In 2017, USA Weightlifting will introduce a new “American Open Series” of three meets held across the country, and while exact dates and locations have yet to be announced, we now know the qualifying totals for lifters.
And before you click away, it’s worth checking out the totals needed to qualify for these competitions, which we’ve embedded below; they’re significantly lower than qualifying totals needed for most national meets. This could make these events much more accessible to local and regional level lifters looking to gain experience in a larger sanctioned meet. It also gives elite lifters more opportunities to post totals toward international qualification and teams.
Note: These are qualifying totals for the American Open Series, not the American Open itself (which generally has much higher entry totals). From what we know thus far, competing in an American Open Series event will not be a requirement to compete at the 2017 American Open.
We’ll have more information soon regarding details of the American Open Series, including team scoring, dates, and locations. The full totals, including for Masters, are now available on USA Weightlifting’s website.
Men (Adult, Senior, and Junior Lifters)
Women (Adult, Senior, and Junior Lifters)
Youth (Lifters Age 17 and Under)
Curious how these totals stack up against qualifying numbers for Nationals? For comparison, check out the 2017 Nationals Qualifying Totals for Senior Men and Women below.
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