Age Requirements Changing for 2019 University Nationals

April 25, 2018, 12:45 p.m. (ET)
To align with new international regulations, USA Weightlifting is changing the age requirements for the National University Championships beginning in 2019.

Beginning with the 2019 National University Championships, athletes ages 18-25 will be allowed to compete. The prior rule allowed athletes 18-28 to participate. 

The USA Weightlifting Competition Committee made the recommendation to align with the International University Sports Federation (FISU) after FISU recently updated its regulations that athletes ages 18-25 can compete in the FISU World University Championships and Universiade. FISU's prior rules allowed athletes ages 18-28 to participate in the FISU World University Championships and Universiade.