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Rocky Mountain Division Selections

For selections to out of division FIS races in the US and Canada please go to the Intents page.

 

 


Selection Worksheets

Congratulations to all athletes!!

US Nationals Selections
 

U19 Selections
 

U16 Selections
Seeding for RC U16 Jr Championships will be done using USSA points in each discipline.

2016 Men's Selections
2016 Women's Selections
 

U14 Selections

2016 Men's Selections
2016 Women's Selections

Rocky/Central U16 National Championship Athletes
 

Bathum Blake R SSCV 2000   Owens Cam C GTS 2002
Bervy Max R SSCV 2000   Oxley Nelson R WPK 2000
Brandt Taylor R SSCV 2000   Pavelich Gretchen R SSCV 2000
Braun Cleo R SSCV 2001   Proffit Ainsley R SSCV 2001
Cornelius Allyson R ASP 2002   Puckett Cole R SSP 2000
Dekko Zachary C BKH 2000   Puckett Cooper R SSP 2003
Fancher Burke R SSCV 2000   Reich Jack R SUM 2002
Frischholz Berit R SSCV 2002   Resnick Allie R SSCV 2001
Gayer, Maddox R SSCV 2001   Roufa Kendahl R TEL 2002
Geary Lauren C BKH 2000   Rountree-Williams, Nicola R SSCV 2002
Grzelak Aaron C GLS 2002   Rowe Sarah C NTG 2000
Holm Gabriella R SSCV 2002   Seymour Trey R SSP 2000
Johansson Isabella R ASP 2000   Soria Hannah R SSP 2000
Jones Caroline R SSCV 2001   Strizencova Michaela R SSCV 2000
Kinsella Kellen R SSCV 2001   Timm Maxwell R SSCV 2000
Leblanc Gus R SSCV 2000   Unkovskoy Nicholas R PUR 2002
McGuffin Kai R SSCV 2002   Wold Tegan R SSCV 2001
Negomir Eric R SSCV 2000   Worrell Zane R SSCV 2001
Nelson Isaiah C BKH 2001          

 

 

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)

  • Nor Am Cup points achieved in any discipline during the 2015-2016 season

Men

98' YOB

  • Nor Am Cup points achieved in any discipline during the 2015-2016 season

99' YOB

  • Nor Am Cup results (GS, SL) achieved in any discipline during the 2015-2016 season or

  • Nor Am Cup results (DH, SG) within top 50% of the field during the 2015-2016 season

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

  1. Ties will be broken using the best result(s), continuing down the list of results until the tie is broken.  All races are available for tie breaking purposes.

  2. One spot per gender will be used for discretion selection to be named by the RMD Ability Committee in conjunction with the RMD Manager and the RC Regional Coach.

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. 

  1. Overall will be determined by using World Cup points of all four events contested.

  2. If the athlete has already qualified for US Nationals per their respective divisional qualification, then the quota spot would revert to the athlete's division and the next athlete on the divisional US Nationals selection list would then fill the open quota spot.

  3. If the overall winner is not from RC then the quota spot will be awarded to the first RC athlete on the overall ranking list.  If the athlete will not attend US Nationals the quota spot would revert to the athlete's division and the next athlete on the divisional US Nationals selection list would then fill the open quota spot. 



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

  1. Rocky/Central quota to U19 Nationals Championships is 20 men and 17 women. Selections will be as follows:Automatics – Using the National NorAm Automatic* rules for both men and women. Automatics will fill the regional quota spots first. Automatics will not be purged from the final head to head standings. * You can find the NorAm Automatic rules for both men and women above in the US Nationals Selections.

  2. The regional selection, consisting of a maximum of 10 Men and 9 women**, will be filled by using a standard double board selection method. The board has two sides. The first side is a ranking using World Cup Points for results earned in head to head competition. There will be two series of races: 2DH/2SG/2GS in RMD and 3SL in Central. The results will be purged of all non Rocky/Central competitors. The second part of the board is based on USSA points from the list valid on the selection date. A column is established for each event on each part of the board. The column will be listed in the order DH, SL, GS and SG; which will be the order of selection. The Rocky/Central Ski Cup portion of the board will be first, followed by the USSA points portion of the board.  **Should more than 8 men and 7 women qualify through the NorAm Automatics selection criteria, the overall Regional H2H series quota will be expanded to ensure a minimum of two quota spots are available for the Regional H2H series. These quota spots would come out of the discretionary quota.

  3. After the NorAm Automatics and regional selections are made, the remaining quota spots will be divided between the two divisions (up to 4 Men and 3 Women per division).** The divisional quota spots will be protected unless more than 12 boys or 11 girls qualify via the National NorAm Automatic Rule. In the event divisional quota spots are used for NorAm Automatics exceeding 12 boys or 11 girls, and the remaining divisional quota spots will be divided between the Rocky and Central Divisions.  If there is an odd number remaining, the one spot will go to RC Regional staff for discretion selection RC Selections will be finalized approximately two to three days after the final Rocky/Central Ski Cup race

  4.  Discretionary spots awarded to 2 men and 2 women to be decided by Rocky/Central Director, Rocky/Central Coach, RMD Manager and Central Manager.

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
A    B    E     D                                  A    X    D    C
G    D    Q    E                                  F    E    X     Z
R    Z     D    Q                                 Z    M    Q    D
T    Q     B    M                                 T    D    C    Q

Selection for a 12 person, four-event team would be: (without taking Nor Am Automatics into consideration)
A, B, E, D, X, C, G, Q, F, Z, R, M

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:
U19 second and third YOB ('97 & '98) =12, minimum of 6 spots to be filled by second U19 YOB ('98)
First year U19 YOB ('99) = 4
Development/Discretion = 4

SL and GS Projects
YOB selections for the SL and GS Project will be the same.  Development/discretionary selections will be made per project.

'97 & '98 YOB Selections
Selection will be made by using the NTSM Selection method using SL and GS USSA points from the first USSA points list.  Minimum of 6 spots to be filled by '98 YOB athletes.

'99 YOB Selections
Selections will be made by using the ITS selection method using U16 National Championships and RC U16 Regional Championships.  The order of the columns will be as follows: USN SL, USN GS, RC SL, RC GS

SG Project
Selections for the SG project will utilize results from the GS, SG and DH portion of U19 Championships and GS, SG and DH point using the valid USSA points list at the time of selection.  Quotas are the same as the SL/GS project

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:

U19 Results

USSA points

GS

SG

DH

GS

SG

DH

           

Development/Discretionary Selections
Selections will be made by the RC Regional Director, RC Regional Coach, RMD Manager and Central Manager.

 

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.

  1. The Rocky Mountain Division will have the opportunity to fill 50% of the field at the U16 Junior Championship with the Central Division filling the remaining 50%.
  2. RMD will fill the field by identifying 90 male and female competitors.

Selection Criteria:

  1. RMD U16 Athletes are eligible to have automatic status to the RMD Regional Championships.  Up to 6 men and 6 women will be selected using an ITS of SL/GS points using the USSA Points list 9.  Athletes must also rank in the top 10 national age rank in SL or GS points.  RMD U16 athletes qualifying with automatic status to the RC Regional Championships must participate in a RMD/USSA scored series prior to designated RMD final qualification weekend.
  2. Any RMD athlete that qualifies and attends either the NTG or RC in season European trip will also be an automatic to the RC Regional Junior Championships.  These athletes will count towards the RMD quota.
  3. Boys and girls will be selected based on their performance in the U16 qualifying events. (Jan 19-20, 2016 USSA scored 2 SG and Feb 13-16, 2016 USSA scored 2 GS and 2 SL)
    1. RMD U16 Automatic athletes will be ranked first on the qualifying list.
    2. The first qualifying weekend will consist of 2 SG USSA scored races; the second qualifying weekend will consist of 2 SL and 2 GS two run USSA scored races.
    3. A modified World Cup point system using the best 3 of 6 races.  Only one SG result is eligible to use towards qualifying and ranking. 
    4. Athletes will be ranked in ascending order of their accumulated modified World Cup points in their best three (3) races, only one SG result is eligible to use towards qualifying and ranking. If needed, ties will be broken using the best result(s). All races are available for tie breaking purposes, the second SG will count as the last result used to break a tie.  An athlete would not need to finish all three races to qualify as it would be a sum of their best 3 results. 
    5. Athletes selected to and attend  the National U16 European Trip or the Rocky/Central U16 European Trip will be automatics to the U16 RC Junior Championships of their respective region.  Athletes will count toward their home divisions' quota to the Regional Junior Championships.  Members of the NTG must qualify through the normal regional selection methods to the U16 National Championship and Assessment Project.
  4. Final quotas for boys and girls will be established based on a percentage of male and female athletes to the total number of athletes who competed in the first weekend qualifier for U16’s plus first day of second qualifier.   Automatic athletes will be added into total number of athletes.
  5.  One (1) RMD U16 boy and one (1) RMD U16 girl will advance from the Council Cup as determined by the overall. The overall is determined by using place points. Place points will be awarded to athletes in each of the 6 races in the Council Cup. Athletes will be ranked in ascending order of their accumulated place points in their best three (3) races. If needed, ties will be broken using the best result(s). All races are available for tie breaking purposes.
  6. Two (2) boys’ and two (2) girls’ quota positions will be reserved for discretion consideration to be filled by the Competition Manager and Ability Class Committee.
  7. Once the quota has been filled, no alternates should be considered.
  8. Foreign USSA members athletes (X license) who are training and competing in Rocky or Central may qualify for the Rocky/Central U16 Junior Olympics through the respective division’s quota. RMD and CEN will each have 4 foreign quota spots total (men and women)  Foriegn athletes must fall into the selection criteria that the Regional athletes have met to qualify for the Regional Championships.
 

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.

  1. The Rocky Mountain Division will have the opportunity to fill 50% of the field at the Junior Championship with the Central Division filling the remaining 50%.
  2. The Age Class Subcommittee will fill the RMD quota by identifying 95 RMD male and female competitors.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Boys and girls will be selected based on their performance in the U14 qualifying events.
    1. The are two qualifying events,  –
      1. U14 Open SG's at Breckenridge –  only January 24, 2016. 
      2. Prater Cup at Crested Butte – February 18-21, 2016
    2. Only the best Super G result from either the January 24, 2016 U14 SG open or Prater Cup is eligible to be consider for qualifying purposes.
    3. If a day of racing is canceled it will not be replaced.
    4. Place points will be awarded to athletes in each of the six races.  One point for 1st place, two points for 2nd place, three points for 3rd place etc.
    5. Athletes will be ranked in ascending order of their accumulated place points in their best two- (2) races. If needed, ties will be broken using the best result(s). All races, except the second SG are available for tie breaking purposes.
    6. Final quotas for boys and girls will be established based on athletes who competed on the second day of races at the Prater Cup.
  2. Three (3) RMD U14 boy and three (3) RMD U14 girl will advance from the Council Cup as determined by the overall. The overall is determined by using place points.  Place points will be awarded to athletes in each of the 6 races in the Council Cup.  Athletes will be ranked in ascending order of their accumulated place points in their best three (3) races. If needed, ties will be broken using the best result(s). All races are available for tie breaking purposes.
  3. Two (2) boys’ and two (2) girls’ quota positions will be reserved for discretionary consideration to be filled by the Competition Manager and Age Class Committee.
  4. Once the quota has been filled, no alternates should be considered.
  5. Foreign USSA members athletes (X license) who are training and competing in Rocky or Central may qualify for the Rocky/Central U14 Junior Olympics through the respective division’s quota. RMD and CEN will each have 4 quota spots total (men and women) for foreign athletes.
 

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.

  1. U16 Athletes
    1. Using the overall ranking list from the respective U16 Regional Championships, the top three athletes from each of the two oldest YOB competing will be selected.  Ski up athletes will not be included in this selection; they will be considered with the youngest YOB athletes. Ties will be broken by using the single best result. If a tie still exists, the next best result would be used, and this process will continue until the tie is broken. 
    2. Using the overall ranking list after purging the top three athletes from each YOB, the next five athletes from both YOBs combined will be selected. Ties will be broken by using the single best result. If a tie still exists, the next best result would be used, and this process will continue until the tie is broken.  Ski up athletes will not be included in this selection; they will be considered with the youngest YOB athletes.
    3. There are discretion spots available if needed.  Request for discretion spots must come from the regional managers and coaches to the National Development Director.
  1. U14 athletes
    1. The top five, second YOB athletes at the Regional U14 Junior Championships on the overall ranking list will be selected.  Athletes will not be purged.  Ties will be broken by using the single best result. If a tie still exists, the next best result would be used, and this process will continue until the tie is broken. 
    2. Overall will be determined using the SG/Combined two-runs of GS/Combined two-runs of SL at the Regional Championships.  The best two of the three results will determine the overall ranking list.
 

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:

Women:
2 women U16 first YOB (2001).  The next two athletes not named to the NTG, NTG Hybrid and NTG Project Based (automatics invited to the time trial) will be selected using the U16 US Nationals  first year YOB Overall list.

Men:
2 men regardless of YOB will be selected by using the Overall U16 US National List.  The first two athletes not previously selected through the NTG, NTG Hybrid and the NTG Project Based athletes.

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
Quota of 3 men and 3 women determined through the following selection method.

Women's quota:
U16 First YOB (’01) – 2 quota spots (2W) – Athletes will be selected by going directly down the NTG European Project trip list and selecting the next two U16 first YOB ('01) YOB RC female athletes not previously selected for National European trip.

Men's quota:
U16 both YOB ('00 & '01) – 2 quota spots (2M) – Athletes will be selected by going directly down the NTG European Project trip list and selecting the next two YOB RC male athletes not previously selected for National European trip.

Discretion quota:
U16 both YOB (00’ & 01’) –  (1M/1W) discretion to be determined by RC Director, RC Regional Coach and Central Manager

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

RC Regional Team Selection Criteria Criteria for 15-16 Season

RC Regional Training Group  Criteria for 16-17 Season, and team posting

All-Star Team Selection Criteria Critera for 15-16 Season

RMD Team Selection Criteria  Criteria for 15-16 Season

 

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
Rocky/Central quota for the event is 5 men and 5 women.

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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