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United States National Thread | Road to Tokyo 2020

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Rdbc    12

:USA Plans for 2018-2020 USA National Thread :USA

I notice that this National Thread is quite dead during the non Olympic months so I've created a system of posts that I will be posting from now until 2020. There will be three main different posts Week in Summer, Week in Winter, and Trek to Tokyo.

 

Week in Summer: The Week in Summer posts will be all different USA Summer Olympic sport news that don't have a direct correlation to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics such as FINA World Diving Series or events like that.

Week in Winter: These posts will be all different USA Winter Olympic sport news that don't have a direct correlation to the Beijing 2022 Olympics such as Curling World Championship or Alpine Skiing World Cup. 

NOTE: DUE TO SO MANY WINTER & SUMMER SPORTS THESE POSTS WILL BE AT THE END OF EACH WEEK RECAPPING THE WEEK!

 

Trek to Tokyo: These posts are all about USA qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. The posts will come as matches happen for qualifying. 

 

NOTE: I know this will be a lot to handle but I've been working on a spreadsheet that helps me a ton, I think the only time I won't be able to post these is if I'm away from a computer (which is not much).  As we get closer to the Summer Olympics there will be more and more posts on Trek to Tokyo and probably less on Week in Summer. I've not yet finished my spread sheet for all the sports yet (I'm working on the summer sports first) so It might take a week or two before the Week in Summer & Week in Winter posts start up!

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pjwasz    14

I am willing to help whenever. I have 2 text files that I update roughly every 3 months with upcoming events for various sports, USA or not, and also including e-sports events. I've attached them below.

 

League Watch List are leagues that stretch out over long periods of time.

Watch List is singular events

 

 

newleaguewatchlist.txt

watchlist.txt

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Rdbc    12
1 hour ago, pjwasz said:

I am willing to help whenever. I have 2 text files that I update roughly every 3 months with upcoming events for various sports, USA or not, and also including e-sports events. I've attached them below.

 

League Watch List are leagues that stretch out over long periods of time.

Watch List is singular events

 

 

newleaguewatchlist.txt

watchlist.txt

 

What esports do you watch? 

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pjwasz    14
1 minute ago, Rdbc said:

 

What esports do you watch? 

So, here's the part where my crazy comes out:

Predominantly Overwatch and Starcraft, sometimes CSGO and Rocket League, and the occasional Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, DotA and League.

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Rdbc    12
Just now, pjwasz said:

So, here's the part where my crazy comes out:

Predominantly Overwatch and Starcraft, sometimes CSGO and Rocket League, and the occasional Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, DotA and League.

 

Insane! I thought I watched a lot of esports. I watch CSGO, Rocket League and League of Legends mainly. I've never played Dota 2 or Overwatch but I'll still sometimes watch the matches. 

I'm not sure if you know who SK Gaming is (number 2 team in CSGO right now) But I'm actually friends with three of their main players and a few other players from different teams. So I mainly watch CSGO 

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pjwasz    14
1 minute ago, Rdbc said:

 

Insane! I thought I watched a lot of esports. I watch CSGO, Rocket League and League of Legends mainly. I've never played Dota 2 or Overwatch but I'll still sometimes watch the matches. 

I'm not sure if you know who SK Gaming is (number 2 team in CSGO right now) But I'm actually friends with three of their main players and a few other players from different teams. So I mainly watch CSGO 

You mean the fer, coldzero, taco, and fallen SK Gaming??? That's amazing!

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Rdbc    12
Just now, pjwasz said:

You mean the fer, coldzero, taco, and fallen SK Gaming??? That's amazing!

 

Yeah, I've met them a couple of time and sometimes talk to them on Twitter (they follow me :thumbup:). Fallen is really one of the nicest people I've ever met. 

I'm not sure if you know who Steel is (currently plays for Liquid, the Brazilian Steel) but he is really nice aswell. 

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Rdbc    12

:USA Trek to Tokyo 2020 United States :USA

February 26th  

 

 

 

Basketball (Men)

:USA USA 83 - 75 Puerto Rico :PUR 

For more information on this game and how it ties to qualification visit the "Basketball" section in this post below. 

 

 

 

 

Basketball (Men) 

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

In order to qualify must be one of the top 2 Americas teams at 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

2019 FIBA World Cup

In order to qualify must be one of top 7 teams at 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualification (Americas)

 

2019 FIBA World Cup Qualification (Americas)

:USA USA 83 - 75 Puerto Rico :PUR  

This win gives us enough points to be in a very good spot to qualify for the second round of the World Cup Qualification. Puerto Rico is the next best ranked team in our group currently ranked 4th in the Americas Region (USA ranked 1st). A bigger point difference would have been preferred but nonetheless a win is a win!

 


Group Results:

 

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EDIT: We have qualified to the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualification (Americas)  :d

 

 

 

 

 

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Rdbc    12

:USA  Week in Summer #1 - United States  :USA

March 11th - March 18th 

 

 

Archery

 The Archery season just ended last week so not much has been going on. The 2018 Archery World Cup starts back up on April 23rd in Shanghai, China. 

 

Badminton

 

Yonex All England Open

       Women's Singles       

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Beiwen Zhang got a eliminated 1st round in the tournament which is not terrible as she went against the #2 ranked player in the World Tour while Beiwen is only ranked #5

 

XIX Giraldilla Tournament

Women's Singles

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With this tournament win Crystal jumped up 15 places in the World Ranking now being rank 187 in the world for Women's Singles.

 

 

Basketball

 

Men's

We got news this week that our National Team will be playing Australia in a Melbourne Exhibition Game on Aug 22nd and 24th. This will be a practice as Australia is currently ranked 10th in the world (USA 1st)

 

Women's

We have got the information on the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup Group D dates.

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Diving

 

Women's

 

2018 Diving World Series #2 Fugi

 

Synchronized 10m Platform

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Can't tell if this is a bad result or best we can do result as this is Katrina and Tarrin first Syncro 10m at the 2018 Diving World Series.

 

 

 

 

NOTES: Finding/Keeping up with information for Cycling and Boxing is tough and I'm still trying to find a good way to display it and such. I'm also still working on the spreadsheet with all the summer sports on them I still have a few left (school work was extreme past week) but That's why there was only a select number of sports posted nonetheless I wanted to get this post out. As weeks progress more and more detailed information I will be able to put down for the events/athletes

 

 

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Rdbc    12

:USA  Week in Summer #2 - United States  :USA

March 18th - March 25th 

 

 

Archery

Versus MX 2018 (Brady Ellison)

On March 22nd through March 25th Brady Ellison (Three-time Olympic Medalist) competed at Versus MX Shoot in Guadalajara, Mexico. He shot both Compound and Recurve (but for the sake of Olympics being Recurve we will only talk about that). Brady shot 686 out of 720 points to seed first in the overall men's recurve ranking round. Brady ended up placing 1st in the Recurve event! :thumbup:

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Badminton

This week there was no competition this week with high ranking USA athletes as Orleans Masters 2018 is next week so I bet many USA athletes will be attending that event. 

 

 

Basketball

There is not much news on Basketball as most of their games they play have some sort of direct correlation to the Tokyo Olympics. Here is the information for the Pan American games which I don't think are connected to the Olympic Qualifying in anyway. 

Men's

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Women's

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Cycling

Road - UCI World Tour

 

Volta a Catalunya

Our current best Road Cycler Tejay Van Garderen competed at this event and placed 17th placing him at 162nd place in the World Tour Ranking. Tejay currently is in 78th place in the World Ranking.

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We had our second best Cycler competeing at this event aswell, Brent Bookwalter came in 37th place and now is ranked 177th in the UCI World Tour. Brent is currently 120th in the World Ranking.

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Canoe

Not much information has come out recently about USA Canoe as we get closer to the 2018 Canoe Slalom World Cup I should have more information. 

 

 

As more and more Qualification's for the Olympics start coming out it will be easier for me to know what to put on these posts. I've been working hard on getting more and more information on everything but it takes time. I think this format is pretty good the yellow stands out well for each sport so it's easy to differentiate the sports. For the events which have a bunch of competitors (cycling, boxing, etc) I'm just gonna focus on the best ranked atheltes or else it would take me forever. 

 

 

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:USA  Week in Winter #2 - United States  :USA

March 11th - March 25th 

 

(WIP)

Since I missed the previous week, I am covering both in this post.

 

Alpine Skiing

Going back to last week, we had the finals of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Are, Sweden. In this, and the overall, the US fared very well on the women's side, but not as well on the men's side.

Ladies' Downhill:

 

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Men's Downhill:

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Ladies' Super G:

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Men's Super G:

No competitors

 

Team Event:

No competitors

 

Ladies' Slalom:

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Men's Slalom:

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These results mean that Mikaela Shiffrin wins the Overall and Slalom Crystal Globes!

 

Biathlon

March 15th-18th there was a Biathlon WC Event in Oslo:

 

Women Sprint:

 

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Men Sprint:

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Women Relay:

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Men Pursuit:

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Women Pursuit:

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Men Relay:

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This was a great result for our women, especially Susan Dunklee! A podium finish for her, just her 7th career, and coming off one at the World Championships last year. 

 

This race was also significant for the US as it marked the end of the 2 top biathletes for the US, Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke. They both have had great careers and have come close to giving the US their first biathlon medal. I loved watching these gentlemen, and their absence will surely be felt. 

 

There was a Biathlon World Cup event in Tyumen, Russia that was the following week and concluded the season. This race was boycotted by the United States because of continued suspicion of Russian doping allegations.

Bobsleigh

The Bobsleigh World Cup will resume 7-9 December in Sigulda, Latvia.

 

Cross-Country Skiing

 

 

Curling

 

Figure Skating

 

 

Freestyle Skiing

 

 

Ice Hockey

 

Luge

The Luge World Cup will resume in November.

 

Nordic Combined

 

 

Short Track Speed Skating

 

Skeleton

The Skeleton World Cup will resume 7-9 December in Sigulda, Latvia.

 

Ski Jumping

 

 

Snowboarding

 

Speed Skating

 

 

 

 

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Rdbc    12
Posted (edited)

:USA  Week in Summer #3 - United States  :USA

March 25th - April 1st 

 

 

Archery

No competitions took place this week so I'll give a rundown of World Rankings

 

Brady Ellison - 5th

Zach Garret - 17th

Jake Kaminski 29th

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Mackenzie Brown - 9th

Khatuna Lorig - 43rd

La Nola Shepherd - 116th

 

 

 

 

Badminton

2018 New Orleans Masters took place this weekend and we had our best ranked Mixed Doubles team compete in the event. Sadly we lost first round to a 351st ranked team and we are 120th! 

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Basketball

No news on Basketball this week

 

 

Cycling

Road - UCI World Tour

 

Women's

Tour of Flanders

Meghan Guarnier: Meghan was able to place in 10th in this race which gave her some great points to put her into 31st ranked in the Women's World Tour

Coryn Rivera: Coryn placed 34th in the race gaining 3 points putting her in 23rd rank

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2018 Women's World Tour Rankings

 

 

 

 

Canoe

No news on Canoe this week 

 

Note: More and More qualification systems are being released everyday so I've been organizing my spreadsheet for that. I have a  bunch of sports on my spreadsheet just their world cups and sutff haven't been started yet

 

 

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