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Just added to the 2012 calendar, the Western Mass 5 Day, May 26-27, an OUSA-sanctioned A Meet featuring five events in two days.

Details and registration at the Western Mass 5 Day site.

Register early to take advantage of reduced fees. Note that registration for all events will be on-line only. Pre-registration is required. There will be no on-site registration for any event.

by Alex Jospe

The third day of World Cup ski orienteering was a middle distance event at Tahoe City XC, today.  Middle distance events are usually more technical in terms of navigation, with more mazes of trails and complicated trail junctions.  Today's race was 11.1km for the women, and 14.8km for the men, with only 185m of climbing, so relatively flat, at least compared to the sprint yesterday and the long distance on Monday!  
 
Ali continues to make history, today with a 5th place finish, just 30s out of a podium finish!  After a pretty disastrous mistake yesterday in the sprint, today she skied conservatively and cleanly, and that approach nearly paid off, with only two small mistakes keeping her off the podium.  The snow was very icy and lumpy, making for difficult footing, so Ali's long experience as an elite skier helped her negotiate the tricky terrain.  

by Aims Coney

Alex Jospe will be too modest to toot her own horn and perhaps too exhausted to write a report, BUT YOU NEED TO  KNOW THIS - today she was 13th at the World Cup Ski-O Sprint competition held on the Auburn Ski Club trails at Donner Pass.  And, as the top skier from the US and Canada she won the North American Championship gold.  We spectators saw a thrilling all-out finish and watched her drop exhausted to the snow for several minutes before she could remove her skis and download her timing chip.  Way to go Alex!
 
Alex edged esteemed USA and CSU teammate Ali Crocker, who was one place back, by almost a minute.  Individually Ali and Alex are the best US ski-orienteers we’ve ever had of any gender and as a duo are truly special.  Today’s race puts their friendly rivalry onto an even higher level.  Way to go Alex and Ali!
 
With the competition half over, they have four races to go, the World Cup Medium and Relay Thursday and Friday, and the USA Medium and Sprint Championships this weekend. Good luck and clean navigating to you both!

by Peter Gagarin

Today is the sprint at the World Cup. First start is at 9 am Pacific time (noon Eastern). 
 
Ed Despard sent out the following note yesterday evening -- "We have great cell signal in the timing hut here at Auburn, so tomorrow the radio controls should be online. The TracTrac units arrived tonight and will be going out on the skiers tomorrow. Thanks to Henning Spjelkavik we will also be trying to stream the announcer over the internet."
 
Here are the links for the GPS tracking:
 
And for the live results:

 
Alison Crocker and I are out in California right now for the first round of ski orienteering World Cup races this winter, up at 7000ft in the beautiful Sierras.  We're joined by two men from the US team, and a whole bunch of other ski orienteers from around the US (Larry, Sara Mae, Aims, and Terry from CSU!) as well as 90 of our closest international ski orienteering friends, so there is a bunch of hubbub - fun!   It seems that the international teams have brought their top tier of racers, and left the slower people at home, so that makes for some stacked fields.  16 of the top 20 ranked men (in the world) are here to race!  

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