Cascade Captures Cascadia Cup!

The Cascade contingent - (from left) Rick Breseman, Ken Lew, Eric Bone, Ardis Dull, Kean Williams, and Don Atkinson

Six intrepid navigators from Seattle's Cascade Orienteering Club ventured north of the border to partake in the events on September 15th and 16th. Saturday's competition on the Mountain Meadows map near Logan Lake was an event with two person teams running simultaneously. Each member of a team would run a short loop and a long loop. The combined times of the members of a team would determine their placement in the several categories offered. The best overall team placements would win the coveted Cascadia Cup.

The Cascadia Cup is the brainchild of Canadian elite orienteerer Martin Pardoe, developed to promote friendly interclub rivalry in the region. Cascade's teams of Ken Lew & Ardis Dull, Don Atkinson & Eric Bone and Kean Williams & Rick Breseman each placed first or second in their divisions, leaving Cascade tied with defending champion GVOC (Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club). John Chatwin, Meet Director/Course Setter par excellence, made the executive decision to award the Cup to Cascade, by virtue of a 1st place finish on the longest course. You, as a Cascade member, are eligible to keep this elegant award as a showpiece in your home. Simply send your email request to the address noted below.

Sunday's event was held at Joyce Gulch near Kamloops, with terrific, unique, and challenging courses set by Alan Stradeski. Advanced orienteerers had the option to take on as many as 3 loops and 11 kilometers with map exchanges in the field. Courses were designed with similar but different legs. The key was to stay hydrated & to be alert "in the circle". Thank you to John & Alan for their fine work, and to all the BCers for their hospitality.

Rick Breseman


Last update: October10, 2001

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