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!)
Ryan Stassel: Prepped for Nationals
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!
We need volunteers for Nationals!
Parents, this is a great chance to help out the USASA and earn a free lift ticket for every day you volunteer to be used any day after the day(s) you work. You will also get lunch the day(s) you work.
USASA Announces the 2012 Chuck Allen Scholarship Program and USASA Foundation Nationals Grants
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(South Lake Tahoe, CA 3/10/12) The United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) proudly announces the 2012 Chuck Allen Scholarship program as well as a new grant program created by the USASA Foundation to provide funds for athletes attending Nationals.
Each year USASA members who qualify for the National Championships can apply for The Chuck Allen Scholarship by completing the application requirements posted on usasa.org. The applicants are evaluated for various criteria including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and snowboarding results. The scholarships awarded can range from $100 to $1,000 and can be used for any accredited school or institute of learning, coaching program or snowboard/ski camp. Beginning this year, Scholarships will only be awarded to those in the 6th grade or higher.
The Burton Experience Presents Lil’ Rascals Rail Jam
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
South Lake Tahoe, CA – March 10, 2012 – On April 2, 2012 during the 23rd Annual USASA National Championships snowboarders ages 9 and under will have the chance to compete in this premier rail jam event, presented by Burton Experience. The goal will be to foster the spirit of snowboarding within young riders by letting them compete against boarders of a similar age and skill level.
USASA team manager Miah Wheeler: “This is the first event of its kind. Instead of throwing all the riders together in a rail jam, Burton and USASA wanted this early age group to be able to have an event they could call their own.” The rail jam will allow riders, 9 and under, to session the park in open jam format and prizes will be awarded in categories such as best trick, style, and personal creativity.