Rocky Mountain Division Selections
Congratulations to all athletes!!
US Nationals Selections
Rocky/Central U16 National Championship Athletes
US National Selections
RMD US Nationals Selections
US National Selections - The first 6 men's spots and 4 women's spots will be selected by using the FIS ITS using SL, GS, SG* – using the list 9. National Automatic by Nor Am Cup points would fill the FIS ITS quota spots first and the ITS will fill the remaining quota spots.
National Automatics to US Nationals Championships
Women (98’ & 99' YOB athletes only)
The next 3 men's and 3 women's spot will be chosen using the Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup races from Dec 20, 2015 to Feb 20,. 2016, cumulative points using the best 6 results by World Cup points
The overall male and female winner from the RC Junior FIS Championships will be awarded a quota spot to US Nationals if the athlete is a USA athlete from the Rocky/Central Region.
Athletes wanting to compete in US Nationals must turn in an intent to compete by Feb 15, 2016 on the USSA website.
*If an event at US Nationals is canceled before the selection list has been posted, the canceled event will not be used as a part of the selection. If an event is canceled after the selection list has been posted the selections list will not be changed.
U19 National Selections
U19 National Junior Championships Selection Criteria
Explantion of Selection Procedure
All races contested per event will be used in calculating each racers World Cup points in that event. If a tie remains after all results have been considered, a racer who started the series with higher seed points will be ranked in front of racers who started the series with lower seed points in the event. Placing the racer with the best ranking on the New World Cup point board first breaks a tie on the seed point board.
Selection proceeds from left to right on each row starting with World Cup points and ending with seed points. When a racer who has already been picked is encountered in a column, the column is skipped and selection continues with the next column in the same row. When the last column in a row is reached, selection continues with the first column in the next row. Only events scheduled in the Championship Event will be part of the selection board..
For example, consider the following selection board:
New World Cup Point Board USSA Seed Point Board
DH SL GS SG DH SL GS SG
Selection for a 12 person, four-event team would be: (without taking Nor Am Automatics into consideration)
Selections to U19 National Championships for RMD Quota
Rocky Mountain Division has a quota of 4 men and 3 women as portion of the RC quota for the U19 National Championships.
Selection for the RMD quota spots will utilize the newly formed RC U19 Series. RMD will select the next RMD athletes down the regional selection list.
U19 Men's National Performance Series
Rocky/Central Selections to the U19 Men's National Performance Series
Rocky/Central quota to the men's National Performance Series is 20 men.
YOB quota's will be as follows:
SL and GS Projects
'97 & '98 YOB Selections
'99 YOB Selections
Selections will be an ITS in the following order U19 National ChampionshipResults, followed by USSA points in the order of GS, SG, DH. All non-RC athletes will be purged to obtain the individual result/point ranking list.
The columns would look like this:
U16 RockyCentral Region Junior Championship Selections
RMD Selections Rocky/Central U16 Junior Championships
The Rocky/Central U16 Junior Championships are open to all qualified U16 RMD and Central competitors and will be held in Vail, CO March 12-17, 2016. All events, DH,SG,GS,SL, will be USSA point scored.
U14 RockyCentral Region Junior Championship Selections
U14 RMD RockyCentral Region Junior Championship Selections
The Rocky/Central U14 Junior Championships is open to all qualified U14 RMD and Central competitors and will be held at Winter Park, CO March 15-19, 2016. Events contested are 1 SG, 1 Kombi, 2 one run GS, 2 one run SL.
Rocky Central Selections to U16 National Championships
RC Selections to U16 National Championships
Selections will be determined from the SG/GS/SL at the Regional Championships using World Cup points to rank the athletes. The best two of three results will determine the overall ranking list. Each Region will have the following quota for U16 National Championships: Three '00 YOB, three '01 YOB and five '00 and '01 YOB combined and five '02 YOB selected from the Regional U14 Championships.
Selections to National U16 Time Trial and RC European U16 Trip
Rocky/Central Selections to the U16 NTG Time Trial - Copper Mountian
Rocky/Central quota to the NTG Time Trial for selections to Hannenkahm & 7 Nations Cup National Selection. Regional quota is 2M/2W.
Selections will be as follows:
Rocky/Central Selections to Regional U16 European Trip
Selection method for the RC European Project will be based off results from the NTG Timed Trial Nov. 23rd and 24th, 2015
Athletes selected for the Rocky/Central European project will be automatics to the RC U16 Regional Championships. The athletes will count towards their home division's quota to the Regional Championships. Athletes will not be selected for both the RC European Project and the NTG European Project trip.
Selections to Regional and RMD Teams
RockyCentral Selections to the CAN AMs
Western U16 CAN AMs
Rocky/Central will not participate in the Western Can Am for the 2016 year as the dates conflict with the RC Regional Junior Championships.
**Rocky/Central may send a team to the Eastern Cam Am - Mont Tremblant - March 26-29, 2016
Rocky/Central quota for the Western Can Am is 5 men and 5 women
Selection: The U16 National Overal Ranking list will be utilized for this selection. An athlete who has qualified for U16 Nationals is not eligible to attend a U16 Can Am. Athletes qualified for the U16 Nationals will be purged from the Overall Ranking list. Selections for the Can Am will continue down the Overall Ranking list with the first non-U16 National Qualified athletes. Ties will be broken by the U16 National method. Athletes are seeded by their ranking order.
Eastern U14 CAN AMs
March 25-28, 2016, Sugarloaf
Selection: Athletes will be selected by using an ITS in the following order of the two one run Slalom's and two one run Giant Slaloms. Athletes attending the U16 National Championships will be included in the ITS and purged from the final ranking list as they are not eligible to attend both the Eastern U14 CAN AM and U16 National Championships. Athletes are seeded by their ranking order.
*Ski up athletes are not eligible to attend out of country events as they are not age eligible.
Any U14 Foreign Competitor who is a Full Time member of a USSA Rocky/Central Club may qualify for the U14 Eastern CanAm. The foreign athlete must qualify by the same qualification criteria that a U14 in the USSA Rocky/Central Region, as long as the USSA Rocky/Central Region also names a team to the Eastern CanAm. The Foreign Athlete will be an additional competitor in the CanAm, and not take a USSA Region quota spot. The Region will purge the foreign athlete from the list of qualified Regional competitors to fill their quota. A letter from the Regional Manager will be submitted to the CanAm ROC, USSA Eastern Manager and Canadian Eastern Manager confirming that the foreign athlete has met objective criteria through the Regional qualification.
The Foreign athlete will be seeded based on his/her location on the Regional qualification list.
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