2021 Infantil Pan Am Team Criteria


As of 8/10/2021, USA Judo has not received an official information packet from the PJC on the 2021 Infantil Pan Ams.

In 2021, the PJC has informed USA Judo that there will be Pan American Continental Championships held for “Infantil” age athletes (Juvenile and Intermediate).


The 2021 Infantil Pan American Championships are scheduled as follows: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on November 13-14, 2021

Athletes in the following age divisions are eligible to compete in this event in 2021:

Juvenile (Sub 15) (Birth Years 2007-2008)

Intermediate (Sub 13) (Birth Years 2009-2010)


The age divisions for 2021 include birth years 2007-2008 for the Juvenile “Sub 15” age category, and birth years 2009- 2010 for the Intermediate “Sub 13” age category, each of which will compete at the 2021 Infantil Pan American Championships.

•   The contested weights for Juvenile (Sub 15) will be: Girls / Boys -36, -40, -44, -48, -53, -58, -64 and +64kg

•   The contested weights for Intermediate (Sub 13) will be: Girls / Boys -28, -31, -34, -38, -42, -47, -52 and +52kg


The 2021 Infantil Pan American Championships will be held on November 13th and 14th, 2021 in the Dominican Republic. Please note that the PJC has not yet released the host city location within the country.


September 10, 2021

USA Judo is happy to announce that on September 10, 2021, the top four athletes in each division from the USA Judo National Ranking Roster will be invited to represent USA Judo as of the 2021 Infantil “Sub 15” and “Sub 13” Pan American Team.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the 2021 “Sub 15” Juvenile Pan American Judo Team, you must have been born 2007-2008, 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.

In order to be eligible for the 2021 “Sub 13” Intermediate Pan American Judo Team, you must have been born 2009-2010, 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.


HOW TO MAKE THE TEAM

The four athletes who are the most highly ranked eligible athletes in each Juvenile and Intermediate weight category on the USA Judo National Roster as of September 10, 2021 will be designated “Sub 15” or “Sub 13” Pan American Team members and have until September 27, 2021 to confirm their spots.

In the event that one or more of the highest ranked individuals decline their spots on the team, there will be an open spot request period from September 28, 2021 through October 4, 2021. All athletes interested in competing in the event must send their request to Alex Bates via email at alex.bates@usajudo.us by end of day September 28, 2021. No open spot requests will be accepted after the open spot request period closes. The athlete(s) ranked the highest on the USA Judo National Roster as of September 10, 2021 who have submitted open spot requests will be awarded open the spot(s) in order of their ranking on the USA Judo National Roster.

For any questions, please reach out to Alex Bates at Alex.Bates@usajudo.us.