Here is the offficial breakdown of prize money for the 2012 USASA National Championships Open Class events. It is completely based on the number of competitors in the division/discipline.
USASA Seeking Nominations for One Riders Representative
ATTENTION ALL RIDERS!!! The USASA is currently accepting nominations for one person to serve as Riders Representative for 2012-2014. A Riders Representative is a member of the USASA Executive Board with full voting rights. He or she represents the interests and perspective of all USASA competitive athletes.
Benji Farrow: US Open
The past years have never been great for me at the Open. Words like "rain", "ice", "wind", "disappointment" and "pressure" have all played a part in my not so favorable finishes. I say this because after this year all those past bad memories have been replaced.
This years USO was sunny and soft pretty much the whole week! That and I was riding well enough to score my first major podium finish. I went into finals hoping that if I rode my best I might be able to finish in the top 5, I guess you could say I exceeded my expectations. Here's how it all went down.
Ryan Stassel: Prepped for Nationals
I hope you all have had a great winter so far and are pumped and ready for Nationals! I know I am!
This past month I've been riding all over the place from the USASA Rail Jam at X Games, up to Canada for the Canadian Open, to the other side of the world to Norway for World Championships, back over to the West Coast to California for the Grand Prix and then to end it all in Vermont for the US Open..... Crazy!!! I won't lie, it's a ton of fun but you get pretty run down and tired after awhile. ehh (but still, TONS of fun!)
National Invitation Process Started Today
The first round of invitations are now live which include the Regional Champions (Q1) or the Series Alternate (Q2), the 2011 National Champions (PQ), the 2011 Overall National Champions (OA) and the top 10% of those on the National Overall Rankings (NOA). These invited competitors have until midnight on March 18th to accept their spots. After midnight all spots not accepted will be automatically declined and given to the National Rankings lists as NR spots. NR invitations are given 48 hours to accept and then are automatically declined and offered to the next rider down in the National Rankings. This process will continue until midnight on March 27th!
Look for invite emails but you can also check the Invitation Lists at any time. If you see your name there you do not need to wait for an email invite, just login and register!