Friday, June 19, 2015

On the Road Again

We are on the way to Croatia for the 2015 WTOC!.

This year's team consists of:
Sharon Crawford (RMOC) - Open Class
Clare Durand (LAOC) - Open Class
David Irving (SDO) - Paralympic Class
Mika Latva-Kokko (NEOC) - Open Class

Spots on the team were contested earlier this year at the amazingly exciting 2015 US Trail-O Championships. While team spots are awarded on the basis of National Ranking, that ranking consists of your top three scores from the last seven ranked competitions. Since this year's champs had two courses it counted as two scores and therefore was a significant component in team selections. Especially harrowing was the fight for the third Open spot, which came down to the last day at the Championships. Clare succeeded in bringing in the best result for the day, inching her above Mike Poulsen in the rankings and winning her the spot for the WTOC.

Sharon, Clare, and David have all attended multiple previous WTOCs, but this is the first for Mika Latva-Kokko, who is happy to represent USA and to celebrate his new citizenship.

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