Join USA Weightlifting members across the country our new online competition opportunities to qualify for the following events:
2020 American Open 3
2020 Youth Nationals
2020 American Open Finals
- March 17-31
- April 1-30
- May 1-31
- June 1-30
- July 1- 31
- Athletes must be current USA Weightlifting members
- Athletes must register for the event on BARS
- Athletes must submit all required information on the entry page
- Athletes must submit 1 snatch and 1 clean and jerk video with a visible timestamp, clock or timer at all times in both the weigh in and lift submissions
- A photo of athlete weight with clock displayed will be accepted in lieu of a video
- Videos must be set at 400cm from the athletes start position or make best effort if that is not possible ensure the video shows the athlete from overhead lock out to floor
- Camera must be placed directly in front of the athlete and raised directly in front of the athlete i.e. videos filmed from the ground will not be accepted
- If you have a lock out issue before starting the lift show the judges your full extension pause then lift
- Weights may be in KG or LB.
- Black pound plates must display weight markers in the video either at the beginning or end of the submission
- Weight must be submitted in kg to the lowest whole number for ex. 100.8kg will be recorded as 100kg
- Athletes may start immediately following weigh in but cannot exceed normal competition duration ex. weighing in in the morning and then waiting until the following day to compete
Athletes may choose to weigh in and immediately lift. The examples below are meant as a guideline.
Video submission clock example:
If the athlete weighs in at 1 pm the snatch video should be between 3pm and 4pm and the clean and jerk should be between 4pm and 5pm with the clock displayed to reflect.
Video submission timer example:
Alternatively with a timer the start time should be from 1min to 60min (1hour), 120min to 180min for the snatch, and 180 to 240min for the clean and jerk.
- This event will be used as a local competition opportunity. Athletes will be required to weigh in and compete within the same time limit as they would at a local event
- Due to the nature of this event we ask that all athletes compete with integrity and to respect their fellow athletes when sending in submissions
- Pulling straps are not allowed
- Videos that do not include a weight check are prohibited
- Excessive weight cutting methods are not endorsed or allowed
- In the case of a tie the athlete that posted their video submission first will be awarded
- Videos that do not display the weights following the lifts are prohibited
- Submissions will be reviewed by National referees and above for approval and qualification
- If your submission is rejected you will receive and email informing you of the decision
- If your submission is accepted you will see the results uploaded to your member profile within 1 week after competition close
- Athlete will receive an approval email from the moderator within 24 hours when their results are available for review in the gallery on the submission site
- Contact email@example.com for submission questions
- Award winners will be notified and published within 1 week of the close of the competition
Top 3 TOTAL placement awards will be given in the following categories
- Men's and Women's Open
- Men's and Women's Masters (all age categories)
- Men's and Women's Youth ( all age categories)
- Men's and Women's Open Adaptive
- Men's and Women's Open Military
Snatch and clean and jerk medals WILL NOT be awarded
Awards will be mailed in June (subject to change)
- This event is free to participate however we ask that you consider making a donation to the Diversity and Inclusion Fund.
You can make a donation via BARS here
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ALL USAW RULES WILL BE IN PLACE I.E. athlete must be motionless before the jerk.
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