2018 - NAV-X Series Standings


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2018 - NAV-X Series Standings


Below you can find links to the Overall 2018 NAV-X Series Standings.  Please e-mail us at info@navxchallenge.org with any questions or corrections.

2018 NAV-X #5 - Pacheco - Results


2018 NAV-X #5 - Pacheco - Results


The rolling grassy hills of Pacheco State Park are a great place to get out of sight of civilization. We hope you enjoyed the beauty of the place while exploring the many hills and valleys. Some folks even caught a glimpse of a bobcat!

While Roy Malone came out significantly ahead on the 6-hour course, there was some close competition, notably where a mere second put Reka Zempleni behind Marcy Beard and Kipley Fiebig.

RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS

Highest scores on the 3hr course:

  • 1550 Michael Wood

  • 1490 Bill Cusworth

  • 1490 Greg Khanlarov

  • 1480 Daniel Sebo

  • 1470 Takashi Sugiyama

Top five on the 6hr course:

  • 2520 Roy Malone (Bones)

  • 2290 Lubomir Sebo

  • 2210 Mats Jansson

  • 2130 Andrew Peterson (NorCal AR)

  • 2110 Kipley Fiebig

  • 2110 Marcy Beard

  • 2110 Reka Zempleni

Thanks to all who put this event together, notably:

  • Dennis Wilkinson - Course setting, control pickup

  • Vicki Woolworth – Event director, control pickup

  • Bill Cusworth - Registrations, setup, and check-in (up until his start!), clean up

  • Mats Jansson – Setup, clean up, here and there help

  • Jitka Hiscox – Control pickup (even in the dark!)

  • Kyle Peter - Social media

  • Andrew Peterson – Website, clean up, here and there help

  • Bob Cooley - Map printing

Jay Hann of Western Race Services was there bright and early to provide ePunch and live results services. Map credit goes to Bay Area Orienteering Club, thanks for letting us use your map.  Barking Frogs provided head gear for the raffle.  Adventure Medical Kits provided first aid kits for the raffle.   Thanks go out to Ranger Betty Wong and Jose Pelayo for help with the permit and especially for helping with placing and removing the water stop.

Thanks to all of you for making the trek south, we’re hoping you are excited about the new map at Cache Creek Natural Area.  See you there!!

- Vicki Woolworth

2018 NAV-X #4 - Lake Tahoe - Results


2018 NAV-X #4 - Lake Tahoe - Results


 Aaaah!  Tahoe in September hardly ever disappoints, and this year was no exception.  135 map trekkers were greeted by clear blue skies and crisp morning temps, ideal for adventure in the woods and mountains of Donner Summit.

Course setter Mats Jansson had tried hard to make sure no one would clear the 6h course, but due to permit restrictions mere days before the event, was forced to remove 5 controls from the course.  This was enough for Dennis Wilkinson to get all remaining 52 controls with 7 minutes to spare. He continues to impress all of us with his skill and speed. On the 3h course, local orienteer Greg Walker took the win with an impressive point score - he got well over half of the controls in just 3 hours.

RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS

Highest scores on the 6 hr course: 

1. Dennis Wilkinson - 3584 points
2. Marc Triquell - 3060 points
3. Lubomir Sebo - 2640 points
4. Dieter Wolf - 2620 points
5. Bill MacDonald - 2450 points

Top five on the 4 hr course: 

1. Greg Walker - 2240 points
2. Dan Stoll - 2040 points
3. Team Culberg - 2020 points
4. Honeymooners - 1960 points
5. Max King - 1930 points

A few volunteer recognitions are in order.  Huge thanks also to the following people (in no particular order) without whom this event would not have been possible:

  • Vicki Woolworth - Setup, parking, breakdown

  • Bill Cusworth - Map making, registrations, control setting, setup, and check-in

  • Mats Jansson - Course setting, event director, and other here and there help

  • Dennis Wilkinson - Parking, breakdown

  • Kyle Peter - Social media

  • Andrew Peterson - Website

  • Bob Cooley - Map printing

Jay Hann of Western Race Services provided ePunch and live results services.  Bay Area Orienteering Club allowed us to use their maps.  Barking Frogs provided head gear for the raffle.  Adventure Medical Kits provided running visors for the raffle.  Hydrapak provided soft flasks for the raffle.  We also had great support from Jennifer Callahan from the Forest Service ranger office in Truckee. Thanks also to the mountain resorts Boreal and Donner Ski Ranch for allowing the event onto their property.

Great to see familiar and unfamiliar faces out there, and we’re hoping for a similar turnout at the next event at Pacheco (near Gilroy/Los Banos, CA).  See you there!!

2018 NAV-X #3 - Big Basin - RESULTS


2018 NAV-X #3 - Big Basin - RESULTS


We had a great turnout at our 3rd event of 2018, May 19th at Big Basin State Park. The drive in was foggy, cold and wet, but down in the basin the weather stayed dry and pleasantly cool all day. Everyone seemed to enjoy the courses designed by Misha Kreslavsky. People achieved great scores and came back on time (mostly) having gotten a great taste of the deep redwood forest. Full results are posted at the links below, congratulations to our winners and everyone who had a good run!

RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS

Highest scores on the 2 hr course: 

  1. 1110    Riley Culberg (Team Culberg)
  2. 1020   Daniel Sebo
  3. 1010    Greg Khanlarov
  4. 970    Tapio Karras
  5. 970    Kyle Halliday

Top five on the 4 hr course: 

  1. 1730    Joshua Wiley (Grizzly Coyote)
  2. 1690    Mats Jansson
  3. 1630    Andrew Peterson (NorCal AR)
  4. 1600    Lubomir Sebo
  5. 1600    Reka Zempleni

Thank you to all of the Nav-X team who helped out at the event: Vicki, Andrew, Mats, and Bill, as well as Jay from Western Race Services.  Also special thanks to Greg Khanlarov for help with control pickup, to ranger Alex, and to all the Big Basin staff.

Our next event is September 9 near Lake Tahoe. This is a fantastic venue that we've had our eyes on for years, and we are very excited. Look for more announcements leading up to the event during the summer.  Hope to see you there!

The NAV-X Team

2018 NAV-X #2 - Las Trampas - Results


2018 NAV-X #2 - Las Trampas - Results


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We couldn't have gotten any luckier on Sunday with the timing of our event, getting to enjoy a beautiful day in Las Trampas before the late afternoon rain hit us.  The conditions enticed a lot of first timers who got a chance to enjoy some spectacular views along Calavares Ridge, and had some encouragement from Kyle Peter who set out to help and take photos.  Visit our facebook page to find more event photos (Link to Facebook Album).  To those of you who ventured further, you no doubt were challenged by this parks steep terrain, and Gavins 48 controls.  We had our biggest turnout in NAV-X history, with 127 map trekkers showing up.

We had some very impressive performances in all of the categories; congratulations to everyone who raced well, or had fun! Full results for Las Trampas can be found here (please e-mail us with any corrections: info@navxchallenge.org):

RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS

Highest scores on the 2 hr course: 

  1. 1430    Daniel Sebo
  2. 1310    Team Culberg (Kevin & Riley Culberg)
  3. 1310    Greg Khanlarov
  4. 1170    Eric Rosenzweig
  5. 1080    Lori Hubermann (Presto!)

Top five on the 4 hr course: 

  1. 3382    Dennis Wilkinson
  2. 2950    Mark Prior
  3. 2820    Mats Jansson
  4. 2580    Roy Malone (Bones)
  5. 2560    Jose Maria Garcia Lobo

Huge thanks also to the following people (in no particular order) without whom this event would not have been possible:

Vicki Woolworth - Permit & Insurance, check-in
Heidi Cusworth - Check-in
Dennis Wilkinson - Setup, parking, control pick-up
Bill Cusworth - Registrations and results
Kyle Peter - Setup, raffle prizes, breakdown
Mats Jansson - Parking & setup
Andrew Peterson - Website, Event Director, setup & control pick-up
Katie - Check-in, setup, food, breakdown
Bob Cooley - Map printing

Jay Hann of Western Race Services provided ePunch and live results services.  Bay Area Orienteering Club allowed us to use their excellent map.  We also had great support from East Bay Regional Parks.

Glad to see you all out there, and we’re hoping for a similar turnout at the next event at Big Basin on Saturday, May 19th.  We hope to see you there!!

The NAV-X Team

2018 NAV-X #1 - Briones - Results


2018 NAV-X #1 - Briones - Results


Aaaah!  The coastal range in the spring - does it get any better? Short grass, no pricklies and green, green, green (OK, so the poison oak can be bad, but we will ignore that fact for a moment).  We were blessed with a completely rain free day, overcast skies and low wind which made for near-perfect running conditions.  This showed in some of the results with a notable standout performance by newcomer Loren Baker who cleared the tough 4-hour course for the win.

BAOC’s Joe Grant event the day after clearly kept some of the usual suspects away, but we had a lot of new faces join us, and by most accounts, a good time was had by all!  87 participants on a rain-threatened season opener is pretty good.  We hope to see everyone return (and then some) at Las Trampas on Sunday April 15th for the second installment of the NAV-X Challenge Series.

Heidi Cusworth set a fun and challenging course for both 2 hour and 4 hour divisions.  There is no shortage of hills at Briones, and the well-stocked food table was reduced to crumbs by the hungry mob returning from their hilly map adventures.  Now for the results.

Results Highlights

Highest scores on the 2 hr course: 

  1. 1130    Daniel Sebo
  2. 1030    Greg Khanlarov
  3. 980    Takashi Sugiyama (Tac Solo)
  4. 820    Lori Hubermann (Presto!)
  5. 740    Eric Rosenzweig

Top five on the 4 hr course: 

  1. 2340    Loren Baker
  2. 2210    Charles Triponez (Team Bones)
  3. 2140    Joshua Wiley
  4. 1900    Lubomir Sebo
  5. 1870    Marcy Beard

A few volunteer recognitions are in order.  Special thanks to the 2017 NAV-X Challenge Series winner (Masters Male) Roy Malone, who was not able to compete, but instead went out and collected ALL controls on Sunday.  With all the equipment on top of the full 4 hr course, that makes for a big day - thanks Roy!  Huge thanks also to the following people (in no particular order) without whom this event would not have been possible:

Vicki Woolworth - Permit & Insurance, check-in, breakdown
Heidi Cusworth - Course design
Dennis Wilkinson - Course setting, check-in, beginner clinics and breakdown
Bill Cusworth - Registrations and results
Kyle Peter - Setup, raffle prizes, breakdown
Mats Jansson - Event director, check-in, food, breakdown
Andrew Peterson - Website
Bob Cooley - Map printing

Jay Hann of Western Race Services provided ePunch and live results services.  Bay Area Orienteering Club allowed us to use their excellent map.  Barking Frogs provided head gear for the raffle.  We also had great support from Joseph Miller with the East Bay Regional Parks.

Glad to see you all out there, and we’re hoping for a similar turnout at the next event at Las Trampas (near Danville, CA).  We hope to see you there!!

The NAV-X Team