This modern and exciting twist takes the best of weightlifting, adds the lights and sounds of WZA, and puts it in a bracketed, head-to-head format. Beginning Thursday, athletes will be challenged in the opening round with alternating minutes of the snatch, and after a brief reset, the clean & jerk.
The athlete with the higher sinclair total advances in the bracket. Round two features just the snatch, the semi-finals, the clean and jerk, and the finals, at night under the lights, will feature both lifts again.
To qualify to compete, you may submit a previously submitted total from a USAW meet, or take a video of you weighing yourself and hitting your two heaviest lifts, which you’ll submit upon registering.
Matt “Mighty Mouse” Rattay
2017 WWF Male Champion
2017 WWF Female Champion
Top 16 men & top 16 women with the highest Sinclair totals
How Do You Qualify?
One of two ways – via a previously set total from a USAW sanctioned meet or video qualifier
Event Date & Time
Thursday, January 17, 2019
8am – 8pm ET
Ranging From A Barbell & Plates, To $2,000 Cash For The Top Spot.
Rules & Guidelines
To qualify for the Wodapalooza Weightlifting Faceoff, athletes must first register for the WWF Online Qualifier, and then follow one of these two procedures accordingly:
Option A: Video Submission
You will need the following items:
- 20kg/15kg Barbell
- Ample marked bumper plates
- Video Camera
Each athlete will film a max snatch and a max clean and jerk and film their weigh-in as part of their submission. It is the sole responsibility of the athlete to choose a camera setup that allows for the best viewing of the lifts. We recommend a straight on camera view.
Athlete’s must say the password “Wodapalooza 2018” at the start of the video & before each lift.
Complete standards for the completion of each lift are outlined in the IWF Competition Rules and Regulations found here. The standards can be summarized as follows with the finer details found in the Rules and Regulations.
The bar must be lifted from the ground to overhead in one motion with no delay in movement or stalling of the bar.
The bar must come to arm’s length in one motion with no re-bending of the arms. The lifter must show control of the lift overhead before dropping the bar. If any part of the body touches the ground besides the feet, the lift is disqualified.
The Clean and Jerk:
The bar must be lifted from the ground to shoulder in one motion with no delay in movement or stalling of the bar. After reaching the shoulders, showing a pause in body movement, the bar must be lifted from the shoulder to overhead in one motion with no delay in movement or stalling of the bar including a re-bending of the arms.
The lifter must show control of the bar overhead before dropping the bar. If any part of the body touches the ground besides the feet, the lift is disqualified. If any part of the body touches the knees during the clean, the lift is disqualified.
OPTION B: SUBMIT PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED TOTAL
Submit a previously completed total in a USA Weightlifting Sanctioned meet within 6 months of the submitted date.
Submit your completed total including the individual lift numbers & your bodyweight for the competition in kilograms, name of the competition, and a link to the USA Weightlifting Event Site that would verify your submitted total.
Example: WOD 1 – Snatch: 131 CJ: 155, Total: 286kg, Bodyweight: 76.5kg
The top 16 athletes will be selected based on the Sinclair bodyweight adjusted coefficient and ranked for competition accordingly. You can find specifications about the Sinclair Coefficient here. The athlete’s calculated Sinclair Coefficient will qualify them for their appropriate division based on the other lifter total. The athletes will then be seeded for competition within their divisions based on their Sinclair Coefficient.
RULES AND PROCEDURES
Two lifters will face off in turn based manner. The lifters will compete in their designated round of the tournament completing the assigned lifts in head to head fashion. Each round will feature a snatch, clean and jerk, or total of the two lifts.
Prior to the start of the round, the lifters will have been seeded 1-16. That seeding determines who completes the first lift, higher seed first. Each lifter will be given a one minute clock to complete their allotted lift until time is complete for the round.
a. Should a lifter miss their lift and have remaining time in the minute, they may use the remaining time, if they desire, to attempt the lift again. However, the lifter is not allowed to change the weight in their allotted minute once it has been lifted above the knees.
b. Once a lifter attempts a certain load on either snatch or clean and jerk, they may not decrease the load at any time throughout the rest of the round unless they are in a round consisting of both snatch and clean and jerk whereupon they may start with any load they choose at the beginning of the second half of the round.
c. The lifters are required to load their own bar during their allotted time. The opposing lifter can load their bar at any time regardless of whose turn it is.
Each round will be allotted in the following manner:
- Round 1: 6 minute round to complete snatch max (3 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)
-1 minute reset, then… 6 minute round to complete clean and jerk max (3 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute).
- Round 2: A single 8 minute round to complete snatch max (4 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)
- Round 3: A single 8 minute round to complete clean and jerk max (4 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)
- Round 4 (Championship Round): 10 minute round to complete snatch max (5 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)
3 minute reset, then… 10 minute round to complete clean and jerk max (5 minutes each lifter, alternating lifters each minute)
The winner will be decided by the highest Sinclair Coefficient of the best lift, or combined highest Sinclair Coefficient of snatch and clean and jerk should the round have both lifts.
Each lifter will have 3 judges assigned to their platform signaling whether each lift was a good lift (white flag) or bad lift (red flag). A good lift will be indicated by a minimum of 2 white flags.
There will be a scoreboard running behind the competing athletes showing both their current Sinclair Total as well as what weight they need to lift to beat their opponent’s current Sinclair Total.