The Southern Barbell Classic 2016
Old Orchard CrossFit introduces “The Southern Barbell Classic” in Jackson, MO
2630 Old Orchard Rd.
Jackson, MO 63755
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 – Olympic Weightlifting Open
Welcome to “The Southern Barbell Classic”. This is the only annual Olympic Weightlifting Open in the southeast region of Missouri. This competition looks to crown the strongest Olympic weightlifters in the area, so come prepared and well-trained. This event will not be USAW sanctioned, so you do not have to worry about having a membership. Lifts to be contested are the Snatch and Clean & Jerk, in that order, according to IWF rules, with a few minor changes. All weights will be configured in pounds and not kilograms. Singlets will not be required, but recommended. You may wear what you would like, as long as it doesn't give an unfair advantage or prevent judges from clearly evaluating the lifts. Elbow wraps and lifting straps will not be allowed.
All athletes participating will receive a custom event t-shirt.
This event will be held at Old Orchard CrossFit which is conveniently located in the Missouri bootheel, placing it halfway between Memphis and St. Louis. We welcome athletes of all levels from anywhere who believe they are well-trained with the skills necessary to compete in this open. We have one of the largest CrossFit facilities in Southeast Missouri with plenty of space for all your friends and families to come spectate! We encourage everyone to bring along coolers, lounge chairs, drinks, and food.
There are 8 classes for males and 7 for females. Please note that any lifter who fails to make the bodyweight of the category, in which he or she is officially entered, will be allowed to participate, but will be excluded from the actual competition. These classes are as follows.
Men's Weight Classes:
- 123 lb.
- 137 lb.
- 152 lb.
- 170 lb.
- 187 lb.
- 207 lb.
- 231 lb.
- Over 231 lb.
Women's Weight Classes:
- 106 lb.
- 117 lb.
- 128 lb.
- 139 lb.
- 152 lb.
- 165 lb.
- Over 165 lb.
*Weigh-ins will begin at 8 a.m. Athletes may weigh-in at any time during their appointed session, but all contestants must be weighed in 30 minutes prior to the start of their session. Again, all athletes must weigh within their class limit. (i.e. A male contestant in the 187 lb. class must weigh between 170.1-187 lbs.) An official schedule will be released regarding weigh-ins, session times, etc. closer to date.
EQUIPMENT: Men will use a 45lb Olympic Wieghtlifting Barbell. Women will use a 33lb Olympic Barbell. Weights will be in pounds: 45lb, 35lb, 25lb, 10lb, 5lb, and 2.5lb. There will be no fractional plates (1lb, 3/4lb, 1/2, or 1/4lb) so please choose your weights for your lifts accordingly.
GENERAL RULES FOR ALL LIFTS:
- The technique known as “hooking” is permitted. It consists of covering the last joint of the thumb with the other fingers of the same hand at the moment of gripping the barbell.
- In all lifts, the referees must count as “No lift” any unfinished attempt in which the barbell has reached the height of the knees.
- After the referees signal to lower the barbell, the lifter must lower it in front of the body and not let it drop either deliberately or accidentally. The grip on the barbell may be released when it has passed the level of the waist.
- A competitor, who cannot fully extend the elbow due to an anatomical deformation, must report this fact to the three referees and the Jury before the start of the competition.
- When snatching or cleaning in the squat style, the lifter may help the recovery by making swinging and rocking movements of the body.
- The use of grease, oil, water, talcum or any similar lubricant on the thighs is forbidden. Lifters are not permitted to have any substance on their thighs when arriving in the competition area. A lifter who uses any lubricant is ordered to remove it. During the removal the clock goes on.
- The use of chalk (magnesium) on the hands, thighs, etc., is permitted.
INCORRECT MOVEMENTS AND POSITIONS FOR ALL LIFTS
- Pulling from the hang.
- Touching the platform with any part of the body other than the feet.
- Uneven or incomplete extension of the arms, at the finish of the lift.
- Pause during the extension of the arms.
- Finishing with a press-out.
- Bending and extending the elbows during the recovery.
- Leaving the platform during the execution of the lift, i.e. touching the area outside the platform with any part of the body.
- Replacing the barbell on the platform before the referees' signal.
- Dropping the barbell after the referees' signal.
- Failing to finish with the feet and the barbell in line and parallel to the plane of the trunk.
- Failing to replace the complete barbell on the platform, i.e. the complete barbell must first touch the platform.
INCORRECT MOVEMENTS FOR THE SNATCH
- Pause during the lifting of the barbell.
- Touching the head of the lifter with the bar.
INCORRECT MOVEMENTS FOR THE CLEAN
- Placing the bar on the chest before turning the elbows.
- Touching the thighs or the knees with the elbows or the upper arms
INCORRECT MOVEMENTS FOR THE JERK
- Any apparent effort of jerking which is not completed. This includes lowering the body or bending the knees.
- Any deliberate oscillation of the barbell to gain advantage. The athlete and the barbell have to become motionless before starting the jerk.
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
- 7:30 a.m. Doors open / Check-in starts
- 8:00 a.m. Weigh-ins begin
*Final schedule will be announced in the coming weeks on Old Orchard CrossFit's Facebook page and “Southern Barbell Classic 2016” event page.
The barbell is placed horizontally in front of the lifter's legs. It is gripped, palms downwards and pulled in a single movement from the platform to the full extent of both arms above the head, while either splitting or bending the legs. During this continuous movement, the barbell may slide along the thighs and the lap. No part of the body other than the feet may touch the platform during the execution of the lift. The weight, which has been lifted, must be maintained in the final motionless position, arms and legs extended, the feet on the same line, until the referees give the signal to replace the barbell on the platform. The lifter may recover in his or her own time, either from a split or a squat position, and finish with the feet on the same line, parallel to the plane of the trunk and the barbell. The referees give the signal to lower the barbell as soon as the lifter becomes motionless in all parts of the body.
The Clean and Jerk:
The first part, the Clean:
The barbell is placed horizontally in front of the lifter's legs. It is gripped, palms downwards and pulled in a single movement from the platform to the shoulders, while either splitting or bending the legs. During this continuous movement, the barbell may slide along the thighs and the lap. The barbell must not touch the chest before the final position. It then rests on the clavicles or on the chest above the nipples or on the arms fully bent. The feet return to the same line, legs straight before performing the Jerk. The lifter may make this recovery in his or her own time and finish with the feet on the same line, parallel to the plane of the trunk and the barbell.
The second part, the Jerk:
The athlete bends the legs and extends them as well as the arms to bring the barbell to the full stretch of the arms vertically extended. He or she returns the feet to the same line; arms and legs fully extended, and waits for the referees' signal to replace the barbell on the platform. The referees give the signal to lower the barbell as soon as the lifter becomes motionless in all parts of the body.
After the Clean and before the Jerk, the lifter may adjust the position of the barbell. This must not lead to confusion. It does not mean the granting of an additional jerk attempt but allowing the lifter to:
- Withdraw the thumbs or “unhook” if this method is used,
- Lower the barbell in order to let it rest on the shoulders if the barbell is placed too high and impedes the breathing or causes pain,
- Change the width of the grip.
Are there plenty of hotels nearby?
Yes, the Cape Girardeau/Jackson Area has plenty of hotels to choose from. Most only 5-10 minutes away.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, you must be 18 YOA or older to participate as a contender. You must present a valid and current ID upon check-in.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on our Facebook page (Old Orchard CrossFit).
What's the price for spectators to come cheer us on?
Is parking free?
Yes, parking can be done in all of the surrounding businesses parking lots.
Will there be an athlete warm-up area?
Yes, there will be a dedicated area for all athletes to warm-up and stretch.
Will there be food and drinks for purchase?
Can I bring my own food and drink?
Yes, we just ask that only water be on the competition floor and in the warm-up area. Please clean up after yourself.
Can my friends/family/coach come into the athlete warm-up area?
1 Coach only.
Are there prizes?
Medals for the winners of each weight class, and trophies for the best pound-for-pound male and female lifters. All participants will receive a custom event t-shirt.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Can I update my registration information?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What is the refund policy?
There will be no refunds after November 18th, 2016.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?