Virtual Nationals Championships
Virtual Nationals 2021-2022
After last years’ cancellation of the U.S. Cup Junior Series, the Virtual Nationals were open to any U14, U12, or U10 athlete who wished to participate. Following great feedback on the new format, we have decided to continue to open the Virtual Nationals competition to any athlete wishing to submit a video, while the U.S. Cup Junior Series will run as a stand-alone event.
Who Can Participate
- ANY U10, U12, and U14 athlete with a current paid-athlete membership may submit a video (see video submission guidelines).
- As in previous years, each age group, and gender, will have a compilation of all videos submitted.
- Videos should be of skiers on their age-appropriate hill. They are as follows:
- U10: 10-20M
- U12: 15-30M
- U14: 30-50M
- Video submissions must follow the guidelines below to be accepted for the 2022/2022 Virtual Championships. Video submissions for this season’s Virtual National Championships should be a competition jump. If that is not feasible then a practice jump may be submitted.
- Cell phone video is acceptable but the higher the quality the better
- If using a cell phone, please use a LANDSCAPE PERSPECTIVE (cell phone long ways) rather than portrait perspective (cell phone up and down)
- Take the video from the side of the hill, ideally from a judge’s perspective
- Videos from the bottom of the hill make it much harder to see the skier
- The video should include the in-run, takeoff, and landing phases of the jump
- Only LIVESPEED videos will be accepted
- NOTE: In most cases, if the video file is over 25MB it must be submitted via a file sharing app such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
The Virtual Championships are an imperfect measure of ability and intended to foster learning and community and not serve as the ultimate arbiter of who’s the best in the nation.
2020-2021 Virtual National Championships
U10 Girls Champion - McKenzie Maines - RMD
U12 Girls Champion - Sadie McCrank - IMD
U14 Girls Champion - Ella Wilson - RMD
U10 Boys Champion - Owen Trimble - CEN
U12 Boys Champion - Nico Bowdre - RMD
U14 Boys Champion - Elias Oswald - AK