Lake Needwood

Course results can be seen below as well as on Attackpoint or Winsplits. To enter your routes and see how others went, head to RouteGadget.

QOC members and guests awoke to the best weather of the spring season on April 9th and came out in big numbers to enjoy the challenges of Russ Damtoft’s impressively designed Lake Needwood courses. 59 controls! That has to be some sort of a record for a local meet. We had 147 starts and gave close to 200 people the wonderful opportunity to enjoy our sport at its finest.
You can’t process 200 people and 59 controls without a lot of topnotch volunteers stepping in to help out, so kudos and thanks to all who helped. They include:

  • Russ Damtoft for spending many hours in the woods devising methods to get us lost.
  • Nadim Ahmed who made the map that Russ used so effectively.
  • Tom Nolan for helping to set the courses that Russ designed.
  • Greg Lennon for helping to set the last few controls the morning of the event.
  • Sean Fish, Erin Bzymek, Ben Roberts, and Daniel Heimgartner for processing all of the people who were so anxious to get into the woods.
  • Kathleen & Greg Lennon, who sent all the first timers out onto the trail with just enough knowledge that they could find their way back again, and without so much that they felt overwhelmed.
  • Amy Louden and her crew, which included Michael Wood, Allison Brown and John Vincent, did their usual great job at the e-punch station, and their leader Valerie Meyer stayed up late printing maps when she should have been packing for her trip to New Zealand.
And at the end of the day when everyone was exhausted and ready to collapse in a heap, there were still 59 controls that had to be retrieved from the woods. We had a large and efficient team of our most experienced orienteers volunteer to help with that massive job. They included: Jon Torrance, Kim and Anne Jepsen, Michael Dickey, Frantisek Brabec, Chris Gross, Eugene Tcipnjatov, Tom Smerling and Eva Mateeva, who didn’t even run a course, but came to help with control pick up anyway. That is the kind of dedication that helps to make QOC the best orienteering club in the US.
Finally, thanks to my wife Sarah for setting up our HQ, buying all the snacks, helping with registration and making sure I kept somewhat organized.
-Don Fish, Event Director


Course Length: 1.6 km

Course Climb: 40 m

Number of Controls: 10

1Daniel&Matyas MinarQOC20:11
2Shaun UrbinaQOC29:49
3Adam Smith & Yana & Liam32:20
4Evan & Emily WirzburgerQOC33:35
5Summer OliverQOC40:39
6Mary Starich41:52
7Damian Kreske & Miles42:29
8Brian & Odin Briggman Family 4QOC43:48
9Ksenia UlyanovaQOC43:58
10Elizabeth Kemp & Joe & Joey & Serena46:00
11Peta Christianson & Lissy46:52
12Lena Gordiyenko & Misha47:20
13Eva Bousbouras48:20
14Carl Shaia & Jacob52:34
15Monika Lencesova79:21


Course Length: 2.3 km

Course Climb: 60 m

Number of Controls: 12

1Sean Fish & ErinQOC30:48
2Patrick HessionQOC32:08
3Brian VentQOC32:24
4Mihai Sirbu & MandeepQOC37:28
5Shaun Urbina & Shaun II & Shane40:25
6Damian Kreske & Miles47:45
7Max AhmedQOC47:49
8Tyler Day48:23
9Eric & Cambria LynessQOC50:28
10John Gersh55:22
11Noelle OToole & Coleman & Sean & SarahQOC62:17
12Julie HudsonQOC64:31
13Michael Knott & Suzzie Thomas64:43
14Lou Novak & MikeQOC70:47
15Tammy Wiser & Lisa Flatley72:28
16Lisa Simpson & David78:28
17Tenley PetersonQOC83:26
18Karen Butler86:57
19Mary Peyton Miller & IsaacQOC87:07
20Leo Sur88:03
21Kin Kwok & Katherine SundstromMP
21Brendan PerkinsQOCMP (39:53)
21Cate Gogol & Rob CarrollQOCMP (42:58)
21Ariana DickeyQOCMP (55:22)
21John DavisMP (59:57)


Course Length: 4 km

Course Climb: 140 m

Number of Controls: 14

1Inara GranovskiyQOC65:23
2Andrew KeirnQOC71:42
3Mark Biesiada72:31
4John Van Wie80:24
5Glenn Massey & DiannaQOC87:11
6Father & Son LinvilleQOC93:02
7Cecilia LandersQOC98:49
8Caleb Withers115:36
9Neal Polzin & Barbara Hemstreet116:51
10Akinori Naito & Shingo & Midori & Kgoka116:57
11Rob WhitestoneQOC120:44
12Dave Marriott & Michele Thomas137:00
13Ashley OConnor & Allison & Campbell & BartQOC140:55
14William Bardin & HuiQOC147:32
15Gerson MonjarasQOC157:06
16David Frank IIIDNF
16Indy LinusQOCMP (108:28)


Course Length: 3.3 km

Course Climb: 100 m

Number of Controls: 10

1Gavin WeiseQOC34:03
2Dagmar MerkovaQOC38:25
3Jana SeidlovaQOC40:58
4Nathan Brand48:31
5Andrew Keirn52:24
6Jason PorterQOC55:27
7Alexis MerkaQOC55:38
8Rob BriberQOC55:46
9Gary & Ginny QuamQOC58:33
10Patricia MaceQOC61:43
11Edward EnsonQOC62:11
12Andy Gerald62:50
13Jade GohQOC63:04
14Sarah KommQOC63:31
15Michael PerkinsQOC65:33
16Paul Jacobson69:17
17Paul CollinsonQOC72:58
18Jennifer WernerQOC74:34
19Hannah Collins & Ezra Harper80:29
20John WirzburgerQOC81:38
21Josh Bascon85:03
22Boyan OnyshkevychQOC85:07
23Fred DolderGAOC89:56
24Paul Grosser93:57
25Anshu SaksenaQOC95:41
26KC Dowdell FamilyQOC97:52
27Beth Ann StasiowskiQOC102:13
28Amy LoudenQOC119:35
29Suzanne IzzoQOC173:44
30Karel SeidlQOCMP (70:00)
30Adam Dembicki & CaralMP (126:25)


Course Length: 4.8 km

Course Climb: 175 m

Number of Controls: 14

1Rick OliverQOC51:19
2Gavin WeiseQOC58:42
3Greg LennonQOC63:57
4Michael Rodrigues65:02
5Joshua Sanchez65:27
6JP LandersQOC67:38
7Luke MitchellQOC68:38
8Jan MerkaQOC74:38
9Anne JepsenQOC77:50
10John J MillerQOC78:24
11Kathleen LennonQOC80:03
12John BlankQOC80:43
13Gogi KalkaQOC81:46
14Greg PalardyQOC83:59
15Nobuyuki Tsukahe84:06
16Ryan MukherjeeQOC84:33
17Frantisek BrabecQOC86:12
18Bill ViennaQOC86:17
19Patrick FarleyQOC86:22
20Paul HessionQOC87:11
21Max Linder88:02
22Justin Duhe & Patrick91:21
23Jody LandersQOC91:22
24Ryan Collins92:24
25Mark MaceQOC92:45
26Tom SmerlingQOC96:16
27Matthew Hawthorne99:08
28Allison BrownQOC100:13
29John VincentQOC101:16
30Bryan SingerQOC107:59
31Thomas BlankQOC117:03
32Michelle SvobodaQOC133:43
33Mike NewmanQOC157:05
34 KSQOC190:04
35Shannon CostelloQOCDNF (87:34)
35James Weber & Ethan & JasonQOCMP (116:21)


Course Length: 7.8 km

Course Climb: 260 m

Number of Controls: 22

1Chris GrossDVOA72:55
2Matthew HalversonQOC86:24
3Daniel QuinnQOC86:31
4Kim JepsenQOC91:08
5Andrew KommQOC95:43
6Jared SilkQOC96:14
7John RosickyQOC103:34
8John BakerQOC113:42
9Ben RobertsQOC125:02
10Michael Chaney & JamesonQOC185:06
11John OrganekQOC216:13
12Boris GranovskiyQOCDNF (54:51)
12Anders SundstromDNF (97:27)


Course Length: 10.3 km

Course Climb: 415 m

Number of Controls: 27

1Jon TorranceQOC86:57
2Adam SmithQOC112:15
3Ted GoodQOC112:34
4Michael DickeyQOC117:27
5Michael WoodQOC119:28
6Nadim AhmedQOC120:21
7Michael BerryQOC129:58
8Tom StratQOC179:43
9Eugene TcipnjatovQOCDNF
9Charles CarrickQOCDNF (147:51)
9Paul NelsonQOCDNF (205:31)

Abbreviations: DNF = did not finish, MP = mispunch, NC = non-competitive (usually 2nd course or course setter/vetter), OT = overtime (more than 3 hours or returned after course closing time).