JWOC experience
By Joolz - Thu 3 Jun 2021 2:40am

The 2021 NZ JWOC team, as with last year, are unable to travel overseas to compete due to COVID19. The focus for the team is instead Queen’s Birthday.  The JWOC team will stay together and the manager/coach duo of Sarah Stewart and Matt Ogden along with the PAPO event organising team will aim to provide a unique NZ JWOC experience.

Team Member Profiles

Juliet Frater

  1. Juliet, what is your club? And number of years orienteering? Auckland Club, 12 years.
  2. Favourite terrain and why? Technical forest maps.
  3. What is one O-technique you want to improve? Accuracy in the control circle.
  4. What is your go-to meal the night before an important race? Beef Jerky soup, preferably Jack Links mānuka smoked flavour.
  5. If you had to have one person to orienteer with, who would it be and why? Boo Hayes.
  6. What secret ability/power do you wish you had? Sense of direction.

Emily Hayes

  1. Emily, what is your club? And number of years orienteering? Auckland Orienteering Club, 9 years.
  2. Favourite terrain and why? Sprint Maps (especially Universities), I love the intricacies and how different buildings are in different parts of the world
  3. What is one O-technique you want to improve? Navigation…
  4. What is your go-to meal the night before an important race? Various Jack Links beef jerky: 6:30 teriyaki, 7:00 sweet and hot, 7:30 original, 8:00 manuka smoked, 8:30 chilli and lime, 9:00 barbecue, 9:30 peppered.
  5. If you had to have one person to orienteer with, who would it be and why? Mr Jack Links himself. To learn all the beef jerky secrets.
  6. What secret ability/power do you wish you had? The ability to make beef jerky as well as Mr Jack Links does.

Kaia Jorgensen

  1. Kaia, what is your club? And number of years orienteering? PAPO, 11 years.
  2. Favourite terrain and why? My favourite terrain is sand dunes because you have to consistently keep good contact with the map and read all the little details.
  3. What is one O-technique you want to improve? Compass bearings and direction.
  4. What is your go-to meal the night before an important race? Pasta and sauce.
  5. If you had to have one person to orienteer with, who would it be and why? My dad because it wouldn’t be awkward, he is speedy and he has lots of orienteering tricks under his belt.
  6. What secret ability/power do you wish you had? Being able to conjure anything out of thin air.

Penelope Salmon

  1. Penelope, what is your club? And number of years orienteering? I’m with Auckland Orienteering Club and have been orienteering for 5 years now.
  2. Favourite terrain and why? I find this a very hard question as there are so many different terrains that I love to orienteer in and run around but I would have to say either a village sprint around a town in Europe or a forest event in a beautiful, very open forest with minimal undergrowth.
  3. What is one O-technique you want to improve? Compass bearing.
  4. What is your go-to meal the night before an important race? Chicken and pasta.
  5. If you had to have one person to orienteer with, who would it be and why? Simona Aebersold, she is still young but so amazing at orienteering, especially sprint orienteering.
  6. What secret ability/power do you wish you had? Definitely the ability to fly.

Jess Sewell

  1. Jess, what is your club? And number of years orienteering? North West – 6 years.
  2. Favourite terrain and why? Woodhill forest cause it’s so open and fast (homeland).
  3. What is one O-technique you want to improve? Compass bearings.
  4. What is your go-to meal the night before an important race? Classic burger.
  5. If you had to have one person to orienteer with, who would it be and why? Renee Beveridge – just for her banter.
  6. What secret ability/power do you wish you had? Flying.

Zara Stewart

  1. Zara, what is your club? And number of years orienteering? Auckland orienteering club & I have been orienteering for 5 years.
  2. Favourite terrain and why? My favourite terrain is rocky outcrops in Aussie and Finland because it’s so different to want I’m used to.
  3. What is one O-technique you want to improve? Something I’d like to work on us distance estimation and quickly decision making of a good route choice.
  4. What is your go-to meal the night before an important race? My go to meal the night before an important race would probably be pasta, especially a good spaghetti bol.
  5. If you had to have one person to orienteer with, who would it be and why? Lizzie Ingham because I have always admired how calm and collected she is in a race and shes super speedy too.
  6. What secret ability/power do you wish you had? Telekinesis.

Amber Riddle

  1. Amber, what is your club? And number of years orienteering? Orienteering Hutt Valley, 9 years..
  2. Favourite terrain and why? Something with a mixture of farmland and forest as there’s lots of route choice and you can mix it up. Some rocks are good too.
  3. What is one O-technique you want to improve? Relocation.
  4. What is your go-to meal the night before an important race? Anything followed by ice cream.
  5. If you had to have one person to orienteer with, who would it be and why? A parrot as they can scout out the controls and feedback to me.
  6. What secret ability/power do you wish you had? I’ve always wanted to fly.

Cameron Bonar

  1. Cameron, what is your club? And number of years orienteering? NWOC and UCOC, Orienteering since year 7.
  2. Favourite terrain and why? Pine Forest (Woodhill), because it isn’t open farmland.
  3. What is one O-technique you want to improve? Attack points.
  4. What is your go-to meal the night before an important race? Hearty pizza.
  5. If you had to have one person to orienteer with, who would it be and why? Simona Abersold, cause she is the GOAT.
  6. What secret ability/power do you wish you had? Teleport, cause getting places is too much admin.

Zefa Fa’avae

  1. Zefa, what is your club? And number of years orienteering? Nelson – 6 years.
  2. Favourite terrain and why? Rough bushy terrain – fun to smash through bushes.
  3. What is one O-technique you want to improve? Reading and interpreting the map faster.
  4. What is your go-to meal the night before an important race? Anything yummy.
  5. If you had to have one person to orienteer with, who would it be and why? Chris Forne – learn from experience.
  6. What secret ability/power do you wish you had? Shapeshifter would be very helpful.

Ryan Moore

  1. Ryan, what is your club? And number of years orienteering? PAPO – 6 years. Before that, I was a member of NWOC for several years.
  2. Favourite terrain and why? Dunes – because they’re really technical maps which require technical focus and good technique the entire time and can often be more mentally than just physically challenging.
  3. What is one O-technique you want to improve? Parallel errors and being aware of where they could happen before they do.
  4. What is your go-to meal the night before an important race? Carbs. Pasta.
  5. If you had to have one person to orienteer with, who would it be and why? Gustav Bergman, absolute machine and seems like a great guy. Also has a fresh man bun.
  6. What secret ability/power do you wish you had? Being able to see controls before I am right on top of them would be nice, because I would be doing better than I am at the moment! I would say being able to see controls through hills but I might be found out and my career would be over.

Fergus O’Neill

  1. Fergus, what is your club? And number of years orienteering? PAPO, 8-9 years.
  2. Favourite terrain and why? Hilly spur-gully forest, as hills are always more fun than on the flat.
  3. What is one O-technique you want to improve? Being faster through technical terrain.
  4. What is your go-to meal the night before an important race? Pasta with vegies, sauce and bacon.
  5. If you had to have one person to orienteer with, who would it be and why? Matthias Kyburz, as whenever he orienteers he has such a fast pace,
  6. What secret ability/power do you wish you had? Having the ability to survive without any sleep, so I could have energy all the time and don’t spend a third of my life asleep not doing anything.t be found out and my career would be over.

Liam Stolberger

  1. Liam, what is your club? And number of years orienteering? North West, 16-17 years.
  2. Favourite terrain and why? I really enjoyed the terrain in the forest half of Lake Kereta
  3. What is one O-technique you want to improve? I want to get better at distance estimation
  4. What is your go-to meal the night before an important race? Lots and lots of pasta!
  5. If you had to have one person to orienteer with, who would it be and why? I would want my grandpa Bert Chapman, because he was the one who got me into orienteering and always pushed me to train harder and I would like him to see how far i’ve gotten because of him.
  6. What secret ability/power do you wish you had? Super speed.

Will Tidswell

  1. Will, what is your club? And number of years orienteering? UCOC, 9 years.
  2. Favourite terrain and why? Farmland, cause its the best there is.
  3. What is one O-technique you want to improve? Nailing the control when getting into the circle.
  4. What is your go-to meal the night before an important race? Spaghetti Bol.
  5. If you had to have one person to orienteer with, who would it be and why? Jenna, cause she’s boss.
  6. What secret ability/power do you wish you had? Telekinesis.

Dougal Shepherd

  1. Dougal, what is your club? And number of years orienteering? PAPO, since 10 years old.
  2. Favourite terrain and why? Quite like mix of open and native for variety.
  3. What is one O-technique you want to improve? Reading detail in complex contour at speed.
  4. What is your go-to meal the night before an important race? #diamondmeals pasta ;).
  5. If you had to have one person to orienteer with, who would it be and why? Marc Lauenstein- Legend orienteer, runner and humble, good bloke.
  6. What secret ability/power do you wish you had? To Fly, would save so much time.

About Contributor: Joolz

I call myself an adventuress (but not to godzone standard - OK?) designer, photographer and communicator. Challenging outdoors stuff makes food the other passion. I’ll always take the most torturous route to a control, you’ll only find me if you start looking off the map.

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