Lake Needwood

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“If you hold it, they will come,” a voice whispered. In response, the Club decided to hold “it” – the first full event of the 2013-14 Quantico Orienteering season – at Lake Needwood Park on Sunday, September 15.

Everything was perfect, as frequently happens in the movies but seldom in real life: clear blue skies, temperatures in the 70s, a park that we had explored only two times before featuring a picturesque lake, a meandering creek and plenty of challenging hills, and seven courses expertly laid out by Peggy Dickison ranging from white to blue.

The voice was right: “they” came. There were 227 “starts,” one of the largest numbers in club history other than when hosting “A” meets. And because many “starts” consisted of groups with two, three, four or even more people, about 300 people enjoyed the beautiful day.

Just as in a famous movie, the day almost was spoiled. Two boys – nine and ten years old – were given permission to run ahead of their accompanying adult, and they then made a wrong turn. [Note: groups are supposed to stay together at all times.] Once we were alerted, orienteers transformed into our own versions of “’Doc’ Grahams”, supplementing the Park Police in combing the woods for the missing boys. Eventually, the boys were found at a different lake, Lake Frank, more than a mile away and far from the orienteering courses, completely unharmed and no worse for the adventure.

There also were unusual challenges. QOC has instituted a new pricing structure that resulted in the sale of a large number of epunches of two different types. Everyone also had to sign one of four forms of waiver newly required for insurance purposes. Unlike in the movies, however, these challenges could not be met through magic. Volunteers were needed, and like the crowds of participants, they came forward, and everything went smoothly.

Ben Bloschock, Dan Tam Do, Sara Lemanski, Tom Nolan, Jenny Szabo and Amber Tomas staffed the registration table, with the assistance of Jonathan, a cub scout whose mother approached us just as the event was beginning looking for a volunteer assignment. Greg and Kathleen Lennon prep'd the course maps (printed by Valerie) and helped in numerous ways. Richard Briggs and Don Fish provided instructions to the many first-time orienteers who showed up at Lake Needwood. Our normal epunch gurus – Amy Louden, Valerie Meyer, Heidi Onkst and Jon Torrance – recorded every start and finish, with the assistance of Shirley Tan and Jeanne Lieder. And after the meet, Adam Bee, Russ Damtoft, Tom Nolan, Liz O’Connell, Dan Quinn, Sara Robich, and Eugene Tspnyatov fanned out to pick up the controls that Peggy had placed on the fine map made and maintained by Nadim Ahmed.

All we needed was a director and a producer on-site, and the first big screen orienteering movie would have been a hit. Maybe they didn’t have a map and are still in the woods!

Mike Lieder, Event Director


Course Length: 1.9 km

Course Climb: 50 m

Number of Controls: 7

1Brady Brockdorff & Braeden & Adam & Brian23:55
2Joe La RosaHerndon NJROTC35:48
3Aurimas Paludnevicius & with momQOC41:21
4Chole Mitchiner FamilyQOC43:41
5Fred SkolnickQOC49:55
6Edward YenHerndon NJROTC53:45
7Abner EsquivelHerndon NJROTC54:24
8Dina MirandaHerndon NJROTC55:22
9Joel LynnQOC59:46
10Andrea Lee & Susana Lee72:40
11Kira MitchinerQOC94:18
12Marius Paludnevicius & with momQOC95:06
13Karin Kutscher & Peter & ChristopherDNF
13Mark Rehert & Trish RehertDNF
13Bella GeisHerndon NJROTCMP (105:20)
13Maggie Pruden & 2nd courseQOCNC (21:39)


Course Length: 3.2 km

Course Climb: 75 m

Number of Controls: 13

1Maggie PrudenQOC41:52
2Dylan SullivanHerndon NJROTC44:29
3Andrew SzaboQOC45:07
4Joseph JacksonHerndon NJROTC46:09
5Thomas IacoponelliLoudoun Co HS NJROTC46:10
6Brody SlusherLoudoun Co HS NJROTC46:15
7Taylor LingarQOC47:10
8Shirley TanQOC51:58
9Nickolas BorregoLoudoun Co HS NJROTC53:24
10Evgeni PeevaQOC54:18
11Fred Hartman & BeckyQOC59:35
12John Fine & GailQOC61:44
13Robert Harrington & Mary Ann Richmond61:48
14Brock HowserQOC61:53
15Liz O'ConnellQOC61:56
16Florin TencariuDVOA62:20
17Margaret FletcherQOC63:41
18Charlie HartsockQOC63:45
19Andres GonzalezLoudoun Co HS NJROTC64:54
20Nick Vierow & Tom LeeQOC66:10
21Pavol Popovic & MartaQOC68:58
22Christina Young & Jeff SongQOC70:28
23Emmy Peeva & Lyuben & HristinaQOC73:29
24Ed CusterQOC73:57
25Mari Lundblad & Iliana & Marik & & Kristina & EmiliaQOC75:38
26Mark Beckman & Maya Julia LukeQOC76:50
27Abigail camp Skilar richardsonQOC78:36
28Tedd Warshauer & ChaseQOC78:57
29Phillip Walsh & Claudia & Ayna & & Riehen82:09
30Evan Doto & Pack 64QOC83:42
31Robert HartOther84:28
32Julia Briggs & Julian & GeorgiaQOC85:57
33Cami FluetschQOC87:31
34Mike Swisher & Nat & Ryan & Max93:54
35Tom BrownHerndon NJROTC96:23
36Martin Houghton & Lena & AlecQOC96:36
37Mary & Liam DevineQOC99:37
38Ray Conrad GroupQOC100:33
39Eric Lyness & Cambria & Indy & & JoanQOC100:45
40Michael Press & MaddieQOC100:50
41Brogan Howser & Len TrammelleQOC213:42
42Edwin CusterQOC215:17
43Kevin & Sarah Jura & DesiraeQOCDNF
43Brian KnappLoudoun Co HS NJROTCMP (33:48)
43Nicole LennonQOCMP (35:34)
43Trevor GriffithHerndon NJROTCMP (57:41)
43Daniel MedinaHerndon NJROTCMP (75:38)
43Brady Brockdorff & Braeden & Adam & Brian & 2nd courseNC (33:06)
43Joseph La Rosa & 2nd courseHerndon NJROTCNC (35:32)
43Dina Miranda & 2nd courseHerndon NJROTCNC (69:43)
43Abner Esquivel & 2nd courseHerndon NJROTCNC (70:02)


Course Length: 4.4 km

Course Climb: 110 m

Number of Controls: 13

1Charles ShellQOC58:45
2Einar OlsenQOC60:54
3Mark BaughQOC61:49
4Kirk KalianLoudoun Co HS NJROTC63:23
5Jim BohrerSVO63:33
6Monika LateganoLoudoun Co HS NJROTC63:39
7Adam BeeQOC64:46
8Michael LinkinsHuntingtown NJROTC65:13
9Greg VermilllionHuntingtown NJROTC65:19
10Patrick FarleyQOC66:27
11Daniel Lathrop & ElizabethQOC67:08
12Sara RobichQOC69:15
13Alex HughesLoudoun Co HS NJROTC72:17
14Chris MorganHuntingtown NJROTC73:18
15Shaw SmithLoudoun Co HS NJROTC74:36
16Brianne Burger & Travis DoughertyQOC76:13
17Sarah Oleen & Aimee FreundQOC78:56
18Oliver AllissLoudoun Co HS NJROTC79:59
19Kelly Singer82:32
20Bryan Singer82:41
21Troy BreedenLoudoun Co HS NJROTC86:58
22Jared Silk & Eric Benvin & Roger WhyteQOC87:07
23Richard BriggsQOC87:22
24Diana AleksievaQOC92:15
25Cody HallHuntingtown NJROTC92:57
26Austin CurtisHuntingtown NJROTC93:26
27Michael FletcherHuntingtown NJROTC93:50
28Boyan OnyshkevychQOC96:50
29Dylan Sullivan & 2nd courseHerndon NJROTC97:34
30Rebecca & Bob RichQOC98:36
31Joseph JacksonHerndon NJROTC100:46
32David AlexanderQOC107:51
33Sherry SterlingQOC109:19
34 O'Leary Team & Katherine & Bruce & & Amanda114:15
35Robert DanfordHuntingtown NJROTC115:48
36Kyle AdamsHuntingtown NJROTC116:20
37Klaus SextonHuntingtown NJROTC124:52
38Christine Kury & Jeffrey MarovitzQOC130:01
39Trey Porto & Tatiana & Nikola & & MylesQOC132:27
40Benjamin Greenspon & Kate Marley-Emery & Becky EmeryQOC144:00
41Sergio MirandaHerndon NJROTC152:45
42Tamara Brenes & AngelineQOCDNF
42Joel Lynn & 2nd courseQOCDNF
42Trevor Griffith & 2nd courseHerndon NJROTCDNF
42Shashaank Vattikuti & Michelle MandoliaQOCDNF (58:20)
42Nathan JonesQOCDNF (61:19)
42Ben BloschockQOCDNF (61:40)
42Caroline Early & Peter LafenQOCDNF (88:52)
42Daniel MedinaHerndon NJROTCDNF (97:58)
42Chris GeisHerndon NJROTCDNF (164:00)
42Curt Meuse & KateMP (112:28)
42Andrea & Al Amy AAAQOCMP (125:16)


Course Length: 3.5 km

Course Climb: 100 m

Number of Controls: 9

1Amber TomasQOC30:57
2Andrew GillespieLoudoun Co HS NJROTC45:28
3Aaron SzaboQOC48:21
4Billy AllabandDVOA48:54
5Sam MallonLoudoun Co HS NJROTC50:11
6Esben JepsenQOC50:23
6Alex TuckerLoudoun Co HS NJROTC50:23
7Valerie MeyerQOC55:20
8Boryana PeevaQOC55:43
9Steve CampQOC55:57
10Sydney BuddHuntingtown NJROTC57:33
11Petya AleksievaQOC62:20
12Lydia AndrewsQOC62:59
13Don FishQOC64:50
14Jeremy GillespieLoudoun Co HS NJROTC65:03
15Monika Kornhauser67:52
16Scott SharpQOC70:40
17David Weigert & Sophie and ZachQOC84:36
18Daniel PikeQOC86:36
19Rae Ann HicksQOC95:29
20Paula SydenstrickerQOC98:21
21Kenneth JagersHerndon NJROTC99:08
22Rob Briber & Veronica Irrera99:09
23Karla HulettQOC101:48
24Ian HerringHerndon NJROTC105:22
25Fred HillmannQOC107:01
26Courtney SheldenQOC108:40
27Amy LoudenQOC110:08
28Craig SheldenQOC123:28
29Daniel SheldenQOC125:43
30Beth Ann StasiowskiQOC126:52
31Nina Shumofsky & Jack133:15
32Suzanne IzzoQOCMP (166:19)


Course Length: 4.6 km

Course Climb: 180 m

Number of Controls: 13

1Jacinto CostaQOC56:07
2John SawykoQOC59:12
3Tom NolanQOC61:46
4Jody LandersQOC61:55
5Mike Berry & Mary ThompsonQOC62:40
6Dave ConnollyQOC62:58
7Russ DamtoftQOC64:52
8Carson Bennett65:39
9Scott Smedile & Brian PreedanonQOC71:28
10Gary SmithQOC72:36
11Mark MaceQOC75:34
12Matt JonesLoudoun Co HS NJROTC76:55
13Tom WellsQOC79:44
14Daniel HartnettQOC80:01
15Shon Kaganovich83:06
16Patricia MaceQOC84:20
17Zack TershakHerndon NJROTC86:43
18Mark HicksQOC87:54
19Artur InstonsQOC88:48
20Marshall WilkinsHerndon NJROTC90:07
21Tim Van Vranken & Maggie & EllyQOC90:16
22Charles FletcherQOC90:28
23Edward EnsonQOC92:24
24Brandon BowersHuntingtown NJROTC99:30
25Justin BernsteinHuntingtown NJROTC99:59
26Travis LangtryHerndon NJROTC100:19
27Nyall MeredithQOC101:42
28Sara LemanskiQOC102:50
29Aaron FletcherHuntingtown NJROTC104:13
30Frantisek BrabecQOC106:50
31Michelle SvobodaQOC116:38
32Dan Tam DoQOC121:00
33Steven MonesDVOA136:24
34Louis BethgeHuntingtown NJROTCDNF (62:57)
34Gail EdwardsQOCDNF (128:07)
34Austin BeanHuntingtown NJROTCMP (99:30)
34Leigh BilleaudQOCMP (138:17)
34Peggy Dickison & course setterOKNC (54:25)


Course Length: 6.8 km

Course Climb: 215 m

Number of Controls: 15

1Daniel QuinnQOC54:42
2Istvan NagyDVOA64:53
3Andras ReveszDVOA65:05
4Kim JepsenQOC72:24
5Bryan GarmanQOC72:25
6John MillerQOC77:05
7Greg LennonQOC80:10
8Jan MerkaQOC81:30
9Tony GarmanQOC88:22
10John BakerQOC89:06
11Kathleen LennonQOC109:45
12Heidi OnkstQOC111:43
13Michelle Faucher112:18
14Andrew Sharp & Andrew DanceQOC114:35
15Paul Smith Adriana SmithQOC163:06
16Zac UfnarQOCDNF (68:48)
16Howie WeinsteinQOCMP


Course Length: 9.5 km

Course Climb: 250 m

Number of Controls: 19

1Eddie BergeronSVO63:33
2Ken Walker JrCSU69:01
3Jon TorranceQOC72:47
4Ryan StasiowskiQOC82:57
5Ted GoodQOC83:51
6Nadim AhmedQOC84:04
7Eugene TsypnyatovQOC88:50
8Dave PrudenQOC91:02
9Videlin AleksievQOC93:38
10Jay GelmanQOC101:01
11David OnkstQOC101:55
12Michael StasiowskiQOC104:26
13Charles CarrickQOC106:55
14Dmitri Kaganovich119:55
15Colin Kelly149:03
16Benjamin RobertsQOC156:38
17Rich FelicianoQOCDNF
17Dustine ReppuhnQOCDNF
17Britt MasonDNF
17Greg PalardyQOCDNF (148:34)
17Rick KaniaDNF (161:00)

Abbreviations: DNF = did not finish, MP = mispunch, NC = non-competitive (usually 2nd course or course setter/vetter), OT = overtime (more than 3 hours or returned after course closing time).