Welcome to USACO'2001

USA Computing Olympiad Team to IOI 2001
Steven Sivek(B) Reid Barton (First Place G) Vladimir Novakowski(S) Tom Widland (S)

This year the USACO will conduct three Internet-hosted contests, the U S Open, and the summer training camp and Finals.

Also, teams from the United States will attend the Balkan Olympiad in Informatics (BOI) in May, the Central European Olympiad in Informatics (CEOI) in August, and the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in July.

Internet Contests


Continuing the highly successful Internet competitions, the USACO is holding three Internet contests (Fall, Winter, and Spring) to foster competition, recognize outstanding performance, and increase the level of expertise of pre-college programmers.

The Internet competitions have different formats: varying numbers and types of problems, varying time limits, and even varied entrance criteria. Most of the contests, though, emphasize individual competition and programming (vs. team contests popular in other venues). Each contest has two divisions; National, and International.

  • Nov 8-15, 2000 :
    The USACO Fall US Open. It is open to all pre-college students who have Internet access.
  • January 24-31, 2001 :
    The USACO Winter Tournament is open to all pre-college students who have access to the Internet.
  • Feb 28-Mar 7, 2001 :
    The USACO Spring Open is open to all pre-college students who have access to the Internet.

The Mailing List
Rob Kolstad, maintains the hs computing list  main  at hs-computing@delos.com

Send a message to: majordomo@delos.com. Include the text "subscribe hs-computing" in the body of the message. This is a wonderful opportunity for those seriously interested in making the final round of the USACO.


U S Open


The USACO U S Open is a five-hour proctored competition that is conducted at local high schools under the direction of a local coordinator. A 2001 USACO U S Open and International Champion will be selected. 

April 4, 2001 

April 5-12, 2001 

Summer Training Camp


USACO Olympiad Training Camp and USACO Finals, is held at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Approximately 15 students are invited by the USACO committee. All expenses are paid by USENIX. Four students will be chosen to represent the USA at the 13th IOI in Finland.
  • June 9 - 17, 2001

Criteria For 2001
We will use all contest results and work on the training materials as evaluation criteria for choosing attendees at the USACO training camp to be held in June, 2001. 
This means that candidates who show long-term strength (and/or growth) are more likely to be chosen for camp than those who have one lucky contest. We will be keeping a record of all  progress on the training materials.