Masters National Championships 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah


An Eleiko event hosted by Praxis Weightlifting

Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S W Temple, SLC UT, 84101

salt palace

Total registrations (paper and online) exceed 800 athletes, a USA Masters participation record!  We are ready and very excited to host you!

Tentative Schedule and Start List:  Masters Weightlifting

Lifting will occur over 4 days.  Eleiko will supply equipment for 3 competition platforms and 18 warm up platforms.  Eleiko equipment will be available for sale at a discount at the event.  Please visit the Eleiko booth when you arrive at the venue.  Preview the finest weightlifting equipment in the world here: Eleiko

Athletes and spectators will enjoy Les Simonton’s electronic scoring, stadium seating, and live webcast via LiftingLife  in the 50,000 sq ft. Grand Ballroom of Salt Lake City’s Salt Palace Convention Center – home of the 2002 Winter Olympics International Broadcast Center

NO COACHING REGISTRATION REQUIRED!  Entry to this event is free to the public.  No credential will be issued or required for athlete or coach.  As always, we ask that only the athlete and his/her coach are in the warm up area.  Family, teammates and friends should be in the spectator areas only.

  • Official Meet Hotel:  Hilton Salt Lake City Center sold out
    255 S West Temple Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
    0.3 miles from Salt Palace Convention Center
  • Official Sauna: Holiday Inn (See link above) – Athletes who are not guests of the Holiday Inn, must email Praxis to be placed on a limited-use list.  

ENTRY FEES: Registration Closed

EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: January 22, 2019 Individual Early Entry $129.00 includes $25 mandatory drug testing fee and $4 online registration fee.

LATE ENTRY DEADLINE: February 23, 2019 Individual Late Entry $154.00


IWF Rulebook can be reviewed here:  IWF RULES  It is the athlete’s responsibility to be aware of current rules including any recent changes, specifically:

“Incorrect Movements” (pg 9) – touching the barbell with footwear

“Incomplete Movements and Positions” (pg 10) – failing to fully extend the knees

“4. Athletes Outfit” (ppg 20 – 22)


Official Training Hall:  Inside the venue at of the Salt Palace; Available Wednesday,  March 27, 2019.

Off-Site Training Option: Salt Lake City Crossfit  Drop in fee required.  Please see website for hours of operation.  Platforms, bumper plates, jerk blocks, squat racks


YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!  Technical Officials Sign Up Here


Thank you to the following organizations along with many other individuals, who will prepare the bar each day for this event:

Proven Strength Weightlifting, American Fork UT, Jenny Schumacher – Owner Website

Peak Fitness & Performance, Logan UT, Anjeanette and Landon Leishman – Owners Website

CAMP Building Better Athletes, Farmington, UT, Andrew Harestad – Owner  Website


USAW Membership (Master athlete) is required for all US citizens.  Please make sure your membership is valid through the end of the competition (31 March 2019). Current photo ID will be required at weigh in.

Non-US citizens may register without USAW membership and will be subject to all IWF competition regulations including drug testing by USADA.  Photo ID required at weigh in.


The technical meeting will be held Wednesday, March 27, at 7:00 PM in room 150 of the Salt Palace Convention Center.  Room 150 is north of the main ballroom where lifting will take place.  Verification of entries (changing weight classes) will take place at 6:30 PM.


Competition will take place on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 28-31 March 2019.  The final lifting schedule will be set after the final verification of entries, the night before the event.  You do NOT need to be present at the verification meeting in order to change weight classes.  You may make your weight class changes by email at any point prior to the meeting.  The schedule will follow the historical organization for masters’ events: the oldest lifters will compete on the first day (Thursday), and the youngest lifters will lift last on Sunday.  A tentative schedule will be posted by the USA Masters competition secretary approximately 1 week after the late-entry deadline of February 23.


Masters age divisions will apply 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+


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 (before the Technical 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.


Pursuant to the rules of USA Masters Weightlifting, 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.


Medals will be presented to first, second, and third place for snatch, clean and jerk, and total.

-Best Lifter for each age group, male and female

-Grand Master award for male and female

-Team awards for first, second and third place, male and female


Official weigh-ins will take place in room 150 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.  Check scale will be on the second floor of the Hilton.


Guests of the Holiday Inn (see hotel registration link for discount rates) will have unlimited access to their sauna.  If you are not a guest of the Holiday Inn and you will need access to a sauna, you must email to request your name be placed on a limited-use list at the Holiday Inn.


10×10 booth space is available during the event: March 28-31.  Please contact Debbie Millet for approval.

Vendor Space 10×10


Meet Information

Debbie Millet, Meet Director;