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Central Alpine Division Selections

Central Alpine Division Selections

FIS INTENTS

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

USSA INTENTS

To intent for USSA races outside of the Central Division click here

Please fill out form by the deadline of the 1st day of the prior month to the event you wish to intent for.

Approval of intents to those out of Central Division USSA races can be seen here

 

 

Selections

Selection Worksheets can all be found here

Congratulations to all athletes!!

US Nationals Selections/US Junior National Selection

U16 R/C Junior Champs Selections to Winter Park

U16 R/C Junior Championship Overall Rankings

Rocky/Central U16 National Championship Selections (highlighted athletes) 

U14 R/C Junior Championship Selections to Steamboat

U14 R/C Junior Championship Overall Rankings

Rocky/Central U14 Selections to U16 Nationals

Rocky/Central U14 Selections to U14 CanAMs

 

Central Division Michigan Tech Mid America Series (Mid Am)

The USSA Central Division Michigan Tech Mid-Am series is the premier race series within the Central Division. 

The Michigan Tech Mid-Am Series for 2017-2018 will consist of the following races:

  • December 15-17, Nub's Nob, Mid-Am 1 Nat Scored GS, ENL 2 SL
  • January 12-14, Spirit Mtn., MN, Atmore Memorial, Mid-Am FIS 3 SL
  • February 1-3 , Lutsen, MN Mid-AM FIS 3 SL (Also R/C U19 Qualifiers)
  • Feburary 4-5, Lutsen, MN Mid-AM FIS 2 GS
  • March 8-11, Lutsen, MN R/C Junior Championships Mid-AM FIS 2SL/2GS

Thank you to our Sponsor - Michigan Tech University

Central All-Stars

2017-18 Central All-Stars Nominations posted below

Central All-Stars criteria approved at 2016 CASC Fall Meeting

2017-18 Season Criteria based on the previous seasons results 

(Based on Age Classifications established for the 2017-2018 Season in both M/F genders)

*Must be registered in a region of the USSA Central Division with a current year USSA Competitor’s license

**Must attend a USSA SQ Fitness Assessment prior to being confirmed on Central All-Stars Team

All ages

-RTG Nominee

-Overall Rocky/Central Jr FIS Championships Champion from prior season

-Overall Mid-AM Series Champion from prior season

-Carruthers Cup (R/C - Central FIS Championships) Champions from prior season

Sr.

-Under 35 FIS Points - in any alpine discipline (Based on the last FIS points list of the previous season)

-US Nationals Top 15

U21

-US Nationals top 30

-Under 45 FIS Points - in any alpine discipline (Based on the last FIS points list of the previous season)

-US Jr. Nationals Top 15 in any discipline

U19

-US Nationals Attendee

-US Jr Nationals Attendee

-The Top 2 Overall athletes in the Central Division Mid-Am Series (at year end)

-1 Top 5 in any discipline standing – National Age Rank (Based on the last FIS points list of the previous season)

-2 Top 10’s in any discipline standing – National Age Rank (Based on the last FIS points list of the previous season)

For 1st year U19 athletes,

-1 Top 3 in any event at the U16 National Championships from the previous season

-1 Top 3 in any event at the U16 R/C Junior Championships from the previous season

-Top 3 Overall SkillsQuest performer at U16 Nationals

2017-2018 Nominees:
*Club affiliation from 2016-2017

Michael Ankeny - BKH
Keilan O'Brien - BKH
Brad Seaborg - GLS
Austin Danelski - DUL
Bailey Servais - BKH
Zach Dekko - GIL
Isaiah Nelson - BKH
Adam Berghult - BKH 
Abigail Horning - ASB

Team Central Criteria

8 boys and 8 girls will be selected from the 2016-2017 U16 and U14 age groups for the 2017-2018 Team. Age-eligible athletes will be selected based on International Team Selection, ITS, method of the Rocky/Central U16 Junior Championship results and the Rocky/Central U14 Junior Championship results. The team size may be expanded to include every athlete that appears on the same line of the ITS that represents the eighth athlete selected.  Athletes have access to purchase a team uniform. The breakdown of the selection criteria is as follows for SL/GS/SG: Rocky athletes purged.

1. Top 8 men and 8 women from Rocky/Central U16 Junior Championships (01/02 YOB)

2. Top 8 men and 8 women from Rocky/Central U14 Junior Championships (03/04 YOB)

3. Ski-Up athletes will be ranked with youngest YOB athlete in the age group the athlete has skied-up into.

4. Foreign athletes can be named to the individual Team they would qualify for, however they do not take a quota spot from a Central/USA athlete.

2017-2018 Nominees:
*Club affiliation from 2016-2017 season

Isaiah Nelson - BKH
Ashley Winberg - DUL
Adam Berghult - BKH
Abigail Horning - ASB
Lawson Ludwig - MAD
Kendra Winberg - DUL
Hayden Kauppila - GLS
Peyton Servais - BKH
Cam Owens - GTS
Kayley Reynolds - WIN
Parker Dean - AFT
Madelyn Wehner - PKS
Nicholas Ronnie - MAD
Becca Divine - BKH
Alex Deubel - HH
Ashley George - BKH
Kutter Moum - BWP
Madison Dean - AFT
Camden Palmquist - BKH
Camille Kuznik - BKH
Will Lauterbach - ASB
Bailey Donovan - BKH
Kyle Wentworth - BKH
Cierra Karels - TR2
Sam Shideman - BKH
Kathryn Kossack - BKH
Karl Westermeyer - BKH
Virginia Higgins - GIL
Harry Melges - SWA
Taylor Vonbehren - MAD
Reid Rachwal - PRT
Ellie Ziemer - GIL
Gabriel Deschamp - BWP
Madison Cox - GTS

Rocky/Central Regional Training Group (RCRTG)
U19 Men's National Performance Series

Quota for Men’s U19 National Performance Series races

• 20 YOB 1999 and 2000 FIS NTSM in the event(s) to be contested
• 10 YOB 2001
    o NPS events before February 1: prior year U16 Nationals NTSM of World Cup Points in the event(s) to be contested
    o NPS events after February 1: USSA NTSM in the event(s) to be contested
• Up to 15 Regional Development (5 per region)

For the races only
• Up to 30 National Development
• Up to 10 reserved for National Development pace quota

Selections To U16 NPS And RC European U16 Trip

U16 National Performance Series
Selection procedures established for the U16 National Performance Series as follows:
·       U16 NTG athletes
·       6 boys and 6 girls ranked nationally
        o   Using 2017 U16 Nationals results
             ·       YOB ‘01s will be purged and WC points are reassigned to YOB ‘02 and ‘03
             ·       Athletes will be ranked by total WC points in the events to be trained and/or contested
             ·       The top 6 athletes will be selected from that list
             ·       Ties will be broken by the most WC points in an event to be trained and/or contested.  If a tie still exists, the next most WC points will be considered until the tie is broken.  If necessary, all events will be considered.
Regional Quotas
·       5 boys and 5 girls per region

·       Up to 3 boys and 3 girls national development

Foreign USSA members must be ranked top-5 nationally among YOB ‘01 and ’02 from the 2016 U16 Nationals, using total WC points in the events to be trained and/or contested in order to participate in the project.  Foreign athletes will not count against national or regional quotas.

Top-performers at the U16 NPS can qualify to compete in the 7 Nations Cup.  Participants on that trip will automatically qualify for the U16 National Championships.

Rocky/Central Selections to U16 NPS

Rocky/Central quota to the U16 NPS Series, December and January block. Regional quotas are 5M/5W.

Selections will be as follows:
·      Utilizing the National selection list from U16 Nationals, continue directly down the selection list picking up the next three Rocky/Central athletes.
·      The next 2M/2W spot will reserved for Discretion/Development to be decided by the RC Regional Director, RC Regional Coach, RMD Manager and Central Manager

Rocky/Central Selections to the RC U16 European Project

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

Women's and Men’s quota:
·      U16 both YOB ('02 & '03) – 2 quota spots (2W) – Athletes will be selected by going directly down the NTG European Project trip list and selecting the next two YOB RC female and male athletes not previously selected for National European trip.

Discretion quota:
·      U16 both YOB (02’ & 03’) – (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 National European Project trip.

Rocky/Central U16 Junior Championship Selections

Central Division selections for the Rocky/Central U16 (YOB 02/03) Jr Championships

Selection rankings will be posted below

2017-18 Central Division qualify criteria for the RC U16 Championships

Athletes that are invited to and attend the NTG will be automatics to the RC U16 Regional Junior Championships.  

Automatics will be included in the overall divisional quota.  Automatic athletes will be named in the divisional quota before the 2 Central Regional series quotas are divided based on population. Automatics will not be counted in the in the Central Region's populations for quota (Q) determination.

The Central Division will hold 2 qualifying series. As approved at the 2014 Fall CASC meetings: R1 will have a qualifying series and R 2,3,4 will have a qualifying series for selections to the Rocky/Central Junior Championships (RCJC). Thus the division will have 2 qualifying series in the Division – (R1, R234). The series should be held over at least 2 weekends (2 3 day weekends preferred). Each series will host 2 SG, 2 GS and 2 SL USSA scored races. USSA points will seed athletes for these events. Athletes will be selected for the RC Junior Championships by using the best three of six U16 results from 2SG/2GS/2SL races (only one of the SG’s may count).  Rankings per race will be determined by using World Cup Points (top 30) in each USSA scored race. Using the single best result will break ties. If a tie still exists, the next best result would be used, and this process will continue until the tie is broken. 

USSA members holding an X (foreign) license that are living & attending school in the USA and training and competing in the central division may qualify for the R/C championships within the quotas. Central will then have an additional 4 quota spots total (men & women) for the qualified X licensees. These X licenses must still qualifiy within the Central quota. These X athletes are now eligible for the U16 National Championships if placing within the RC quota.

Eligible athletes must be full time members of the Central Division and their local Region by the January 31 registration deadline to compete and qualify at events. Athletes need to be registered with their local Region prior to that Jan 31 deadline if qualification events take place prior to Jan 31.The full time memberships and #’s are to be reported to the Central Manager who will share with the CASC executive committee Feb 1 for quota allocations for the 2 series. 

Each series will hold 2 discretion spots per gender. The central development committee will consider discretion requests and will rule on those ASAP following the final series race. If there are no requests then the 2 discretion spots will move down the list to the next ranked athletes. 

See the Region 1 website for details on the R1 series: 

Indianhead SG

Giants Ridge GS

Afton Alps SL

The Central Region 234 (CR234) series will comprise of the Shelly Glover weekend (Jan 12-14) and the Hosking CR234 Jr Championships (Feb 23-25), both at Marquette Mtn.

There will be an Alpine Combined (SG & one run SL) at the Glover on Friday but that will NOT be a U16Q. 

The Glover weekend will hold GS and SL scored races for CR234 U16 qualifying on Sat/Sun. 

The Hosking will have 2 SG, 1 GS and 1 SL race for each gender. These are all U16Q events. One run of slalom will also be held in conjunction with the 2nd SG race to score Alpine Combined results and awards at the Hosking. However, only the SG portion of the Alpine Combined may count for RC U16 qualifying. 

2018 Central Division U16 Quota for U16 RCJC = 90

Please note these are total quota spots below. No Automatics this season.

Note: Each gender is reduced by 2 for possible development discretion if needed (I.E. R1 18W, 20M to start, etc)

R1 - 20W, 22M = 42

R234 – 22W, 26M = 48

R1 Ranks

R234 Ranks

The Store to purchase the Jackets will open at 5 PM EST on Sunday Feb 25 and close at 8 AM EST on Monday Feb 26

Only qualified and attending athletes may order a Jacket

https://ussa-central-division.myshopify.com

Please contact Eric ASAP if you are attending these events but do not plan on going to Colorado

eric.cates@usskiandsnowboard.org

608.512.7327

 

RACE ANNOUNCEMENT for WINTER PARK U16 CHAMPS

Rocky/Central U14 Junior Championship Selections

The Central Division selections for the Rocky/Central U14 (YOB 04/05) Jr Championships posted below

Selection ranks will be posted below

2017-18 Central Division qualify criteria for the RC U14 Jr. Championships

The Central Division will hold 2 qualifying series. As approved at the 2014 Fall CASC meetings: R1 will have a qualifying series and R2,3,4 will have a qualifying series for selections to the Rocky/Central Junior Championships (RCJC). Thus the division will have 2 qualifying series in the Division – (R1, R234). Athletes will be selected for the RC Junior Championships by using the best three of five U14 results from 1SG/2GS/2SL races.  Rankings per race will be determined by using World Cup Points (top 30) in each. Using the single best result will break ties. If a tie still exists, the next best result would be used, and this process will continue until the tie is broken. 

Central Seeding to U14 RCJC events in Colorado are based on best race points per one run of each event. If no race is held in an event, seeding for that event will be according to overall rank from the Central U14 Q series. 

USSA members holding an X (foreign) license that are living & attending school in the USA and training and competing in the central division may qualify for the R/C championships within the Central quotas. Central will then have an additional 4 quota spots total (men & women) for the qualified X licensees. 

Eligible athletes must be full time members of the Central Division and their local Region by January 31.  The full time memberships and #’s are to be reported to the Central Manager who will share with the CASC executive committee by Feb 1 for quota allocations to the 2 series. 

Each series will hold 2 discretion spots per gender. The central development committee will consider discretion requests and will rule on those ASAP following the final series race. If there are no requests then the 2 discetion spots will move down the list to the next ranked athletes. 

Please see the Region 1 website for details on the R1 series

Indianhead SG

Giants Ridge GS

Afton Alps SL

R234 will hold the U14 qualifier series at the Hosking R234 Jr Championships at Marquette Feb 23 - 25. 

Events will be non-scored: 1 SG, 2 runs of GS and 2 runs of SL.

There will be a one run SL associated with the SG for Alpine Combined Awards but will not count to qualify. 

2018 Central Division U14 quota = 95 total

Note:  These are total quotas below but each gender is reduced by 2 to hold for possible development discretion (I.E. R1 16W, 19M to start, etc.)

R1 – 18W, 21M = 39

R234 – 26W, 30M = 56

R1 Ranks

R 234 Ranks

The Store to purchase the Jackets will open at 5 PM EST on Sunday Feb 25 and close at 8AM EST on Monday Feb 26.

Only qualified and attending athletes may order a Jacket

https://ussa-central-division.myshopify.com

Please contact Eric ASAP if you have qualified for RCJC and are not going

eric.cates@usskiandsnowboard.org

 

RACE DETAILS for STEAMBOAT SPRINGS U14 CHAMPS

Waiver for Steamboat Springs Champs

U16 National Championship

RC Selections to U16 National Championships

Athletes will be selected to the U16 National Championships through performance at the U16 NPS or at the U16 and U14 Rocky/Central Regional Championships.

Quotas

1. YOB 2002 3 men and 3 women per region from the YOB ranking
2. YOB 2003 5 men and 5 women per region from the YOB ranking
3. YOB 2002 and 2003 7 men and 7 women from the overall ranking
4. YOB 2004 and 2005 U14 athletes must have 1 win and another top-3 in SL, GS, and SG at the respective U14 Regional Championships to qualify.

Selection

U16 Athletes
1. Using the overall ranking list from the respective U16 Regional Championships, the top three athletes from the oldest YOB competing 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.

2. Using the same ranking list, the top five athletes from the youngest YOB competing 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 be considered in this selection

3. Using the ranking list, after purging the athletes who have already been selected, the next seven athletes overall 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.

4. There are discretion spots available if needed. Request for discretion must come from the regional managers and coaches to the Alpine Development Director.

U14 athletes
1. One-run races in SL and GS will be combined to be a two-run for selection purposes.

US Nationals Selections

2018 US Alpine FIS Championships at Sun Valley

Rocky/Central Selections to US Nationals

Rocky/Central quota to USN National Championships is 14 men and 12 women.

1.     Automatics – Top – 2 RC USA athletes, who are not already selected in the National US Nationals selection, ranked at the intent deadline by an NTSM of World Cup points in SL, GS and SG in the Nor Am and NPS series. (2 men and 2 women from Nor Am Standings and 2 men from NPS). All Automatic athletes will be purged before the Regional Selections are put together.

2.     The regional selection, consisting of 8 Men and 8 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: 2SG/2GS in RMD and 3SL in Central, the slalom column will be determined by using the best 2 of 3 slalom results. 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 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. (See example below)

Qualifying Race dates are:

  • Jan 6-7, Winter Park, CO, FIS, 2 GS
  • Jan 20-21, Aspen, CO FIS 2 SG
  • Feb 1-3, Lutsen, MN FIS 3 SL

3.     One spot per gender will be awarded to the RC Junior FIS Champion. Overall Champion will be determined by using World Cup points in the 2GS/2SL, all non-RC athletes will be purged. In the event the Overall Winner has already qualified for US Nationals the spot will revert to Regional Selection method in #2 and the next RC athlete on the ranking list that has not been selected will be awarded the spot.

RC Junior FIS Championship Race dates are:

  • March 8-11, Lutsen, MN FIS 2 SL, 2 GS

4.     Discretionary spots awarded to 1 for each gender to be decided by Rocky/CentraDirector, Rocky/Central Coach, RMD Manager and Central Manager.

Example of double board

WC point system summary:

Place Points 1st-100, 2nd-80, 3rd-60, 4th-50, 5th-45, 6th-40, 7th-36, 8th-32, 9th-29, 10th-26,11th-24, 12th-22, 13th-20, 14th-18, 15th-16, 16th-15, 17th-14, 18th-13, 19th-12, 20th-11, 21st-10, 22nd-9, 23rd-8, 24th-7, 25th-6, 26th-5, 27th-4, 28th-3, 29th-2, 30th-1

The top 30 competitors will receive place points based on World Cup Point Ranking System (100, 80, 60, 50, 45, 40, 36, 32, 29, 26, 24,22,20, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1). In the case of a tie for one of the top 30 places, each tied racer receives the points corresponding to that position. The following racers receive the points for their finish position. (E.g. a tie for 2nd: racer 1 – 100 points, racers 2 and 3 - 80 points each, racer 4 - 50 points, etc.)

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 Procedure

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.

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

US Jr National Selections

2018 US Alpine FIS Jr National Championships at Sun Valley

Rocky/Central Selections to US Junior Nationals

Rocky/Central quota to USN Junior Championships is 5 men and 5 women.

1.     Athletes that have already qualified for US Alpine Championships will be Automatics and will not be consider as a part of this selection quota.

2.     The regional selection, consisting of 4 Men and 4 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: 2GS in RMD and 3SL (SL column will be best 2 of 3) in Central. The results will be purged of all non-Rocky/Central competitors, RC athletes qualified for USN Championships will not be purged. 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 SL and GS; 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.

Qualifying Race dates are:

  • Jan 6-7, Winter Park, CO, FIS, 2 GS
  • Feb 1-3, Lutsen, MN FIS 3 SL

3.     Discretionary spots awarded to 1 for each gender to be decided by Rocky/Central Director, Rocky/Central Coach, RMD Manager and Central Manager.

Selections To The CAN AMs

Western U16 CAN AMs

Rocky/Central will not participate in the Western Can Am for the 2018 year as the dates conflict with the RC Regional Junior Championships.

**Rocky/Central will not send a team to the Eastern Cam Am - Attitash, NH - March 21-23, 2017

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 29 - April 1, 2017, Sugarloaf, ME
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.