Sports to be Contested
WASUSA Junior Athletes and coaches/staff are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Junior Team USA if they meet the following criteria:
Additional information will be posted on the website as it is available.
Athlete applications are due by December 28, 2012. Team will be selected January 25, 2013.
It is anticipated that the 2013 Junior Team USA will consist of 25-30 athletes with a staff of 5-7. The cost of the trip is pending further information from the Puerto Rico LOC, but will be approximately $3700. Athletes may be eligible to receive grant monies from the Challenged Athletes Fund (application date is in December 15, 2012). WASUSA is applying for additional funding to offset team costs.
Tentative Schedule of Events
There are currently six categories for physically challenged athletes to compete in over the sprint paratriathlon distance including 750m swim, 20km (12.4 miles) bike or handcycle and 5km (3.1 miles) run/wheelchair. If there are not enough athletes in each age group registered for the 2013 IWAS World Jr. Games then the plan is to combine age groups or run an open event.
The six categories are as follows: