Notable Changes and News for USAW and The Idaho LWC in 2018

With all of the changes happening in the LWC and at USAW it's hard to keep up with it all.  Think of this as a quick reference guide that highlights some of the important news and changes in the last 4 months. 

January 2018

Ben Bristow

Ben Bristow

  • The first ever Coaching Symposium was announced and will be held in Chicago, July 20-22nd.  For more information and to register click here.  
  • Ben Bristow was elected as the LWC president replacing long time president Michael Conroy.  Read more about the LWC Board of Directors here.
  • Webpoint Membership Management System registers state and local level competitions for the first time.  Eliminating the need for third party vendors like Eventbrite in order to register athletes for meets.
  • The American Open III in Las Vegas will be the first competition to adopt the new weight class categories.  Read more about the new weight categories here. 
  • In order to register for National Events, athletes and coaches need to complete online USADA online education modules.  FInd out more here.  

February 2018

March 2018

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  • The IWF Executive Board met in Colorado Springs, and although they are not sharing the new 10 body weight categories, they continue to do valuable work especially in the area of Clean Sport.  The bodyweight categories will be announced in early July.
  • The 2019 American Open Series II will be held in Albuquerque.  Read more here.
  • Masters Camps were announced at the Training Center in August featuring Idaho's own Michael Conroy.  For more information and to register follow this link.

April 2018

Pat Corbett (left) and Michael Conroy are National Referees for the Idaho LWC

Pat Corbett (left) and Michael Conroy are National Referees for the Idaho LWC

  • The age requirements were changed for the 2019 National University Championships.  Read more about this change here.
  • The Idaho LWC Board of Directors voted unanimously on the following changes to the state records: 
    • Athletes will have 60 days to submit state records from the date they were set in order to be valid.
    • State records can only be set at open meets.  Athletes participating in closed local meets will not qualify for state records.  
  • For more information on the upcoming State Championship and all of the BOD meeting minutes click here.  
  • Pat Corbett become only the second USA Weightlifting National Referee ever for the Idaho LWC.  He joins Michael Conroy who became a National Referee in 1995.