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2012 Open Class Skier Qualification Criteria

2012 USASA Skier Nationals

Open Class HP, SS and SkierX Qualification

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All skiers awarded slots in Open Class must be members of USASA prior to registering for USASA nationals.

 

Halfpipe  and Slopestyle: Total field size (men and women combined) = 160 riders

Skier Men

USASA Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class HP National Champion
Previous year’s USASA Open Class SS National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
Top 10 Skiers from the Final USSA Revolution Tour Standings and Top 5 Skiers from Freestyle Junior Olympics
-    Invites will be sent by March 23rd, 2012
-    Spots will not handed down if a rider is already qualified through other criteria
10 Riders from the most current AFP Points list
-    Slots must be requested in writing to the USASA Executive Director by March 23rd, 2012
-    AFP Rankings as of 3/20/2012 will be used to determine eligibility
-    Must be a US rider ranked in the top 200 overall
-    Must be age 13-21 (birth year = 1990-1998)
-    If more than 10 riders request slots, riders will be awarded slots based on AFP ranking
Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings

Skier Women

USASA Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class HP National Champion
Previous year’s USASA Open Class SS National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
Top 5 Skiers from the Final USSA Revolution Tour Standings and Top 3 Skiers from Freestyle Junior Olympics
-    Invites will be sent by March 23rd, 2012
-    Spots will not handed down  if a rider is already qualified through other criteria
5 Riders from the AFP Points list
-    Slots must be requested in writing to the USASA Executive Director by March 23rd, 2012
-    AFP Rankings as of 3/20/2012 will be used to determine eligibility
-    Must be a US rider ranked in the top 100 overall
-    Must be age 13-21 (birth year = 1990-1998)
-    If more than 5 riders request slots, riders will be awarded slots based on AFP ranking
Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings
 

SkierX: Total Field Size (men and women combined) =  160

SkierX rankings will be determined using the USSA system of averaging the rider’s top two finishes in the designated qualification events.  Point values will be assigned to each position according to the World Cup point scale (1000 pts for 1st, 800 for 2nd, 600 for 3rd, etc.)  1st tie breaker is the riders best result, 2nd tie breaker is the riders 3rd best result and 3rd tie breaker is their 4th best result.

SBX and SkiX Qualifying Events:

Northstar Revolution Tour
Copper Holeshot #1 and #2
Mt Otsego Revolution Tour
Killington Holeshot #1 and #2

Men’s SkierX

USASA Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class SkierX National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
Top 10 US riders from USSA SkierX Qualifying Events (Spots not handed down if already qualified)
Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings   

Women’s SkierX

USASA Regional Series Winners
Previous year’s USASA Open Class SkierX National Champion
Previous year’s Open Class Overall National Champion
Top 5 US riders from USSA SkierX Qualifying Events (Spots not handed down if already qualified)
Remaining slots will be filled through the USASA National Rankings

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