MTBO Squad Newsletter Thursday, 24 February 2011 February 2011
Australian Team for MTBO WOC and JWOC - selection nominations Thursday, 24 February 2011 Nominations for the Australian MTBO WOC & JWOC team are due BEFORE March 1.
MTBO National Rankings for 2010 Tuesday, 22 February 2011 Multiple World Champion Adrian Jackson and Australian team member Mary Fien were our top ranked MTBO riders for 2010.
Squad Update Sunday, 14 February 2010 #1 2010
Israel Maps Tuesday, 9 June 2009
2009 MTBO Squads Monday, 22 December 2008
Adrian Jackson in top form Saturday, 24 May 2008 Mountain Bike Orienteer Stars in Alice Springs MTB enduro
National MTBO Standings Monday, 19 May 2008
Australian Team for MTB WOC 2008 in Poland Sunday, 27 April 2008
National MTBO Series Standings Tuesday, 22 April 2008 The First National MTBO Series Rolls Out in Victoria

Australian Team for MTB WOC 2008 in Poland

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Paul Darvoldelsky in actionThe selection trials for the 2008 MTBO WOC and JWOC teams were held over the weekend of 19th and 20th April, in Victoria. 
  • Saturday 19th April    - LONG Distance  held near Newstead ( west of Castlemaine)
  • Sunday 20th April am - MIDDLE Distance held at Nerrina, on the northen eastern outskirts of Ballarat
  • Sunday 20th April pm - SPRINT Distance  held at Nerrina, on the northen eastern outskirts of Ballarat
The courses for the 3 events were of a good standard. The maps were of adequate standard:  Long event - there was some poor track mapping in detailed areas. Middle and Sprint - the map had far too many 'gold diggings' features mapped, so the map was unnecessarily cluttered. The overprinting on Day 2 was of a poor quality and although not affecting the results it caused the competitors some confusion.  The weather was perfect for orienteering racing- cool in the mornings , warming up to around 23 - 25C, still and with blue skies.
The mens and Womens Teams are ( in alphabetical order)

Australian 2008 MTBO WOC TEAMJen Graham-Taylor of WA
Paul Darvoldeski (NSW)
Adrian Jackson (VIC)

Alex Randall (VIC)
David Simpfendorfer (ACT)

Cath Chalmers (WA)
Thorlene Egerton (Qld)
Jen Graham-Taylor (WA)
Melanie Simpson (NSW)

Four junior boys aged 15 - 17 yrs nominated for selection.They came from came Qld, Tas and Vic.  Their rides produced  a mix of satisfactory results. However, it was considered that the standard of the boys results was not sufficiently high to warrant naming them as JWOC team members.  It was felt that as a group they are particularly young and relatively inexperienced MTB orienteers.

Over the next few years they will become physically stronger and with increased mtbo competition they should improve between 10 - 20%, in their performances. Then it will be time to select Australia's first JWOC MTBO Team!


Peta Whitford, Rick Armstrong and Eric Andrews
National Selectors for Australian MTBO WOC 2008 Team