Quantico Hangman Tree

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The gods smiled on the orienteering world at Hangman Tree, providing beautiful weather, scenery, and terrain for what was a spectacular day to be out finding controls. Daniel Heimgartner designed, and Bill Wright and Charles Carrick worked hard to set, challenging courses that provided competitors numerous opportunities to discuss the best route choices of the day.

One of the highlights of the day was the opportunity to host a delegation from Finland visiting to orienteer and sightsee. They had some great performances! Oona Pirinen (1st on Yellow), Paivi Pelkonen (Beige), Rauni Muikku (1st on Orange), Arja Heimonen (Orange), Jorma Nissila (1st on Green), Rolf Helander (Green) all finished in the top 3 on their respective courses.

This might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it seemed like just about everyone in the club pitched in to make this event go. As obstacles and challenges popped up, the team applied the Marine Corps maxim “Adapt, Improvise, and Overcome” expertly to ensure all went smoothly. There was super support provided by numerous members in the following areas:
Set up, Registration, and Parking – Aaron Linville, Dasa Merkova, Alex Merka, Mark Thomsen, Daniel Heimgartner, Patrick Hession
Range Control Coordination – Bill Wright
Beginner Instruction - Jon Torrance, Heidi Onkst, Aaron Linville
Control Pick-up - Charles Carrick, Will Chesarek, John Organek, Sam Listwak, Aaron Linville, Tavia Sullens, Patrick Hession, Max Ahmed, Alex Merka
E-Punch/Results - Will Dunlop, Tim McCormick, Valerie Meyer, Amy Loudon
Search and Rescue – Will Chesarek, Alex Merka, David Onkst, Greg Lennon, Kathleen Lennon, Nadim Ahmed, Peggy Dickison, Sam Listak, Aaron Linville, Tavia Sullens, Daniel Pike
Medical Team – Lorton Volunteer Fire Department

What an awesome outpouring of help to make the day fantastic. QOC has the best members! Thank you to all who stepped up to pitch in. You all worked hard to make the day memorable for the 134 starts we had.
Paul Hession – Meet Director


Course Length: 2.1 km

Course Climb: 40 m

Number of Controls: 8

1Erika GiggeyCalvert NJROTC35:33
2Chris GiggeyCalvert NJROTC38:20
3Emilia LundbladQOC40:07
4Kristina LundbladQOC40:11
5Luke Oliver & SummerQOC44:24
6Tom BruceQOC45:33
7Ellie BruceQOC45:36
8Nicole AleksievaQOC49:32
9Katherine DeBonsQOC51:16
10Inara GranovskiyQOC56:09
11Joshua Greer Family 495:34


Course Length: 3.1 km

Course Climb: 85 m

Number of Controls: 10

1Oona PirinenFinland38:15
2Anthony CurtisCalvert NJROTC43:12
3Dominic ReynoldsCalvert NJROTC43:16
4Evgeni PeevQOC43:37
5Andy Bennett & Kona the dogQOC44:09
6Hristina & Emmy Peeva44:40
7Group b Lorton Rescue Squad & Lawton & Tom48:40
8Galvin MooreCalvert NJROTC61:43
9Gabriel HallbergCalvert NJROTC70:36
10Osmery GarciaCalvert NJROTC84:30
11Matthew Weeks & Troop 119QOC87:21
12William EllisQOC92:25
13Harry JonesQOC92:48
14Boyan OnyshkevychQOC112:49
15Carolyn Fuss & Lauren TienQOC143:31
16Group A Lorton Rescue SquadDNF
16Austin FinleyCalvert NJROTCDNF (176:39)


Course Length: 3.5 km

Course Climb: 105 m

Number of Controls: 9

1Rauni MuikkuFinland60:30
1Arja HeimonenFinland60:30
2Dylan LovelessCalvert NJROTC68:30
3Robert LinesQOC71:43
4Miro HonzakQOC75:15
5Tyler BoulaisCalvert NJROTC95:27
6Kelly CoulbyCalvert NJROTC95:40
7Bleacher HartCalvert NJROTC98:22
8Cody MooreCalvert NJROTC99:00
9Chris ZbrozekQOC104:21
10Reiko Rager & SilasQOC108:13
11Patrick And maxQOC114:31
12Tim McCormickQOC119:40
13Noel PockeyCalvert NJROTC139:58
14Joe GuerreroQOC144:34
15Tim WilkinsQOCDNF
15James FergusonHVODNF
15Dominik Honzak & MackQOCDNF
15Justin RagerQOCDNF (41:26)
15Ryan ParkerCalvert NJROTCDNF (58:31)
15Mark ThomsenQOCDNF (92:29)
15Will DunlapMP (133:46)


Course Length: 3.3 km

Course Climb: 130 m

Number of Controls: 6

1Gavin WeiseQOC36:33
2Oriana RileyDVOA50:25
3Paivi PelkonenFinland57:47
4Austin GiggeyCalvert NJROTC67:16
5Pam DvorskyCalvert NJROTC104:45
6Ayden BeckerQOC124:59
7Chip BeckerQOC125:05
8Amy LoudenQOC152:19
9Cecilia LandersQOC153:27
10Autumn BevardCalvert NJROTCDNF (124:33)
10Derrick ReddenCalvert NJROTCMP (131:35)
10Tavia SullensQOCMP (149:36)


Course Length: 4.5 km

Course Climb: 165 m

Number of Controls: 9

1Boris GranovskiyQOC34:50
2Greg LennonQOC56:32
3Tom NolanQOC60:59
4Angelica RileyDVOA72:22
5Heidi OnkstQOC72:42
6Charles CarrickQOC74:03
7Rob BriberQOC77:24
8Virginia DeBonsQOC78:41
9Oriana RileyDVOA84:23
10Katrina & Norman FussQOC93:06
11Mark MaceQOC98:44
12Daniel LathropQOC100:59
13Kathleen LennonQOC102:06
14Don FishQOC102:21
15Allison BrownQOC103:29
16Patricia MaceQOC111:53
17Petya AleksievaQOC127:57
18Broyana PeevaQOC136:06
19Brodrick ButtsCalvert NJROTC147:21
20Halie HartCalvert NJROTC147:48
21Steve MonesQOC147:52
22Florence TanQOC148:26
23David RagerQOC160:06
24Daniel PikeQOCDNF
24Will DunlapQOCDNF (73:37)
24Bill FergusonHVODNF (98:42)
24Kevin PeckCalvert NJROTCDNF (166:51)
24Steve CampQOCMP (156:04)


Course Length: 6.2 km

Course Climb: 200 m

Number of Controls: 9

1Jorma NissilaFinland51:11
2Wyatt RileyDVOA54:40
3Rolf HelanderFinland64:07
4Rick OliverQOC69:16
5Peggy DickisonOK75:57
6Jan MerkaQOC76:47
7John WhittyQOC82:37
8Hannu KosonenFinland83:01
9Tom WellsQOC84:29
10Dagmar MerkovaQOC103:49
11Jody LandersQOC107:16
12Tom StratQOC108:51
13Rob WhitestoneQOC111:44
14Nate BeardmoreCalvert NJROTC112:57
15Richard StuartBOK129:01
16Johns Bill & LCHS NJROTC131:40
17Adam RidgeCalvert NJROTC155:43
18Sam ListwakQOCDNF
18Anne JepsenQOCDNF (106:32)
18Craig SheldenQOCDNF (159:27)


Course Length: 7.6 km

Course Climb: 230 m

Number of Controls: 12

1Ted GoodQOC72:54
2Kim JepsenQOC95:20
3Aaron LinvilleQOC97:29
4Jared SilkQOC103:45
5Alexis MerkaQOC109:52
6Patrick FarleyQOC131:43
7John OrganekQOC170:41
8Matt HolmanQOCDNF (170:24)
8Rob FieldQOCMP (118:21)
8Wendy WQOCMP (175:07)


Course Length: 9.7 km

Course Climb: 295 m

Number of Controls: 13

1Jon TorranceQOC73:01
2Ken Walker JrCSU75:04
3AJ RileyDVOA75:18
4Joesph BarrettQOC79:54
5Peter ZakrevskiHVO83:10
6Videlin AleksievQOC85:58
7Matthew StoutQOC98:35
8Yuriy Bulka100:37
9Nadim AhmedQOC107:52
10David OnkstQOC113:57
11William ChesarekQOC127:35
12Diana AleksievaQOC131:27
13Francis HogleQOC134:20
14Janne SalmiFinlandMP (65:42)

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).