This Week in Team USA: May 15-21

This Week in Team USA: May 15-21

By Connect Sports Staff, May 15, 2017

Connect Sports is excited to present to you the latest events in the world of Team USA. Here is what to look for May 15-21.

USA Canoe/Kayak

Event: Slalom National Team Trials

This three-day event will determine which athletes will qualify for the Senior National Team and Under-23 National Team. Senior National Team athletes will represent the U.S. at the 2017 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cups and World Championships. U23 National Team athletes will compete at the 2017 ICF Junior & U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships. On the final day of competition, there will be a separate time-trial to qualify for the slalom-cross event (head-to-head boater-cross race with gates and several other obstacles), which is a new addition to the Senior World Championship program.

When: May 18-20

Where: Riversport Adventures; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Participants: 60-70

Spectators: 800-1,000 per day

Up for bid again: August 2017

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Event: Sprint National Team Trials

This two-day competition will determine which athletes will qualify for the U.S National Team across three age groups: Senior, Junior and U-23. Athletes who qualify for the Senior National Team will represent the U.S. at the 2017 ICF World Cups and World Championships, while Junior and U-23 National Team athletes will represent the U.S. at the 2017 ICF Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships. The 2017 Paracanoe National Team will also be selected at this competition.

When: May 20-21

Where: Lake Lanier; Gainesville, Georgia

Participants: 150

Spectators: 500-1,000 per day

Up for bid again: August 2017

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USA Rugby

Event: College 7s National Championships

Forty college teams from around the country will descend upon Infinity Park at the base of the Rocky Mountains to compete in the electrifying College 7s National Championships, the largest rugby national championship competition in the United States. The athletes here will not only be vying for the title of national champion, but also for the opportunity to be scouted for the ongoing Olympic cycle culminating in Tokyo Games.

When: May 19-21

Where: Infinity Park; Glendale, Colorado

Participants: 480

Spectators:  3,000

Up for bid again: Now

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