Sergey Velichko has been orienteering since 1979. He was actively involved in orienteering while in the USSR until 1991.
After immigrating to the USA Sergey started training again in 1997, and since 1998 has regularly competed in national and international meets at the elite level. He is
a member of the U.S. Orienteering
Team. Sergey has organized meets during
2002 HHH, and local meets in Boise,
where he co-founded the City of Trees Orienteering Club. Sergey also supports
North American Orienteering League which is geared toward elite orienteering in North America. On his spare from running
and orienteering time Sergey enjoys writing patents, scientific articles, presentations, and poems. He also
loves to coach his young daughter who, he truly believes, may become our first World champion.
Eric Bone, a Seattle, WA native, started orienteering in the Washington Interscholastic Orienteering
League in 1989 as a sophomore at Seattle's Garfield High School. He attended the
University of Washington, where he won
four consecutive U.S. Intercollegiate Championships, was named to the
1994, and eventually earned a Bachelors degree in Geography with a
geographic information systems specialization. He has been a frequent
volunteer and board member of the Cascade
Orienteering Club for several years and is currently the club
Coordinator. In 2001, Eric started a business, Meridian Geographics, where he was later
joined by his girlfriend and now co-owner, Terry Farrah, offering
orienteering and general land navigation teaching, events and coaching.
Besides orienteering, Eric also enjoys competing in running (with Club Northwest
and Seattle Running Club),
rogaining (often with Vladimir Gusiatnikov) and adventure racing,
watching the Simpsons, choral singing, and spending time with friends and family.
Rick Breseman has been many things thus far in life: Alaskan Fisherman, High School Dropout,
Heavy Equipment Operator, Home Builder, Real Estate Agent, College Student resulting in Bachelor’s &
Master’s Degrees in Business from UW, Twenty Years as an International Timber Trader with emphasis
on assisting Alaska Native Corporations to develop markets in Japan, South Korea, Both Chinas and India.
His most recent reincarnation is as a navigational instructor, teaching map making and competitive
and recreational orienteering skills to elementary and middle school students. He has been an
avid competitive orienteer since an introduction to “The Thinking Sport” by wife Eileen a couple of
decades ago. Together (& usually accompanied by children (&WMS students) Ryan, Kelsey & Dana)
they have traveled to competition sites in over half the states and nearly the same number
of international venues. He joined Woodinville Montessori School staff during the Middle School
Inaugural year (’03) and is thoroughly enjoying teaching the sport and intrinsic life lessons
to an eager group of learners.
Rick is undecided as to which of his recent accomplishments he is most proud of: Coach of National
Champion Woodinville Montessori Middle School Orienteering Team at the Texas Interscholastics
(’05) or winner of the canned mushroom and pickled pigs feet eating contest in Colorado (’04).
Eileen Breseman is now in her 21st year of orienteering. She competed on the National Orienteering
Team in Scotland in ’99 and Finland in ’01; has been 1st in her age division in’96-2000 and 2003-2004
at the US Championships. On her lifelong O list, Eileen has competed in 15 countries and 26 states.
She has coached at the Canadian Sass Pepree Junior Training Camp twice, including APOC 2002, and
has worked with local juniors at various training events. She assists currently with Rick’s junior
high mapping class and in training Girl Scout troops in navigation.
When she is not running in the woods she manages her family of 3 teens with husband Rick. She
enjoys reading, gardening, sewing, photography and other arts in her spare time.