For complete details and registration link see the Farmstrong webpage. Registration ends August 17, 2016.
The Bull Pen Championship Series
Farm Strong Athletics is proud to present The Bull Pen Championship Series, starting August 27, 2016, at a soon to be announced Edmonton, Alberta venue.
This will be the first of three Olympic Weightlifting contests, for youth and junior athletes, ranging from ages 9 to 20 years of age. The goal of this series is to encourage young athletes to try the sport of Weightlifting, and provide more competitions for existing junior and youth athletes to compete against their peers.
These contests will be open to all male and female athletes that fall in the above mentioned age range, and the athletes will compete in the categories specified in the IWF rules, according to their bodyweight. http://www.iwf.net/weightlifting_/participants/
Body Weight Categories for Youth and Junior men:
50kg, 56kg, 62kg, 69kg, 77kg, 85kg, 94kg, 105kg, +105kg
Body Weight Categories for Youth and Junior Women:
44kg, 48kg, 53kg, 58kg, 63kg, 69kg, 75kg, +75kg
Each contest in the series will award the top 3 athletes in each weight category, as well as award the best male and female lifters from the contest.
At the end of the three contest series, awards will be given, and overall champions will be declared. More info on this to be released in coming weeks.
ALL athletes will also be required to register with the Alberta Weightlifting Association (AWA), AWA memberships for youth and junior age athletes are free for the first year, and athletes can register for their free memberships at: http://www.albertaweightlifting.com/awa-membership/
As these meets are to encourage and promote the sport of Weightlifting, coaches will be allowed to choose the barbell they would like their young athlete to use in the contest.
Barbells to be used will ether be 5kg, 10kg, 15kg, or 20kg in weight.
The minimum opening attempt weight will be 10kg, and the 5kg bar will be switched out after the weight has exceeded 19kg.
Registration for the August 27, 2016 contest is now open, and the deadline to enter will be August 17. Registration fee: $25+tax