youth division

Idaho LWC To Change Youth Division State Records Structure

The Idaho LWC has updated the way the Youth division state records will be kept.  Under the state records tab you will find two new sections (u-13 and 14-15) with the weight class structure and the Idaho Standard listed for each weight class.  

The standards are based upon the Qualifying Standards for USAW's Youth National Championships.  They range from 80 to 100 percent depending upon the number of participants that achieved these marks at the 2016 Youth Nationals (the first time these total where used)

Athletes meeting or exceeding this standard will be added to the record books.  We will accept submissions retroactively from June 25, 2016 (Youth Nationals).  Athletes will need to submit a state record form through the website for approval.

The Idaho LWC feels that this change is reflective of their mission, vision, and commitment to excellence in competition.  We also feel that with our Youth athletes, and all athletes, quality training and technique should be held in the highest regard and paramount in the development of our youngest weightlifters.  

The state records for the Youth division have been updated with the following changes:

Age Group/Weight Class

  • 13 and Under (U-13)
    • Womens (girls): 31kg, 35kg, 39kg. 44kg, 48kg, 63kg, 58kg, +58kg
    • Mens (boys):  31kg, 35kg, 39kg, 44kg, 50kg, 56kg, 62kg, 69kg, +69kg
  • 14 and 15 year olds
    • Womens (girls):  44kg, 48kg, 53kg, 58kg, 63kg, 69kg, +69kg
    • Mens (boys):  44kg, 50kg, 56kg, 62kg, 69kg, 77kg, 85kg, +85kg