The USACO Olympiad Training Camp and USACO Finals, was held at Colorado College, June 1-10, 2003.  Fourteen students were invited by the USACO committee.  At the end of the camp, four students were selected to represent the USA at the 15th IOI, August 16-23,  in Wisconsin. All expenses were paid by our sponsors SANS, USENIX and ACM.

Criteria for Seletion

We used all four Internet contest results and the results on the USA Open as evaluation criteria for choosing attendees at the USACO training camp. This means that candidates who showed long-term strength (and/or growth) were more likely to be chosen for camp than those who had one lucky contest. We also did not take seniors who ranked in the bottom half of the top fifteen.

A student must participate in the USA Open to be eligible to be chosen for the training camp. We have noticed that all of those who made it to the top fourteen had participated in our four Internet competitions and the training pages.