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2014 Open Class Skier Qualification Criteria

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2014 USASA Skier Nationals

Open Class HP, SS and SkierX Qualification

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 Open Class Overall National Champion
  • Top 10 Skiers from the Final USSA Revolution Tour Standings
  • Invites will be sent by March 15th, 2014
  • Spots will not handed down if a rider is already qualified through other criteria
  • 10 Riders from the AFP Points list
  • Slots must be requested in writing to the USASA by March 15th, 2014
  • AFP Rankings as of 3/1/2014 will be used to determine eligibility
  • Must be a US skier ranked in the top 100 overall 
  • If more than 10 skiers request slots, skiers will be awarded slots based on AFP ranking
  • Any remaining slots after all the above criteria 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 Open Class Overall National Champion
  • Top 10 Skiers from the Final USSA Revolution Tour Standings
  • Invites will be sent by March 15th, 2014
  • Spots will not handed down  if a rider is already qualified through other criteria
  • 10 Skiers from the AFP Points list
  • Slots must be requested in writing to the USASA by March 15th, 2014
  • AFP Rankings as of 3/1/2014 will be used to determine eligibility
  • Must be a US skier ranked in the top 100 overall 
  • If more than 10 skiers request slots, skiers will be awarded slots based on AFP ranking
  • Any remaining slots after all the above criteria 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:

  • Revolution Tour

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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