2013 USADA Testing & Barbell Certification Opportunities
USA Weightlifting Non-National Sanctioned Competitions
USADA Testing Opportunities
USA Weightlifting is pleased to announce the following opportunities for local competition organizers to consider in 2013, as enhancements to their non-national competitions:
Organizers, who wish to consider having their competition sanctioned by USA Weightlifting as a drug tested Qualification Event for international competitions, or desire to present international competition trials sessions as a component of their competition, now have an opportunity to do so. The costs associated with USADA drug testing are those of the organizers. In order to acquire this special sanction, a formal agreement with USA Weightlifting based on the USA Weightlifting agreement applicable to national competitions, will be required.
In order to qualify for a sanction for these types of competitions, organizers will be required to meet the basic competition standards for national level competitions, such as an IWF certified competition set on the competition platform; warm up area per national competition standards and the associated barbell sets, from an IWF certified barbell manufacturer, of similar brand and quality as the competition platform set; national or higher level referees; competition platform sized to national competition standards, etc.
USA Weightlifting Barbell Certification Opportunity
Barbell manufacturers whose barbell sets meet IWF certification standards, but are not currently certified by the IWF, now have the opportunity to receive USA Weightlifting certification for use of their barbell sets in USA Weightlifting national and non-national events.
In order to receive this certification, manufacturers must meet the following requirements:
The USA Weightlifting annual non-refundable certification fee is $10,000.
Interested local organizers and barbell manufacturers may contact High Performance Director Peter Roselli, at Peter.Roselli@usaweightlifting.org.