WZA WEIGHTLIFTING FACEOFF

WZA WEIGHTLIFTING FACE-OFF

Take traditional weightlifting, add the celebratory & competitive WZA atmosphere, inject a legit cash prize, and throw in a new and exciting head-to-head format, and you have the ingredients for the new WWF.

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WWF OVERVIEW

Presented by Power & Grace Performance

//Thursday, January 12th
//Bracket-Style
//Single-Elimination
//No Weight-Class (based on Sinclair formula)
//2 Divisions: Invite & Open
//Prizes: $2,000 Cash Prize in Invite | Barbell & Plates in Open

WWF | HOW TO COMPETE

There are two ways:

//First is via INVITE. Submit a previously completed total in a USA Weightlifting Sanctioned meet.
//Second is via QUALIFICATION. Submit a video of your max snatch and max clean and jerk. 

In order to do either, you must register first.

Full details at bottom of page.

Depending on your SINCLAIR FORMULA, you'll fall into one of the two divisions. 
//INVITE:  While some of the top lifters will be invited, those that are not with the highest totals will be selected for this division via qualification. 
//OPEN: For those that don't meet the elite standard, they will be entered into this division.

Each division has a male and female bracket with 16 spots in each. That means there are 16 spots in the male INVITE bracket, 16 in the female INVITE bracket, 16 in the male OPEN bracket, and 16 in the female OPEN bracket, for a total of 64 competitors competing. 


WWF | SCHEDULE & DETAILS

The bracket style competition starts with Round 1:

ROUND 1- 6 minutes (3 per athlete), alternating on the minute between athletes to find their heavy Snatch, then a 1 minute reset, and the same alternating format for the Clean & Jerk - Top total advances on to...

ROUND 2- 8 minutes (4 per athlete), alternating on the minute between athletes to find their heavy Snatch - The athlete with the heaviest sinclair moves on to...

SEMI-FINALS- 8 minutes (4 per athlete), alternating on the minute between athletes to find their heavy Clean and Jerk - The athlete with the heaviest sinclair moves on to...

FINALS- 10 minutes (5 per athlete), alternating on the minute between athletes to find their heavy Snatch, then a 1 minute reset, and the same alternating format for the Clean & Jerk - Winner takes all 

SCHEDULE

  • Lifter Check-in: 7 to 8AM
  • Round 1: 8AM to 12:00PM
  • Round 2: 12 to 1:30PM
  • BREAK: 1:30 to 2:30PM
  • Semi-finals: 2:30 to 3:30PM
  • BREAK: 3:30 to 6PM
  • Finals: 6 to 8PM
  • Closing Ceremonies: 8 to 8:30PM

PRIZES

Winners of the Invite division receive a prize of $2000. Winners of the Open division receive a set of barbell and plates. 

Included - all registrant will receive a t-shirt, 1-day pass to WZA 2017, and a lifelong experience! ($75 value)

Lace up your lifters, slide on your knee sleeves and throw some heavy weight in the air, like you just don't care. The WZA Weightlifting Face-Off is here for you to go hard, deep and finish strong. 


WWF | RULES & GUIDELINES

Qualifying for the First Annual Wodapalooza Weightlifting Faceoff follows these procedures:

Route 1: Submit a previously Completed Total:

1.     Submit a previously completed total in a USA Weightlifting Sanctioned meet within 6 months of the submitted date.  Submit your completed total including the individual lift numbers, your bodyweight for the competition, name of the competition, and a link to the USA Weightlifting Event Site that would verify your submitted total.
a.     Example: Spencer Arnold: USAW National Championships, Snatch: 131, CJ: 155, Total: 286, Bodyweight: 76.5 Link Here.

Route 2: Complete A Video Submitted Total

Procedure:

1.     Each athlete will film a max snatch and a max clean and jerk and film their weigh-in as part of their submission. It is the sole responsibility of the athlete to choose a camera setup that allows for the best viewing of the lifts.  We recommend a straight on camera view.
2.     The verbal password, "Lift big, for the WWF" must be stated at the beginning of every video to ensure it was completed within the qualifying period.
3.     Complete standards for the completion of each lift are outlined in the IWF Competition Rules and Regulations found here.  The standards can be summarized as follows with the finer details found in the Rules and Regulations.

a.     The Snatch:
 i.         The bar must be lifted from the ground to overhead in one motion with no delay in movement or stalling of the bar.
ii.         The bar must come to arm’s length in one motion with no re-bending of the arms.
iii.         The lifter must show control of the lift overhead before dropping the bar.
iv.         If any part of the body touches the ground besides the feet, the lift is disqualified.

b.     The Clean and Jerk:
 i.         The bar must be lifted from the ground to shoulder in one motion with no delay in movement or stalling of the bar.
ii.         After reaching the shoulders, showing a pause in body movement, the bar must be lifted from the shoulder to overhead in one motion with no delay in movement or stalling of the bar including a re-bending of the arms.
iii.         The lifter must show control of the bar overhead before dropping the bar.
iv.         If any part of the body touches the ground besides the feet, the lift is disqualified.
v.         If any part of the body touches the knees during the clean, the lift is disqualified.

Qualification Standards:

Athletes will be selected based on the Sinclair bodyweight adjusted coefficient and ranked for competition accordingly. You can find specifications about the Sinclair Coefficient here.  Two divisions will be open for entry, Invitational and Open.  The athlete’s calculated Sinclair Coefficient will qualify them for their appropriate division based on the other lifter total.  The athletes will then be seeded for competition within their divisions based on their Sinclair Coefficient.

Wodapalooza Weightlifting Faceoff Rules and Procedures:

1.     Two lifters will face off in turn based manner.  The lifters will compete in their designated round of the tournament completing the assigned lifts in head to head fashion.  Each round will feature a snatch, clean and jerk, or total of the two lifts.

2.     Prior to the start of the round, the lifters will have been seeded 1-16.  That seeding determines who completes the first lift, higher seed first.  Each lifter will be given a one minute clock to complete their allotted lift until time is complete for the round.

a.     Should a lifter miss their lift and have extra time they may use that extra time in the minute, if they desire, to attempt the lift again.  However, the lifter is not allowed to change the weight in their allotted minute once it has been lifted above the knees.
b.     Once a lifter attempts a certain load on either snatch or clean and jerk, they may not decrease the load at any time throughout the rest of the round unless they are in a round consisting of both snatch and clean and jerk whereupon they may start with any load they choose at the beginning of the second half of the round.
c.     The lifters are required to load their own bar during their allotted time.  The opposing lifter can load their bar at any time regardless of whose turn it is.

3.     Each round will be allotted in the following manner:

a.     Round 1: 6 minute round to complete snatch max (3 minutes each lifter), 1 minute reset minute, 6 minute round to complete clean and jerk max (3 minutes each lifter).
b.     Round 2: A single 8 minute round to complete snatch max (4 minutes each lifter)
c.     Round 3: A single 8 minute round to complete clean and jerk max (4 minutes each lifter)
d.     Round 4 (Championship Round): 10 minute round to complete snatch max (5 minutes each lifter), 3 minute reset minute, 10 minute round to complete clean and jerk max (5 minutes each lifter).

4.     The winner will be decided by the highest Sinclair Coefficient of the best lift or combined best snatch and clean and jerk should the round have both lifts.

5.     Each lifter will have 3 judges assigned to their platform signaling whether each lift was a good lift or bad lift.

6.     There will be a scoreboard running behind the competing athletes showing both their current Sinclair Total as well as what weight they would need to lift to beat their opponent’s current Sinclair Total.

7.     All rules and regulations for the standards of the lifts apply as mentioned before for online qualifier and can be referenced in full here.