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2009 National Championships START LIST and FINAL SCHEDULE

April 10, 2009, 5:20 p.m. (ET)

2009 National Championships       START LIST    

LIVE WEBCAST of the 2009 National Championships/2009 Pan Am Championships
Live web streaming for the 2009 National Championships/2009 Pan Am Championships will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2009. The link to this one-day only broadcast is:

The live webcast will be broadcast ONE DAY ONLY, starting at 9 am CST/10 am EST on Saturday June 6th, and will continue all day Saturday until the lifting is over that evening. Once the editing of this event is complete, the 2009 Pan Am Championships/National Championships will be rebroadcast for all interested viewers. Stay tuned!


2009 National Championships and 2009 Pan Ams FINAL SCHEDULE    (PDF)

PLEASE NOTE:  Because the Pan Am Federation's software is being used for the entire event, the schedule looks different than people might expect. Here's how to read the schedule:

The final overall lifting schedule is on Page 2.  (Look at the bottom of each page, in the middle, to find the page number)

To see the list of athletes in each session, start on Page 12.

In each session, to find the 2009 National Championship athletes, look for the column that says US National Championships. Follow each X'd row to the left, to see the name of our lifters for the 2009 Nationals.

Note that in the column called NATION, for our National Championships lifters, the Pan Am people requested that we come up with a 3-letter code for the USA Weightlifting club those respective athletes lift for.

So, for instance......FAL means Team Florida-Altamonte...COF means Coffee's Gym....ECG means East Coast Gold, etc (People should just look for the US National Championships column and follow the X'd boxes to the left - much easier!)

For those U.S. athletes whose scores will be counted for both the Nationals and the Pan Ams, both the US National Championships column and the PanAmerican Championships column will be X'd. However, their NATION column will only say USA, instead of the 3-letter code for their USAW club.



2009 National Championships ATHLETE Entry Form**       WORD        PDF
(for reference purposes only - registration is now closed)

2009 National Championships TEAM ENTRY** only       WORD        PDF
(for reference purposes only - registration is now closed)

Important Announcement
about 2009 National Championships Verification of Final Entries and Technical Conference-

 Since the competitors in the 2009 Pan American and US National Championships will lift in combined sessions, an important change in schedule has been made.  Please note the following:

 Contrary to what has been published in the National Championships entry form, please note the following:

 A combined Pan American and National Championships and FINAL Verification of Entries will be held from 2:30 - 3:00 PM Central Time Wednesday June 3rd at the Chicago Hilton and Towers and Combined Technical Conference will be held from 3:30 - 4:30 PM Central Time Wednesday June 3rd, also at the Hilton. 

At this time all weight class changes will be final and the final schedule will be announced!

Because of this late notice and because some participants may have already made flights which are due to arrive later in the day, National Championships competitors may submit changes to the National Office via email or fax no later than 12 Noon Mountain Time, Wednesday June 3rd.  Changes may be emailed to or faxed to 719-866-4741 no later than 12 Noon MST, Wednesday June 3rd. Please don't assume the National Office has received those changes - make sure to call us to confirm! Our phone number is 719-866-4508.

 PLEASE NOTE:  In the 2009 National Championships entry form, the original Technical Meeting was scheduled for 8:30 pm on Wednesday June 3rd. Now that the Verification of Final Entries Meeting and the Technical Meeting will both take place earlier in the day, as noted above, there will be an Informational Meeting at 8:30 PM CST on Wednesday June 3rd. This meeting will serve strictly for informational purposes only, for US participants arriving later.


2009 National Championships TRAVEL and HOTEL Info     WORD      PDF


RULES/REFEREES CLINIC - Wednesday, June 3rd, 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Testing for USA Weightlifting National Referee & IWF Category I & II Referee

REFEREES TESTWednesday, June 3rd, 9:30 - 10:30 PM

Application for testing can be found on the USA Weightlifting web site at . Complete the application and send to:

Roger Sadecki
Fax:  (651) 490-5903


**If the entry is being mailed, it must be postmarked NO LATER THAN the deadline, Tuesday May 12, 2009. 

**If the entry is being faxed or scanned/emailed, the entry MUST be received by the National Office NO LATER THAN midnight Mountain Time (Colorado time) on Tuesday May 12, 2009.

No late entries will be accepted.  

Paper entries for any athletes who will be under the age of 18 at the time of the event must be accompanied by the signature of a parent or legal guardian.

Anyone entering the 2009 National Championships online will receive a confirmation page after online payment is made. If the athlete will be under the age of 18 at the time of the event, the athlete and the parent/legal guardian must both sign the confirmation page and send it to the National Office. If you do not receive a confirmation page after online event registration and payment are made, please contact the National Office immediately at 719-866-4508.