Howard Cohen American Masters

Baton Rouge, LA

Aug. 10 - 14, 2022

2022 Howard Cohen American Masters

Baton Rouge, LA

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This is the LAST qualifier for the 2022 World Masters Championships - or the last chance to increase your total!

Venue: Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge


Qualification Period: No Qualifying Totals



Early Registration  $ 100 (online before 4/8/2022)

Regular Registration $125 (online 4/9/2022 through 6/30/2022 midnight CST)

Refundable Registration (through 6/30/22) $199 (refundable if you withdraw up to Technical Conference)   

Late fee registration $ 199 (online 7/1/2022 through 7/8/22)

Team registration: $ 50


Athlete Registration


NO REFUNDS (If the event cannot take place as scheduled, Refunds will be given, minus the Eventbrite Fee) All Athletes are required to have a current USAW membership AND are required to complete the USADA Athletes Advantage Education Certification in their USA Weightlifting membership as well as Safesport training. Click on Certification area in USAW Membership (BARS). 

At the HC American Masters Weightlifting Championship, the 80% rule will be enforced. Your starting attempts must be within 80% of qualifying total.

Proof of Entry: In the event of a dispute regarding the timely submission of the Entry Form, all lifters must have proof of having entered the event. 

Eligibility: All master lifters properly registered with USAW Masters Program who are at least 35 years of age on or before December 31, 2022. Participants must show proof of age with government issued photo ID at the time of weigh-in.

AgeGroups: 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79. 80-84, 85-89, 90+

COMPETITION: Schedule and Start List

Competition will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday August 10th through August 14th at the Competition Venue. The exact lifting schedule will not be determined until 2 days after the entry deadline. The expectation is that the oldest lifters will compete on Wednesday, and the youngest lifters will lift on Sunday. The remaining entries will be divided to balance the number and sizes of sessions throughout the weekend.

Weight Category Change: Please note that according to USAW Masters rules, an athlete may increase or decrease his/her body weight category at the verification meeting.  After the meeting an athlete may increase, but may not decrease his/her body weight category. The athlete must report to the weigh-in of the original weight category to confirm the change to a heavier category. If there are any questions about this ruling please contact your National Master's Chairman, Michael Cohen.

Drug Testing and Doping Control: Pursuant to the rules of USA Masters Weightlifting, these championships are a drug-tested event. The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will be under contract to handle all testing-related procedures. The number of tests administered will depend on the number of entries received for the championships.