Step 1: Review video submission standards and requirements below
Step 2: Have a teammate or friend record your top lifts in the bench, squat, and power or full clean
Step 3: Submit your results and student ID on the entry page
Prior to lifting film the barbell and plates so that the loaded weight can be seen clearly. Edited videos will not be accepted. Place the camera in an efficient spot so that the entire lifter, barbell, and scale can be seen in the frame. If the lifter, barbell, and scale are not visible results will be rejected.
Please check the sample video below prior to filming
Video files must be named - First Name_Last Name_High School_Body Weight Category_Lift
IWF approved belts, knee sleeves, knee wraps, and wrist wraps are allowed
Bench suits, squat suits, and other non IWF approved equipment are NOT allowed
Athletes are not required to wear a singlet to participate
Top High School:
The first and second place high school will be selected based on cumulative total for every student that participated from their school.
For example: ABC School had 12 athletes that lifted a total of 1200lb and 123 School had 12 athletes that lifted a total of 1100lb. ABC school would be crowned the strongest school in America.
First place athletes in each weight class will be decided based on total weight lifted.
For example: Lifter 1 lifted in the 101lb category and submitted a total of 200lb Lifter 2 lifted in the 101lb category and submitted a total of 205lb. Lifter 2 would be crowned the 101lb category champion.
The high school with the lowest number of lifters will be crowned champion
The lifter with the lowest body weight will be crowned champion
Girls: 101, 110, 119, 129, 139, 154, 169, 183, 199, 199+
Boys: 119, 129, 139, 154, 169, 183, 199, 219, 219+
High School Prizes
1st - Barbell and Banner
2nd - Banner
3rd - Banner
Top Athlete per Weight Class Prizes
Invitation to Rogue camp in Columbus, OH
Each level of equipment prizes that are being awarded (rouge plates, barbell) are going to the high school and not the prospective student-athlete, therefore, they would not impact the individual participating’s eligibility. The top athletes that win a trophy and an invite to a camp hosted by USAW at the rogue facility in Ohio would be considered a training expense per Bylaw 220.127.116.11.7. The NCAA Bylaw 18.104.22.168.7 allows prospective student-athletes to receive payment of actual and necessary expenses [including prize money, whereby the recipient has qualified for the grant based on his or her performance in a specific event(s)] to cover developmental training, training, coaching, facility usage, equipment, apparel, supplies, comprehensive health insurance, travel, room and board without jeopardizing the individual's eligibility for intercollegiate athletics, provided such expenses are approved and provided directly by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), the appropriate national governing body in the sport any sport prior to collegiate enrollment without jeopardizing their collegiate eligibility. Since this camp will meet the requirements above, the camp is permissible and would not jeopardize the participating prospective-student athlete's amateurism in any sport in any way.
In conclusion, participation in an online combine in Weightlifting would not jeopardize a Prospective Student-Athlete amateurism or eligibility in any NCAA sport.
To alleviate further concern, NCAA Bylaw 12.1.3 states that a professional athlete in one sport may represent a member institution in a different sport and may receive institutional financial assistance in a second sport. For that reason, even if this winner chose to become a professional in Weightlifting, even though this event does not provide them such opportunity, it would not jeopardize their eligibility in any other NCAA sport.
12.02.2 Actual and Necessary Expenses. Actual and necessary expenses are limited to: (Adopted: 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13)
(c) Apparel, equipment and supplies;
(d) Coaching and instruction;
(e) Health/medical insurance;
(f) Transportation (expenses to and from practice and competition, cost of transportation from home to training/practice site at the beginning of the season/preparation for an event and from training/practice/event site to home at the end of season/event);
(g) Medical treatment and physical therapy;
(h) Facility usage;
(i) Entry fees; and
(j) Other reasonable expenses.
12.02.6 Limited Benefit -- Prior to Initial Full-Time Enrollment at an NCAA Institution -- Expenses from a Permissible Source. Prior to initial full-time enrollment at an NCAA institution, if an individual receives expenses from a permissible source (e.g., event sponsor, club team) that exceed his or her actual and necessary expenses by $300 or less, the eligibility of the individual shall not be affected. (Adopted: 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13)
12.1.2 Amateur Status. An individual loses amateur status and thus shall not be eligible for intercollegiate competition in a particular sport if the individual: (Revised: 4/25/02 effective 8/1/02, 4/23/03 effective 8/1/03, 4/29/10 effective 8/1/10)
(a) Uses his or her athletics skill (directly or indirectly) for pay in any form in that sport;
(b) Accepts a promise of pay even if such pay is to be received following completion of intercollegiate athletics participation;
(c) Signs a contract or commitment of any kind to play professional athletics, regardless of its legal enforceability or any consideration received, except as permitted in Bylaw 22.214.171.124;
(d) Receives, directly or indirectly, a salary, reimbursement of expenses or any other form of financial assistance from a professional sports organization based on athletics skill or participation, except as permitted by NCAA rules and regulations;
(e) Competes on any professional athletics team per Bylaw 12.02.11, even if no pay or remuneration for expenses was received, except as permitted in Bylaw 126.96.36.199.1;
(f) After initial full-time collegiate enrollment, enters into a professional draft (see Bylaw 12.2.4); or
(g) Enters into an agreement with an agent.
188.8.131.52.7 Exception for Training Expenses. An individual (prospective or enrolled student-athlete) may receive actual and necessary expenses [including grants, but not prize money, whereby the recipient has qualified for the grant based on his or her performance in a specific event(s)] to cover development training, coaching, facility usage, equipment, apparel, supplies, comprehensive health insurance, travel, room and board without jeopardizing the individual's eligibility for intercollegiate athletics, provided such expenses are approved and provided directly by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), the appropriate national governing body in the sport (or, for international student-athletes, the equivalent organization of that nation) or a governmental entity. (Adopted: 1/10/91, Revised: 4/27/00, 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13)
12.1.3 Amateur Status if Professional in Another Sport. A professional athlete in one sport may represent a member institution in a different sport and may receive institutional financial assistance in the second sport. (Revised: 4/27/06 effective 8/1/06)
The Mission of USA Weightlifting shall be to enable United States athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic competition and to promote and grow the sport of weightlifting in the United States.