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National Teams


U.S. National Teams are selected to represent the United States in sanctioned international competitions. The three primary single disciplines of competition are Bouldering, Sport and Speed. 

The U.S. National Teams, for each category and discipline, are determined by the results of the Open National Championships and shall be announced by USAC at the conclusion of each respective Open National Championship event.

Overall National Team

The composition of the U.S. Overall National Team is based on benchmark performances at a Combined Invitational, each single discipline National Championship, and major IFSCinternational competitions. In order to be eligible for the U.S. Overall National Team, a competitor must participate either in the Combined Invitational, or all three of the Open NationalChampionships (Bouldering, Sport, Speed), unless receiving an injury exemption (refer to rule5.3.4). 

The U.S. Overall National Team shall be constituted twice annually, once after the four (4) major National competitions and once before the IFSC World Championship competition.

Following the completion of the Sport & Speed Open National Championship, the U.S. Overall National Team will initially be composed of:

a) The top three (3) U.S. citizen competitors in the U.S. Overall Ranking (refer to rule 5.4.1).
b) The first (1st) placed competitor from the Combined Invitational competition.
Note: The fourth (4th) position on the U.S. Overall National Team shall be reserved for this first (1st) placed Combined Invitational competitor, regardless of ranking points in the U.S.Overall Ranking. However, should s/he also be among the top three (3) in the U.S. Overall Ranking as outlined in 5.3.6a) above, then the 4th ranked competitor in the U.S. Overall Ranking will also be included, for a total composition of four (4) U.S. Overall National Team members.

The U.S. Youth Overall National Team, for each category, shall be determined by competitor rankings from the results of each of the Youth National Championships – Bouldering, Sport andSpeed.

U.S. Youth Overall National Team, for each category, shall be composed of the top four (4) U.S.citizen competitors, based on competitors’ rank placement in each of the Youth National Championships.

Bouldering, Sport, Speed National Team

The U.S. National Teams and Youth National Teams for each single discipline shall be composed of the top four (4) citizen competitors in the respective Open National Championships and Youth National Championships.

The U.S. National Teams and Youth National Teams, for each category and discipline, are determined by the results of the National Championships and shall be announced by USAC at the conclusion of each respective Open National Championship and Youth National Championship event. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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