|Open Gold - Mike Poulsen; Open Bronze - Gavin Wyatt-Mair; Para Gold - David Irving|
Mike Poulsen took the Gold Medal in the Open Class and David Irving in the Paralympic Class at the US Trail Orienteering Championships held Saturday, August 9 in Colorado. Mike was the only competitor with a perfect score of 14 controls. Sharon Crawford set 16 controls, two of which were voided by the Jury after a flurry of protests. For the first time, the US rule imposing a 1/2 point penalty on competitors who file a losing protest was applied. Five controls were protested, two of these were voided, two were deemed reasonable protests and the penalty was waived. Only those who protested number 10 were penalized.