Expired Club News Items

COC Continues Tradition of Success at Interscholastics

At the US Interscholastic Championships this weekend (April 2-3) in and around Cincinnati, two local teams--COC Club Varsity Team and Bethel AFJROTC came back with gold.

Led by Caroline Sandbo of Burlington-Edison, the COC Varsity team placed 1st in Club Varsity and scored better than any other high school team at the meet. Caroline won both Saturday and Sunday and is the US Interscholastic Female Champion. Charlotte Lee of Kamiak took back-to-back second place finishes and a silver medal home. The team was rounded out by Scott Funston of Tahoma who came in 4th on Saturday and 8th on Sunday in a very competitive field.

Oak Harbor team wins Second Overall in National JROTC Competition

Oak Harbor orange is a familiar sight at all WIOL student league events, but their presence just got bigger. On March 4-6, Cascade hosted the 31 best-trained JROTC orienteering teams from a dozen states--Georgia alone sent six schools--for a multiday national orienteering competition invitational (NOCI 2016) at Lincoln Tree Farm and Fort Steilacoom. 

2015-2016 Pre-Season WIOL Training now open for registration

This limited-availability event, peer-taught by top WIOL orienteers, is open to upcoming WIOL participants. First-time WIOL participants will learn the basics of reading an orienteering map as they prepare to solo for the first time. Returning WIOL students will fine-tune their map-reading skills for the increased navigational expertise needed at JV or Varsity, such as route choice and navigating away from any man-made features.

There are two levels of training at Lynndale Park in two sessions. Both include a hot lunch (11:30 - 12:30), if desired:

2015-16 WIOL & Winter O’ Series Venues Announced

The Washington Interscholastic Orienteering League (WIOL) and Winter Orienteering Series will be at the following venues, starting with easier navigation and advancing to more complex as the season progresses:

Vetters needed!

Ultimate O needs you! If you can help vet at just one meet, please contact series director Chris WhitmyreWe need a two-person team setting and vetting each other's controls so everything is correctly placed and verified just before the event starts. 

A note to the Night O Participants

Our recent Night O meet had some complications that fall short of the high expectations for COC meets. The final control (#101) for for the intermediate and advanced courses was accidentally misplaced. And in the middle of the beginner course, another park user intentionally moved a correctly placed #109, just before the event started.

We apologize for the inconvenience to your courses and are moving ahead with fixes. In this meet, we are posting intermediate and advanced results as of the control before the last one to reduce the randomization impact of searching, while eliminating this event for the competitive points series. The beginner course results are posted "as is", since no partial fix for that interference is possible.

Updated 2014 Event Calendar & Annual Survey

After a recent board vote, the Cascade Orienteering Club event calendar now offers 25 opportunities for orienteering in 2014. Here's an updated 2014 calendar to print out for your fridge. The added events are great for anyone looking to explore more parks or just enjoy some outdoor fun with friends.

We are also collecting info through our annual survey on what else you'd like to see in 2014. What would make an awesome year? And what skills or interests can you offer to help make those big goals happen? 

The easiest way to a $5 per-meet discount

It's pretty simple: save paper, save time, save money. Anyone--club member or not--who registers for meets online already saves $2/meet. Now you can also purchase or renew a club membership entirely online with a credit card, from the same site. This immediately makes you eligible for the additional $3/meet club discount.

Try it out now at http://register.cascadeoc.org. Many thanks to Peter Golde, who made all of this possible, along with a recent site upgrade to Windows Azure for more speed and reliability.