Monday, March 17, 2014

2014 JWOC Team Announced!

Orienteering Canada is pleased to announce that the following athletes have been preliminarily selected to represent Canada at the 2014 Junior World Orienteering Championships, or JWOC. This championship will be held in Borovets, Bulgaria from July 21-27, 2014 (website:

Team Canada
Pia Blake (Whitehorse, YT)
Emma Sherwood (Calgary, AB)

Alexander Bergstrom (Ottawa, ON)
Trevor Bray (Whitehorse, YT)
Robbie Graham (Ottawa, ON)
Michael Svoboda (Calgary, AB)
Adam Woods (Coquitlam, BC)

Athlete profiles are available by clicking on the name of each athlete above.

At JWOC, there is a sprint, a middle, and a long distance race, as well as a 3-person team relay. Each athlete will run in the sprint, middle, and long races. The relay team will be announced at a later date.

“We’re very excited to be sending our young, up and coming athletes to Europe to compete at JWOC”, said Alison Price, chairperson of the High Performance Committee. “These athletes have all worked hard to earn their spot on the team, and we are looking forward to supporting them in competition this summer.”

“This team is a mix of new and returning Team Canada athletes,” said Charlotte MacNaughton, Executive Director of Orienteering Canada. “It’s very exciting for the future of elite orienteering to have such an eager team representing Canada in Europe this year.”

Orienteering Canada would like to acknowledge and thank Team Leader Stefan Bergstrom, who will accompany the athletes to JWOC.

Mark your calendars, and let's cheer for Canada's up and coming athletes at JWOC! GO CANADA GO!