A Cornucopia of Maze Meets in October

posted Oct 10, 2013, 3:39 PM by B. Brooke Mann   [ updated Oct 10, 2013, 3:46 PM ]

October 2013 brings a wealth of Corn Maze orienteering opportunities in the US:

Saturday, October 12
RMOC meet at Anderson Farms in Erie, CO.
Map created by MazePlay.
The corn maze at Anderson Farms.
Sunday, October 13
Cascade meet at Bob's Corn Maze in Snohomish, WA.
Map created by Patrick Nuss.
A snippet of Patrick Nuss's corn maze map.

Sunday, October 13
QOC meet at Lawyer's Corn Maze in Thurmont, MD.
Map created by MazePlay / Greg Lennon.
An ad for QOC's corn maze meet.

Training course at Fritzler's Corn Maze in LaSalle, CO.
Map created by Graham Baird.
Graham's training map.

Analysis from 2011 Classic and Sprint champs

posted Aug 9, 2013, 8:08 AM by Cristina Luis

Time to study up for 2013! J-J Cote has provided tracings of the shortest routes for some legs of the 2011 Classic (first four) and Sprint champs. Actually, J-J provided these back in 2011 but CMOUSA was saving them up for the right moment. That moment is now.
Classic a
Classic A (click to embiggen)

Classic B

Classic C

Classic d
Classic D

Classic e
Classic E


2013 US Corn Maze Orienteering Champs!

posted Aug 9, 2013, 7:44 AM by Cristina Luis   [ updated Aug 9, 2013, 7:46 AM ]

CMOUSA is tickled to announce that the 2013 Classic, Relay, and Night Champs (plus associated party) will be held at Mike's Maze in Sunderland, MA on August 24th. This means that, for the first time ever, the pinnacle of corn maze orienteering while take place on a Saturday. Course setter and event director Peter Gagarin is confident that this will bring in the kind of spectator numbers necessary to impress the IOC, "maybe even a dozen!"

As of August 3rd there are 28 people registered for the event. For more details on the event and how to register, see the event thread on Attackpoint.  

US Classic and Relay Champs Aug 23rd!

posted Aug 18, 2012, 1:56 PM by Cristina Luis

Head tamale PG writes:

Drought? What drought? The corn is a lush green. For all those who have had success at CMO by cutting corners, not this year!

Ali is heading for Toledo, Alex is heading back to Boston to join the real world, Phil is self-destructing, PG and Gail are knocking on the door of the nursing home. Come join us for a last fling in Western Mass.

Next Thursday evening, August 23.

More info <a href=http://www.attackpoint.org/eventdetail.jsp/event_11202>here</a>.

2011 Long Course Champions

posted Nov 1, 2011, 5:13 PM by B. Brooke Mann   [ updated Nov 1, 2011, 5:43 PM ]

Congratulations to the winners at the 2011 US Long-Course Corn Maze Orienteering Championships, hosted by RMOC at Anderson Farms in Erie, CO:
  • 1st-Place Male:  Dennis Carney (RMOC)
  • 1st-Place Female:  Terri Chawla (RMOC)
  • 1st-Place Team:  Jenn & Jeremy Fields (unaffiliated)
  • 1st-Place Junior Male:  David Carney (RMOC)
  • 1st-Place Junior Female:  N / A
Photos are posted on RMOC's Facebook page.  Full results are posted on the RMOC web site.  And, Adam McFarren created a cool video to document the meet:

Corn Maze Video by Adam McFarren


Troy, Doug, JP & Dennis comparing notes after running through the maze:

Middle Distance Championships this weekend!

posted Oct 27, 2011, 12:18 PM by Cristina Luis

The St. Louis Orienteering Club has successfully bid for the US Middle Distance Championships, to be held at Eagle Fork Farms in Moscow Mills, MO this Saturday, October 29th, at 1:30pm.

The CMOUSA board unanimously approved the bid upon hearing that the map was "guaranteed to be a non-standard scale and with useless colors". In other words, perfect. 

New Champions!

posted Oct 27, 2011, 12:10 PM by Cristina Luis

Marek Petrivalsky is the new Classic champ, and he also shares the title of Sprint Champ with Greg Walker, last year's Classic champ. Maps and analysis will be posted soon. 

CMOUSA Announces US Classic & Sprint Champs!

posted Oct 22, 2011, 1:38 AM by Cristina Luis

CMOUSA is proud to announce that this year's US Corn Maze Orienteering Classic and Sprint Champs will be held at Mike's Maze in Sunderland, MA. The date is set for Tuesday, October 25th. In accordance with the Strategic Plan, there will be a post-race party. Get full details here.

US Long Course Results & Photos

posted Nov 8, 2010, 10:14 PM by B. Brooke Mann

Congratulations to Ryan Ognibene (RMOC) and Sharon Crawford (RMOC), the Men's and Women's Champions!


Photos (including map)

US Long Course Champs announced!

posted Oct 22, 2010, 7:03 AM by Cristina Luis

In a late night special meeting the CMOUSA board has unanimously approved the bid from RMOC to host the 2010 Long Course Championships. 

A spokesman for CMOUSA said: "We were especially impressed by the advance planning by RMOC. Receiving the bid 10 days before the event ensures that there will be sufficient time to make this a true championship. Congratulations to RMOC for their efforts and we look forward to a great event." The Long Course Champs will take place Rock Creek Farm in Broomfield, CO on October 31, 2010. See the event site for more information.

There was also some discussion at the meeting about the possibility of RMOC holding an additional championship event on the 31st, such as the Trail-O champs, or the Night-O' champs (or possibly even the Night Trail-O' champs), or in case of bad weather the Ski-O' champs. The board, as usual, is prepared to act with great swiftness. 

And, one further item, the Board was especially impressed with how its logo was used at the Classic and Sprint champs, with the ear of corn in the circle aligned to magnetic north. Several competitors had commented on how that helped them during the races. The Board encourages future championship organizers to do the same.

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