2020 Cadet and IJF Junior Pan American Championships Team Criteria
&
2020 Cadet World Championships Team Criteria

 

In 2020, the following events will take place:

  1. Cadet and IJF Junior Pan American Championships (July 11-12, 2020 – Managua, Nicaragua)
    1. Cadets will compete on July 11, 2020.
    2. IJF Juniors will compete on July 12, 2020.
  2. Cadet World Championships (August 19-23, 2020 – TBC city, Portugal)

There will not be an IJF Junior World Championships in 2020.

Cadets:

  • Age: The age division for 2020 includes birth years 2003-2005 for the Cadet category.
  • Weight divisions: The contested weights for the Cadets will be: Girls 40, 44, 48, 52, 57, 63, 70, + 70kg and Boys 50, 55, 60, 66, 73, 81, 90 and +90kg.
  • At the end of the day on March 29, 2020, the Gold medalist athletes in each Cadet division from the 2020 USA Judo Youth National Championships will be invited to represent USA Judo at the 2020 Cadet Pan American Championships as well as the 2020 Cadet World Championships.

IJF Juniors:

  • Age: The age division for 2020 includes birth years 2000-2005 for the IJF Junior category.
  • Weight divisions: The contested weights for the IJF Juniors will be: Girls 48, 52, 57, 63, 70, 78, and + 78kg and Boys 60, 66, 73, 81, 90, 100 and +100kg.
  • At the end of the day on March 29, 2020, the Gold medalist athletes in each IJF Junior division from the 2020 USA Judo Youth National Championships will be invited to represent USA Judo at the 2020 IJF Junior Pan American Championships.

As of December 17, 2019, USA Judo has not received the PJC technical package for the Cadet and IJF Junior Pan American Championships or the IJF technical package for the Cadet World Championships.


HOW THE TEAM IS NAMED

This is how the members of the 2020 Cadet and IJF Junior Pan American Championships Team and the 2020 Cadet World Championships Team will be named:

  • A total of 10 male and 10 female athletes will represent USA Judo at the 2020 Cadet Pan American Championships.
  • A total of 10 male and 10 female athletes will represent USA Judo at the 2020 Cadet World Championships.
  • A total of 9 male and 9 female athletes will represent USA Judo at the 2020 IJF Junior Pan American Championships.
  • The Cadet and IJF Junior Gold Medalists in each division from the 2020 USA Judo Youth National Championships will be invited to participate.
  • The silver medalists in each division will become the Alternates.
  • In the event that there is need to replace beyond the Alternates, the highest ranked athlete on the USA Judo National Cadet and IJF Junior rosters, who competed in the 2020 USA Judo Youth National Championships, as of end of day March 29, 2020, will be next in line, then the next person, and so on.
  • The teams (Cadet Pan Am, IJF Junior Pan Am and Cadet World) will each also include two male and two female wild cards for both the Cadet and IJF Junior ages (4 wild cards for the Cadet Pan Am team, 4 wild cards for the Cadet World team and 4 wild cards for the IJF Junior Pan Am team), if applicable. These wild cards will be the two male and two female athletes with the most points on both the USA Judo National Cadet and IJF Junior rosters as of end of day March 29, 2020. It is not possible to combine points from multiple divisions. In no case can any country have more than two athletes in one division.
  • The wild card members cannot be in the same division and must have participated in the 2020 USA Judo Youth National Championships in the division that they wish to represent in Nicaragua.
  • If the PJC or IJF changes the number of athletes that are able to participate in these tournaments, then USA Judo reserves the right to adjust the criteria.

ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible for the 2020 USA Judo Cadet and IJF Junior Pan American Championships Team, athletes must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must have been born 2003-2005 if competing under the Cadet division.
  2. Must have been born 2000-2005 if competing under the IJF Junior division.
  3. Must be a United States citizen, unless they meet the criteria of the International Judo Federation’s (IJF) refugee program and are currently approved with proof of documentation/acceptance from the IJF to participate in this program. Please provide a copy of the documents to lauren.roersma@usajudo.us.
  4. Athletes currently approved under the IJF refugee program must have also followed the same steps above and competed at the 2020 USA Judo Youth National Championships to earn their spot on the 2020 Cadet Pan American Championships team, 2020 IJF Junior Pan American Championships Team, and/or the 2020 Cadet World Championships Team.
  5. As long as an athlete meets the criteria of the International Judo Federation’s (IJF) refugee program and is currently approved with proof of documentation/acceptance from the IJF to participate in this program, then the athlete may compete at USA Judo sanctioned point events and earn points on the USA Judo national roster.
  6. 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.
  7. Must be a member of USA Judo.
  8. All Team members must have participated in the 2020 USA Judo Youth National Championships in the division that they wish to represent at the 2020 Cadet and IJF Junior Pan American Championships and/or 2020 Cadet World Championships.