Date Change for Junior/Senior National Championships

Aug. 01, 2012, 12:28 p.m. (ET)

USA Pentathlon announces a date change for the 2012 Jr/Sr National Championships to be held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.   

Currently the dates scheduled for the U.S. Jr/Sr Nationals are October 6-7, 2012, with a training camp to be held prior from Oct. 1-8. 

The new dates in Colorado Springs are October 27-28, 2012 with a training camp to be held from Oct. 22-29. 

The reason for the change is due to a conflict with the 2012 Pan American Championships to be held October 2-7 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recently, we received the official invitation from Argentina detailing the dates of their competition. Noting that usually a number of American athletes wish to attend the Pan American Championships, we asked the Argentine organizers to move the dates of their competition. We were informed that the venues and horses can only be provided the same dates as our National Championships. Therefore, in what we consider to be in the best interest of our athletes and the sport, we chose to move the dates of our Nationals later in the month of October. We hope you can understand our decision and look forward to a successful 2012 U.S. National Championships.