursday
Feb172011

Balsams results

The results and maps have been posted on the Balsams page.  Click here.  Thanks to all competitors for coming north, and to Ernst, Ed, Lex, and Pete for their long hours helping run the meet!  Until next time,

Alex


Wednesday
Feb092011

Balsams event notes

The event notes are complete!  Find them here.  They include start times, course notes, directions, and all sorts of other useful stuff.  Take a moment to read them through, thanks!