The United States Rafting Association (USRA) is the governing body of raft racing in the United States. It works with the International Rafting Federation and other national governing bodies throughout the world to make sure the United States is represented in international competition. The USRA also strives to promote the sport of raft racing in the United States from a local level to a national level. Teams selected through the Naional Championships (Whitewater Cup) represent the United States in international competition. The USRA will continually strive to grow the sport within the USA.