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5th Annual Mississippi State Weightlifting Championship

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USA Weightlifting sanctioned meets in Mississippi turns 5 this year. In 2013 the first meet in Mississippi state history was hosted by our club Mississippi Barbell in Jackson, MS. We have continued the annual State meet and have expanded meets throughout the state (meet directing every one of them) since then.

Join us at Reservoir Crossfit (131 Builder's Square in Brandon, MS behind Miller's) on Saturday, June 2, 2018 for the 5th Annual State Meet.

As always, our events are open to all ages, state residencies, and abilities. This is a great event for first time athletes, those looking for more platform experience, or seasoned athletes looking for a qualifying total for a national event.

Register: http://www.msbarbell.com/shop/5th-annual-mississippi-weightlifting-championship

Divisions: Athletes may choose to register in a USAW or a non-USAW division.

Athletes electing to compete in a USAW division MUST have a current USAW membership. Memberships can be purchased at https://webpoint.usaweightlifting.org/ Memberships will not be sold at the meet and therefore must be purchased prior to competition.

Athletes electing to compete in the non-USAW division will lift alongside USAW competitors, but will NOT have their results submitted to USAW for regional or national event qualification.

Lifts Tested: This Olympic weightlifting and USA Weightlifting sanctioned event consists of three attempts at the snatch and three attempts at the clean and jerk.

Weight Classes: All weight classes are in kilos. The following tables are based on USA Weightlifting’s official conversion chart (https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting/Weightlifting101/Weight-Classes).

Our registration form is based on and uses the information from this chart. Registering for the correct weight class falls on your shoulders, but if you have questions that aren't answered by the chart, please ask us.

Awards: The following awards will be given:

· 1st-3rd in Non-USAW division (based on Sinclair formula)

· 1st-3rd in USAW Youth division (age and weight class)

· 1st-3rd in USAW Masters division (age and weight class. Example: 35 year old female in the 63 kilo class would place as a 35-39 year old 63 kilo athlete)

· 1st-3rd in USAW Junior division (age and weight class)

· 1st-3rd in USAW Open division (weight class)

· Best Overall Lifter (Youth, Junior, Master, Open. Male and female for all)

Attire: Singlets are suggested but not required for any division. If not wearing a singlet please ensure we can see the creases in your elbow or knee for judging purposes. Exposed midriffs or singlet straps not worn over the shoulders are not allowed pursuant to USA Weightlifting rules. Example: A short sleeve shirt and spandex tights or loose shorts above the knee are acceptable non-singlet attire. This is not an exhaustive list of what can be worn. This is only one example.

Registration Limit: Registration is capped at the first 30 lifters to register and pay. The pricing tier listed below does not guarantee spots will remain open at those dates.


Early Bird- $55 – through April 16, 2018

Price Saver- $70 – April 17 through May 14, 2018

Late Registrant- $85 – May 15 through May 31, 2018

Start List: Preliminary start list will be made available via Facebook event page and email to registrants on May 28, 2018. It will be subject to change dependent on late registrants. NOTE: Typically, all females lift first with weigh ins at 7 am and lifting at 9.

Weigh-Ins: Weigh-ins are only on the day of the event. They begin two hours before your start time and only last one hour.

For example, if you lift at 9am, your weigh-in time is from 7-8am. If you do not weigh in by 8:01am, you will have missed your weigh-in window.

If you fail to make your weigh-in on time, you will still lift in the competition, but your results will not be submitted to USAW (even if you signed up for the USAW division). You will compete in the non-USAW division for a potential medal.

The weight class you pick at registration will strictly be enforced. You can change your weight class but must do so by May 14, 2018 to ensure a medal will be ordered for you. Any changes to your weight class after May 15 will be not guarantee you a medal. Please remember we are a nonprofit and funds are carefully allocated to ensure a finite amount of medals. We utilize local businesses to create our specialized medals for this State event and they need two weeks to prepare them (at least). This is why there is a time frame.

Should you fail to change your weight class or make weight for the weight class your registered as, then you will STILL BE ABLE TO LIFT. If USAW division your results will still be sent to USAW. You will still lift in the same session as the division YOU ORIGINALLY REGISTERED FOR unless otherwise noted.

Spectator Tickets: Spectator tickets are $5. They can be purchased at the door on the day of the event (cash or check made payable to Mississippi Barbell Inc only).

Only registered athletes and one coach of record are allowed in without payment (coaches if you have multiple athletes and need assistant coaches please email us before the event). We have very limited space and want everyone to have equal access and opportunities in the warm up area.

Volunteers do not have to procure a ticket. A list of all names will be kept at the entrance. Please do not disrespect our volunteers if they ask you for registration or for you to show your ticket---they are doing their jobs.

Volunteer Opportunities: If you'd like to volunteer to help at the event (bar loading, table working, front door, refereeing) please email us at msweightliftingclub@gmail.com. We always need more referees and the test is free. More information can be found at http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting/Referees/Referee-Clinic-Video. All volunteers working the tables, conducting weigh-ins, or refereeing MUST be USAW members (cheaper rates apply via USAW if you are not registering as an athlete--see previous link in Membership portion).

Consumption of alcohol at the event site during the event (which includes weigh ins through awards) is strictly prohibited pursuant to USAW rules. It will result in your immediate disqualification even if you have already lifted. Your results will NOT be sent to USAW.

*** All sales are final. There will be no refunds awarded for any reason (including missing weigh ins or injury). Meet registration cannot be transferred to another individual. ***

*** By registering for this event, you are acknowledging you have read this page in its entirety along with USAW rules, regulations, and by laws, understand what it says, and agree to abide by that which is stated**

Direct emails to msweightliftingclub@gmail.com