High School National Championship (US)
In order to qualify for our National Championship in the United States, a student must attend the State Championship and do any one of the following:
- Place among the top 3 overall individuals in the student's grade level at the State Championship if there are fewer than 100 students at the State Championship.
- Place among the top 6 overall individuals in the student's grade level at the State Championship if there are 100 or more students at the State Championship.
- Be a team member of one of the top 3 overall schools at the State Championship, based on the "sweepstakes" score. Up to 18 participating students from a school can qualify under this rule; if a school has more than 18 students at the State Championship, the coach should contact us for clarification regarding which students are eligible to participate at the National Championship.
- Students who do not qualify under one of the above rules may qualify as a "wild card" by placing among the top 10 overall individuals in the student's grade level across all states or by being a team member of one of the top 6 schools across all states as described above. These students are not eligible to collect a prize for their performance at the State Championship and will not show up in our results as a National Championship qualifier but will nevertheless be allowed to compete at the National Championship the same as all other qualifiers.
- Any student who is invited to attend the National Championship will be eligible to compete in all events.
- Only students who have qualified for the National Championship as an individual or part of a sweepstakes team, or who are accepted off the waiting list, may compete at that meet.
- Teams at the National Championship do not need to consist of the same individuals who competed together when qualifying for the National Championship; the school's coach may choose how to arrange the qualifying students from a given school into teams.