Will Non-Kentucky Residents be able to participate?
Yes, but Non-Kentucky Residents will only be eligible for medals at Kentucky Open Weightlifting Championship. They will NOT be eligible for medals at Kentucky State Championship.
How do I set a state record?
1] You must show proof of Kentucky Residency.
2] KY State Records can be set at the KY State Championship or Kentucky Open.
3] Must declare division competing in before day of meet, due to overlap in age range of divisions.
Is there a qualifying total for the meet?
At this time, No.
Will the meet be a qualifier for USAW national events?
YES, all USAW sanctioned meets are qualifiers for national events.
Will the meet be a qualifier for USAW Masters Pan Ams and Masters Worlds events?
YES, we do have 2 National Referees that are able to attend, so it will be a qualifier for USAW Masters Pan Ams and Masters Worlds. Please inform the meet director of your intent to qualify before the meet.
How do I volunteer for the meet?
Please email Ben, email@example.com to volunteer
How many divisions will there be?
We will have youth, junior, senior and master divisions. There will be records keep for all divisions.
Is a Singlet required to compete?
Can food and beverages be brought into the meet?
Yes, but no alcohol is allowed on the premises during the meet.
What gear allowed?
- The maximum width of the belt may not exceed 120 mm.
- No belt may be worn under the competitor’s costume.
- The competitors must wear sport footwear (called weightlifting shoes / boots) to protect their feet and give them stability and a firm stance on the competition platform.
- A strap over the instep is permitted.
- The maximum height permitted on the upper part of the footwear, measured from the top of the sole, is 130 mm.
- There is no minimum or maximum height of the soles.
Bandages, Tapes and Plasters
- Bandages, tapes or plasters may be worn on the wrists, the knees and the hands. Tape or plasters may be worn on the fingers or the thumbs.
- The bandages may be made of gauze, medical crepe or leather. A one-piece elastic bandage or rubberised kneecap, which allows free movement, may be worn over the knees. This latter piece of equipment cannot be reinforced in any way.
- On the wrists, the bandages must not cover more than 100 mm of skin.
- On the knees, the bandages must not cover more than 300 mm of skin.
- There is no limit to the length of the bandages.
NOTE: In the event of an injury, the doctor on duty may apply plasters on any bleeding part of the body.
How long do I get to weigh-in? Can I weigh-in more than once?
- The weigh-in of each bodyweight category begins two (2) hours before the start of the competition and lasts one hour.
- A competitor who is within the weight of the category in which he or she is entered is weighed only once. A competitor who is under or over the limit may return to the weigh-in as many times as required to make the weight and does not have to follow the sequence.