ONLINE RULES & MANUALS
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Official Event List and Resources
The list of events includes all 23 official National events.
The official events that are run at the Regional Tournaments may vary among regions. Please contact each regional coordinators for the appropriate information.
All the official events listed will run at the States Tournaments.
Only students from the official 15 member team may participate in the 23 official events.
Trial Event List and Resources
The trial events may or may not be run at Regional Tournaments. Please contact each regional coordinators for the appropriate information.
The trial events will be run at State tournaments.
Any student from a school, including students not part of the 15 official team members, may participate in trial events.
Students who participate in trial events and are not one of the 15 official team members shall be designated : “Alternates”.
For schools with multiple teams, alternates must be affiliated with a specific team (i.e., “Team A; Alternates”).
Trial events may be done by official team members, alternates, or a combination of the two. As with official events, students competing together in a trial event must be from the same team (i.e., Smith H.S. Team A).
Any participant(s) competing in a trial events must be the same participant(s) competing throughout the entirety of that trial event.
Medals will be awarded to the top finishers in trial events just as they are in official events.
Trial events will not count towards a team’s overall point score.
Please note: Any team penalties that are incurred during trial events will be enforced against the participant’s team.