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U14 and U16 JC Qualifying Race
Afton Races on Feb 14th
10:41 am 01-28-15
On February 14th, we will have the final JC qualifying event for U14/16's competing for the opportunity to ski in Colorado in March. Following the races that day, we will have an awards ceremony to present medals for the events from Spirit (U16 GS) and Afton (U16 SL and U14 SL), as well as overall winners from each age/sex based on final rankings. There will also be swag awarded. Names will be drawn earlier in day for smaller items and posted on a board near the race office or race venue on Saturday. Please check to see if you have won. Unclaimed items will be drawn for, in addition to larger item swag, during the medal presentation.
On Sunday, February 15th, following the U16's race and the U14's Paul Augustine race, announcement of the Region One JC teams will be made. This will take place PRIOR TO the awards for the Paul Augustine race. There will be JC jackets in the race office at Afton all weekend to try on. Please know what size you would like and write this down somewhere. The online store WILL NOT OPEN until Regions 2, 3 and 4 have their championships in Marquette over the 2/20/15-2/22/15 weekend. Upon announcement of their teams, the online store will open and orders will be taken. The store will remain open for 72 hours and then will close without exception.
Hat orders for the R1 stocking caps to match the R1JC hats given to the U14/16 groups are being processed now and will also be dispersed at Afton. Those who have not paid, please bring $10 to Brenda Winberg, cash or a check made out to Brenda. Credit cards cannot be accepted. Please pick up on SATURDAY, not Sunday.
Athletes who missed our pizza party and medal presentation at Spirit, but were awarded medals, can also plan to pick up their medals in the Afton race office on SATURDAY! On Sunday, the race office is manned by Afton for the Paul Augustine race. Please be courteous and pick up items on Saturday to avoid bothering their crew. Thank you!
We hope you have enjoyed the U14/16 qualifying weekends thus far and we look forward to our final races at Afton. Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped make each event a success thus far. Good luck to all the athletes and see you on the 14th!!
JC Awards Committee Co-Chair
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Welcome to Central Region 1 of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association! Our Region is comprised of all of Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Iowa west of route 63. Region 1 alpine athletes begin at local USSA races by age group - some as young as six years old - then racers advance by age to divisional and regional level races. Qualified U21 & U18 class racers advance to our MidAmerica Series in Central with selections from there to U18 National Championships, NorAms, the U.S. Alpine Championships, the World Cup and ultimately the Olympics!
It is possible to begin racing in our local USSA races and move up the pathway to the U.S. Ski Team.
The Age Classifications for this coming season: Year of Birth 1993-Older are still Seniors; YOB 1994-1996 will be U21; YOB 1997-1998 will be U18; YOB 1999-2000 will be U16; YOB 2001-2002 will be U14; YOB 2003-2004 will be U12; 2005-Younger will be U10.
For more information on how you can be involved in Region 1 racing, click on the link for registration and complete it online. If you have questions, call 651-321-4918. You must complete both the national (USSA) and regional registrations before you can begin racing!
Get ready for another awesome racing season in Central Region 1! Make sure you have already completed membership for USSA and if you're 16 and over, for FIS (if you have questions, talk to your coaches). Region 1 registrations and information is online now! Click Registration link at the left.