2019 PAN AMERICAN MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

IMPRESSIONS FROM THE CANADIAN PRESIDENT AND NATIONAL CHAIR

MOVE OVER “HOT IN CLEVELAND” CAUSE ITS “HOT IN ORLANDO”

First Day, Thursday

Temperatures in Orlando have surpassed 30 degrees and the Canadians are starting to heat up the platform at the 2019 Pan American Masters. Torching the wood began with Doug Sinclair’s 58 kg Snatch on his second attempt. It got a bit scary with his first 75 kg Clean and Jerk missed, but snapped it up on his second attempt and went on to move that up again to 78 kg ending up with an impressive 136 total in the M75/81 category and securing a very nice SMF of 383.591 and a Gold.

Racking up another high SMF (403.02) was Terry Hadlow in the M60/89 category with a Snatch of 95 and Clean and Jerk of 121, totalling out with 216 kg and a Gold. Yves Carignan skipped supper and breakfast, well he must have, since he weighed in the lighter category of M65/67; or is he reserving that M65/73 spot for me when I return to the competitive platform. Yves did very well with 62 kg Snatch and 81 kg Clean and Jerk. Another nice SMF for Yves with 327.615.

Judy Quinn was taking no nonsense with her three successful Snatches, closing with 31 and then ensuring her 41 kg Clean and Jerk in her third a;empt. In the W70/71 she won the Gold with an SMF of 162.935. Not far behind on the SMF point system was another Gold medalist, Jill Miller, in the W65/64 with liMs of 28 and 38. Where these two athletes are going to keep all their awards – start building that new trophy room!!

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Canadians, Second Day, Friday

A POWERFUL STORM BLEW IN…

…and shook some platforms on Friday. Isabelle Gauthier captured a Gold in the W45/59 with a 70 Snatch and 88 kg CJ, just missing her 91, for an impressive total of 158 (273.044 SMF). And our very own Manon Poulin broke the Pan Am Masters Snatch Record in the W55/55 on her third attempt with 47 kg. With her 54 kg Clean and Jerk she totalled 101 and SMF of 204.877.

Two of our male athletes broke the 300 SMF with Silver medal awards: Thomas Seniuk (116 and 137; 253 and SMF of 364.15. Martin Walt just stepped over that marker with 95 and 116 and SMF of 306.118. Martin did not miss any of his lifts and so far, our only 6 for 6 athlete. PAN AM MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING

Canadians, Third day, Saturday

“GOLD ON THE CEILING” (the Black Keys) GOLD ON THE PLATFORM

I often listen to a group called The Black Keys and this particular song just came to mind as I thought of how well our Canadians were doing at the Pan Am Masters Weightlifting. Terry Hadlow and Doug Sinclair rose in their ranks to become Best Lifters in their age categories. I am sure there are others, but I humbly spread what I am picking up on social media. Mens Golds today included Steven Bishop, John Florento and Craig Gilbert. Craig impressively made all his Clean and Jerk attempts closing with 153. Although no Gold medals today for the Women, their performances as new international athletes were indeed gold to me. Pamela Davidson, Helen Lamarre and Brandi McDonald…you struggled and you were rewarded by stepping onto that podium and making us proud up in “We the North.”

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Canadians, last day, Sunday

Wrapping up the last day of this international event were the youngest groups of international athletes, the 35-39-year-old weightlifters. And I bet they just love being called the youngest group! Some were former or even current Senior lifters and others, just recently joining our membership in the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation; some with international competitive experience and others just beginning their journey. To all our athletes in this age category, a job well done. The Men held their own, with Dave Spur surging ahead to capture his Gold with 115/155/270/342.179. The Women kept pace with Amanda Whiting securing her Silver with 67/92/159/218.859.

Here are the names of our athletes who broke Pan Am Masters Records: Sue Spencer, Manon Poulin, Isabelle Gauthier, Terry Hadlow and Steve Bishop. Congratulations!!!

Well the Sun has set on Sunday and from what I have seen and heard on social media, the Canadians were both impressive on the platform and impressed with the organizing host spearheaded by the Michael Cohen, Les Simonton, Corinne Grotenhuis and with the webmaster prowess of Sheryl Cohen. I am sure there are many others from officials, and volunteers who often go unmentioned. But my little eyes and ears at the event tell me that a fantastic job was done by each and everyone involved. Bravo!

I wish our Canadian athletes a safe trip home and for those remaining behind, enjoy the beautiful weather and our American friends. Our summer has yet to arrive. Also check your mailboxes for a little surprise.

Masters World Cup Tokyo 2020 Qualifier Coming to San Diego

Masters World Cup Tokyo 2020 Qualifier Coming to San Diego

MARCH 29, 2019, 2 P.M. (ET)

Colorado Springs, Colorado (March 29, 2019) -- Olympic weightlifting will land in San Diego this fall as USA Weightlifting announced today it will host the IWF Masters World Cup and San Diego Open, a Bronze-level qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, October 3-6 at the Town and Country Resort.

For American Masters Athletes, the qualifying standards will mirror the 2019 American Open Series. The qualification period runs August 31, 2018-September 1, 2019.

For American Senior athletes wishing to participate must satisfy the qualification criteria for Bronze events. Athletes who meet these qualification standards can express interest here for this self-funded competition opportunity. The deadline to express interest is June 30th, 2019.

There are no qualifying standards for International athletes.

In addition to the Masters and Senior competitions, awards will be given, by highest ROBI score, to the best 15 & under and 13 & under athlete. The qualifying standards for youth athletes are listed below.

Registration is open now at the following links:

Masters World Cup - U.S. Athletes

Masters World Cup - International Athletes

Youth Competition

Registration closes at 2PM Mountain Time on September 5, 2019.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to host this event,” USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews said. “San Diego is a great city, and we look forward to having some of our best athletes on the platform.”

The Town & Country Resort will host the competition and competitors. Click here to book. In an effort to maximize athlete convenience and provide the best experience possible, participants are requested to stay at the Town & Country Resort with participants lifting in the IWF Masters World Cup required to book a two-night minimum stay.


Qualifying Standards

Masters (USA Athletes; No Qualifying Standards for International Athletes) 

Men

  M35 M40 M45 M50 M55 M60 M65 M70 M76 M80 M+85
55kg 118kg 113kg 110kg 108kg 91kg 84kg 73kg 62kg 53kg 45kg 33kg
61kg 132kg 132kg 124kg 117kg 98kg 90kg 78kg 67kg 58kg 49kg 36kg
67kg 155kg 146kg 132kg 124kg 105kg 96kg 83kg 71kg 61kg 50kg 38kg
73kg 156kg 148kg 134kg 126kg 107kg 98kg 85kg 73kg 63kg 52kg 40kg
81kg 166kg 156kg 143kg 134kg 113kg 104kg 90kg 78kg 66kg 56kg 42kg
89kg 175kg 165kg 150kg 141kg 119kg 109kg 95kg 82kg 69kg 58kg 45kg
96kg 184kg 172kg 157kg 147kg 124kg 114kg 99kg 85kg 73kg 61kg 47kg
102kg 193kg 180kg 164kg 154kg 131kg 119kg 103kg 89kg 77kg 64kg 49kg
109kg 200kg 188kg 171kg 160kg 136kg 124kg 108kg 92kg 80kg 66kg 51kg
+109kg 205kg 190kg 175kg 165kg 136kg 126kg 110kg 94kg 82kg 68kg 53kg

 

Masters

Women

  W35 W40 W45 W50 W55 W60 W65 W70 W+75
45kg 72kg 65kg 62kg 58kg 44kg 40kg 37kg 33kg 28kg
49kg 74kg 67kg 64kg 60kg 45kg 41kg 38kg 34kg 29kg
55kg 80kg 73kg 69kg 65kg 49kg 45kg 41kg 37kg 32kg
59kg 87kg 78kg 74kg 70kg 54kg 49kg 44kg 39kg 34kg
64kg 91kg 82kg 79kg 74kg 57kg 52kg 46kg 41kg 36kg
71kg 96kg 88kg 81kg 78kg 60kg 55kg 49kg 44kg 38kg
76kg 98kg 90kg 84kg 79kg 61kg 56kg 50kg 45kg 39kg
81kg 101kg 92kg 87kg 81kg 63kg 58kg 52kg 46kg 40kg
87kg 105kg 96kg 90kg 85kg 65kg 60kg 55kg 48kg 41kg
+87kg 109kg 100kg 94kg 88kg 68kg 62kg 57kg 50kg 43kg

 

14-15 Age Group

Years of Birth: 2004-2005

Men

Weight

Category

Qualifying

Total

39kg

63kg

44kg

72kg

49kg

84kg

55kg

98kg

61kg

110kg

67kg

120kg

73kg

127kg

81kg

133kg

89kg

140kg

+89kg

143kg

 

 

Women

Weight

Category

Qualifying

Total

36kg

45kg

40kg

50kg

45kg

55kg

49kg

63kg

55kg

71kg

59kg

77kg

64kg

81kg

71kg

86kg

76kg

87kg

+76kg

89kg

 

 

13 & Under / 11 & Under

Years of birth: 2006 or later

Men

Weight

Category

Qualifying

Total

32kg

32kg

36kg

36kg

39kg

39kg

44kg

44kg

49kg

49kg

55kg

55kg

61kg

61kg

67kg

67kg

73kg

73kg

+73kg

74kg

 

Women

Weight

Category

Qualifying

Total

30kg

30kg

33kg

33kg

36kg

36kg

40kg

40kg

45kg

45kg

49kg

49kg

55kg

55kg

59kg

59kg

64kg

64kg

+64kg

65kg

CANADIANS GRACE THE PODIUM AT THE WORLD MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2018/08/17-25

A large number of Canadian Weightlifters converged in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain for the World Masters Weightlifting Competition held between August 17 and 25 of 2018. This Event marks the pinnacle of many of these athlete’s training and preparation.  Athletes not only have to commit to securing time off to travel, but also have to meet Qualifying Totals and the approval of the Canadian National Chair in order to compete.

Our older athletes led the charge with Canadas illustrious and multiple grand champion, Marcel Perron, taking no time to capture the Gold in the M85yr/77kg Category and the Best Lifter in that age group. Judy Quinn, being no stranger to World Championship Competitions, not only took the Gold in the W70yr/75kg Category, but broke Canadian and World Records in the process.  Yves Carignan, another noteworthy athlete from Canada’s past as an Olympian, followed quickly to secure a Silver in the M65yr/62 kg Category. Ken Miller, another frequent World Masters participant took Bronze in the M70yr/62 kg Category, as did his wife, Jill Miller in the W65yr/63 kg Category.

The Canadian contingent was honoured to have one of its athletes being inducted into the World Masters Hall of Fame.  Manon Poulin entered the Masters in 1999 at the Canadian and Pan-American Masters Championship in Ontario, Canada and followed the events to the end of the year with her gold, silver and Bronze medals as well as various national and world titles, national and international records.  Manon Poulin has certainly become a weightlifting legend. At this year’s World Masters, Manon succeeded in winning a Silver in the W55yr/63kg Category.

A number of the Canadian Women were awarded Best Lifter in their age categories: Isabelle Gauthier, Gold in the W45yr/58kg with Canadian Snatch (67 kg) and Total (154 kg) Records and Abigail Guerrero-Gonzales, Gold in the W40yr/58kg with Canadian Snatch (71 kg), Clean and Jerk (80 kg) and Total (151 kg) Records. In the W40yr/+90kg Category, Karine Brouillard took the Bronze, Manon Croteau in the W50yr/58 kg Category took the Gold and Best Lifter as well as the Canadian Snatch (54 kg), Clean and Jerk (68 kg) and Total (122 kg) Records. 

Though the Men represented 11 of the Canadian group of 29 athletes, their accomplishments were quite notable. In the Male 45yr Category the 77 kg Claude Caouette took a Bronze and Eric Chevrier in the 94 kg Category secured a Silver.  Andre Dionne in the M60yr/85 kg Category also was awarded a Silver medal.

The youngest of our Canadian athletes, our Women and Men in the 35-age group, wrapped up the competition on its last day. The sessions were off to a good start with Caroline Mundell’s Bronze finish in the W35yr/58 kg Category. The Womens 35yr/75 kg Category saw Beth Kostur achieving fourth position and breaking the Canadian Snatch (73 kg) and Total (157 kg) Records.  Justin Ott in the M35yr/94 kg Category captured the Bronze Medal. In the Mens 35yr/105 kg Category, it was so close for Rafal Korkowski as he was only one kilogram short of breaking the Snatch record and indeed tied the Clean and Jerk Record to take home the Silver Medal.

Our other athletes, who may not have medalled, fared very well personally in their results: Heather Cameron, Chris Crotty, Raghbir Dhaliwal (4th), Heather Emslie, Sylvie Guenette (4th), Greg Haspect, Melanie Johnson, Paaras Kaur, Eva Martens, Tanna Payne, and Kirsten Riewe. Due to family circumstances, we were sad that Heather Admundred could not participate. We wish her all the best.

Canadians won 17 Medals:5 Gold, 6 Silver and 6 Bronze placing Canada in 8th position. Canadian Marcel Perron captured the overall best lifter, also referred to as Grand Master, with 488.48 SMM points, 75 points ahead of the next competitor. Isabelle Gauthier missed Best Womens Lifter by just 2 SMM points. Bravo Canada!! The Women’s Team of Isabelle Gauthier, Abigail Guerrero Gonzalez. Karine Brouillard, Caroline Mundell, Beth Kostur, Manon Croteau, Manon Poulin and Judy Quinn took First Place over the Americans and especially the Australians who traditionally always win these Team challenges. Our Men’s Team did a fine showing placing 6th overall, just two places behind the Americans.

On behalf of our Board of Directors of the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation Haltérophilie Canadienne and our members, I extend our heartfelt congratulations to all of our determined and dedicated athletes.  We hope to see them all at next years World Masters in Montréal.


 

NOUVELLES CATEGORIES DE POIDS CORPOREL POUR LE MAITRES HALTEROPHILES

The Conseil d’Administration de la IWF à approuver dix (10) Nouvelles catégories de poids corporel pour les hommes et les femmes dans les catégories Seniors, Juniors et pour les jeunes. Ces catégories seront soumisent au congress de la IWF pour ratification. Comme maîtres haltérophiles nous sommes beaucoup plus concernés avec les nouvelles catégories de poids corporel des séniors, lesqu’elles auront également besoins d’être approuver par le Conseil d’Ad
ministration des Maîtres de la IWF. Ne voyant pas de problèmes à l’horizon, attendez-vous que ces nouvelles catégories de poids corporel seront adopter à notre prochain Championnats Canadien des Maîtres Haltérophiles de 2019. Pour nos membres compétitionnant au Championnat Provincial des Maîtres de 2019, nous nous attendons que chaque Association Provinciale d’Haltérophilie utilisera déjà ces nouvelles catégories de poids corporel .
Présentement, notre Conseil d’Administration étudit différentes approches pour intégrer les standards de records minimum pour tout les groups d’âge pour les nouvelles catégories de poids corporel et nous vous en tiendrons au courant sur notre site internet. Les vieux records demeureront dans nos archives sur nôtre site internet et, bien sur, ne pourront pas être contestés.

MAITRES HALTEROPHILES CANADIEN COMPETITIONNANT AUX CHAMPIONNAT DU MONDE A BARCELONA DU 17 au 25 D’AOUT, 2018

Nous souhaitons la meilleure des chances aux athlètes suivant qui vont représenter le Canada aux Championnat du Monde des Maîtres:
Heather Amundrud, France Brouillard, Karine Brouillard, Heather Cameron, Manon Croteau, Heather Emslie, Paaras Kaur, Beth Kostur, Eva Martens, Jill Miller, Caroline Mundell, Tanna Payne, Manon Poulin, Judy Quinn, Kristen Riewe. ET,
Jason Cain, Claude Caouette, Yves Carignan, Chris Crotty, Raghbir Dhaliwal, Andre Dionne, Rafal Korkowsky, Greg Haspect, Ken Miller, Justin Ott, Marcel Perron.
S’il-vous-plait, si vous les connaissez, essayez de leurs souhaiter bonne chance en personne!

CANADIAN MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTERS COMPETING AT THE WORLD MASTERS IN BARCELONA – AUGUST 17 -25, 2018

We wish the best of luck as the following athletes represent Canada at the World Masters:
Heather Amundred, France Brouillard, Karine Brouillard, Heather Cameron, Manon Croteau, Heather Emslie, Paaras Kaur, Beth Kostur, Eva Martens, Jill Miller, Caroline Mundell, Tanna Payne, Manon Poulin, Judy Quinn, Kirsten Riewe. AND,Jason Cain, Claude Caouette, Yves Carignan, Chris Crotty, Raghbir Dhaliwal, Andre Dionne, Rafal Korkowski, Greg Haspect, Ken Miller, Justin Ott, Marcel Perron.
If you know them, please try to personally wish them well!!

NEW BODYWEIGHT CATEGORIES FOR MASTER WEIGHTLIFTERS

July 20, 2018
NEW BODYWEIGHT CATEGORIES FOR MASTER WEIGHTLIFTERS

The IWF Board has approved 10 new categories for both men and women in the Senior, Junior and Youth age categories. These categories will be submitted to the IWF Congress for ratification. As masters we are of course primarily concerned with the Senior category, which will still need ratification by the IWF-Masters. Seeing no issues on the horizon, you can expect that those new bodyweight categories to be implemented at our next, 2019, Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships. For our members competing in Provincial Masters in 2019, we expect that each Provincial Weightlifting Association will already be using the new bodyweight categories.
Our Board is currently studying various approaches to setting minimum records standards in all age and new bodyweight categories and will keep you updated on this website. Old records will still be archived on our website but cannot, of course, be contested.

 

ATTENTION – 2018 World Masters – Schedule Changes

Dear All,

The IWF Masters Committee has taken into consideration the provisional time table and its notification. Together with the organizer Francisco Rodriguez Garcia, who is in the position to provide 2 competition platforms next to each other, we are in the position to move all sessions in the way that it matches with the notification in yellow highlighted under the published provisional time table. Please find attached the rebuild 2018 competition schedule.

You will see that it leaves us no room for any changes and that we are working nonstop to have a successful and memorable championship in the beautiful city of Barcelona. However we will have to conduct our annual Congress of Nations at Wednesday 22 August 19 hours (usual day/time) at the venue.

The accreditation hours are now published on www.weightliftinglh2018.com under ‘championship’.
The training facility will be open from Thursday 16 August midday at the venue. For more information please contact the organizer directly.
Best wishes,
Denise Offermann

2018 Asia Pacific Masters Games

Only 2 weeks left to register for Olympic Weightlifting competition at the 2018 Asia Pacific Masters Games. Registration closes July 7, and the games are held from 7-15 September 2018.

This also marks the first edition of the Asian Masters Women's Championships. (Held in conjunction with the 2018 Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games) Here's your chance to become an Asian Master's record holder at an event recognized by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

Further information can be found at the games website: www.apmg2018.com

To see/download the brochure click here

To see schedule click here