American Open Series Online Qualifier

March 17 - May 31, 2020

American Open Series Online Qualifier
Competition dates: March 17-31; April 1-30; EXTENDED: May 1-June 2

Online competition will be held here. Registration (free) is required through BARS

Step 1: Register via Bars:

Step 2: Submit Videos:

(May Competition)


(April Competition)


(March Competition)

Join USA Weightlifting members across the country in two new online competition opportunities to qualify for the following events:

2020 Nationals
2020 American Open Series 2 & 3
2020 Youth Nationals
2020 American Open Finals

-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 videos 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 in video submissions but must be written in KG
-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

- This event will be used as a local competition opportunity. Athletes will be required to weigh in and compete within the same 2 hour 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

- 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
- Award winners will be notified and published within 1 week of the close of the competition

- If your submission is accepted you will see the results uploaded to your member profile within 1 week after competition close
- Athletes 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 for submission questions


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 COVID 19 relief fund 
- The USA Weightlifting staff is launching a COVID-19 relief fund, to help members of our community whose livelihoods are in danger from the pandemic. It is our hope, if you have the means, to make a small contribution to this fund, to help offset unrecoverable costs for our members whose events and businesses have been disrupted by the pandemic. You can make a donation here, just select "COVID-19 Relief" in the drop down Program Menu.