June 2018 newsletter

Check out the club’s June 2018 newsletter for news about upcoming events at North Seattle College, Jack and Indian Creek, Salmon-la-Sac, and Big Finn Hill; for information about the three COC orienteers named to the US team for the World Orienteering Championships in Latvia; and a route choice feature from last month’s event at Fishtrap Lake!

World Orienteering Day

Help us celebrate World Orienteering Day on Wednesday, May 23, at Lake Wilderness Park in Maple Valley! This will be the first event in this year’s Wednesday Evening Series. Preregistration and volunteer spots are open now; see the event page for further information.

Volunteers needed for Fishtrap this weekend

First, many thanks to those of you who have already volunteered to help out at this weekend’s 2-day event at Fishtrap Lake. We still need volunteers in several key positions, though, so if you haven’t signed up, please consider  spending an hour or so to help make this event run smoothly.  You’ll also receive volunteer points (which you can use towards meet entry and some o’ gear). We particularly need help with:

  • Saturday: start and registration (all shifts)
  • Sunday: start (2nd shift), registration, and control pickup

If you can’t decide beforehand, you can always fill in on the day. Just ask the meet director what you can do.

May 2018 newsletter

Check out the club’s May 2018 newsletter for news about upcoming events at Fishtrap Lake and Lake Wilderness Park, results from Junior Nationals, information about COC’s plans for World Orienteering Day, and a route choice feature from a past event at Frenchman Coulee!

Fishtrap Classic course notes have been posted

The course notes for the Ultimate Orienteer Fishtrap Classic events are posted. Please read them as they contain lots of useful information.

If you have not yet registered but are thinking about it, please pre-register early if you can. Since this is a far-away event, we need to get the maps printed earlier than usual and your early pre-registration helps us a lot. While you are at the registration site, please consider signing up for a volunteer shift since we still need many more volunteers.

See you at Fishtrap Lake!

COC successes at Junior Nationals

COC sent a huge contingent of 33 athletes to Junior Nationals at Mount Tom in Holyoke, Massachusetts. COC’s Zariah Zosel won first place in the middle school girls category. We also had five second-place individual finishes: Tyra Christopherson for intercollegiate women, Siri Christopherson for high school varsity girls, Zoe Sibthorp for junior varsity girls, Jack Bruneel for junior varsity boys, and Peter Campbell for elementary boys. COC teams finished second and third in the junior varsity club category (pictured above), and the Overlake School finished third in the high school varsity category. Results of the competition are available here.

Wednesday Evening Series!

The time grows near for Cascade’s 2018 Wednesday Evening Series to begin! This year we have a record six (!) events on the schedule, all taking place in and around the Seattle area:

  • May 23 – Lake Wilderness Park;
  • June 6 – North Seattle College;
  • June 27 – Big Finn Hill Park;
  • July 18 – Forest Park;
  • Aug. 15 – Seattle Pacific University;
  • Sept. 5 – South Seattle College.

See the event calendar for more information.

April 2018 newsletter

Check out the club’s April 2018 newsletter for news about an upcoming event at Wilburton Hill Park, information about trainings to get our juniors prepared for Junior Nationals, a route choice feature from the team trials for the Junior World Orienteering Championships, and the announcement that two COC athletes were selected to represent the U.S. in Hungary!

Cascade juniors to represent U.S. in Hungary

At least three COC juniors will represent the United States this summer at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Hungary. The selection races were held March 23–25 in conjunction with California Orienteering Week. Fully half of the six-person women’s team will be comprised of COC members: Tyra Christopherson, Siri Christopherson, and Caroline Sandbo. Both Siri and Caroline are high school students who competed in WIOL this year; Tyra is a WIOL alumna who is now in college. On the men’s side, COC member Kai Mihata was named the third alternate. Good luck to our juniors in Hungary this summer!

March 2018 newsletter

Check out the club’s March 2018 newsletter for news about upcoming events at Hamlin Park and Point Defiance Park, results from the WIOL championship meet, information about upcoming junior trainings, a route choice feature from Green River College, and the debut of our monthly member profile series!