Greg Ahlswede

US Orienteering Champion. Trail Runner. Language Learner. Bike Tourer.
Philadelphia, PA Shippensburg University East Stroudsburg, PA

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Greg Ahlswede

Born and raised in the Greater Philadelphia area, Greg attended Jenkintown High School where he consistently earned varsity letters in both cross country and track. Though he showed promise in these areas it was off the beaten path where Greg excelled. Before enrolling and competing for Shippensburg University, Greg earned the opportunity to represent the USA at the 2009 World Junior Orienteering Championships. After competing all four years for the Raiders, Greg graduated with a degree in Spanish, minoring in…

About Greg

  • Coach: Ben Roberts
  • Training group: US Orienteering Team
  • Philanthropic involvement: Sierra Club
  • Favorite foods: Pancakes
  • Hobbies: language learning, travel, guitar, and bike tours
  • Favorite TV show: The Office
  • Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption
  • Dream vacation: A several month long trip throughout the world testing out the most extreme orienteering terrains nature has conjured up.
  • Favorite place to compete: Northeast US
  • Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving
  • Warm up song: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can't hold us
  • I most enjoy competing against: myself
  • After competition indulgence: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Highschool PR: US Varsity Orienteering Champion

I love giving back to the community in orienteering and outside of the sport. The training camps I organize are always open to the community. Anyone who wants to train with elite orienteers is always welcome to grab a map and join in.



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WOC 2018 Long

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Boycott Malpaso Ediciones (@MalpasoyCia) and Lince Ediciones (@LinceEdic). They've not paid a translator's invoice…

RT @athletebizusa: Orienteering = Sister sport to mountain/trail running? We think so. Read World Championship report from @Gswede329: http…