The mission of the United States Military Academy Orienteering Club is to improve the navigation skills of the team so that cadets become nationally competitive orienteers, capable of winning the national intercollegiate championships, placing at national-level orienteering races, and earning US Team membership, as well as to host a high-quality orienteering event annually, and to serve as a navigation training resource for our civilian community and the Corps of Cadets.
Navigational Excellence, Mental Toughness, Decision-Making, Physical Fitness, and Professionalism.
The Team poses after winning the 13th consecutive national intercollegiate championship at Ridley State Park, PA in March 2015.
A Meet Information:
The thirty cadets of the United States Military Academy Orienteering Team have had a tremendous year both in and out of the woods. Orienteering is a map and compass sport that requires great physical and mental endurance, and the cadets have continuously proved this year that they have a high degree of both. The team’s successes include winning the U.S. Intercollegiate Championships for the thirteenth year in a row, eight cadets selected to represent the U.S. Team at the World University Orienteering Championships in the Czech Republic and the Directorate of Cadet Activities recent announcement that the Orienteering Team is the competitive club with the highest average academic performance score (6th year in a row) and military performance score (3rd year in a row).
To continue this legacy of excellence, the team just finished one of its most active Fall semesters ever. The team participated in five nationally sanctioned races that include the U.S. Individual Championships in Rochester, NY and the North American Championships in Ottawa Canada with cadets placing individually at each race. In addition, the team hosted an Orienteering Workshop last September to teach the principles and sport of orienteering to Boy Scouts across seventeen scout troops from four states; community outreach is a core value of the team. This Spring has been no exception. The team has raced in Georgia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky, trying to stay active through this tough winter. The team again hosted their own national-level race: The 36th Annual West Point A-meet on May 2nd and 3rd at Round Pond. It was a tough event for compeitors, but the cadets grew immensely from running this world-class event.
Congratulations to Cadet James (Ken) O'Keefe (Class of 2015) for winning the Bruce B. O'Neill Class of 1982 Memorial Award for excellence in leadership and orienteering. Ken served as the team captain with great vision and maturity. His actions to inspired greater commitment on the team and cadets dedicated to lifelong orienteering. His leadership will be felt on the team for years to come.
More information on this prestigious award can be found here:
Cadet Ken O'keefe (Class of 2015, Team Captain) and Cadet Hans Sitarz (Class of 2017) conduct an After Action Review of their races at the North America Orienteering Championships in Ottawa, Canada in 2014.
- U.S. Intercollegiate Orienteering Team Champions: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978
- Field and Stream Intercollegiate Club Champions: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978
- U.S. Intercollegiate Orienteering Individual Women's Champion: 2015 - Jessica Johnson, 2014 - MacKenzie Hudgins, 2012 - Hannah Burgess, 2010 - Hannah Burgess, 2007 - Sarah Klaben, 2005 - Sarah Klaben, 1994 - Frances Danaher, 1989 - Amy Williams, 1988 - Kelly O'Rourke, 1987 - Donna Everson, 1986 - Donna Everson, 1983 - Mary Costello, 1981 - Marianne Keil, 1980 - Erin O'Connor
- U.S. Intercollegiate Orienteering Individual Men's Champion: 2015 - John Hensley Williams, 2014 - Zach Schroeder, 2013 - Nolan Miles, 2012 - Keith Andersen, 2011 - Jordan Laughlin, 2009 - Neal Trump, 2008 - Jordan Laughlin, 2007 - Andrew Komm, 2002 - Josh Barten, 1999 - Pete Nelson, 1998 - Jeremy McKnight, 1980 - Mikell Platt, 1977 - Tim Daniels
U.S. Senior Orienteering Team at World Orienteering Championships (WOC)
- 2013 - Finland: Hannah Burgess ('12)
- 2012 - Lausanne Switzerland: Hannah Burgess ('12), Jordan Laughlin ('11) first alternate
- 2011 - Savoie France: Jordan Laughlin ('11), Hannah Burgess ('12)
U.S. Junior Orienteering Team at Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC)
- 2013 - Hradec Králové, Czech Rep: Jacob Grant ('15) second alternate, Duncan Miller ('15) third alternate
- 2012 - Kosice, Slovakia: John Hensley-Williams ('15)
- 2011 - Poland: Zachary Schroeder ('14)
- 2010 - Aalbrog, Denmark, Keith Anderson ('12), Hannah Burgess ('12)
- 2008 - Gotenburg, Swenden: Jordan Laughlin ('11)
U.S. University Orienteering Team at World University Orienteering Championships (WUOC)
- 2014 - Olomouc Czech Republic: Zachary Schroeder ('14), Jacob Grant ('15), Duncan Miller ('15), Charles Whitaker ('14), McKenzie Hudgins ('14), Rachel Wolfe ('15), Nick Ives ('16), Hans Sitarz ('16), James O'Keefe ('15) Alternate, Pat Richardson ('16) Alternate
- 2012 - Aleconte Spain: Keith Andersen ('12), McKenzie Hudgins ('14), Charles Whitaker ('14), John Williams ('15)
- 2010 - Borlänge Swenden: Jordan Laughlin ('11), Kevin Culberg ('11), Keith Anderson ('12), Hannah Burgess ('12)
- 2008 - Tartu Estonia: Madeline Lewis ('09) Neal Trump ('09), Nickolaus Fuhriman ('10), Nicholas Lewis-Wall ('10), Jordan Laughlin ('11)
- 2006 - Košice, Slovakia: Chelsea Cunningham ('07), Sarah Klaben ('07), Andrew Komm ('07), Matt Sherburne ('07), Zach Taron ('07)
- 2004 - Plzeň, Czech Republic: Jerre Hansborough ('04), Matt Mogensen ('04), Dave Howald ('04), Andrew Komm ('07)
- Officer Representative: MAJ Dylan Malcomb, firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-938-0041.