The Mid-America Series is the premier series within the USSA Central Division.
The Mid-Am series is scored and seeded under FIS rules. To be considered for Mid-Am Event selection, an athlete must have an FIS License. The closing dates for application are well in advance of the race dates. Any USSA Region 2 racer who hopes to be selected for Mid-Am races should apply during the summer months for the lowest cost license fee. See the USSA website for FIS license applications and closing dates.
Mid Am regional quota selections are posted no later than the Sunday before the first team captain’s meeting of the Mid Am event. Selections are made based on FIS and national points as published in the current point list at the time of selection using the current ITS method, as outlined in the current USSA Competition Guide.
A certain number of Mid-Am starting positions, or “automatic” selections, are reserved for the top racers in the Central Division. These racers are not included in the regional quotas. Any USSA Region 2 racer who declines an automatic invitation gives up the right to be selected as part of the USSA Region 2 quota. The 2013–14 MidAm Automatics list is available using this [LINK]
Once the list of USSA Region 2 Selections are posted, each athlete on that list will be contacted via the email they provided during this season’s registration. The athlete and his/her parents should know if they would be able to attend the Mid Am when the selections are announced. Each athlete is required to respond to the USSA Region Race Administration to indicate YES or NO of their intent to attend.
At this time, ALL registered Region 2 FIS athletes are eligible to compete in regional MidAm events and should plan to attend. No selection list will be published until further notice.
Selection athletes responding YES will be given additional instructions to finalize their entry in the specific event.
Top U16 Invites to MidAm
The top central division U16s are invited to participate in the USSA GS events at our Mid Am’s. They are also invited to participate in additional training and forerunning during the FIS slalom events.
The procedure is to select the top 3 GS ranked athletes from each Region.
Additionally, anyone not yet named that is in the top 10 Central GS overall for those YOB is also invited. The list does not go any further if any of those pull.
You can do the sort via the rankings viewer on your myussa account using the filters.
GS List 5 Top 100 by points/score/central/1998,1999
The current top 10 U16s based on List 5 — R2 Invitees in BOLD
New for 2013–14 — USSA FIS-Age athletes may compete in MidAm GS Events!
Any FIS-Age Central athletes (U18+) that just have a current USSA license may compete in the Central MidAm USSA GS events. A FIS license is not required.