MVOC Cold-O Grant Park January 14th, 2023

Meet Directors Bob and Barbara Hays


The 2023 MVOC COLD-O was indeed cold, with temperatures in the low 30s for the duration. Fortunately, the sun came out later and all those who tried the course quickly warmed up. We had a terrific turnout with 136 competitors in 65 starting groups. There were a number of JROTC participants as well as some hardy Girl Scouts and brave first-timers. Regional competitors came from Cincinnati, Columbus and Indianapolis.

Several of the controls were quite challenging, particularly if you tried to get them all. Special congratulations to Eric Olsen, Matthew Jourdan and Warren and Adam Mandrell who managed to locate all 29 controls in less than 90 minutes. Eric edged out Matthew for the top honors based on time by just 8 seconds!

Special thanks to all those who helped including Matt and Sharon Bond and the Hamilton NJROTC team led by Scott Eberwine for retrieving all the controls.