The World Championships will take place 9-16 March 2019 in Villars sur Ollons, Switzerland.
The World Championships is comprised of five race events; Individual, Team, Sprint, Vertical, and Relay. The ISMF allows for nations to enter athletes in the following races:
Individual, Vertical, and Sprint: Four athletes per gender for the Senior, Junior, and Cadet age divisions. Three athletes per gender for the Espoir age division.
Team: Eight athletes per gender for the Senior age division. Espoirs may be included.
Relay: Four Senior male athletes (men’s team), Three Senior female athletes (women’s team), a mix of Four Junior and Cadet athletes that must include at least one female (youth team). Espoirs may be included on the Senior relay teams.
The selection criteria for the 2019 World Team is designed to select the fastest possible athletes in each respective age and gender category to represent the United States at the highest level of international competition.
The mission of the USSMA World Championship Team is to enable the best possible individual results for each athlete and to achieve the best possible team result at all competitions while maintaining good sportsmanship and serve as ambassadors for the USSMA and USA.
Athletes that qualify for the World Championship Team will automatically be named to the USSMA National Team. More information regarding this matter and additional information about the National Team can be found on the USSMA website.
In order to qualify, all athletes must race and qualify in the racing season in which the World Championships are held. No racer without qualifying results in the 2018/2019 season will take part in the World Championships. Previous year’s results are not grounds for selection. Team members must be United States Citizens, are current 2018/19 USSMA members, and must be in good standing with the USSMA.
The USSMA reserves the right to change this Selection Criteria prior to the first qualifier event. In the event a change is made this document will be redistributed and athletes will be informed.