2023 Howard Cohen American Masters Weightlifting Championships

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2023 Howard Cohen American Masters Weightlifting Championships

Masters Olympic Weightlifting competition, drug tested, first day of event Nov 9. Athletes 35 and older compete in snatch and clean and jerk

When and where

Date and time


Wilson County Expo Center 945 E Baddour Parkway Lebanon, TN 37087

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 3 days 12 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Registration fees per lifter:

Early Registration $ 105.00US (online before 1/31/2023)

Regular Registration $125 (online 2/1/2023 through 10/11/2023 midnight CST)

Refundable Registration (through 10/11/23) $225 (refundable if you withdraw up to Technical Conference)

Late fee registration $ 225.00US (online 10/12/202 through 10/18/23)

NO REFUNDS (If the event cannot take place as scheduled, Refunds will be given, minus the Eventbrite Fee) All Athletes are required to have a current USAW membership AND are required to complete the USADA Athletes Advantage Education Certification in their USA Weightlifting membership as well as Safesport training. Click on Certification area in USAW Membership (BARS).

Registration fees per team $50.00US

There are NO Qualifying Totals for this event!

Proof of Entry: In the event of a dispute regarding the timely submission of the Entry Form, all lifters must have proof of having entered the event.

Eligibility: All master lifters properly registered with USAW Masters Program who are at least 35 years of age on or before December 31, 2022. Participants must show proof of age with government issued photo ID at the time of weigh-in.

AgeGroups: 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79. 80-84, 85-89, 90+

COMPETITION: Schedule and Start List

Competition will take place on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday November 9th through November12th at the Competition Venue. The exact lifting schedule will not be determined until 2 days after the entry deadline. The expectation is that the oldest lifters will compete on Thursday, and the youngest lifters will lift on Sunday. 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 meeting. After the meeting an athlete may increase, but may not decrease his/her body weight category. The athlete must 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, Michael Cohen.

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.

Hotels: Days Inn by Wyndham, Lebanon - 822 South Cumberland St, Lebanon, TN 37087

Comfort Suites: 904 Murfreesboro Rd, Lebanon, TN 37090

La Quinta: 140 Dixie Ave, Lebanon, TN 37090

Mention Howard Cohen Weightlifting for group rate.

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