Resources & Information for Athletes

The sport of weightlifting is for all ages and officially has four age categories to compete in! Training the sport of weightlifting provides individuals with a solid foundation of incredible benefits that transfer to other sports and activities in their lives. Find out more about getting started by selecting the age category you’re interested in below.

Youth

Youth Information

Internationally in our sport, the Youth category is officially for children between the ages of 13 years old and 17 years old.  Children under 13 years old can also compete in the sport of weightlifting at BCWA sanctioned events.  It is very important for youth to learn from experienced and certified weightlifting coaches.  At BCWA, we have registered weightlifting clubs in our province with excellent Youth Weightlifting programs coached by experienced and certified weightlifting coaches so you can be sure that your child will learn how to train the correct way from the beginning.

Junior

Junior Information

Internationally in our sport, the Junior category is officially for individuals between the ages of 15 years old and 20 years old.  Individuals in this age category who want to get into the sport can easily find a BCWA registered club with experienced and certified weightlifting coaches to teach them how to train the correct way from the beginning. At BCWA, we offer various Interclub competitions, sanctioned open meets, provincial level meets, and national level competitions that Junior athletes can compete in and qualify for throughout the calendar year.

Senior

Senior Information

Internationally in our sport, the Senior category is officially for individuals over the age of 15 years old.  Individuals in this age category who want to get into the sport can easily find a BCWA registered club with experienced and certified weightlifting coaches to teach them how to train the correct way from the beginning.  At BCWA, we offer various Interclub competitions, sanctioned open meets, provincial level meets, and national level competitions that Senior athletes can compete in and qualify for throughout the calendar year.

Masters

Masters Information

Internationally in our sport, the Masters category is recognized officially for individuals over the age of 35 years old.  Nationally in Canada, Canadian Masters Weightlifting recognizes individuals over the age of 30 years old.  BCWA includes lifters over the age of 30 in its Masters competitions, but only recognizes those lifters over 35 for Masters rankings, records and best lifter awards.  Individuals in this age category who want to get into the sport can easily find a BCWA registered club with experienced and certified weightlifting coaches to teach them how to train the correct way from the beginning.  Individuals become eligible on January 1 of the year that they will turn 30 or 35.  At BCWA, we offer various Interclub competitions, sanctioned open meets, provincial level meets, and national level competitions that Masters athletes can compete in and qualify for higher level events throughout the calendar year.

Upcoming Events

BC Weightlifting Association hosts multiple events each year for athletes, coaches and officials. Please refer to the list below for more information on upcoming workshops, sanctioned competitions, club events and courses.

Jan
23 - 24
A&R Memorial Online Qualifier
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Competition Results

Check out the latest results from our Junior, Senior and Masters Olympic Weightlifting Competitions!

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