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   2016  Middleton, WI


Previous Junior Nationals

The 2016 Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals is now history!  Results are available at the link provided in the navigation menu at right.


Welcome to the website for the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals 2016!  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 16th to 23rd on the campus of Middleton High School, just outside of the

capital city of Madison.    Adaptive Sports

USA is very pleased to be partnering with

the Greater Madison Sports Commission

to make this event a reality. The Wisconsin

LOC is dedicated to making this Adaptive

Sports USA Junior Nationals the best ever!



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 the first ever ParaTriathlon event in association with the Dare2Tri organization on Sunday,

July 17th.



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.   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 2016 Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals.  For additional information on regional qualifying competitions in your area, go to our website at For information on the standards necessary to qualify to compete at Junior Nationals, go to the Sports Specific Information page here.



About the 2016 venue?   The campus of Middleton / Cross Plains High School will be the site of all athletic venues for Junior Nationals 2016.  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.  The LOC is also working hard to secure a long course pool venue for A

level competitors.  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 trips

to local breweries and wineries 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!





For more information on things to do in

the area, click


Adaptive Sports USA

Junior Nationals 2016 Sponsors

A big THANK YOU to all of the sponsors who support and assist in making this event a reality for a very deserving and under served group of young people!


West Bend Community Foundation's

West Bend Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Fund