The United States of America Mountain Bike Orienteering Team (US MTBO Team) raced in the 2018 World MTBO Championships in Waldviertel, Austria from August 5-13, 2018.

The United States was represented by a team of five (5) riders from Orienteering USA:

  • Dave Swanson (ME)
  • Rachel Furman (WE)
  • Susan Grandjean (WE)
  • Abra McNair (WE)
  • Sarah Ginsbach (WE)

Here is race-by-race look at how the US MTBO Team performed at the World MTBO Championships:

Mass Start – 07Aug18

Men (88 Starts – 78 Finishes)
25.9km – 640m
34 Controls

1 Jussi Laurila – Finland 1:20:46
2 Davide Machado – Portugal 1:20:49
3 Kevin Haselsberger – Austria 1:20:50

78 Dave Swanson – United States 2:26:45

Women (46 Starts – 36 Finishes)
18.8km – 490m
29 Controls

1 Camilla Soegaard – Danmark 1:17:42
2 Martina Tichovska – Czech Republic 1:19:03
3 Sonja Zinkl – Austria 1:21:12

31 Abra McNair – United States 1:53:19
32 Rachel Furman – United States 1:56:17
33 Susan Grandjean – United States 2:08:55
34 Sarah Ginsbach – United States 2:09:41

See the official results.

Middle Distance – 08Aug18

Men (91 Starts – 64 Finishes)
18.4km – 630m
20 Controls

1 – Simon Braendli – Switzerland 1:02:14
2 – Baptiste Fuchs – France 1:03:18
3 – Grigory Medvedev – Russia 1:03:51

61 – Dave Swanson – United States 2:09:09

Women (48 Starts – 44 Finishes)
15.4km – 520m
18 Controls

1 – Olga ShipilovaVinogradova – Russia 1:08:55
2 – Martina Tichovska – Czech Republic 1:10:51
3 – Veronika Kubinova – Czech Republic 1:11:13

37 – Rachel Furman – United States 1:57:27
38 – Susan Grandjean – United States 1:58:43

40 – Abra McNair – United States 2:17:52

43 – Sarah Ginsbach – United States 2:29:23

See the official results.

Relay – 09Aug18

Women (12 Starts – 10 Finishes)

1 – Czech Republic – 1:58:00
Novakova Katerina 41:24
Kubinova Veronika 39:35
Tichovska Martina 37:01

2 – Russia – 2:00:26
Svir Anastasiya 40:21
ShipilovaVinogradova Olga 39:28
Poverina Svetlana 40:37

3 – Finland – 2:01:00
Pesu Mervi 40:08
Haga Antonia 42:00
Hara Marika 38:52

10 – United States – 2:41:01
McNair Abra 46:40
Furman Rachel 1:03:18
Ginsbach Sarah 51:03

Men (27 Starts – 21 Finishes)

1 – Russia – 1:48:29
Foliforov Anton 36:37
Gritsan Ruslan 36:17
Medvedev Grigory 35:35

2 – Sweden – 1:48:38
Karlsson Mood Linus 36:35
Jansson Marcus 36:04
Larsson Viktor 35:59

3 – Czech Republic – 1:48:59
Hradil Jiri 36:26
Ludvik Vojtech 38:29
Bogar Krystof 34:04

NA – United States – 0:00:00
*USA did not field a Men’s MTBO Relay team.

See the official results.

Long Distance – 11Aug18

Men (86 Starts – 68 Finishes)
27.0km
28 Controls

1 – Krystof Bogar – Czech Republic 1:56:13
2 – Simon Braendli – Switzerland 1:58:20
3 – Anton Foliforov – Russia 1:59:31

65 – Dave Swanson – United States 3:08:24

Women (47 Starts – 35 Finishes)
22.9km
24 Controls

1 – Martina Tichovska – Czech Republic 2:01:14
2 – Antonia Haga – Finland 2:01:19
3 – Svetlana Poverina – Russia 2:05:11

28 119 Rachel Furman – United States 2:52:15
29 124 Abra McNair – United States 2:53:30

31 111 Susan Grandjean – United States 3:02:12

33 101 Sarah Ginsbach – United States 3:17:57

See the official results.

Sprint Distance – 12Aug18

Men (92 Starts – 80 Finishes)
9.8km
30 Controls

1 – Anton Foliforov – Russia 20:39
2 – Grigory Medvedev – Russia 20:51
3 – Krystof Bogar – Czech Republic 20:53

69 – Dave Swanson – United States 27:40

Women (48 Starts – 45 Finishes)
8.4km
23 Controls

1 – Henna Saarinen – Finland 20:05
2 – Martina Tichovska – Czech Republic 20:14
3 – Camilla Soegaard – Denmark 20:14

36 – Susan Grandjean – United States 25:17

38 – Abra McNair – United States 25:17

41 – Rachel Furman – United States 29:45
42 – Sarah Ginsbach – United States 31:30

See the official results.

Photo Credit

Photo of the US MTBO Team at the 2018 World MTBO Championships in Waldviertel, Austria by FotoBurmann.at