All masters must be properly registered with USA Weightlifting as a Masters Athlete and be at least 35 years of age on or before December 31, 2015. Participants must show proof of age and of current registration in USAW at the time of weigh‐in. Minimum qualifying totals must be attained during the qualifying period (see below). The organizing committee, Masters Weightlifting, and USAW reserve the right to refuse entry.
This 4-day 1-platform event is limited to 300 lifters. Once that limit is reached, lifters may add themselves to the wait-list via the on-line entry form. If we receive early cancellations, we might be able to add lifters from the stand-by list.
Qualifying totals for this meet are equal to those used for the 2014 Pan-Am Masters. We have listed the men’s qualifying totals and the women’s qualifying totals. These totals must have been successfully lifted in a USAW-sanctioned competition between April 4, 2014, and March 5, 2015. Exception: Lifters who have previously won a Masters National Championship are exempt from the requirement to achieve a qualifying total. Note that all lifters (including former champions) must register before we reach our 300-lifter limit!
Drug Testing and Doping Control
Pursuant to the rules of USA Masters Weightlifting, these championships are a drug-tested event. The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will be under contract to handle all testing-related procedures. The number of tests administered will depend on the number of entries received for the championships. Of each entry received, $25 is allocated to the contracted costs with USADA.
Team captains should also register on-line.
As an alternative to on-line entry, competitors can download, print, fill out, and mail — after finding envelopes and stamps — this PDF version of the Information and Entry Form, or they can use the version from the Masters Newsletter (the issue dated October, 2014).
Entry deadline is March 5, 2015.
Proof of Entry
Athletes must have proof of on-line entry or of having mailed Entry Form to Meet Director. If mailing in Entry Form, send it Certified (PS Form 3800) and Returned Receipt (PS Form 3811) or enclose a self‐addressed, postage paid card with your entry for confirmation. If Meet Director does not receive Entry Form and athlete does not have Return Receipt, athlete will not be permitted to compete. An athlete who submits a valid entry and does not show may be subject to disciplinary action per USAW Rule Book Article 317.2.3.E.
|Men’s weight classes||56, 62, 69, 77, 85, 94, 105, 105+|
|Women’s weight classes||48, 53, 58, 63, 69, 75, 75+|
|Age groups||Masters Standard 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, etc.|
|Weigh-in||All weigh‐ins will take place at the Courtyard-Marriott competition site. Weight Checks will be available at the hotel at all times leading up to and throughout the competition.|
|Final Team Rosters||Team rosters must be in the hand of the Competition Secretary at the Technical Conference at the Courtyard-Marriott no later than 7:30pm, April 8.|
|Individual Awards||Medals will be presented to first, second, and third for totals only in each age / weight class. Men’s and Women’s best lifter awards will be given in each age group based on the Sinclair and Meltzer‐Malone age and body weight formulas. The Grand Master Awards for men and women will be based upon the highest Sinclair and Meltzer‐Malone age and body weight correction formulas on Age Group winners only.|
|Team Awards||Team awards will be presented for first, second, and third (male and female). Team must be registered for 2015, and USAW and all lifters’ cards must indicate appropriate team membership.|
|Saunas||There are no saunas at the competition venue, but some locations in the vicinity (not affiliated with the event) do have saunas.|
|Schedule||The exact lifting schedule will not be determined until one week after the entry deadline (and four weeks prior to the event). The expectation is that the oldest lifters will compete on Thursday, April 9, and the youngest will compete on Sunday, April 12. The remaining entries will be divided to balance the number and sizes of sessions throughout the weekend. Check the Schedule Tab above for the most recent scheduling information.|
|Medals||Medals will be presented after the snatch of the following session (except for the final session of each day).|