The 2021 World Championship Team to be held June 6-13 in Budapest, Hungary. The team will consist of 9 male athletes and 9 female athletes, the current IJF Olympic Ranking List that includes all results through May 10, 2021, will be used to identify the 9 highest ranking male athletes and the 9 highest ranking female athletes. The ranking will be based on IJF Olympic Ranking List points, not on ORL position.

These athletes will be the selected to the 2021 Senior World Championships Team as follows:

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 men and for women.

The above criteria are based on the current IJF eligibility rules. If the IJF changes eligibility rules USA Judo reserves the right to modify the 2021 Senior World Championships Team criteria.

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