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)

Weight
Category 
Total
Weight
56kg 120kg
62kg 134kg
69kg 170kg
77kg 195kg
85kg 203kg
94kg 213kg
105kg 218kg
+105kg 225kg

Women (Adult, Senior, and Junior Lifters)

Weight
Category 
Total
Weight
48kg 85kg
53kg 94kg
58kg 100kg
63kg 110kg
69kg 120kg
75kg 125kg
90kg 130kg
+90kg 140kg

Youth (Lifters Age 17 and Under)

Male

Weight
Category
Total
Weight
50kg 80kg
56kg 107kg
62kg 120kg
69kg 132kg
77kg 142kg
85kg 150kg
94kg 152kg
+94kg 155kg

Female

Weight
Category
Total
Weight
44kg 58kg
48kg 68kg
53kg 75kg
58kg 82kg
63kg 88kg
69kg 94kg
75kg 98kg
+75kg 100kg

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.

Men

Weight
Category 
Total
Weight
56kg 194kg
62kg 223kg
69kg 246kg
77kg 274kg
85kg 289kg
94kg 300kg
105kg 305kg
+105kg 310kg

Women

Weight
Category 
Total
Weight
48kg 133kg
53kg 149kg
58kg 163kg
63kg 170kg
69kg 179kg
75kg 189kg
90kg 192kg
+90kg 194kg

Featured image: @usa_weightlifting on Instagram/LiftingLife

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