2019 IJF Junior Pan American Team Criteria

In the year 2019 there will be Pan American Continental Championships held for IJF Junior age groups in Cali, Colombia.

The age divisions for 2019 include birth years 1999-2004 for the IJF Junior category’s, each of which will compete at the 2019 IJF Junior Pan American Championships.

The contested weights for IJF Juniors will be: Girls 40, 44, 48, 52, 57, 63, 70, + 70kg and Boys 50, 55, 60, 66, 73, 81, 90 and +90kg.

The 2019 Junior Pan American Championships will be held on July 19th-20th, 2018 in Cali, Colombia. As of January 6, 2019, USA Judo has not received the PJC technical package for the Pan American Junior and Cadet Championships.


IJF JUNIOR PAN AMERICAN TEAM SELECTION TO BE COMPLETED AT END OF MARCH 10, 2019

USA Judo is happy to announce that at the end of the day on March 10, 2019, the Gold medalist athletes in each division at the 2019 Youth Nationals will be invited to represent USA Judo at the 2019 IJF Junior Pan American Championships.

This will be the sequence that will identify the members of the 2019 IJF Junior Sub 21 Pan American Team:

The IJF Junior Gold Medalist from the 2019 Youth Nationals will be invited to participate. The silver medalists will become the Alternates. In the event that there is need to replace beyond the Alternates, the highest ranked person on the USA Judo National Cadet roster, who competed in the 2019 Youth National Championships, as of the close of the Trials, will be next in line, then the next person, and so on. The team will also include two male and two female wild cards. These wild cards will be the two male and two female players with the most points on USA Judo National elite roster.

The wild card members cannot be in the same division and must participate in the 2019 Youth Nationals in the division that they wish to represent. A total of 10 male and 10 female athletes will represent USA Judo at this prestigious event.


ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible for the 2019 Sub 21 IJF Junior Pan American Judo Team, you must have been born 1999-2004, you must be a United States citizen, you must be a member of USA Judo, and if you are a recent citizen or hold dual citizenship, you must have secured the necessary approvals to be eligible to represent the United States Internationally. All Team members must have participated in the 2019 Youth Nationals in the division that they wish to represent at the 2019 Pan American Championships.


HOW TO MAKE THE TEAM

The Gold Medalist from the 2019 USA Judo Youth Nationals are awarded the 1st slot on the Pan American IJF Junior Team. In the event one or more of the highest ranked individuals decline, then the selection sequence will move down the roster as of close of the 2019 Youth Nationals until the spot can be filled. The wild card players will be determined by the two male and female players with the highest points on USA Judo National elite point roster at the end of the 2019 Youth Nationals.