2020 USA Judo Pan American Team Selection Criteria

* Updated on 6/30/2020 due to rescheduling of the event.

According to the latest PJC calendar, the 2020 Senior Pan American Championships will now be held in Montréal, Canada November 20-21, 2020 *. The team will consist of 9 male athletes and 9 female athletes for a total of 18 athletes. The team will be named from the IJF Olympic Ranking List (ORL) including results through Monday, November 2, 2020 (18 days out from the start of the event, the same number of days that the team was being named before the event when it was previously scheduled for April 17-19)*. The 9 highest ranking male athletes and the 9 highest ranking female athletes on the ORL will be named to the team. The ranking will be based on IJF Olympic Ranking List points, not on ORL position.

There will be a maximum of 2 athletes in any single weight category. In the event that a category has already been filled by 2 athletes, no other athletes may be considered for that category, unless there is a subsequent withdrawal from one of the two occupied slots. In the case of such a withdrawal, the next eligible person on IJF Olympic Ranking List points, not on ORL position.

These athletes will be named to the 2020 Senior Pan American Championships Team.

There will be a maximum of 2 athletes in any single weight category. In the event that a category has already been filled by 2 athletes, no other athletes may be considered for that category, unless there is a subsequent withdrawal from one of the two occupied slots. In the case of such a withdrawal, the next eligible person on the IJF Olympic Ranking List, according to ORL points, will be selected to the team providing their weight division has unfilled slots. This will continue until all 9 slots are filled for both men and women.

The above criteria is based on the current IJF eligibility rules. If the IJF changes eligibility rules, USA Judo reserves the right to modify the 2020 Senior Pan American Championships Team criteria.

For reference, the IJF Olympic Ranking List can be found at https://www.ijf.org/wrl_olympic?category=all&nation=usa.