US Pole Sports Championships 2016 - Our Future is Olympic

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Find out who will represent the USA's finest for the World Pole Sport Championships this weekend at the US Pole Sports Championships 2016. Hosted by the USPSF at UNF in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday, February 27th.

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Novice Division 10-13

Summe Vyne, President of the USPSF – “"I am excited about our championships. The USA has never seen pole sports in this capacity and having children take part shows that this truly is a sport for all.”

The US Pole Sports Federation (USPSF) is a non-profit national federation and the US governing body for Pole Sports. It was founded in 2014 under the name US Pole Sports Federation, and is now a non-governmental national organization constituted under US law. The Federation is a member of the International Pole Sports & Arts Federation (IPSAF), one of the international governing bodies for pole sports and the host of the World Pole Sports Championships in Geneva, Switzerland.

The USPSF is part of the push to get Pole Sports recognized globally as a sport and the eventual inclusion into the Olympic Games.

On Friday, February 26th, and Saturday, February 27th, at the University of North Florida, the U.S. Pole Sports Federation is pleased to present the 2nd Annual U.S. Pole Sports Championships 2016. The USA's top athletes will take part in this groundbreaking event to see who will be crowned the US Pole Sports Champion and win a place at the World Pole Sports & Arts Championships in Geneva, December 2016. The top 3 Elite winners in each division earn an automatic entry to represent the USA against 30+ other countries at the WPSAC16.

The sport of Pole has exploded onto the international scene over the past several years. With some 1,500 Pole studios across the U.S., Pole and Aerial fitness have become a popular bonding activity for men and women of all ages. The U.S. Pole Sport Championship focuses and promotes the sport of Pole. The mission of USPSF is to regulate, administer and develop Pole Sports for the benefit of millions of athletes at every level and age in the USA.

The Competitors: 7 Divisions:
Men, Women, Doubles, Novice Aged 10-14, Juniors Ages 15-17, Masters Over 40, Masters Over 50

More on USPSF: The USPSF’s objectives are to advance, promote, and protect the character, status and interests of Pole Sports across the USA. To work alongside the IPSAF to develop standardized rules governing regional competitions. To enforce Codes of Conduct and Standards of Ethics for both athletes and officials, to advise and assist the USPSF Regional Member Bodies and the Associate Members in the administration of Pole Sports in their regions and organizations, and to represent the USA and Pole Sports in the Olympic Movement. The USPSF amends its governing documents regularly, reviewing the Statutes and complementing the Competition Rules with pertinent codes and regulations in line with the IPSAF.

More on IPSAF: The International Pole Sports & Arts Federation ( is a not for profit organization dedicated to positively promoting pole as an athletic sport and art. Run by voluntary members of the Pole Sports & Arts Industry from across the globe and created to foster the development of pole sports throughout the world, the IPSAF supports individuals and national federations to unify the pole sports Industry. By setting in place format that will be accepted by international sport governing bodies, the IPSAF’s goal is for the Olympic committee to recognize Pole Sports as an official sport and to become part of the Olympic Games. The World Pole Sports & Arts Championships was created by the International Pole Sports & Arts Federation in 2016. Held every December in Geneva, the weekend’s events sees over 150 competitors from different countries competing against each other in the following categories:

Senior (18 - 49 years old)
Doubles Senior (18 - 49 years old)
Master (50 + years old)
Junior A (10 - 14 years old)
Junior B (15 - 17 years old)
Doubles Junior B (15 - 17 years old)

The University of North Florida – 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224
February 26th : Amateur & Professional Divisions - Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm | Ticket Prices: $30
February 27th: Elite Division - Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm | Ticket Prices $30
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Instagram: @USPoleSportsFederation

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