2019 Capital City Open

2019 Capital City Open

Hosted by DC Weightlifting Club

Meet Director: Michael Choi

Email: capcityopen@dcweightlifting.org

Instagram: @capcityopen

Hashtags: #capcityopen, #capcityopen2019


 Hard to believe, but this is the 9th Capital City Open! This meet will sell out quickly so please be ready to sign up as soon as possible. A waitlist will be created.

To make our meets successful, we count on volunteers. Please take the LWC Referee certification, so you can help officiate.

Meet Details

*All details subject to change. We will notify athletes of major updates.

See Divisions and Categories.

Deadline – Friday, March 29, 2019 OR when athlete entry max (100) is met.

Waiver: This will be provided for your signature at check-in. Athletes younger than 18 require parent signature.

Entry Fee – $85 (+ processing fee).

Refunds – assumes your spot is filled by another athlete in your session. This will be at the meet director’s discretion and is final.

  • By Feb 26 – 100%

  • By March 14 – 50%

  • March 15 and beyond – No refunds

Eligibility – Open to all current USAW registered athletes. Join or renew expired membership through the USAW website before April 07, 2019. Expired and non-members may not compete in a sanctioned meet in accordance to USAW rules.

Rules – Competition will be conducted under the current IWF technical rules.

One rule will be strongly enforced: You must control the bar down, maintaining contact until past the shoulders. Failure to comply will result in no-lift i.e. do not slam or spike the bar.

Required at Check-in

  • Government Photo ID and valid USAW card required at weigh-in.

  • Sign entry & waiver form from Step 2 from Steps to complete registration.


Required (If you have questions about attire, contact the meet director)

  • A singlet


  • Single color 1- or 2-piece unitards worn under singlets

  • Knee sleeves

  • Belts up to 12 mm at its thickest point

Not allowed

  • Long sleeve shirts or long pants

  • Tape or obstruction 5 cm elbows

  • Baggy shorts

  • Questions? Ask mike@dcweighlifting.org

Sanction – USA Weightlifting and Maryland-Potomac Valley LWC (#09-19-179344).

Awards – Top 3 in each division and weight category.

Divisions and Categories

Male Divisions: 55, 61, 67, 73, 81, 89, 96, 102, 109, 109+

Female Divisions:  45, 49, 55, 59, 64, 71, 76, 81, 87, 87+