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Athlete Profile: Damian Konotopetz

Born 1990
Hometown Winnipeg, Manitoba
Currently living Calgary, Alberta
Club Coureurs de Bois
Occupation Athlete
Training log Attackpoint
Twitter Handle @dkonotopetz
Blog URL Damian Konotopetz

 

What was one of the highlights of your 2016 season?

WUOC Middle, WOC Sprint, NAOC

Which race/races are you most excited about for 2017?

WOC

What race/event is on your orienteering bucket list?

WOC Sprint Final

Tell us one fun fact about yourself.

I use to short track speed skate.

What are some of your 2017 goals outside of orienteering?

Get full time employment. Run 33min for 10km.

What orienteering technique are you currently working on to improve?

I am always looking to improve my map reading speed and compass.

Tell us about other ways you are involved in orienteering.

When I have some free time I try and organize some events and update some of my favorite maps.

What tip would you give a beginner or intermediate orienteer?

Your compass and map are the most important things. The running will just happen naturally but the navigation won’t.

How do you use technology tools or gadgets to enhance your training (software, apps, gps watch, Catching Features, GoPro…)? Tell us about your favourites.

Analysing my training/racing with my gps on quickroute.

Damian is a member of Orienteering Canada’s 2017 High Performance Program.

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