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2022 Orienteering USA Nationals

November 11-13, 2022 (Veteran's Day 3-day Weekend)

Thank you to everyone who came to enjoy the event and to all of the volunteers who made it possible. It was a great weekend! Links to all the post-event goodies below:

Orienteering USA event recap

Sprint:  Friday, Nov 11 - Pierce College


Livelox route replay

Middle:  Saturday, Nov 12 - Vasquez Rocks Natural Area


Livelox route replay

Long:  Sunday, Nov 13 - Red Rock Canyon State Park


Livelox route replay


OUSA Sprint A

OUSA Sprint B

Sprint by John Phillips

Sprint by Scott Schmitz

Sprint by Jay Hann

OUSA Middle

Middle 1 by Jay Hann

Middle 2 by Jay Hann

Middle 3 by Jay Hann

Middle 4 by Jay Hann



Long by John Phillips

Long by Scott Schmitz


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Event Team - Huge thanks to everyone who helped!

Event Director: Clare Durand

Registrar: Allan Pincus

Sprint Course Setter: Scott Schmitz

Middle Course Setter: Bruce Garbaccio

Long Course Setter: Kim Pincus

Course Consultant: Jim Hall

Vetter: Clare Durand

Registration desk: John Phillips, Karen Murphy, Victoria Phillips

Start Crew: Chaparral NJROTC

Finish Crew: Harvey Woo, Sage Thompson

Medic: Colleen Metzger

Epunch and results: Rich Hoesly, Alex Kiperman

Website: Darren Robinson

Treasurer: Steven Durand

Pre-Runners: Alex Kiperman, Clinton Morse, Allen Hubsch, Eugene Kiperman, Nikita Phillips, Roland Hansson, Rick Oliver, Darren Robinson, Scott Schmitz

Awards: OUSA (Jon Torrance), Karen Murphy

Control hanging: Scott Schmitz, Bruce Garbaccio, Kim Pincus, Allan Pincus, Rick Oliver, Matej Sebo

Control pickup: Chaparral NJROTC, Troy NJROTC, plus many others

Parking: BSA Troop 97, Troy NJROTC

Equipment preparation and loans: Mike Reason, BAOC, Western Race Services (Jay Hann), Troy NJROTC, Palmdale Repertory Theatre

Jury: Eric Bone, Cristina Luis, Takashi Sugiyama

Maps by Clare Durand and Matej Sebo

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PDF Event Packet now available!

Please download or print to bring with you. A limited number of hardcopies will be available at check in.

LAOC is proud to host the 2022 OUSA Nationals in our premier desert terrain. 

Links go to details for each venue

Sprint - Pierce College will be a brand new sprint map. This community college in the San Fernando Valley is well known for it's agricultural programs.

Middle - Vasquez Rocks is an internationally known map that has been used for prior Relay and Trail-O Championships along with NJROTC Champs. It is optimal middle format terrain with highly technical rock detail and fast running.

Long - Red Rock Canyon State Park has been used for local events on a quick and dirty USGS based map. The Nationals will feature a newly field-checked ISOM map. This terrain features subtle wash features along with old mining features and desert hills.


Pierce College is embargoed with the exception of enrolled students attending classes.

The entirety of Vasquez Rocks Natural Area is embargoed until we release model event boundaries.

Red Rock Canyon State Park is embargoed east of Highway 14. Areas west of Highway 14, including the Ricardo Campground are not embargoed.

Model Maps

Controls for the model maps will be set at Vasquez by Thursday Noon. Controls will NOT be placed at Red Rock Canyon. All competitive Nationals entrants will receive a hardcopy of the model maps when they check-in. 


Registration is now closed. There will be no onsite registration.

Registered Orienteers

Regular Registration closes on Sunday, October 16 at midnight, Pacific Time.

Late Registration closes on Tuesday, November 1 at midnight Pacific Time.

There will be NO onsite registration.

Recreational entries will be accepted at all races for the White (Basic) and Yellow (Intermediate) courses only.

Red Rock Canyon will also be a COOL League event and recreational pricing is available for the COOL participants on that day only.


We are experiencing a bug that will only affect Juniors who do not select the package option. In this case the COOL race will default to being selected. If you are not a COOL League participant, be sure to change this to non-compete or you will be charged the $10 fee for this race.

Reg Adult
Reg Junior
Late Adult
Late Junior
3 Day Championship Package
Individual Championship Race - Sprint, Middle, or Long
Individual Recreational Entry - per day
Sunday COOL League Event only

does not include federation discount or E-Punch rental

E-Punch rental:

$2 per event for standard estick

additional $20 flat fee to upgrade your rental to SI Air+

Event T-shirts available for $15 - Tech fabric with special 2022 Nationals design. See draft design below. T-shirt orders placed during late registration may be restricted in availability.

Your registration is not confirmed until payment is received. The registration system processes payments via Paypal or you may send a check to the registrar.


Full refunds will be provided for cancellations prior to the regular registration deadline.

80% refund for cancellations prior to late registration deadline.

No refunds after late registration deadline except to prevent disease transmission.

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Friday, November 11

11:30 am - 2:30 pm  Packet pickup available at Pierce College

12:30   Veteran's Day Color Guard ceremony at Pierce College

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Sprint starts at Pierce College

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm  Packet pickup available at event hotel in Lancaster (Best Western Desert Poppy Inn)

Saturday, November 12

8:30 am - 11:30 am  Packet pickup available at Vasquez Rocks

10:00 am - Noon  Middle starts at Vasquez Rocks

approximately 1:00 pm  Awards ceremony for sprint and middle at Vasquez Rocks

5:00ish to whenever  Drop-in pizza social at Vince's Pasta and Pizza, Lancaster

Sunday, November 13

7:00 am - 10:30 am  Packet pickup available at Red Rock Canyon State Park

8:30 am - 11:00 am  Long starts at Red Rock Canyon State Park

approximately 12:30 pm  Awards ceremony for long at Red Rock Canyon State Park


The event will take place on the Veteran's Day 3-day weekend. Los Angeles International Airport usually has the most flexible and lowest fare options. Burbank or Bakersfield are other options.


We have secured a block of rooms at the Best Western Desert Poppy Inn in Lancaster CA at the following rates:

King $174/night  Double $184/night

To book call the hotel directly at (661) 418-0550 and ask for the group rate for the National Orienteering Championships.

These rooms and rate are good through October 11 only. After that the rooms will be released.

Many other hotels for a variety of budgets can be found in the Lancaster/Palmdale area.

Camping is available first-come/first-serve at Red Rock Canyon State Park

This site has a pretty decent summary of other camping options closer to town

Distance from LAX to:

Pierce College - 30 miles - 30 to 60 minute drive

Vasquez Rocks - 52 miles - 60 to 90 minute drive

Red Rock Canyon State Park - 124 miles - 2 to 3 hour drive

Distance from BUR to:

Pierce College - 20 miles - 20 to 60 minute drive

Vasquez Rocks - 32 miles - 45 to 60 minute drive

Red Rock Canyon State Park - 110 miles - 1.5 to 2 hour drive

Distance from BFL to:

Pierce College - 110 miles - 1.75 to 2.5 hour drive

Vasquez Rocks - 110 miles - 2 to 2.5 hour drive

Red Rock Canyon State Park - 90 miles - 1.5 to 2 hour drive



Forecast for event dates as of November 9

Near Pierce College   69ºF / 40ºF  Partly Cloudy

Near Vasquez Rocks  62ºF / 37ºF  Sunny

Near Red Rock          60ºF / 34ºF  Sunny

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