Qualifying Totals

March 02, 2015, 5:23 p.m. (ET)

*March 3, 2015*

Last night, USA Weightlifting posted qualifying totals for the remainder of 2015. Upon the announcement it was brought to light there were several transcription errors that resulted in incorrect totals. The transcription error was corrected this morning and the posted qualifying totals below are accurate. We apologize for any confusion that this has caused. 

Please see below the qualifying totals and qualifying periods for 2015 National Events and the 2016 National Junior Championships.

  • Registration for the National Championships & National University Championships will open April 1, 2015.
  • Registration for the American Open will open July 1, 2015. 
  • Registration for the 2016 National Junior Championship will open September 1, 2015.

To generate alternative qualifying pathways to the National Championships and the American Open, USA Weightlifting will shortly be announcing a regional series. The first event will take place April 30-May 2, 2015 as advised in the 2015 Athlete Handbook for International Competition. Further details of this event will be posted by the end of the week.

Questions should be directed to USA Weightlifting’s Director of Events & Programs at phil.andrews@usaweightlifting.org

FAQs:

Q: Is there a cap on entries?
A: No, you must simply reach the qualifying total in a USA Weightlifting sanctioned competition within the qualifying period.


Q:  How are the qualifying totals arrived at?
A: Qualifying totals are derived from the USA Weightlifting NCS Matrix, this matrix is based on the 5 year average of the Bronze medal at the World Championships & Olympic Games, and is used to select our international teams. Therefore, in line with this, we have selected a given % of this matrix for all events except the National Youth Championships.


USA Weightlifting Qualifying Totals – 2015 Events & 2016 National Juniors

2015 National Youth Championships – Minneapolis, MN – 25-28 June, 2015
Qualifying Period – May 24, 2014 to May 25, 2015

Men

Women

Under 11 & Under 13 (Born 2002 or Later)

Under 11 & Under 13 (Born 2002 or Later)

31kg

35kg

31kg

31kg

35kg

46kg

35kg

36kg

39kg

56kg

39kg

44kg

44kg

62kg

44kg

49kg

50kg

70kg

48kg

53kg

56kg

78kg

53kg

57kg

62kg

84kg

58kg

61kg

69kg

90kg

+58kg

66kg

+69kg

96kg

Ages 14-15 (Born 2000-2001)

Ages 14-15 (Born 2000-2001)

44kg

80kg

44kg

58kg

50kg

93kg

48kg

68kg

56kg

107kg

53kg

75kg

62kg

120kg

58kg

82kg

69kg

132kg

63kg

88kg

77kg

142kg

69kg

94kg

85kg

150kg

+69kg

100kg

85+

155kg

Ages 16-17 (Born 1998-1999)

Ages 16-17 (Born 1998-1999)

50kg

105kg

44kg

68kg

56kg

115kg

48kg

75kg

62kg

136kg

53kg

85kg

69kg

153kg

58kg

94kg

77kg

167kg

63kg

103kg

85kg

176kg

69kg

111kg

94kg

184kg

75kg

116kg

105kg

190kg

+75kg

121kg

105+

195kg

2015 National Championships – Dallas, TX – 13-16 August, 2015
Totals at 70% of the NCS Matrix.
Qualifying Period – July 5, 2014 to July 5, 2015

Men

Women

Weightclass

Qualification

Weightclass

Qualification

56kg

199kg

48kg

133kg

62kg

220kg

53kg

147kg

69kg

233kg

58kg

160kg

77kg

250kg

63kg

170kg

85kg

266kg

69kg

179kg

94kg

280kg

75kg

190kg

105kg

289kg

75+kg

205kg

105+kg

307kg

2015 National University Championships – Weber State University, UT – 24-27 September, 2015

Totals Set at 55% of the NCS Matrix.
Qualification Period – April 4, 2014 to August 17, 2015

Men

Women

Born 1987 to 1997, Student or 1 Year Grad

Born 1987 to 1997, Student or 1 Year Grad

56Kg.

156Kg.

48Kg.

104kg.

62Kg.

173Kg.

53Kg.

116kg

69Kg.

183Kg.

58Kg.

126kg

77Kg.

196kg

63Kg.

134kg

85Kg.

209Kg.

69Kg.

141kg

94Kg.

220Kg.

75Kg.

149kg

105Kg.

227Kg.

+75Kg.

161Kg.

+105Kg.

241Kg.

2015 American Open – Reno, NV – 3-6 December, 2015
Totals Set at 65% of the NCS Matrix
Qualifying period – October 24, 2014 to October 25, 2015

Men

Women

Weightclass

Qualification

Weightclass

Qualification

56kg

184kg

48kg

123kg

62kg

204kg

53kg

137kg

69kg

216kg

58kg

149kg

77kg

232kg

63kg

158kg

85kg

247kg

69kg

166kg

94kg

260kg

75kg

176kg

105kg

268kg

+75kg

190kg

+105kg

284kg

2015 Regional Events – TBC Locations & Dates

Adult Qualifying

Men

Women

Weightclass

Qualification

Weightclass

Qualification

56kg

142kg

48kg

95kg

62kg

157kg

53kg

105kg

69kg

166kg

58kg

114kg

77kg

178kg

63kg

123kg

85kg

190kg

69kg

128kg

94kg

201kg

75kg

135kg

105kg

206kg

+75kg

146kg

+105kg

219kg

Junior Qualifying (1995 Year of Birth of Earlier)

Men

Women

Weightclass

Qualification

Weightclass

Qualification

56kg

128kg

48kg

85kg

62kg

141kg

53kg

95kg

69kg

150kg

58kg

103kg

77kg

160kg

63kg

111kg

85kg

171kg

69kg

115kg

94kg

181kg

75kg

122kg

105kg

186kg

+75kg

132kg

+105kg

197kg

Youth Qualifying (1998 Year of Birth or Earlier)

Men

Women

Weightclass

Qualification

Weightclass

Qualification

56kg

115kg

48kg

74kg

62kg

126kg

53kg

86kg

69kg

135kg

58kg

93kg

77kg

144kg

63kg

99kg

85kg

154kg

69kg

100kg

94kg

163kg

75kg

110kg

105kg

167kg

+75kg

119kg

+105kg

177kg

2016 National Junior Championships – TBC Location & Date

Qualifying Totals set to 55% of the NCS Matrix*
*To allow for Youth Worlds qualification, the 48kg and 56kg classes use the 44kg and 50kg figures.
Qualifying Period -  Jan 1, 2015 to Jan 10, 2016

Women

Men

Weight Class

Total

Weight Class

Total

48kg

94kg

56kg

130kg

53kg

116kg

62kg

173kg

58kg

126kg

69kg

183kg

63kg

134kg

77kg

196kg

69kg

141kg

85kg

209kg

75kg

149kg

94kg

220kg

+75kg

161kg

105kg

227kg

+105kg

241kg