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2017 National Masters Weightlifting Championships

Team Savannah Weightlifting, Inc.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:00 AM - Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EST)

2017 National Masters Weightlifting Championships

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Athlete Entry 301 Tickets Ended $100.00 $3.49
Team Entry   more info 92 Tickets Ended $50.00 $2.24
Late Athlete Entry 64 Tickets Ended $130.00 $4.24
Event Short Sleeve T-shirt   more info 97 Tickets Mar 1, 2017 $20.00 $1.49

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Event Details

Presented by:                                   

Team Savannah Weightlifting, Inc.

Competition Venue:       National Guard Armory
1248 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406             

Training and Sauna: Paul Anderson / Howard Cohen Weightlifting Center
7232 Varnedoe Drive, Savannah, GA 31406

Entry Fees are NON REFUNDABLE!
If you enter and have not met the new qualifiying standards, you will NOT be refunded.                                

Individual - $100.00 US
After Jan1 - $130 US
Team - $50.00 US

Mail to                                        

Howard Cohen
130 Brandywine Rd.
Savannah, GA 31405

Entry Deadline                          

Postmarked or online entry no later than Jan 1, 2017 (midnight EST)
After January 1, 2017, entry fee is $130 US.
No Entries after Feb 1, 2017 (online deadline midnight EST).
**Entry Fees are non-refundable**

USAW Membership

USAW Membership is required for athletes. Please make sure your membership is valid through the end of the competition (3/12/17). USAW number and expiration date are required on the official entry form. Athletes are required to be registered as MASTERS athlete.


Eligibility:  All master lifters properly registered with USAW Masters Program who are at least 35 years of age on or before December 31, 2017. Participants must show proof of age and of current registration at the time of weigh-in.

Team Entry: Team rosters must be in the hand of the Competition Secretary at the Technical Conference at the Venue no later than 7:00pm, March 8. Team Entry Fee MUST be paid online or in mail by Feb 1!


Men    M35-39    M40-44    M45-49    M50-54    M55-59    M60-64  M65-69    M70-74    M75-79    M80-84   
M85-89     M90+
Women W35-39    W40-44    W45-49    W50-54    W55-59    W60-64     W65-69    W70-74   W75-79    W80+

VERIFICATION OF ENTRIES MEETING: At Venue on March 8 at 6:30pm.
TECHNICAL MEETING The technical meeting will be held Wednesday, March 8th at the Competition Venue. The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM.

Qualifying Totals:

Qualifying totals for this meet are new for this year. These totals must have been successfully lifted in a USAW-sanctioned competition between April 3, 2016, and January 29, 2017. Exception: Lifters who have previously won a Masters National Championship are exempt from the requirement to achieve a qualifying total. Note that all lifters (including former champions) must register before the deadline!


Qualifiying Totals Can be found Here:

COMPETITION:  Competition will take place on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 9th through March 12th, at the Competition Venue.  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 the oldest lifters will compete on Thursday, March 9th, and the youngest men will lift on Sunday, March 12th. The remaining entries will be divided to balance the  number and sizes of sessions throughout the weekend.


Weight Category Change:  Please note that according to USAW Masters rules, an athlete may increase or decrease his/her body weight category at the verification of entries meeting.   After the technical meeting an athlete may increase, but may not decrease his/her body weight category.  The athlete must notify the Competition Secretary and report to the weigh-in of the original weight category to confirm the change to a heavier category.  If there are any questions about this ruling please contact your National Master's Chairman, Howard Cohen. Masters Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday evening, March 11, 30 minutes after the last session is completed. Location to be announced. 

Drug Testing and Doping Control: Pursuant to the rules of USA Masters Weightlifting, these championships are a drug-tested event. The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will be under contract to handle all testing-related procedures. The number of tests administered will depend on the number of entries received for the championships. Of each entry received, $25 is allocated to the contracted costs with USADA.

Awards: Medals will be presented to first, second, and third for totals only.   Best Lifter for each age group (male and female).   Grand Master award for male and female.   Team Awards for first, second, and third (male and female).

Training: All lifters may train at the Anderson/Cohen Facility. Medals: Will be presented after the snatch of the next session (except for the last session of each day).

Weigh-In: All weigh-ins will take place at the weigh-in office at the competition venue. 

Scale:  There will be a check scale at the warm-up area adjacent to the official weigh-in room and at the competition hotel.



Competition Hotel:   LaQuinta Inn Savannah Midtown         
6805 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31405                                    
United States Phone: (912) 355-3004

Make your reservation early as the number of rooms available is Limited. If you have more than 1 in the room, ask for 2 beds. (Please make sure you tell the hotel operator that you are with the National Masters Weightlifting group.) The rate is $60.50 per night for weekday, $97 per night for Friday and Saturday and $56.00 for Sunday.
Check scale will be available at this hotel.


Alternate Hotel:  
LaQuinta Inn & Suites    
8484 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31406
United States Phone: (912) 927-7660                                

Have questions about 2017 National Masters Weightlifting Championships? Contact Team Savannah Weightlifting, Inc.

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National Guard Armory
1248 Eisenhower Drive
Savannah, GA

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:00 AM - Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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