World Class Registration Now Available for All Qualifiers

May 29, 2009, 3:52 p.m. (ET)

Online registration for the World Class division at the upcoming U.S. National Championships and Junior Olympics is now available for all of those who qualified via the National Qualifiers or State Championships. A computer programming issue caused the delay in online registration up to this point and USAT apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks you for your patience and understanding.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.usat.hangastar.com

Participation Incentives
-USAT clubs with 100 or more participating athletes will receive 2 FREE hotel rooms for the duration of the Junior Olympics
-USAT clubs with 75 or more participating athletes will receive 1 FREE hotel room for the duration of the Junior Olympics

Awards
All athletes will receive a participation medal as well as a participation certificate. Individual medals will be awarded for 1st-3rd place in each division (there will be two 3rd-place medalists in all Sparring Divisions.

At the opening ceremonies, 6-foot trophies will be presented to the top five USAT registered clubs with the most athlete participation in the 2009 Junior Olympics.

Also at the opening ceremonies, plaques will be presented to all USAT Gold and Silver clubs.

At the closing ceremonies, trophies will be presented to the Outstanding Male & Female Athletes of the event. Also, plaques will be presented to:
-Athlete that displays the most fighting spirit
-Outstanding Male & Female Referees
-Outstanding Tournament Committee Member
-Male & Female Volunteer

Weigh-In Improvements
USAT has also doubled the amount of scales and weighing stations that will be in use, and put in more coach registration lines. And, in an effort to simplify the registration process, we have separated the confirmed athletes from the pending ones. If a confirmed athlete is competing the next day they should proceed directly to weigh-ins. With a photo ID an athlete can weigh in and receive their printed credential right outside the weigh-in booths. This process saved a tremendous amount of time at the National Qualifiers for both registrants and parents.

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