USA Table Tennis

2013 Para National Teams Selection Update

By Jasna Rather | Jan. 26, 2013, 8 p.m. (ET)

Finalized 2013 Team Information is provided here

2013 National Para Team Procedures

Each National Para Team member must: 

  • Have a current classification card issued by ITTF,
  • Be a US Citizen & a current member in good standing of USA Table Tennis
  • Have participated in at least one ITTF Para Event or USATT event (3‐5 star level) to demonstrate recent activity in 2012.
  • Sign the USATT/USOC Code of Conduct agreement
  • Join the USADA out of competition testing pool

1st criteria (Elite) for being named to US Para National Team

  1. Class Singles Winner of the recent Pan Am Games/Championships
  2. Event Singles Winner of one ITTF PTT class 40 point tournament (in 2012)
  3. Event Singles Winner of two ITTF PTT class 20 point tournaments (in 2012)
  4. Class Singles Medalist of the recent Pan Am Games/Championships
  5. Event Singles Medalist of one ITTF PTT class 40 point tournament (in 2012)
  6. Event Singles Winner of one ITTF PTT class 20 point tournament (in 2012) 

2nd Criteria Paralympic Competitive Analysis - View Analysis (new)

Based on the number of athletes that have qualified from criteria 1, the remaining team members will qualify on a competitive level equation within each of their classes. To determine the level of Paralympic competitiveness, the player should divide their current ITTF rating points by that of the #1 rated player in their class to get a percentage. The athletes with the highest percentage will be placed on the team in their rank order.  View Current ITTF Para Ratings.

2013 US Table Tennis National Para Team Nominees: 

  1. Tahl Leibovitz
  2. Pam Fontaine
  3. Andre Scott
  4. Lim Ming Chui    - Pending results of Ethics Case 2012-2013 to the USATT Board of Directors
  5. Ari Arratia
  6. Wayne Lo
  7. Daryl Sterling, Jr.
  8. Sherri Umscheid

Should a vacancy develop on the 2013 Para National Team, that vacancy will be filled by the next highest listed athlete on the Alternates list below 

Alternates:

  1. Samuel Huang
  2. Jennifer Johnson
  3. Stuart Caplin
  4. Tara Proffit
  5. James Segrest, Jr.
  6. Emmanuel Shiu
  7. Sebastian DeFrancesco
  8. Mike Godfrey
  9. Doyle Harbaugh
  10. Gabriel Diaz De Leon
  11. Mohan Vallabhapurapu
  12. Jenson Van Emburgh 

2013 Para National Team Requirements: 

  1. Sign the USATT/USOC Code of Conduct agreement
  2. Join the USADA out of competition testing pool
  3. Participation in all official Para National Team camps when funded by the USATT. 

2013 US Table Tennis National Junior Para Team:

    1. Hunter McAloose
    2. Jenson Van Emburgh
    3. Alexander Xue
    4. Eric Pattison
    5. Ian Seidenfeld
    6. Nolan Weber 
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