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Grand Prix Invitation Criteria

The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series always brings the best of winter action sports to the USA. In 2012-13, veteran and rookie athletes alike fought for the $20,000 prize. Shaun White, Kelly Clark, David Wise, Maddie Bowman, Arielle Gold, Luke Mitrani and more stunned crowds around the country with their innovative tricks and big air.

Entering its 18th season in 2013-14, it is the USSA’s longest-running domestic series. The series began in 1995, giving athletes like White and Clark the chance to compete on home turf while moving through the rankings to become the superstars they are today. Athletes must meet minimum criteria for invitation to participate in the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, which will also serve as part of the Olympic selection process.

 


Criteria for Invitation

 

2014 Olympic Selection Event Dates and Locations (Selection System Art. 1.2.1)

 

2014 Olympic Selection Event Dates and Locations (Selection System Art. 1.2.1)
Halfpipe
Grand Prix #1  - Dec. 12-15, 2013, Breckenridge, CO (HP)

Grand Prix #2 - Dec. 19-22, 2013, Copper Mountain, CO (HP)

Grand Prix # 3 Jan. 9-12, 2014, Breckenridge, CO Canceled

Grand Prix #3 - Jan. 17, 2014  Mammoth Mountain, CA (HP) replaces Breckenridge

Grand Prix #4 & #5 - Jan. 17-19, 2014, Mammoth Mountain, CA (HP/HP)

Slopestyle
Grand Prix #1 - Dec. 12-15, 2013, Breckenridge, CO (SS)

Grand Prix #2 - Dec. 19-22, 2013, Copper Mountain, CO (SS)

Grand Prix #3 - Jan. 9-12, 2014, Breckenridge, CO (SS) canceled

Grand Prix #3 - Jan. 16, 2014 Mammoth Mountain, CA (SS) replaces Breckenridge

Grand Prix #4 & #5 - Jan. 16-18, 2014, Mammoth Mountain, CA (SS/SS)

 

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