Australians performed outstandingly at the 2023 World Rogaining Championship held on 29/30 July at Lake Tahoe, California, USA. A superb performance from the "Dream Team" of Joanna George, Abigail George and Meredith Norman to again win Womens’ Under 23. Two Aussie teams Rod Gray and Geoff Lawford, Richard Robinson and Vivienne Prince, took home 2 trophies, won against much younger competitors.
The Northstar ski resort was surrounded by 250sq km of hilly pine forest from 1900 to 2600 metres elevation. Most teams survived the expected hot dry summer weather during daytime and moved faster in the night, especially with the help of the reflective controls.
The top teams overall were from Estonia, Spain, Latvia, USA and Ukraine. The following were the Australian placings:
- Joanna George, Abigail George, Meredith Norman - 1st Women Under 23
- Gill Fowler, Elizabeth Dornom – 1st Women Veteran
- Thorlene Egerton, Christine Brown – 1st Women Super Veteran, 2nd Women Veteran
- Rod Gray, Geoff Lawford – 1st Men Ultra Veteran, 1st Men Super Veteran
- Richard Robinson, Vivienne Prince (NZ) – 1st Mixed Ultra Veteran, 1st Mixed Super Veteran
- David Baldwin, Julie Quinn – 2nd Mixed Veteran
- Sharon Crawford, Robin Spriggs (USA) – 2nd Women Ultra Veteran