Weightlifting in the United States just got more interesting with the announcement of the American Open Series beginning in 2017. The three-event series will take place throughout the year and will lead to the American Open Finals in December.

Each American Open Series event will feature Senior, Junior and Youth weight categories as well as Masters divisions.

Here are the dates, locations, registration deadline and qualification period for the three series events.

  • American Open Series I
    • March 16-19, 2017
    • Reno, Nevada
    • Registration Deadline: February 22, 2017 at 4:00pm Eastern Time
    • Qualification Period: February 19, 2016 – February 19, 2017
  • American Open Series II
    • July 28-31, 2017
    • Miami, Florida
    • Registration Deadline: July 6, 2017
    • Qualification Period: July 2, 2016 – July 2, 2017
  • American Open Series III
    • September 8-10, 2017
    • Grand Rapid, Michigan
    • Registration Deadline: August 17, 2017
    • Qualification Period: August 13, 2016 – August 13, 2017
  • American Open Finals
    • December 7-10, 2017
    • Anaheim, California
    • Registration Deadline: TBD
    • Qualification Period: TBD

American Open Series Qualifying Totals for all three events. The qualifying totals shown below are not for the American Open Finals.

American Open Series Qualifying Totals (Senior & Junior)
Men   Women  
Weight Class Total Weight Weight Class  Total Weight
56kg 120kg 48kg 85kg
62kg 134kg 53kg 94kg
69kg 170kg 58kg 100kg
77kg 195kg 63kg 110kg
85kg 203kg 69kg 120kg
94kg 213kg 75kg 125kg
105kg 218kg 90kg 130kg
+105k 225kg +90kg 140kg

 

American Open Series Qualifying Totals (Youth)
Boys  Girls
Weight Class Total Weight Weight Class  Total Weight
50kg 80kg 44kg 58kg
56kg 107kg 48kg 68kg
62kg 120kg 53kg 75kg
69kg 132kg 58kg 82kg
77kg 142kg 63kg 88kg
85kg 150kg 69kg 94kg
94kg 152kg 75kg 98kg
+94kg 155kg +75kg 100kg

 

American Open Series Qualifying Totals (Men’s Masters)
Weight Class M35 M40 M45 M50 M55 M60 M65 M70 M75 M80 M+85
56kg 131 124 112 105 89 82 71 60 52 44 32
62kg 141 134 121 114 96 88 76 65 57 48 36
69kg 152 144 131 123 104 96 83 71 61 51 39
77kg 163 153 140 131 111 102 88 76 65 55 41
85kg 172 162 147 138 117 107 93 80 68 57 44
94kg 180 169 154 144 122 112 97 83 72 60 46
105kg 189 176 161 151 128 117 101 87 75 63 48
+105kg 196 184 168 157 133 122 106 90 78 65 50

 

American Open Series Qualifying Totals (Women’s Masters)
Weight Class M35 M40 M45 M50 M55 M60 M65 M70 M+75
48kg 72 65 62 58 44 40 37 33 28
53kg 78 71 67 63 48 44 40 36 31
58kg 84 76 72 68 52 48 43 38 33
63kg 88 80 77 72 55 50 45 40 35
69kg 93 85 80 76 58 53 58 43 37
75kg 98 89 84 79 71 56 50 45 38
90kg 102 93 87 83 63 58 53 47 40
+90kg 106 97 91 85 66 60 55 49 42

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