September 30, 2014

CTOC Shows Well at Western States Orienteering Championships

Big congratulations to CTOC members who travelled to Calero County Park in San Jose, CA to compete in the Western States Orienteering Championships Sept 27, 28 and made big impressions across the results board.  Longtime CTOC members Ole Bergset and Karen Didisse placed 1st in their M70+ (Brown) and F50+ (Green) categories, respectively.  Ben Brock came in 2nd in the M35+ (Red) category.  Ben also brought six students from Riverstone International School who, in the Orange category in their first A Meet, made huge strides navigating in challenging terrain and vegetation.  Levi Schmitt and Zachary Clayton finished 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the open M-Orange category, while Natalie Pusch finished 3rd in the open F-Orange category.  Regan Zhang, Brian Bohme and Becca Tabb just missed placing and all were excited to use e-punches for the first time, compare splits, and come to the realization that they can easily hold their own, and even excel, in the western junior orienteering field.  Other CTOC members should be proud of how well Boise Orienteering is being represented around the West!

2014 Western States Champs CTOC Crew at Calero County Park
(Karin, Ben and Ole in the middle of the back row with the hardware)
CTOC Juniors from Riverstone with Erin Schirm, USA Junior Oreinteering Head Coach

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