The meet will begin at 8:00 am on Saturday morning and each lifter will be given three attempts to reach a max snatch and clean and jerk weight. Divisions are broken down by age and weight class. This meet is a USAW sanctioned weightlifting meet however you do not have to be USAW registered athlete to compete. The cost is $45 for USAW members and $50 for non USAW members. We are capping attendance at 30 people so do not delay, make sure to register today.
Download the T-Town Oly Open Registration form here: Oly Meet Registration
|17 and under||18-20||21-34||35 and above|
What are the weight classes?
|50 kg*||56 kg||62 kg||69 kg||77 kg||85 kg||94 kg||105 kg||105+ kg|
|110 lbs*||123 lbs||136 lbs||152 lbs||169 lbs||187 lbs||207 lbs||231 lbs||231+ lbs|
|44 kg*||48 kg||53 kg||58 kg||63 kg||69 kg||75 kg||75+ kg|
|97 lbs*||105 lbs||116 lbs||127 lbs||138 lbs||152 lbs||165 lbs||165+ lbs|
How do weight classes work?
You need to weigh-in at or below your weight class. If you are a male who weighs-in at 84kg, you will be in the 85kg weight class. If you weigh-in at 85.1kg, you will be in the 94kg weight class.
A little background on how an Olympic Weightlifting Meet is run:
The athlete gets three attempts in the Snatch, followed by three attempts in the Clean & Jerk. At the start of competition, the athlete will give the officials his or her opening weight for each of the lifts. The athlete’s opening weight should be a relatively easy weight, something the person knows he or she can successfully complete. Order is essentially broken down by weight on the bar, with broader divisions based on the above mentioned age and weights. Within an athlete’s weight class, the athlete will be going in order based on bar weight. When the athlete’s name is called, they have 1 minute to lift, and they will get a warning at 30 seconds. After the athlete completes the opening attempt, they give the judges their next weight attempt. Order will continue to progress by weight on the bar. Sometimes depending on the second weight the athlete chooses to attempt, they might be following themselves and if this is the case, they will have 2 minutes instead of 1. If the athlete misses an attempt, their options are to either repeat at the same weight, or go up – there is no going down in weight!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Christina Merlo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-210-0964. We look forward to see you at this great event!