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2017 Nationals Qualification

2016 National Overall & Individual Discipline Champions are automatically "pre-qualified" for the 2017 National Championships.  If you are a 2016 National Overall & Individual Discipline Champions an you intend to compete at this seasons 2017 National Championship, you should support your local series by attending as many events as possible in the discipline that you were champion.  The basic principle behind the rule is that the rider should to support the local series.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding this topic, contact Paul Krahulec, Series Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


USASA National Ranking and Selection

Regional Series Champion:
The Regional Series Champion of each age class, male & female, in each discipline will be determined using Regional Rankings (best of 2 of 3 for RJ & HP, GS & SL, 3 of 4 for SBX / SX and SS) will be qualified for the National ChampionshipIf the winner cannot go to National Championship the next rider in line may take that spot. Therefore, one representative from each age group, male & female, shall be given a slot to the National Championship providing they have qualified as stated in the rules. 

Tie Breaking Procedures:
Ties are broken using the best result for all disciplines, then total points.  If a tie cannot be broken by this methodolgy, highest individual judged score will be used for HP & SS, fastest individual run time for GS & SL, fastest time trial time for SBX & SX and starting seed position for RJ.  If the aforementioned tie breaking procedures fail to break the tie, the starting position will be used.

Points:
The points system used by each Series will be the same throughout all series. All series must provide results in each discipline for which they have riders, male and female. Therefore each series will provide results in Giant Slalom, Slalom, SBX / SX, Halfpipe, and Slopestyle, for men and women, in each age category.

Gold Medallists:
The gold medallists from the previous National Championship will be qualified to the current National Championship as per rule 103.05 The competitor requesting this slot must have qualified as stated in the rules.

Remaining Slots - NATIONAL RANKINGS:
All remaining openings in all age categories and venues will be filled from the National Ranking. See Rule 103.07  To clarify, after the above positions have been filled the next riders to be invited to the Nationals will be the highest ranking riders on the ranking list.  Example: each series has qualified their winners but 20 more slots are available in that age group. Then the remaining 20 will be taken from the National Ranking list.

103.07 National Ranking
The National Ranking will be the riders’ best 3 results in the last 12 months, the previous seasons National Championship points may or may not be included. Qualifying points will be awarded in each discipline, each age category, male and female.

National Points Attribution:
Points will be awarded at all events but a rider will retain only the top 3, three, finishes during a 12, twelve, month period. This may include the previous seasons National Championship points. i.e. if a rider has more than 3 finishes, her top three finishes will automatically be taken which may or may not include her National Championship finish.

The Nationals ranking will be published each week and is available at: http://www.usasa.org

Any available slots at USASA nationals not filled by Regional series winners, USASA National Team Members, Pre-Qualified riders from previous Nationals or additional Qualifying Events, (see rule 103.10) will be filled via the USASA National Ranking System.

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