Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation

President Announces Hosts for 2021-23 Canadian Masters Championships / Le président annonce les hôtes des Championnats canadiens des maîtres 2021-2023

Hosts for 2021, 2012, and 2023 Canadian Nationals Announced

Annonce des hôtes pour les championnats nationaux canadiens 2021, 2012 et 2023

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PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES HOSTS FOR UPCOMING CANADIAN MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

I am delighted to announce that the Board and its Advisory Committee have approved the hosts for the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships. We have decided to honour the bid from the Dakota Weightlifting Club and the Manitoba Weightlifting Association as the host for 2021, seeing that the pandemic resulted in the cancellation of the 2020 Championships in Winnipeg.

 

Masters Weightlifting continues to grow in the Atlantic Region, with the valued work of our Atlantic Representative, Greg Doucette, and the NBWA. In support of that growth, our Board and its Advisory Committee have approved The Colosseo Weightlifting Performance Association, in collaboration with the New Brunswick Weightlifting Association as the host for the 2022 Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships.

 

We have also approved the North Bay Norsemen and Valkyries to host the 2023 Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships. Masters Weightlifting is also seeing an expansion in Northern Ontario. We are excited to see Coach Larry Sheppard and the Ontario Weightlifting Association step forward to support Masters Weightlifting.

 

We are very fortunate to have all three championships situated in beautiful and accessible Canadian cities (Winnipeg, Moncton and North Bay) and organized by three very respected members of their Provincial Weightlifting Associations (Craig Gilbert, Greg Doucette and Larry Sheppard).

 

The Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation is very pleased to be working with the CWFHC Affiliates, the Manitoba Weightlifting Association, the New Brunswick Weightlifting Association, the Ontario Weightlifting Association and their registered clubs, in providing the opportunity for Masters Weightlifters throughout this country to showcase their Weightlifting accomplishments.

 

Details of these competitions will be provided on this website at the appropriate times. https://cdnmastersweightlifting.org/upcoming-events/

 

Welcome to the Club! / Bienvenue au club!

Welcome to the Club! / Bienvenue au club!

BECOME PART OF A GROWING COMMUNITY
JOIGNEZ-VOUS À UNE COMMUNAUTÉ GRANDISSANTE

“I have just turned 30 and still competing as a senior….I have taken a long time off from competitive weightlifting (various levels of success) and have taken up training again…..I have been actively involved in (a particular sport or fitness activity) and have taken a liking to weightlifting as an older athlete….Should I join the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation, what can I expect from that organization, and how can I contribute to their continued success?” Sound familiar?

 

First and foremost, aspiring members have already attached themselves to weightlifting clubs that are officially registered with a Provincial Weightlifting Association. Training alone is not recommended but may be for some, the only viable option. The new member should plan to compete as soon as the opportunity arises, and his/her coach makes that recommendation. Local competitions, and Provincial Meets (Open, Masters, Seniors) are also available to the weightlifters at the provincial level. Provincial Masters Championships are now held in most provinces under the auspices of a Provincial Weightlifting Association who are also affiliates of the Canadian Weightlifting Federation. As new members gain this competitive experience, they can then set goals of competing at the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships and then on and upward to international weightlifting championships. National and International Masters Competitions are under the purview of the CMWFHCM, not the CWFHC. Only CMWFHCM members are permitted to participate at these competitions.

 

In addition to the joy of participating in competitive weightlifting, CMWFHCM members’ accomplishments are recognized in a number of rewarding ways:

 

  • establishing or breaking a Canadian Masters Weightlifting Record using Provincial level or higher competition accomplishments;
  • receiving a Certificate for Records achieved;
  • using competition totals to qualify for international competitions;
  • breaking international masters weightlifting records;
  • accumulating points based on National and International Meets’ results for working towards induction into the CMWFHCM Hall of Fame. Members can take advantage of other opportunities and services, other than training and participation in a competition:
  • enjoying the use of both official languages to fully appreciate important information;
  • studying anti-doping education and information;
  • examining procedures for breaking a Canadian Masters Weightlifting Record;
  • reviewing procedures for registering for international competitions;
  • being attentive to notices of upcoming Masters Weightlifting Competitions;
  • participating in Masters Weightlifting Seminars;
  • receiving award Certificates for Records, Hall of Fame, and Lifetime Achievement;
  • reading Masters coaching tips;
  • viewing the posting of Records (National and International);
  • contacting a provincial representative of the CMWFHCM Federation who serves on its Advisory Committee;
  • accessing team sports wear that represent Masters;
  • acknowledging that age categories are the same for both women and men;
  • making new friends, and reconnecting with old friends, at international competitions;
  • receiving the annual report which is a very comprehensive description of what the Board, elected executive, secretaries and appointed directors have accomplished during the previous year;
  • requesting letters to insurance companies that may assist in a reduction to the member’s premium;
  • requesting letters of reference to employers who may grant time off to employees representing our Federation at international competitions;
  • knowing that the Federation advocates for its collective membership’s interests with the CWFHC, Canadian Ministry of Science and Sport, Global Affairs Canada, and various municipal governments;
  • requesting letters of reference to municipal governments that support members’ applications for local sports grants.
Members can contribute to the CMWFHCM in many ways. Here are a few:
  • supporting their Provincial Weightlifting Association in the planning and implementation of their Provincial Masters Weightlifting Championships, as well as other provincial initiatives for masters (such as open meets or social events);
  • considering volunteering for an appointed or elected position with the Canadian Masters, and/or with their Provincial Weightlifting Association;
  • acknowledging the CMWFHCM when afforded the opportunity as part of a sports media interview;
  • setting aside some time to regularly review the CMWFHCM website page for notices and updates;
  • becoming a certified coach with your local club and assisting members of all ages, including Masters;
  • completing the requirements to be a Technical Official, knowing that their volunteer service will be greatly appreciated by both weightlifting federations.
Continued involvement as a competitive weightlifter past one’s prime athletic years is a growing choice among Canadian weightlifters. There “prime athletic years” may not have been in weightlifting. The Canadian Masters have witnessed a rise in athletes joining them from other disciplines. As the membership in CMWFHCM grows, so does the membership count at the provincial level and the CWFHC. Both weightlifting federations benefit from this growth.
Remember that no other sports Federation focuses solely on weightlifters over the age of thirty; a mission that is uniquely held by the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation. The CMWFHCM invites all weightlifters over the age of thirty to discover that their home lies with this Federation. Their family awaits you!!

M Gomes (Translated by Paule Poulin)

2019 World Masters Results

2019 world masters-sm
CANADIAN TEAMS SNATCH GOLD AND SILVER
LES EQUIPES CANADIENNES ARRACHENT L’OR ET L’ARGENT

CANADIAN TEAMS SNATCH GOLD AND SILVER AT THE 2019 WORLD MASTERS

 

 

The 2019 World Masters Weightlifting Championships will no doubt be long remembered by Canadian Masters lifters. First of all, the venue was held on home soil in Montreal, and from all accounts the organizers did a stellar job in making this a truly world class event. Canadian lifters responded in kind, with the Womens team capturing second place while the Men’s team captured first place.

 

The Canadian Masters Teams at international events are selected in a specific way.  First, invitations to compete at the 2019 World Masters are sent out to qualifying athletes by the IWF Masters Secretariat. Once athletes accept the invitation, the Office of the National Chair (ONC) considers two important criteria for team selection. Team points are based on an athlete’s potential medal position and the number of competitors in a category. Athletes are ranked according to their percentage of their qualifying total (QT). All of our team members had surpassed 120% of their QT. ONC also considers how many athletes are competing in the same category as the potential gold and silver medalists.  The greater the number of athletes in a category, the greater the points that can be potentially awarded. The members of the men’s and women’s teams for 2019 were as follows:

 

Team Canada Women, winning the second-place trophy was composed of (and in order of % above the QT):   Isabelle Gauthier, Laurie Meschishnick, Abigail Guerrero-Gonzales, Heather Amundred, Deidre Coburn, Rosalie Laurin-Larouche, Cathy Hambly, and Manon Poulin.

 

Team Canada Men, winning the first-place trophy was composed of (and in order of % above the QT): Marcel Perron, Doug Sinclair, Éric Chevrier, Glen Hutchinson, Gabriel Auclair, David Adams, Terry Hadlow, and Jocelyn Normand.

 

The CMWFHC also wishes to thank and congratulate all members who participated in this year’s competition. It was amazing to have over 150 of our athletes involved and we sincerely hope that it was an inspiring time of personal growth and development in your weightlifting journey. We look forward to seeing meeting you again in the year ahead.

 

 

Merci – Thank you Power Performance Systems

Thank You
Merci

Power Performance Systems,

The CMWFHC would like to take a moment to thank you for all your hard work to get the team gear out to the Canadian Masters athletes. It has been brought up many times to introduce a team look for big competitions such at World Masters over the years…and although it has been done before, this has been the most successful year. It was a great pleasure to showcase our team gear in Montreal! Many of our Masters lifters proudly wore their PPS Canadian Singlet, the new bomber jackets and t-shirts and also some wore the warm-up shirts from Pan Am Masters 2018!

Thank you for being the CMWFHC team gear outfitter!

With much appreciation,

The CMWFHC Board, Advisory Committee and its Members

Suit Sale On Now

The last day for ordering is June 4th, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.  
This will be the last and final time for orders before Worlds.  
Orders will take approximately 4 weeks.
 

Le dernier jour pour commander est le 4 juin 2019 à 23h59 HNE. Ce sera la dernière et dernière fois pour les commandes avant les Mondiaux. Les commandes prendront environ 4 semaines.

 

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

Praise and Caution

Praise and Caution from the President of the CMWFHC
Louanges et avertissements de la part du Président de la CMWFHC

2019 01 17

PRAISE goes out to all of our new members completing their membership registrations with the CMWFHC. You are keeping our Membership Secretary very busy, but that is a good sign of your interest in who we are and what we do at CMWFHC.  You will eventually get your membership card in your email, so I hope your email has been accurately communicated to our Membership Secretary. Hopefully you have kept a copy of your PayPal receipt.

PRAISE goes to out to all of you deciphering those instructions for the new World Masters Registration system. In the past, participating in the World Masters was synonymous with taking a vacation and getting some good lifting in as well.  The two activities went hand in hand when all that was required was meeting the Qualifying Total and sufficient money in the bank.  With the explosion of interest in Masters Weightlifting it has become more difficult to qualify for the World Masters and there is a shift away from the holiday event to a highly competitive event.

PRAISE goes out to those who have purchased some of our new athlete gear and for their patience.  I just got my own notice that my shipment is on the way. Very nice stuff!  Thanks Linda Earnshaw!!

PRAISE goes out to all of you who are keeping up with the information we have been providing on our Website and Facebook pages. Keep exploring these pages.

CAUTION goes out to those that intentionally or unconsciously fail to register as a member of their provincial weightlifting association for 2018.2019 for their qualifying meets and 2019.2020 for the World Masters. I will be working closely with Provincial Associations to ensure that your memberships are on the up and up.  If I discover such athletes after they have been invited to compete in the WM and have paid, they will have to be removed from the athlete list and no refunds will be issued.  So be forewarned.

CAUTION goes out to all members of CMWFHC to be very understanding that just because you have qualified for the WM and have registered, does not mean that you will be officially invited by the IWF-Masters to complete your registration with the required payment. I realize that many of you have purchased memberships in the hope you will be competing. So, my heart goes out to those who will not be invited, but be assured, you are still a winner to me.  You have met or surpassed the qualifying standards.  Many athletes will not be able to accomplish this level of achievement.

2019 Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships

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Il y aura un ordinateur et accès à l'internet aux Championnats canadiens d'haltérophilie si vous avez toujours besoin de vous inscrire pour les Championnats du monde de Montéal de 2019. Pas de paiment au IWFM ne sera requis. Ceci sera seulement disponible si vous n'êtes pas déjà inscrit. Vous devez complétez l'inscription durant ce weekend.
There will be a computer and access to the internet at the Canadian Weightlifting Championships if you still need to register for the Montréal 2019 World Masters. No payment to IWFM is required. Only available if you have NOT already registered. You must complete the registration during this weekend.

2019 Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships

  • Saturday April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2019. 

  • The venue is Parkside Collegiate Institute, 100 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, Ontario

  • This Competition is subject to drug testing and is a qualifying meet for the 2019 Pan American Masters and the 2019 World Masters.

  • Athletes must be members of CMWFHC and their respective Provincial Weightlifting Associations.

Championnats canadiens d'haltérophilie des maîtres 2019

  • Samedi 27 et dimanche 28 avril 2019.

  • Parkside Collegiate Institute, 100, promenade Sunset, St. Thomas, Ontario

  • Ce concours est soumis à des tests de dépistage de drogue et constitue une compétition de qualification pour les Masters panaméricains 2019 et World Masters 2019.

  • Les athlètes doivent être membres du CMWFHC et de leurs associations provinciales respectives d'haltérophilie.