Entry Information


All masters must be properly registered with their respective National Masters Program and be at least 35 years of age on or before December 31, 2012. Participants must show proof of age and of current registration in their respective National Weightlifting Federation at the time of weigh‐in. The organizing committee and the USAW reserve the right to refuse entry.


There are no minimum qualifying totals for entry to the American Masters, nor are entrants required to have participated in a recent meet. But it is imperative that all lifters (or their coaches) be familiar with the rules and expectations at a sanctioned weightlifting meet.


On-line entry consists of three steps:

  1. Read the Official Entry Agreement.
  2. Complete and submit the Entry Form.
  3. Go to the Make Payment page to complete your transaction.

Team captains should complete either the Men’s Team Entry Form or the Women’s Team Entry Form and then proceed to Make Payment.

Paper Entry

Paper (pdf) Information and Entry Form are also available.

Entry deadline is October 5, 2012.

Proof of Entry

Athletes must have proof of on-line entry or of having mailed Entry Form to Meet Director. If mailing in Entry Form, send it Certified (PS Form 3800) and Returned Receipt (PS Form 3811) or enclose a self‐addressed, postage paid card with your entry for confirmation. If Meet Director does not receive Entry Form and athlete does not have Return Receipt, athlete will not be permitted to compete. An athlete who submits a valid entry and does not show may be subject to disciplinary action per USAW Rule Book Article 317.2.3.E.

Competition Details

Men’s weight classes 56, 62, 69, 77, 85, 94, 105, 105+
Women’s weight classes 48, 53, 58, 63, 69, 75, 75+
Age groups Masters Standard 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, etc.
Weigh-in All weigh‐ins will take place at the Courtyard-Marriott competition site. Weight Checks will be available at the hotel at all times leading up to and throughout the competition.
Final Team Rosters Team rosters must be in the hand of the Competition Secretary at the Technical Conference at the Courtyard-Marriott no later than 7:30pm, November 8.
Individual Awards Medals will be presented to first, second, and third for totals only in each age / weight class. Men’s and Women’s best lifter awards will be given in each age group based on the Sinclair and Meltzer‐Malone age and body weight formulas. The Grand Master Awards for men and women will be based upon the highest Sinclair and Meltzer‐Malone age and body weight correction formulas on Age Group winners only.
Team Awards Team awards will be presented for first, second, and third (male and female). Team must be registered for 2012, and USAW and all lifters’ cards must indicate appropriate team membership.
Saunas There are no saunas at the competition venue.
Schedule The exact lifting schedule will not be determined until one week after the entry deadline (and four weeks prior to the event). The expectation is that all of the women and the oldest men will lift on Friday, November 9, and the youngest men will lift on Sunday, November 11. The remaining entries will be divided to balance the number and sizes of sessions throughout the weekend. Check the Schedule Tab above for the most recent scheduling information.
Medals Medals will be presented after the snatch of the following session (except for the final session of each day).