DVOA Juniors

A Junior in orienteering is generally defined as any orienteer 20 or under. There are several Junior competitions throughout the country. The most notable competitions are the Interscholastic National Championships and any National Championship. Also a goal which many Juniors strive for is to qualify and attend the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC). The age divisions in place in orienteering make it very easy to compete against only other Juniors. There are not, however, as many Juniors as older orienteers.

DVOA's Juniors have started small and grown to a larger and larger group. Several high schools in the area have gathered enough members to compete as a team at the Interscholastic Championships. Those who aren't able to compete with other people from their school are allowed to make a team with other members from their club. This past year at Interscholastics the DVOA varsity club team won the national championship with Greg Ahlswede winning the individual competition.

There are many Juniors in the club who are determined to improve their skills in order to compete at a higher level. Hopefully, with these dedicated athletes DVOA's juniors can continue to compete at a high level throughout the country.

Thanks to Alison Campbell and Greg Ahlswede for the inspiration and content on the Junior pages!