The 2018 Oklahoma State Championships of Weightlifting will be held July 14th at the Cox Convention Center. Start times forthcoming.
This year the OK LWC is instituting a Novice division. This division has been created to encourage participation among new lifters. Registration in this division is limited to those who have never previously competed in a meet. Those registering in the novice division will still be required to be USAW members. Registration also requires you declare a weight class and an age division, though these will have no significant bearing on competition. As a special division, awards will be given to 1st – 3rd by Sinclair total for males and females.
State meet competitors in Youth, Junior, Senior, and Master divisions will still be awarded for 1st – 3rd place for each weight class for males and females.
When declaring Youth (17 and under), Junior (18-20), Senior (all ages), or Master (35 and older), please understand age is calculated by year of birth. Hence, your “age” is how old you will be THIS YEAR. So if you are 20 now and have a birthday on December 31st, you are considered to be 21 for registration purposes.
Weight classes will not be affected by any pending changes by the IWF. Determine your weight class at USAW. Failure to make weight will be considered a disqualification. Lifters disqualified for failure to make weight may be allowed to lift in the novice division if space is available. Refunds will not be issued for those that fail to make weight. This may sound harsh, but making weight is part of the competition. In the past the LWC has been lax in enforcing this aspect but, moving forward this will be strictly enforced. The state meet is a lot of work to put on and we expect competitors to take this as seriously as we do.
Entry is $50 (plus Eventbrite fees): Tickets
This event is part of the Oklahoma Wellness and Fitness Expo. Spectators will be required to pay an entry fee to the expo organizer. $15 advance tickets/ $20 at the gate: Tickets