USA Weightlifting Releases 2018 Nationals Dates, Venue, Qualifying Totals


USA Weightlifting has released details around the 2018 Nationals including the dates, venue, and qualifying totals.

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Here's the relevant info and how the qualifying totals compare to previous years:

2018 USA Weightlifting National Championships

Where: Overland Park, Kansas

When: May 24-27, 2018

Qualifying Period: April 22, 2017 - April 22, 2018

Registration Deadline: April 26, 2018

Men's Qualifying Totals:

Weight Category Qualifying Total
56kg 194kg
62kg 223kg
69kg 246kg
77kg 274kg
85kg 289kg
94kg 300kg
105kg 305kg
105+kg 310kg

Women's Qualifying Totals:

Weight Category Qualifying Total
48kg 133kg
53kg 149kg
58kg 166kg
63kg 173kg
69kg 182kg
75kg 189kg
90kg 192kg
90+kg 194kg

Compared to the 2017 National qualifying totals, nearly all divisions have stayed the same. The only three divisions with any change were the women's 58kg, women's 63kg, and women's 69kg who each saw a 3kg increase in qualifying totals from 2017 to 2018.

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