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Photo: Emily Kemp JWOC long distance race

Photo: JWOC long distance results board

Canada's Emily Kemp wins bronze medal at 2012 JWOC!

It’s a historic day for Canadian orienteering with Emily Kemp‘s bronze medal in the long distance race at the 2012 Junior World Orienteering Championships in Slovakia. Below is the press release. Emily wrote about her  race on the Team Canada blog.

Congratulations Emily!

Photo: Emily Kemp

2012 JWOC Team

As a follow-up to the March 23rd announcement regarding the 2012 Canadian Team to the Junior World Orienteering Championships, Kerstin Burnett, Emily Ross and Molly Kemp have been selected to the team. Alex Bergstrom, Trevor Bray, Emily Kemp and Kendra Murray were selected previously. The JWOC team is heading to Slovakia from July 7 – 13.

Please join us in congratulating our athletes! Remember you can follow the progress of our JWOC team and High Performance Program (HPP) members as they gear up for JWOC, COC’s, and NAOC’s online:

Team Canada blog
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Twitter

Keep your comments and cheers coming, and show our athletes that your support!

2012 JWOC team announced

The COF’s High Performance Committee (HPC) is proud to announce the initial team selection for the 2012 Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC). Once again, we had a strong group of focused athletes who wish to represent Canada at the World Championship level.

The JWOC team is heading to Slovakia from July 7 – 13. Below is the initial selection for the Canadian Team. Additional athletes may be added to the team in May.

Men:
Alex Bergstrom
Trevor Bray

Women:
Emily Kemp
Kendra Murray

Please join us in congratulating our athletes! Remember you can follow the progress of our JWOC team and High Performance Program (HPP) members as they gear up for JWOC, COC’s, and NAOC’s online:

Team Canada blog
Facebook
Twitter

Keep your comments and cheers coming, and show our athletes that your support!

Update from the Ski-Orienteering World Champs

Robbie Anderson of Ottawa has had the top result for a North American male in both the sprint and middle distance at the Ski-Orienteering World Championships happening this week in Sweden. He has been 45th in both races. Nick Duca of Kitchener placed 63rd in the sprint and 68th in the middle. Nick is pleased with his results considering that he broke a rib recently back home in Ontario. Check out the national team blog for the latest update from Nick and Robbie and a few of their photos. You can see from the photos that they’ve had some tricky weather to contend with. Next up for Robbie and Nick is the long distance. Also, congratulations to the USA’s Alison Crocker’s for her great results. Alison was 18th in both the sprint and middle.

Athlete Profile: Nick Duca

Born 1966
Hometown Zalau, Romania
Currently living Kitchener, Ontario
Club Stars Orienteering
Occupation Automotive Production Supervisor
Training log Attackpoint

Career Highlights

  • Finals at WOC in 2003 and 2004 (40th each time )

2011 Highlights

  • Ontario Championships – 2nd in the Long
  • Ontario Championships – 4th in the Middle
  • Boston WRE 5th  in the Long

When and how did you get involved with orienteering?
1978, school event
What do you love most about orienteering?
The way of living- as Silva once said
What is your favourite orienteering discipline, and why?
Middle, as I still can push hard for the time required
Which orienteering event is always on your calendar?
Thomass events
Do you have an orienteering idol? If so, who and why?
Oyvin Thon. Nice person, strong athlete
What was the highlight of your 2011 season?
Strong fall season
What are your 2012 orienteering goals?
Stay afloat with M21
What races are on your 2012 calendar?
Ottawa festival, COC Edmonton and many others
What is your favourite international orienteering location?
Portugal
When you’re not orienteering, where can we find you?
At work, or traveling with family

Athlete Profile: Patrick Goeres

Born 1985
Hometown Winnipeg, MB
Currently Living Winnipeg, MB
Club Coureurs de Bois
Occupation Medical student
Twitter

Please list your best and proudest 2012 orienteering achievements.
Having a strong run in the WOC sprint final

Please list your best and proudest orienteering achievements to date.
Continuing to improve through 3 WOC sprint finals

What is your first orienteering memory?
17 at a local meet in Winnipeg. I was getting into some adventure races and wanted to improve my navigation.

Is there a particular map/area where you could never get sick of orienteering?
Bow Valley, Alberta

If you could fly anywhere in the world to orienteer, where would you go, and why?
Somewhere hot. Maybe the Azores

If you could get orienteering coaching from anyone in the world (dead or alive) who would it be, and why?
Ted de St. Croix

What races are on your 2013 calendar?
Sage Stomp, Barebones, COC’s

Aside from orienteering, what other sports do you do on a regular basis?
Nordic skiing, the odd duathlon, cycling

What is your favourite pre-race breakfast/snack?
Oatmeal, eggs, and a good coffee

Tell us something that we might not know about you…
In my spare time, I carve canoe paddles by hand

 

Athlete Profile: Mike Smith

Age 32
Hometown Waterside, NB
Currently living Prince George, BC
Club Falcons
Occupation Physician

How long ago did you start orienteering? 19 years ago

How many WOC’s have you been to? 97 – Norway, 99 – Scotland, 01 – Finland, 03 – Switzerland, 04 – Sweden, 05 – Japan, 06 – Denmark, 07 – Ukraine, 08 – Czech Republic, o9 – Hungary

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