2019 Junior World Team Criteria

The age divisions for the 2019 Junior World Championships include birth years 1999-2004 and contest weights of:

Women: 44kg, 48kg, 52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 70kg, 78kg and +78kg
Men: 55kg, 60kg, 66kg, 73kg, 81kg, 90kg, 100kg and +100kg

Dates - OCTOBER 16th - 21st, 2019

Location - MARRAKESH, MOROCCO


Eligibility Checklist:

  • Must have been born 1999-2004
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be a current member of USA Judo
  • 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 BEFORE the Trials date.
  • U21 Athletes (IJF Junior) must compete at the 2019 USA Judo Youth National Championships, in the division that they wish to represent, to qualify for the Junior World Championships, to be an alternate, or to be a wildcard candidate.

 


HOW TO MAKE THE TEAM

JUNIOR WORLD TEAM TRIALS WILL BE HELD AT THE 2019 USA JUDO YOUTH NATIONALS

The 2019 USA Judo Youth Nationals in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on March 8-10, 2019 will be the trial event to identify the qualifying members of the 2019 Junior World Team. All athletes wishing to become a member of the USA Judo World Team will need to compete at the 2019 Youth Nationals.

The winners of each weight division in the IJF Junior category at the 2019 Youth Nationals will become the USA Judo World Team members for the 2019 Junior World Championships. 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 IJF Junior 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.


EARNING A WILD CARD (IF APPLICABLE)

The International Judo Federation(IJF) MAY provide that each country gets only one entry per age and weight division BUT, they MAY BE permitted TWO male and TWO female wild-card spots. This means that two additional athletes of each gender can be added – but in no case can any country have more than two athletes in a division.

Athletes who are not both in the same weight division, and who have the highest individual division point totals on the USA Judo National IJF Junior roster that is fully updated and in effect through the results of the 2019 Youth Nationals, will be offered the Wild Card spots. Only those athletes who competed at the 2019 USA Judo Youth National Championships will be considered.

In the case of declinations, the spots will be offered in order to the eligible individuals who own the highest point totals in their individual division. (Note: it is not possible to combine points from multiple divisions).