There is ONE saving grace for Orienteering USA's MTBO legacy this year: They are going to try a Juniors MTBO team. It could be the first positive thing for American MTBO to come out of OUSA in some time. Meanwhile, more of the same failed ideas being tried for the eighth time.
Juniors and Beginners are the future of the sport of MTBO. To expand the sport of Mountain Bike Orienteering, every race director should include beginner courses in each of their MTBO events. Nicknamed "Brownie Events" by Australian MTBO racers, serious riders are known to get "brownie points" by bringing beginner riders to their events.