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2018 USAWKF Team Trials and National Championships

November 13, 2017

2018 USAWKF Junior Team Trials and USAWKF National Championships



The 2018 USAWKF Junior Team Trials and National Championships will be held in Lubbock, Texas at the Civic Center Exhibit Hall Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22.

The USAWKF and the local organizing committee are aware that having the Junior Team Trials during the academic school year is not ideal however there was no alternative this year as the 7th Junior World Championships are being held in July 10-17, 2018 in Brasilia, Brazil and the registration closes eight weeks prior to competition. After completing registration for these team trials, the USAWKF can provide a letter for the competitor's education institution if they need proof of the competitor's time away.



The Taolu Junior Team Trials is expected to be quite large so competition is being scheduled to begin on Friday morning and will conclude on Sunday afternoon with the results being announced Sunday evening. Thus, it is recommended that Team Trial competitors plan on arriving in Lubbock no later than Thursday, April 19 and depart on Monday, April 23.



One change of note for this year is all competitors for both the Sanda and Taolu Junior Team Trials will be required to present their US passport to compete at the 2018 Team Trials. It is an International Wushu Federation requirement that all athletes have a passport so we are simply making our regulations match the international standard. If you are planning on competing and do not have a passport please arrange to apply for one well in advance as the process takes four to six weeks. More information on getting or renewing a passport can be found at https://www.usa.gov/passport



More information will be made available as the event gets closer at the official website wushutrials.us