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Great job to all those who competed today at regionals. Today was by far the best regional meet we have ever had. We were able to qualify at least 1 team in every age group and 2 teams in both the Boys 11-12 and Boys 13-14 divisions. Now it is on to Nationals! Below are links to today's results and the lists of BTC qualifiers for nationals in Alabama. Although Nationals is still 3 weeks away (December 10th), we are trying to get the list of who is going nailed down relatively soon so families have ample time to plan. We will fill our teams on a descending order based on today's results, regardless of which team the athlete was entered under today. We ask that everyone that has qualified respond to this email to confirm if you are planning to travel to nationals or not. If an individual's spot on the team is forfeited, we will open the spot up to the next athlete on the list to fill out the teams.
BTC Girls Nationals Qualifiers (qualifiers highlighted in color)
BTC Boys Nationals Qualifiers (qualifiers highlighted in color)
There was a previous email about signing up to reserve a room in our block of rooms at nationals. We have a block of 50 rooms (25 Double Queens and 25 King w/ sofa bed) at the Courtyard Birmingham/Hoover. We have a negotiated rate of $94 per night which includes a breakfast each morning. The hotel is located 1 mile from the Meet Hotel (Embassy Suites) and about 6 miles from the race course. The double queen rooms are all spoken for and there is currently only 1 of the King w/ sofa bed rooms left. By signing up for a room in our block, you will initially be given a room for the nights of December 8 (Thur), 9 (Fri) and 10th (Sat). If you end up not needing all 3 nights due to your individual travel plans, you can cancel one of the days once the room has been transferred to your name. If you are wondering if you're on current list, you can check here for the current list of confirmed rooms:
If you would like to sign up for the last remaining room, or get on the waitlist in case someone currently with a room decides not to go, you can sign up here:
If you don't currently have a room in our block and are looking for backup plans, you can try to call and reserve a room at our hotel or a nearby hotel. Below are some resources that may be helpful in your search.
With next week being Thanksgiving, we expect that a lot of our coaches and athletes will be traveling. We will not hold practice on Tuesday or Thursday at the Nike Campus. For Sherwood and NE Portland, look for specific announcements from Coach Humble and Coach Punches. We will send out a recommended training schedule for the Thanksgiving week to do on your in the next couple days. We will hold practices on Tuesday, November 29th, Thursday, December 1st and Tuesday, December 6th leading into nationals. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to continue coming to practice regardless of qualifying for nationals. The work is not over yet!