Qualifying and selection for the 2014 USA Team has been concluded for the IPF SubJR & JR World Championships in Oroshaza, Hungary.  

Qualifying procedures of the 2015 Championships in Prague, Czech Republic will be available on our website when they are approved by the USAPL coaching committee.  

Follow along as we report on the championships through this link:  http://powerliftinghigh.com/report-2014-subjunior-junior-world-powerlifting-championships/

Lifting Internationally

2014 IPF SubJunior & Junior World Powerlifting Championships

 

One the most prestigious opportunities for a high school or collegiate lifters is competing at the IPF SubJunior and Junior World Championships.

Junior World Powerlifting Championships

After a very successful 2013 meet in Killeen, TX., Team USA will travel to Oroshaza, Hungary the first week of September to compete for the world title.

Coach Curt St. Romain and staff work year round coordinating travel, cultivating sponsorships, and providing information to the best lifters across the country. This team has several qualifying opportunities for each division to ensure that the best possible team represents the United States.

Imagine the challenges of organizing and directing a group of 34 lifters, parents, officials, and coaches to eastern Europe. However, many of these details are taken care of by a very dedicated and top notch coaching staff so that the lifters can concentrate on training and performance. I can not over emphasize the professionalism preparation that is completed before this meet.

Making the team is no easy task! We will outline the steps necessary to put yourself in the best possible situation to qualify (or placed in alternate list) and be ready to say YES! when offered a slot on the team. Lifters do back out at the last minute (sometimes by no fault of their own) and Coach St. Romain has a long alternate list. The time frame for accepting a spot can be very short.

 

 

 

 

NEW 2014 SELECTION PROCESS

Disclaimer: The information below is our interpretation of the selection criteria recently approved by the executive committee and placed on the Coaching Committee Website.

A. The 3rd place average total from the 3 previous IPF SubJunior & Junior World Championships will be the benchmark total for lifters to achieve.
B. The highest total in each weight class from the selection meets will receive the invitation to Worlds, provided the benchmark total was achieved.
C. Lifters who do not have the best total in their weight class or who reached the benchmark total will be put on an alternate list and ranked based on their percentage of the benchmark total.
D. The coaching staff can only bring two lifters per weight class. Alternates will be skipped if two lifters in the same weight class have already accepted a team position.

Note: IPF weight classes are different than your high school’s organization and the weight classes used at High School Nationals!

1. Qualifying procedures for FEMALES born during 1996-2000 (SubJunior Team)

Qualifying Meets
High School Nationals – March 28-30 – Killeen, TX
Collegiate Nationals – April 11-13 – Orlando, FL (Very few Collegiate lifters born in 1996)
Women’s Nationals – May 16-18 – Baton Rouge, LA

Benchmark Totals (1 Kilogram = 2.2046 Pounds)
43kg/~94.8lb Class – 275kg/~606.2lbs
47kg/~103.6lb Class – 305.8kg/~674.2lbs
52kg/~114.6lb Class – 323.3kg/~712.7lbs
57kg/~125.6lb Class – 350kg/~771.6lbs
63kg/~138.8lb Class – 391.7kg/~863.5lbs
72kg/~158.7lb Class – 399.2kg/~880.1lbs
84kg/~185.1lb Class – 420kg/~926lbs
84+kg/~185.1+lb Class – 425kg/~937lbs

*Body weight limits at High School Nationals Only
IPF weight classes and USAPL High School Nationals weight classes differ. This is the only qualifying meet where weight classes differ. This causes a slight problem with the selection process. The coaching staff has put together adjusted body weight ranges (only for world team selection purposes) to assist with this issue. Lifters are weighed in kilograms at all qualifying meets. The following conversion is for your convenience.

To be eligible to qualify for the:
43kg/~94.8lb Class you must weigh 44kg/~97lbs or below
47kg/~103.6lb Class you must weigh 48.2kg/~106.2lbs or below
52kg/~114.6lb Class you must weigh 53.3kg/~117.5lbs or below
57kg/~125.6lb Class you must weigh 58.4kg/~128.7lbs or below
63kg/~138.8lb Class you must weigh 64.6kg/~142.4lbs or below
72kg/~158.7lb Class you must weigh 73.8kg/~162.7lbs or below
84kg/~185.1lb Class you must weigh 86.1kg/~189.8lbs or below
84+kg/~185.1+lb Class you must weigh above 86.1+kg/~189.8lbs

 

2. Qualifying procedures for FEMALES born during 1991-1995 (Junior Team)

Qualifying Meets
High School Nationals – March 28-30 – Killeen, TX
Collegiate Nationals – April 11-13 – Orlando, FL
Women’s Nationals – May 16-18 – Baton Rouge, LA

Benchmark Totals (1 Kilogram = 2.2046 Pounds)
43kg/~94.8lb Class – 282.5kg/~622.8lbs
47kg/~103.6lb Class – 365kg/~804.7lbs
52kg/~114.6lb Class – 376.7kg/~830.5lbs
57kg/~125.6lb Class – 431.7kg/~951.7lbs
63kg/~138.8lb Class – 429.2kg/~946.2lbs
72kg/~158.7lb Class – 486.7kg/~1,073lbs
84kg/~185.1lb Class – 506.7kg/~1,117lbs
84+kg/~185.1+lb Class – 566.7kg/~1,249.3lbs

*Bodyweight limits at High School Nationals Only
Same body weight limits apply as the SubJunior selection above.

3. Qualifying procedures for MALES born during 1996-2000 (SubJunior Team)

Qualifying Meets
High School Nationals – March 28-30 – Killeen, TX
Collegiate Nationals – April 11-13 – Orlando, FL (Very few Collegiate lifters born in 1996)
Men’s Nationals (Teen & Junior) – June 20-22 – Philadelphia, PA

Benchmark Totals (1 Kilogram = 2.2046 Pounds)
53kg/~116.8lb Class – 447.4kg/~986.6lbs
59kg/~130.1lb Class – 533.3kg/~1,175.7lbs
66kg/~145.5lb Class – 582.5kg/~1,284.2lbs
74kg/~163.1lb Class – 625.8kg/~1,379.6lbs
83kg/~183lb Class – 692.5kg/~1,526.7lbs
93kg/~205lb Class – 699.2kg/~1,541.5lbs
105kg/~231.5lb Class – 720.8kg/~1,589lbs
120kg/~264.5lb Class – 723.3kg/~1,594.6lbs
120+kg/~264.5+lb Class – 722.5kg/~1,592.8lbs

*Body weight limits at High School Nationals Only
IPF weight classes and USAPL High School Nationals weight classes differ. This is the only qualifying meet that weight classes differ. This causes a slight problem with the selection process. The coaching staff has put together adjusted body weight ranges (only for world team selection purposes) to assist with this issue. Lifters are weighed in kilograms at all qualifying meets. The conversion below is for your convienence.

To be eligible to qualify for the:
53kg/~116.8lb Class you must weigh 54.3kg/~119.7lbs or below
59kg/~130.1lb Class you must weigh 60.5kg/~133.3lbs or below
66kg/~145.5lb Class you must weigh 67.7kg/~149.2lbs or below
74kg/~163.1lb Class you must weigh 75.9kg/~167.3lbs or below
83kg/~183lb Class you must weigh 85.1kg/~187.6lbs or below
93kg/~205lb Class you must weigh 95.3kg/~210.1lbs or below
105kg/~231.5lb Class you must weigh 107.6kg/~237.2lbs or below
120kg/~264.5lb Class you must weigh 123kg/~271.1lbs or below
120+kg/~264.5+lb Class you must weigh above 123+kg/~271.2lbs

 

4. Qualifying procedures for MALES born during 1991-1995 (Junior Team)

Qualifying Meets
High School Nationals – March 28-30 – Killeen, TX
Collegiate Nationals – April 11-13 – Orlando, FL
Men’s Nationals (Teen & Junior) – June 20-22 – Philadelphia, PA

Benchmark Totals (1 Kilogram = 2.2046 Pounds)
53kg/~116.8lb Class – 513.3kg/~1,132lbs
59kg/~130.1lb Class – 596.7kg/~1,316lbs
66kg/~145.5lb Class – 652.5kg/~1,439lbs
74kg/~163.1lb Class – 756.7kg/~1,668lbs
83kg/~183lb Class – 815kg/~1,797lbs
93kg/~205lb Class – 844.2kg/~1,861lbs
105kg/~231.5lb Class – 892.5kg/~1,968lbs
120kg/~264.5lb Class – 920.8kg/~2,030lbs
120+kg/~264.5+lb Class – 940kg/~2,072lbs

*Bodyweight limits at High School Nationals Only
Same body weight limits apply as the SubJunior selection above.

 

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