You asked for it. We are planning to stream video live from Oakland for the 2018 USSF National Championships. Since we just created our YouTube channel, we are not yet allowed to embed video here. Clicking on one of the images below will take you to your desired stream. A caveat here, however. We don’t promise this will work, but don’t worry, the meet will be recorded and uploaded in the event the live stream does not make the grade. Enjoy.
The inaugural 2018 US Strengthlifting Federation (USSF) National Championships will take place on Sunday, January 14th at CrossFit Oakland and we have details for you. The meet will be broken in to two sessions, with women lifting in the morning and men in the afternoon. Our apologies for the early hour, ladies. The lifters in each flight and session are listed below.
Please be aware that after the 7:40 AM start of the women’s session, the schedule might change slightly. In the event that the lifting takes longer than anticipated, the schedule may get pushed back slightly. In general, the meets have run on time, but past performance is no guarantee of future results. Or something along those lines…
6:15 – Doors Open, Women’s Check In, Etc…
7:00 – Women’s Attempts and Rack Heights Due at Sign-In Table
7:10 – Women’s Briefing
7:15 – Women’s Warm Ups Begin
7:40 – Women’s Lifting Commences
11:30 – Open Check In Begins
12:10 – Women’s Lifting Completed
12:20 – Women’s Awards Ceremony
12:30 – Open Attempts and Rack Heights Due at Sign-In Table
12:45 – Women’s Awards Done
12:50 – Open Rules Briefing
12:55 – Open Warmup
13:25 – Open Lifting Commences
19:45 – Open Lifting Completed
19:55 – Open Awards Ceremony
20:15 – Open Awards Done
After ageing like a fine wine, the results of the Fall Classic are available for your perusal, dissection, and discussion. Enjoy them.
US Strengthlifting will hold its first National Championships on Sunday, 14 January 2018 in Oakland, California. To qualify for Nationals, you must have competed and totaled in either the 2017 Challenge or the 2017 Fall Classic. The basics:
|Date||14 January 2018|
|Time||8:00 AM until around 8:00 PM|
There will be more details to follow in the near future, but you now have something for your calendars. For those traveling from a distance, you can easily get to CrossFit Oakland from the Oakland International and San Francisco International airports. There are a number of nearby hotels in Emeryville, CA, around a mile away from the venue, in addition to the selection of Air BnB options in the surrounding areas. The area is well served by taxis and ride sharing services for those that don’t wish to rent cars. For those driving or renting cars, there is parking in CrossFit Oakland’s lot and in the surrounding streets. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
We are pleased to announce US Strengthlifting Federation’s Fall Classic.
The meets will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29, 2017.
Strength meets are unique competitions that allow lifters to establish their one-repetition maximum attempts in the squat, press, and deadlift. Equipment allowed is limited to belts, knees sleeves, wrist wraps, and shoes. All deadlifts are pulled conventionally. Lifters don’t weigh in. They weigh out after their last deadlift attempt. The meets are run by Starting Strength Coaches from around the United States. Rules that govern the strength meets are available at:
The locations taking part, along with the meet directors, are shown below. Clicking on the location takes you to the sign up page for each meet.
Atlanta, GA – Alex Kennedy
Chicago, IL – David Abdemoulaie
Puyallup, WA – Andrew Jackson, Anna Marie Oakes Joudy
New Windsor, NY – Kelli Nielson
Oakland, CA – Tom Campitelli
Omaha, NE – Phil Meggers
Phoenix, AZ – Robert Santana
Singapore, SG – Shaun Pang
Westminster, MD – Beau Bryant
Wichita Falls, TX – Nick Delgadillo
All of the strength meets that take place as part of the 2017 Fall Classic will have their results combined and a national winner for women and men in the open and masters divisions will be announced. These meets will also serve as qualifying contests for a national competition to be held in January 14, 2018 in Oakland, CA. For the first year, successfully making a total in one of our sanctioned local meets will qualify you for the national competition.
We look forward to seeing you on the platform this October.
The 2017 Starting Strength Challenge is over and the full set of results are now available for your perusal.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Kelly and Jordan Feigenbaum, both competing in Oakland, CA, for their first place finishes in the combined Starting Strength Challenge. Donna Cerchia in Gardiner, NY and Daniel Crapanzano in New York City won first place in the masters division. All four of these lifters get free spots to the upcoming US Strengthlifting Nationals to be held in January 2018. Making a total in the Starting Strength Challenge or in the upcoming Fall Classic, to be held in October 2017, is a requirement to attend nationals. We hope to see you in an upcoming meet.
The linked document above is a PDF with lots of formatted tables. If you would like to access the digital data, the Excel file from which all of this came is also available for your use and abuse. Enjoy the results.