Elite Draft Legal

Elite Draft Legal

 

Information for the following Draft-Legal Elite Events:

USAT Youth Elite Cup - Ages 13-15 - 375m swim; 10k (2 lap) bike; 2.5k run
USAT Junior Elite Cup - Ages 16-19 - 750m swim; 20k (4 lap) bike; 5k (2 lap) run

The Pleasant Prairie Youth Elite and Junior Elite Cup is 1 of 6 qualifiers for the Youth Elite and Junior Elite National Championships in West Chester, Ohio on August 4-5, 2018.

 

Field Limits


The maximum number of athletes per division is only 75 athletes. These fields are expected to fill up quickly so sign up early. We will maintain a waitlist that we will actively work to make sure we accommodate as many athletes as possible.
 

 

Youth/Junior Elite Series Overview

The USAT Junior Elite and Youth Elite Series is the premiere triathlon race series in the United States for athletes ages 13 to 19. Consisting of six national-caliber competitions each spring and summer, the series prepares athletes for draft-legal competition and qualification to US teams competing at international championships. Each event has two competition categories - a Junior Elite Cup (16-19yrs) and a Youth Elite Cup (13-15yrs) - in which athletes are grouped by age and gender. Courses are designed to mimic Olympic style racing, with multiple laps and high speed transitions, making races exciting to watch for families, friends, and teammates. The series finishes with the USAT Youth Elite and Junior Elite National Championships in West Chester, Ohio, on August 4-5, 2018, for which athletes must qualify at one of the five Elite Cups, including Pleasant Prairie. The USAT Junior Elite Series is officiated using international-standard draft-legal rules published by the International Triathlon Union by officiating teams selected by USA Triathlon.

 

Qualification for the Junior National Championship


The top 14 Junior Elite and Youth Elite finishers at the Pleasant Prairie Youth Elite and Junior Elite Cup will earn the opportunity to compete at the USAT Youth Elite and Junior Elite National Championships in West Chester, Ohio, on August 4-5, 2018. Spots will roll down past athletes who have already qualified and athletes representing other national federations. Details for qualifying for the USAT Nationals event can be found in the 2018 Junior Elite Series Guide.

 

Link to 2017 Junior Elite Series Guide



Rules/Officiating

The USAT Junior Elite Series is officiated using international-standard draft-legal rules published by the International Triathlon Union by officiating teams selected by USA Triathlon. Series communiqués from the Lead Official can be downloaded at Draft Legal Rules the week prior to the event.

 

Race Age

According to USA Triathlon rules, athletes will compete in the age group based on their age on 12/31/2018.