Results | Classic Orienteering @ Sippo Lake | Sunday May 14

Bob Turanchik, Event Director, reports…

Perfect weather was the backdrop at a beautiful location for our Mother’s Day Classic-O event at Sippo Lake Park in Stark County. A number of Moms came out to enjoy the day. Sanae Rogers and her husband, Chris, celebrated by both volunteering and navigating. Sanae did all this after she spent the previous day and evening on an intercontinental flight. Great job! Continue reading “Results | Classic Orienteering @ Sippo Lake | Sunday May 14”

Race Results / South Chagrin SCORE / November 5


Submitted by Fred Mailey and Richard Davies.

What a beautiful day to be in the woods!  This was our last event of 2016 and conditions were perfect. It was sunny with temperatures in the lower 60’s.

The main course, designed by Mark Stypczynski, was a SCORE style challenge.  You had 90 minutes to amass as many points as you can. Controls vary in point value, so strategy was important!.  Controls farther away or more difficult to find had higher point values.  Stiff penalties were imposed by the Event Director for those who when over the time limit, 10 points were subtracted for each minute over 90.

We had visitors from the Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC, DC area) and the Western PA Orienteering Club (WPOC).  Jonathan Campbell (QOC) took top honors in the Score course clearing all of the controls in 51 minutes.  Yaki Barak (WPOC) was also among the 9 who where able to clear the field in under 90 minutes. Thanks for visiting. Hopefully, we did not miss any other visiting club members. If so let us know.  We always enjoy having new folks checkout our different venues.

We could not have done it without our great team of volunteers:

  • Course Designer & Setter: Mark Stypczynski
  • Registrar: Kevin Peterca
  • Starter : Fran Kern
  • Greeters: Brad Lohiser and Jen
  • Control Collectors: Frank Mahne, Steve Johnson, Richard Davies, Fred Mailey
  • Event Director: Richard Davies (doing double duty after just directing the Quail Hollow Night-O also)


White – 2.7km

Place Name/Team                Time
 1    Geo Dengler               60:12
 2    Mario Loya                68:10
 3    Anna Campbell (QOC)       89:24
      Tom Horvath               DNF       (Missed Control 36 ...)

Score  – 20 Controls – 380 points

Place Name/Team                Points         Time
 1    Jonathan Campbell (QOC)   380            +51:02  
 2    Steve Johnson             380            +62:01  
 3    Victoria Campbell (QOC)   380            +62:31  
 4    Randy Mitchell            380            +64:48  
 5    Lohiser Robinson          380            +69:36  
 6    Ken Lohiser               380            +73:05  
 7    Yaki Barak (WPOC)         380            +78:25  
 8    Bob Turanchik             380            +79:18  
 9    James Price               380            +80:53  

10    Phil Cunningham           370            +89:02  
11    Fred Mailey               360            +89:32  

12    Vera Yodivina             280            +85:22 
13    Remig Buzer (sp?)         260            +85:10   
14    Tim Feaser                230            +76:11  
15    Hazel Barton              220            +86:06  
16    Neil Dolinger             220 (240-20)   +92:08  
17    Jenn Michael              210            +89:20  
18    Andrew Strobel            210            +90:24 
19    Greg Martin               180            +73:39  
20    Amanda Shannon            180            +89:28  
21    Bartlett                  170            +82:13 
22    K. Peterea                170            +85:46   
23    Frank Mahne               120 (200-80)   +98:06  
24    Nick Leanza                50            +74:39  
25    Geno Groszczynski          50            +75:02  

26    Chuck St.John              <0 (120-150)  +105:13 
27    Bernard Marcucci           <0 (90-160)   +106:33  

      Tom Knapp                  No ePunch data available.


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Race Results / Quail Hollow Night-O / October 22


Submitted by Fred Mailey and Richard Davies.

It was a great night for Orienteering.  Clear sky, some stars, no rain.  And a little chill in the air.

The cross country style courses, designed by John Rasinski, provided challenges for all levels.  Green, Orange, Yellow, and White courses were enjoyed by all.  Our start and finish were at the gazebo, just east of the nature center:


Photo courtesy of Bob Boltz.

Another great job by our volunteers:

  • Course Designer: John Rasinski
  • Control Setters: John and Randy Mitchell
  • Registrar: Karen Birt
  • Starter : Tam Delorme
  • Greeter and setup: Phill Wadsworth
  • Control Collectors: Bob Boltz, Richard Davies
  • Event Director: Richard Davies

Hopefully, we did not miss anyone.  If we did, let us know.


White Course: 10 controls 1 km
  1 Team AM-A                      19:58

Yellow Course: 7 controls 2.2 km
  1 Team Biltz                     62:48
  2 Team Willis                    63:11

Orange Course: 12 controls 3.3 km
  1 Price                          64:57
  2 Team Mario                     107:14
  3 Johnson Witalis                108:28
  4 Team Rogers                    111:00
  5 Rich Perrenoud                 118:34
    Team Monstrocity               DNF   (86:56, punched controls 50 & 42 out of order)
    Team Freeman                   DNF   (punched 1st 7 controls)
    Mr Knapp                       DNF   (punched 1st 5 controls)
    Shannon                        DNF   (missed 2nd control 48 ...)
    Rogue Two                      DNF   (missed 2nd control 48 ...)

Green Course: 13 controls 5 km
  1 Andreas Johansson              77:08
  2 Bob Boltz                      81:41
  3 Yaki Barak  (WPOC)             100:53
    Team Muffet                    DNF   (punched 1st 5 controls)
    Phill Wadsworth                DNF


See some (rather dark) pictures from the start / finish area (via Andreas) here:


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Race Results / Kenston XC / Campus Sprint / Saturday 20 August


Thank you to Andreas Johansson for once again inviting orienteering to the Kenston Schools campus and for pushing through his post-Lyme disease malaise to design, set and act as co-event director for the day.  We’d like to thank the other volunteers, Karen Steckner (starter/control collector), Guy Russ (registration/control collector), Fred Mailey (control collection), Bob Boltz (control collection), Sanae Rogers (control collection).  As always, we cannot conduct any events without volunteers like you.  So thank you.

The day was a warm, late summer day –at times cloudless and a bit humid but with something of a regular breeze, as demonstrated by the wind turbine that hummed steadily overheard.  The “track,” as Mark Stypczynski would say, was a bit moist in spots in the woods –a testament to the recent spate of rain that also served to green everything.  In these formidable conditions, four courses were offered: a Scout designed and set White Course; an Orange, Green and a Red course.  With the exception of the White course, each course borrowed liberally from common controls.  And, because of the confined area, courses also contained multiple crisscrosses –a feature that can contribute to the fun as participants can encounter each other racing to controls from all different directions, affording numerous ‘Hi’s and Bye’s.’ as orienteers skirt past.  And to keep participants guessing, even in tight quarters between controls, the general positioning of flags was low.  So you could occasionally be very near a control and not see it until you saw distinctly the land feature intended.  All in all, very well done.  We just wish more folks had come out to enjoy it.  But don’t worry… we’ll be back on the Kenston campus.  I can feel it.

Finally, there was one ‘Oops’ in the course setting –the boulder feature at #35.  Some got it and some didn’t.  But it was decided everyone should be credited with the control for giving it the old college try.

See you soon in the woods!

Co-event Director, Howard Montgomery


White course

  1 Johansson Family               17 minutes
  1 Guy Russ                       17 minutes
  3 Karen Steckner                 <20 minutes

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RED Course: 26 controls 5.2 km
  1 Randy Mitchell             NEO 56:03
  2 Steve Johnson                  70:46
  3 Bob Boltz                      70:50
  4 Gil Even                       81:05
  5 Steve Hughes                   91:10
  6 Fred Mailey                NEO 103:53
  7 Richard Davies                 122:25
  8 Neil Dolinger                  128:48

GREEN Course: 20 controls 4 km
  1 Andreas Johansson              40:20
  2 KJ Rufener                     84:32
  3 Sanae Rogers                   105:07

ORANGE Course: 13 controls 2.3 km
    Frank Mahne                    DNF    (missed 2nd Control - Control 52)

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Race Results / North Chagrin SCORE / Morning / Sunday August 14, 2016


Under threatening skies and with the temperature in the high 70’s and humidity in the high 80’, the inaugural morning score event was held at North Chagrin Reservation. Sanae Rogers, with assistance from Howard Montgomery, designed and set a challenging intermediate score course and an advanced score course. While no one cleared either course in 90 minutes, a good time was had by all.

Thanks to all of our volunteers: Tam Delorme (first time volunteer), who acted as greeter, registrar, starter, and control collector, and our crew of control collectors: Todd Pownell, Bob Turanchik (who just could not get enough time in the woods-Bob did the advanced course, went out for a half hour on the intermediate course, and collected controls),  and Steve Johnson.


White Course (2km, 10 controls)

Giovanna Orlando           26:48

Intermediate Score (280 points, 15 controls)

Blakemore-Heffernan        210 points
Perry & Perry              160
Mahne & Mahne              140
Perrenoud                  110
Turanchik                  100
Marjenin                    70

Advanced Score (780 points, 27 controls)

Mitchell                   650 points
Pownell                    580
Turanchik                  500
Johnson                    420
Freeman                    300
Redinger                   290
Redmond                    160
Gerdes                      60

Submitted by Mark Stypczynski, Event Director


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Race Results / Foot-O / Camp Tuscazoar / 26JUN2016


The Foot-O was held at Camp Tuscazoar on a hot Sunday afternoon on June 26.   The Foot-O event started around 1 pm after the Mountain Bike Orienteers finished.  13 single/team participants attempted the Yellow, Orange, Green, Red and Brown courses.   A Hotdog lunch with fixings and NEOOC screen printing was available at the camp. Since this was the first MountainBike-O / Foot-O with a remote finish, our volunteers had to serve in multiple rolls. Thank you to all that volunteered to make this event successful.

  • Randy Mitchell – Foot-O Designer
  • Ivan Redinger – multiple jobs and overall camp liaison
  • Bob Boltz – MTBO Designer and control-setter
  • Tim McKee – control setter and weed wacker
  • Sanae Rogers & Scouts Nicholas Leanze, Bradley and Derek Burk – timer & starter
  • Tim Feaser – Event Director
  • Nancy Schoenbaum  – world’s best hot dogs & fixins!
  • Neil Dolinger, Steve Wells, Randy Mitchell, Fred Mailey – Control Collectors

Controls 42 and 41 were very challenging to find especially for the Yellow course Orienteers due to the myriad of foot and mountain bike trails in the area.


Red Course: 15 controls 6 km
  1 Todd Pownell                   99:58
    Bob Turanchik                  DNF

Green Course: 10 controls 4.2 km
  1 Matthew Johnson                152:07
    Jeff-Alex Perry                DNF

Brown Course: 8 controls 2.5 km
  1 Neil Dolinger                  64:21

Orange Course: 14 controls 3.3 km
  1 Cory-Bethany Wilson            92:18
  2 Steve-Oliva Johnson            100:28
  3 Sanae Rogers                   110:26
  4 KJ Refener                     123:43
    Frank-Wes Mahne                DNF

Yellow Course: 10 controls 2.5 km
    Chuck St.John                  DNF
    Fran Kern                      DNF
    John-Michelle Sullivan         DNF
    Scouts Leanza-Burk-Burk        DNF
    Kim-Love Ottobre               DNF
    Cathy Winters                  DNF


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Race Results / MountainBike-O 2016 / Camp Tuscazoar / 26JUN2016


Our Mountainbike-O was held at Camp Tuscazoar on a hot Sunday on June 26. There were a total of 9 single and team participants. 3K and 5K courses were available. Start Times began 10 am. A Hotdog lunch with fixings and NEOOC screen printing was available at the camp. Since this was the first MountainBike-O with a remote finish, our volunteers had to serve in multiple rolls. Thank you to all that volunteered to make this event successful.

  • Bob Boltz – Designer and control-setter
  • Tim McKee – control setter and weed wacker
  • Ivan Redinger – multiple jobs and overall camp liaison
  • Randy Mitchell – Foot-O Designer
  • Sanae Rogers & Scouts Nicholas Leanze, Bradley and Derek Burk – timer & starter
  • Tim Feaser – Event Director
  • Nancy Schoenbaum  – world’s best hot dogs & fixins!
  • Neil Dolinger, Steve Wells, Randy Mitchell, Fred Mailey – Control Collectors


LONG MtBike COURSE Course: 14 controls 5.7 km
  1 Kathleen Lennon                77:25
  2 Bob Turanchik                  85:01
  3 Greg Lennon                    94:26
  4 Robert Buraczynski             125:47
  5 Lila-Deven Wohlwend            288:38
    Todd Devore                    DNF    (51:10, Punched 45 instead of 35, missed 44)
    Jason Ricker                   DNF    (60:50, Missed 44)
    YevGeny Dihes                  DNF

SHORT MtBike COURSE Course: 13 controls 3.4 km
  1 Gil Even                       75:11
  2 Drew Gonyias                   108:51
    Eric-Ethan Wohlwend            DNF    (missed 31)


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Race Results / Octagon Twilight Friday / XC / 10JUN2016


Our annual Twilight Friday event was held at the Octagon Shelter Area near the Ledges in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Matthew Muffett was the Event Director and Steve Hendrix designed the Courses.  Many Thanks to all of our volunteers including Mark Stypczynski and Fran Kern.


White Course: 9 controls
 1 Kelly Gonyias                    37:11
 2 Family Johansson                 44:38

Yellow Course: 7 controls
 1 Adam Opalka                      88:29
   Gary Burde                       DNF

Orange Course: 7 controls
 1 Sanae Rogers                     36:58
 2 Kenneth Witalis                  43:29
 3 Greg Marjenin                    57:06
 4 Frank-Wes Mahne                  73:03
 5 Tom-Jack Loya                    100:21
 6 Ann Stevenson                    132:41

Green Course: 12 controls
 1 Mark Stypczynski                 81:17
 2 Howard Montgomery                92:40
 3 Rich Perrenoud                   94:06
 4 Dominic Conte                    99:47
   Neil Dolinger                    DNF
   Andreas Johansson                DNF
   Matthew Johnson                  DNF

Red Course: 15 controls
 1 Randy Mitchell                   43:42
 2 Bob Boltz                        65:57
 3 Steve Johnson                    85:05
 4 B-J Lohiser-Robinson             91:28
 5 Sarah Peck                       109:48
 6 Richard Davies                   153:01
   Ivan Redinger                    DNF
   Jeff Perry                       DNF
   Todd Pownell                     DNF (54:25, punched 40 instead of 58)


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