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Jan 07 2013 Para National Teams Selection

By USATT | Jan. 07, 2013, 10:30 p.m. (ET)

Updated information as of January 26, 2013 is located here.

2013 Para National Team Procedures

Each Para National Team member must: 

  • Have a current classification card issued by ITTF,
  • Be a US Citizen & a current member in good standing of USA Table Tennis
  • Have participated in at least one ITTF Para Event or USATT event (3‐5 star level) to demonstrate recent activity in 2012.
  • Sign the USATT/USOC Code of Conduct agreement
  • Join the USADA out of competition testing pool

1st criteria (Elite) for being named to US Para National Team

  1. Class Singles Winner of the recent Pan Am Games/Championships
  2. Event Singles Winner of one ITTF PTT class 40 point tournament (in 2012)
  3. Event Singles Winner of two ITTF PTT class 20 point tournaments (in 2012)
  4. Class Singles Medalist of the recent Pan Am Games/Championships
  5. Event Singles Medalist of one ITTF PTT class 40 point tournament (in 2012)
  6. Event Singles Winner of one ITTF PTT class 20 point tournament (in 2012) 

2nd Criteria Paralympic Competitive Analysis

Based on the number of athletes that have qualified from criteria 1, the remaining team members will qualify on a competitive level equation within each of their classes. To determine the level of Paralympic competitiveness, the player should divide their current ITTF rating points by that of the #1 rated player in their class to get a percentage. The athletes with the highest percentage will be placed on the team in their rank order.  

2013 Para National Team Nominees: 

  1. Tahl Leibovitz
  2. Pam Fontaine
  3. Andre Scott
  4. Mitch Seidenfeld - Pending ITTF approval of his Request for Reinstatement following Retirement
  5. Lim Ming Chui    - Pending results of Ethics Case 2012-003 to the USATT Board of Directors
  6. Ari Arratia
  7. Wayne Lo
  8. Daryl Sterling, Jr.

All nominations are pending the athlete's return of an executed  2013 Para Code of Conduct form. To be effective, the executed form must be received at USATT offices no later than January 24, 2013. Please use USATT FAX:719-632-6071 or admin@usatt.org.

Should a vacancy develop on the 2013 Para National Team, that vacancy will be filled by the next highest listed athlete on the Alternates list below 

Alternates:
  9. Samuel Huang
10. Jennifer Johnson
11. Stuart Caplin
12. Tara Proffit
13. James Segrest, Jr.
14. Emmanuel Shiu
15. Sebastian DeFrancesco
16. Mike Godfrey
17. Doyle Harbaugh
18. Gabriel Diaz De Leon
19. Mohan Vallabhapurapu 

2013 Para National Team Requirements: 

  1. Sign the USATT/USOC Code of Conduct agreement
  2. Join the USADA out of competition testing pool
  3. Participation in all official Para National Team camps when funded by the USATT. 

2013 Junior Para National Team Nominees:

  1. Hunter McAloose
  2. Jenson Van Emburgh
  3. Alexander Xue
  4. Eric Pattison
  5. Ian Seidenfeld
  6. Nolan Weber 

All nominations are pending the athlete's return of an executed  2013 Para Code of Conduct form. To be effective, the executed form must be received at USATT offices no later than January 24, 2013. Please use USATT FAX:719-632-6071 or admin@usatt.org.

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