The WTF recently announced a change to the competition format for the 2017 Summer World University Games poomsae divisions to include both recognized and freestyle poomsae as described in this press release:
As such, for the following Team Trials divisions at the 2017 National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships at the University of California, San Diego on April 1-2, 2017, the competition format for the following divisions will be updated to reflect the updated format:
Female Individual Poomsae
Male Individual Poomase
Mixed Pair Poomsae (1 male, 1 female)
Male Team Poomsae (3 men)
Female Team Poomsae (3 women)
This new format will consist of the following:
Preliminary Round (cutoff, top 50% progress to Semifinal Round): Randomly selected poomsae, Taegeuk 6 to Sipjin
Semifinal Round (cutoff, top 8 progress to Final Round): Randomly selected poomsae, Taegeuk 6 to Sipjin
Final Round (Cutoff, top 8): One Randomly selected poomsae, Taegeuk 6 to Sipjin, and
One freestyle poomsae
The Championship poomsae (non-Team Trials) divisions at the 2017 National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships will remain the same as previous years (recognized poomsae only).
The NCTA would also like its members to know that new for this year, the high school division will serve as a qualifier for the 2017 USA Taekwondo National Championships, in addition to the collegiate divisions which will continue to serve as a qualifier for the same event as in past years. Please check back soon for more details.