The Just For Fun Open

What is the Just For Fun Open?
The Just For Fun Open is an Olympic Weightlifting competition which is open to all competitiors.  No USAW memebership is required, as this is not a USAW sanctioned meet.  This is a perfect opportunity for those who are interested in a first Weightlifting competition, Weightlifters who are just looking to have fun, or even those who may not have a current USAW membership.  Whatever the reason, we are happy to have you come and lift!

When is it happening?
Saturday, December 16th 2017. The first weigh-in begins at 7:00 a.m.

Where do I sign up?
You Can sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-competitors get in free.

What are the rules of the competition?
This competition will be conducted in Pounds rather than Kilograms. The smallest increments for attempts will be 2.5 lbs. Also, a singlet is not required for this meet, but you do get a gold star if you wear one. As is standard in Weightlifting competitions, clothing may not cover the elbows, and belts may be no larger than 4 inches wide.

The two contested lifts will be the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk. Each lifter will be given three attempts at each of these two lifts. Each contest group will be divided into two sessions, one session for the Snatch, and one session for the Clean & Jerk. A ten minute break will be provided between these two sessions. Winners are determined by the best Total, which is a lifter’s best Snatch added with that lifter’s best Clean & Jerk. Each lifter competes with other lifters in their own weight class (Weigh-ins begin 2 hours before each session), gender, and age group. The age groups will be: up to and including yrs. (Youth), Up to and including 20 yrs. (Junior), 21-34 yrs. (Senior), and 35+ (Masters which is sub-divided for every 5 yrs, of age). Each session is judged by three referees to determine whether a lift is “good” or a “no lift”. For more details, watch the following video provided by Juggernaut Training Systems. Details on what constitutes a good lift vs. a no lift begin at 12:30 in this video. If this is your first Olympic Weightlifting meet, we do recommend watching the entire video.

Each session is judged by three referees to determine whether a lift is “good” or a “no lift”. For more details, watch the following video provided by Juggernaut Training Systems. Details on what constitutes a good lift vs. a no lift begin at 12:30 in this video. If this is your first Olympic Weightlifting meet, we do recommend watching the entire video.

Age Groups

Youth – 17 and under (Youth and Juniors are combined into one age group)
Senior – 18-34
Master – 35+ (Masters will be sub-divided every 5 years of age for medals)

Weight Classes (Weigh-ins will begin 2 hours before each session):

Females

97 lbs. (44 kg. – Youth only)
106 lbs. (48 kg. – all ages)

117 lbs. (53 kg. – all ages)
128 lbs. (58 kg. – all ages)
139 lbs. (63 kg. – all ages)
152 lbs. (69 kg. – all ages)
165 lbs. (75 kg. – all ages)
165+lbs. (75+ kg. – Youth only)
198 lbs. (90 kg. – all ages)
198+ lbs.(90+ kg. – Seniors and Masters only)

Males

110 lbs. (50 kg. – Youth only)
123 lbs. (56 kg. – all ages)
137 lbs. (62 kg. – all ages)
152 lbs. (69 kg. – all ages)
170 lbs. (77kg. – all ages)
187 lbs. (85 kg. – all ages)
207 lbs. (94 kg. – all ages)
207+ lbs. (94+ kg. – all ages)
231 lbs. (105 kg. – all ages)
231+ lbs. (105+ kg. – Seniors and Masters only)