USA Weightlifting Features 2014 Event Schedule

2014 Event Schedule

Aug. 28, 2013, 4:45 p.m. (ET)

In 2014, USA Weightlifting is proposing changes to the way we schedule our National Events to ensure a better athlete experience particularly for those competing in the “A” sessions.

To achieve this, it is proposed that entries close 24hrs after the qualification deadline, with the schedule posted to all athletes within 5 working days of that closure allowing good time to book airfare and hotel where the athlete does not wish to stay at the Championship for the entire period.

This will allow us to ensure our Saturday & Sunday prime “A” sessions for each championship run to an acceptable schedule.

We seek feedback on this proposed approach, and this be given directly our Director of Events & Programs, Phil Andrews by email on phil.andrews@usaweightlifting.org

On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Chair Artie Drechsler has prepared an outline of this approach and goes into more detail on both the rationale and execution, HERE

This approach will commence from the 2014 National Junior Championship, the 2013 American Open in Dallas, TX will be as per our 2013 model.

Proposed Dates, and associated registration dates for 2014 National Events;

Proposed dates are arrived at given their proximity to the international event to which they primarily qualify.

National Event

Proposed Date

Qualification Ends

Entry Ends

Schedule  Avail.

National Juniors

Jan 31-Feb 2

Jan 1, 2014

Jan 2, 2014

Jan 8, 2014

National Champ.

July 4-July 6

May 21, 2014

May 22, 2014

May 27, 2014

National Youth

July 24-July 27

Jun 25, 2014

Jun 26, 2014

July 2, 2014

National Uni

Oct 2 – Oct 5

Sept 3, 2014

Sep 5, 2014

Sep 9, 2014

American Open

Nov 27 – Nov 30

Oct 29, 2014

Oct 30, 2014

Nov 4, 2014

Other events such as international events hosted by the United States, the planned World Team & Pan American Team Trials and any invitational events will be under regulations posted closer to the time.

Qualification totals for 2014 National Meets are currently being finalized.