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Adaptive Sports USA
Junior Nationals 2017
July 15th - 22nd
Welcome to the website for the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals 2017! The Junior Nationals is the oldest continuously held competitive sports event for junior athletes (ages 7 to 22) with physical disabilities in North America. The Games will be held in the great state of Wisconsin the week of July 15th
to 22nd on the campus of Middleton High
School, just outside of the capital city of
Madison. Adaptive Sports USA is pleased
to be partnering with USA Track &Field to
be offering Track & Field competition that
qualify for the USATF Junior Olympics,
a first of it's kind competition.
What Sports will be held at Junior Nationals? The
Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals is the national championships for all qualifying junior athletes with a disability competing in either wheelchair or
ambulatory Track & Field; Swimming; Archery; Powerlifting; Table Tennis;
Air Guns and Pentathlon. In addition, Wisconsin will be hosting a Para
Triathlon event in association with the Dare2Tri organization on Sunday,
Who is Eligible? Any athlete between the ages of 7 and 22 who
has competed in a sanctioned regional meet; USATF sanctioned Track & Field Meet; USA Swimming sanctioned competition; or other sanctioned qualifying competition and meets the Adaptive Sports USA qualifying standards for the specific sport in which the athlete is competing. In addition, athletes competing with the USA Track & Field Para Junior Olympics program will qualify for the event for the very first time. Junior Athletes with cognitive/intellectual disabilities that have been classified under the International Paralympic Committee classification system and met qualifying standards are eligible to compete in the 2017 Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals. For additional information on regional qualifying competitions in your area, go to our website at www.adaptivesportsusa.org. For information on the standards necessary to qualify to compete at Junior Nationals, go to the Sports Specific Information page here.
About the 2017 venue? The campus of Middleton / Cross Plains High School will be the site of all athletic venues for Junior Nationals 2017. Located only 1.8 miles from the host hotel, the Madison Marriott West, Middleton High School boasts a modern all weather 9 lane track with spectator seating for over 5,000. Swimming will be held indoors in the modern 8 lane short course pool at Middleton / Cross Plains High School. Archery will be
held on a 120 Meter practice field area next to the Track Complex. Seated
Field Events will be held on the Middleton / Cross Plains High School softball field. ParaTriathlon will be competed at the Baumann Outdoor Pool complex immediately east of the MCPHS Track Complex and will also utilize the outstanding nearby Pheasant Branch Trail System that has been developed
and maintained by the Middleton Parks and Recreation Department. Finally,
all lunches during the competition will be provided at Fireman's Park, which
is located immediately west of Middleton High School and approximately
200 meters from the Track Complex. The park boasts a permanent pavilion structure that provides seating for 1,000.
About the Host City and Surrounding Area? The city
of Middleton, WI is a thriving city on the banks of beautiful Lake Mendota. The city of Middleton is a suburb of Madison, the state capital of Wisconsin, and a city of 245,000 people. The Madison/Middleton area is surrounded
by five large lakes and becomes a beautiful summertime destination because
of it's stunning scenery and various activities and attractions. You will find the local people to be very warm, open and welcoming to participants of the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals. The legendary Midwest hospitality
will be on full display during the week of Junior Nationals. Whether it's side trips
to the Wisconsin Dells or other destinations or a day trip to tour the state capitol (rated as one of the most beautiful capitol buildings in the USA) you will find yourself with plenty to do in your spare time. Book extra days and take time to explore the area with your family and friends. For more information on things to do, go to the attractions/excursions/adventures link of this website. above and explore your options. The Wisconsin LOC will keep the adventures page updated as new opportunities present themselves. Enjoy your time in Wisconsin!
Want to Learn More about Adaptive Sports USA?
Click these links for video or Powerpoint overviews:
With a little help from her friend!
A runner with visual impairments from the Lousiana GUMBO team is guided around the track....Junior Nationals 2015 in Iselin, NJ.
Anticipating the Race!
Young Racers are getting final instructions from the Head Track Official - Junior Nationals 2012 in Mesa, Arizona.
A sprinter with above knee single leg amputation finishes strong - Junior Nationals 2013 in Rochester, Minnesota.
Off to a great start!
A young swimmer shows great form as she dives into the pool - Junior Nationals 2010 in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Where there's a will....
An archer for Team USA and the Louisiana Mudbugs takes careful aim - 2013 International Wheelchair & Amputee Federation World Junior Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
Maintaining good form!
Serious concentration during the seated shot put event - 2015 Junior Nationals in Iselin, New Jersey.
Some down time with forever friends!
It's not all about the competition.....several friends beating the heat thanks to the City of Mesa Fire Department - 2004 Junior Nationals in Mesa, Arizona.
Turning the corner into the home stretch!
Young sprinters entering the home stretch at 2014 Junior Nationals on the campus of Iowa State Univeristy in Ames, Iowa.
Showing great sprinting form at 2012 Junior Nationals held on the campus of Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona.
Lifting some heavy metal!
Showing great effort on the bench press..... 2013 Junior Nationals in Rochester Minnesota.
Looking down the firing line!
The archery firing line - 2014 Junior Nationals on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
1984 Dover, Delaware
1985 Fishersville, Virginia
1986 Valley Forge, PA
1987 Lawrenceville, NJ
1988 Johnson City, TN
1989 Cupertino, CA
1990 Fort Collins, CO
1991 Princeton, NJ
1992 Orlando, Florida
1993 Columbus, Ohio
1994 Edmond, Oklahoma
1995 Fort Collins, CO
1996 Birmingham, AL
1997 Mesa, Arizona
1998 Bellevue, WA
1999 Albuquerque, NM
2000 San Jose, CA
2001 Piscataway, NJ
2002 New London, CT
2003 New London, CT
2004 Mesa, Arizona
2005 Tampa, Florida
2006 Tampa, Florida
2007 Spokane, WA
2008 Piscataway, NJ
2009 St. Louis, Missouri
2010 Lake Forest, IL
2011 Saginaw, Michigan
2012 Mesa, Arizona
2013 Rochester, MN
2014 Ames, Iowa
2015 Union County, NJ
2016 Middleton, WI
2017 Middleton, WI
Previous Junior Nationals
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