The 2016 Alpine Masters National Championships, sponsored in part by Phillips 66, were hosted by Northern Division at Big Sky on Mar. 14-19, 2016. The 2016 nationals are a four-event championships with the DH championships colocated with the 3-event SG/GS/SL races for the combined age class champions scoring.
The downhill championship is a standalone national medal event and is not included in the Divisions Cup, triple-combined SG-GS-SL national class champions, or Spyder Team awards scoring.
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You must have a current USSA Masters competition license to compete in regional and national championship events. (no temporary licenses) Competitor field size for the national championships is limited to 300 entries.
If you are interested in competing and have any questions, contact race secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The preliminary competitor entry list as of 13-Mar-2016 is now available, organized by class . There are currently 176 competitors entered, with entries still being accepted. There is still time to get your entry in if you haven't already entered and are interested in competing.
The detailed event schedule is posted on the masters section of ussa.org:
Note: in order to manage the large field of competitors and provide good conditions for all at this championship event, competitors are split into several groups by age and gender. The groupings are A (men 21-54, classes 1-5), B (men 55-64, classes 6-8), C (all women), and D (men 65+, classes 9-14).
NOTE: the men's groups are changing in the 2016 season to better balance group sizes, with men's class 5 (45-49) moving from group B to group A and men's class 8 (60-64) moving from group D to group B.
Mon DH Training See DH Training Times below in the Additional Scoring Reports section for times from Monday's DH training run.
|Race Results||By Class||By Group||By Gender||Overall|
|DH (training run times below)|
|Class Combined (SG-GS-SL)|
|GS||A/B, C/D||A/B, C/D||C/D||A/B, C/D|
|SL||A, B, C, D||A, B, C, D|
|Class Combined Standings (Final)||
A , B , C , D
The age class combined champions are awarded according to total race points in the triple-combined disciplines SG-GS-SL contested at the national championships.
The Division's Cup is awarded to the division with the best ratio of points scored per competitor start from the 3 events of the triple-combined. Division teams must consist of at least 10 competitors to be eligible. The 2016 Divisions Cup was captured by Intermountain division.
|Division||Position||# Competitors||# Starts||Points||Division Cup Score|
|Total||162 competitors (125 men, 37 women)|
|Divisions Cup||2016 Divisions Cup complete standings|
The Spyder National Masters Team is named at the conclusion of the National Championships, based on world cup points scoring (best finish record points total) from the 3 events of the triple-combined.
The standings reports in this section provide additional scoring rankings that allow competitors to compare their performances by time and points across different groupings of competitors, in addition to the official event rankings by time within age class.
|Scoring Standings||By Class||By National Group||Notes|
|Scoring formulas on 3 events (SG-GS-SL)|
|Race Points Combined||Race points scoring used for the triple combined class national champions.|
|Total Time Combined||Alt ranking on actual total times that go into race points ranking for the class combined champions.|
|WC Points Combined||
Alt rankings when scored by World Cup points for a triple combined
(competitors must finish all 3 races, as in race points scoring).
|WC Points Overall||
Rankings scored by cumulative World Cup points (Spyder national masters team scoring)
(any finishes count, competitors do not need to start in or finish all races to be eligible).
|On 4 events (DH-SG-GS-SL)|
|Race Points Overall||Alt rankings when scored by race points for all events|
|WC Points Overall||
Alt rankings when scored by World Cup points for a 4-event combined
(competitors must finish all 4 races, as in race points scoring).
|DH Training Results||By Class||By National Group||By Gender||Overall|
|DH training run #1 (Mon 3/14)|
|DH training run #2 (Mon 3/14)|
|DH training run #3 (Tue 3/15)|
|DH training run #4 (Tue 3/15)|