What Are the USAT Qualifying Events?

To get a rank for Senior, Junior, or Cadet, you need to attend the US Archery Team (USAT) Qualifying Events.  There are currently four tournaments that are part of the USAT Qualifiers.


The Arizona Cup

An annual outdoor target archery tournament held in April complying with World Archery and USA Archery rules. It began in 1989 in Tempe at Arizona State University, moved to Tucson and returned to Phoenix, Arizona in 2001. The Arizona Cup is celebrating its 27th anniversary in 2016. The 2016 AAE Arizona Cup is a USAT Qualifier and a World Archery Ranking Tournament and Para WRE.


The Gator Cup

This is an outdoor target archery tournament that complies with World Archery and USA Archery rules. The Easton Foundations Gator Cup is a USAT Qualifier Series Event. This means it is part of the series of events co-hosted by USA Archery that help to determine the national team for archery, called the United States Archery Team (USAT).


SoCal Showdown

Our team here at the Easton Archery Center of Excellence is excited to be hosting the event for our first time this year.  The competition has a rich history started by the Roadrunner Archery club and we look forward to building upon that legacy.  Each year participants have been able to enjoy the beautiful weather of Southern California, an excellent competition venue at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, the local sights of San Diego, and much more.  Our goal is to take the event a step further in order to continue to provide that excellent and fun competition experience for our athletes as well as to move our sport forward and help it to grow.


Buckeye Classic

The Buckeye Classic is a national outdoor target archery tournament which is the fourth & final USAT Qualifier Series event of 2016. This means it is part of the series of events that take place across the country to determine the national U.S. team for archery — the United States Archery Team or USAT for short.

This event is sanctioned and co-hosted by USA Archery, the organization recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body of the Olympic sport of archery.  USA Archery is responsible for selecting and training men’s and women’s teams to represent the United States in Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, and Pan American Games, as well as World Championships, World Cups, and other international competitions.



Some of these tournaments speak of prizes, like the SoCal Showdown, most do not.


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