SubJunior and Junior World Powerlifting – 21 Day Nomination Thoughts
21 Day Nominations Are Out!
The 21 day nominations are out for the IPF Juniors and Sub-Juniors World Powerlifting Championships held in Killeen, TX (August 27-September 1, 2013). A total of 213 lifters were nominated (65 less than 60 day nominations). This is an average number of lifters compared to recent years (and not being in Europe) with loads of talent representing 32 countries.
This list will not change as we get closer to the competition. Lifters can only be removed from the list at the technical meeting or if they do not make weight.
In the next several days we will start covering Team USA’s lifters, coaches, and their route to success. Congratulations to all of the lifters who made the team. Good luck in your last two weeks of training!
My Thoughts on Schedule
I foresee some of this changing slightly. This is only my opinion, but I think some of the times will be changed based on the number of lifters in each session. For example, there are only 4 lifters in the first session on Thursday (83kg SubJunior). It would not be a surprise, if on some of the days where three sessions are scheduled, they get combined into two sessions. Maybe this is wishful thinking. By no means do I think the day that a lifter is scheduled to lift will change. Family and parents, especially those making day trips from Texas, need to take this into consideration.
Major Changes since 60 day nominations
Ariel Parker (JR) is moving from the 84kg to the 84+kg class. Jamie Czajkowski (SubJr) is moving down from the 93kg to the 83kg class. Both of these moves were based on optimizing individual and team placings. The entire Kazakhstan Powerlifting team has dropped out (or kicked out?). With the Kazakhstani absence, this opens up some weight classes and gives a few Americans a clearer path to victory.
Early Team Outlooks
I am reluctant to post this information, because by no means do I think this will be the outcome. I can see a clear path where Team USA brings home the majority of the team trophies (more to come later). The following “screen shot” is just from my research spread sheet where I have calculated team scoring. The team points (below) are based SOLELY on the ranking of each lifter (subsequent country) on the IPF nominations page.
International powerlifting team scoring is based on a point system awarded by placings. Points are awarded for each place: 1st Place receives 12 points, 2nd place receives 9 points, 3rd place receives 8 points, etc. From this point system, winning several weight classes are imperative for a team to take home the title. Sometimes you need a little help from other countries. We will discuss this more in our preview in coming weeks.
According to the nominations sent and provisional timetable, here is the schedule for Team USA (subject to change; local CST times):
Day 1 – Monday, August 26th
10:00 AM (16 Lifters) Women SubJunior 43kg – Taylor LaChapelle
Women Junior 47kg – Molly Zunker
2:00 PM (13) Men SubJunior 53kg – Dalton La Coe
Men Junior 53kg - Aaron Burch and Mario Leos
6:00 PM (10) Women Junior/SubJunior 52kg – No USA Lifters
Day 2 – Tuesday, August 27th
10:00 AM (11 Lifters)Men SubJunior 59kg – Thomas Soto and Jerry Alaniz
1:30 PM (14) Women SubJunior 57kg – Ariel Bulmash and Lauren Lent
Women Junior 57kg – Michelle Van Dusen and Erin Stevenson
5:00 PM (16) Men Junior 66kg – James Vang
Day 3 – Wednesday, August 28th
10:00 AM (15 Lifters)Women SubJunior 63kg – Denisha Melancon
Women Junior 63kg – Beverly Crawford
2:00 PM (14 Lifters) Men Junior 74kg – Jordan Dunn
Day 4 – Thursday, August 29th
10:00 AM (4 Lifters) Men SubJunior 83kg – Jamie Czajkowski
2:00 PM (14) Women SubJunior 72kg – Baily Dunks
Women Junior 72kg – Alexus Jackson and Olivia Harrington
6:00 PM (14) Men Junior 83kg (No USA Lifters)
Day 5 – Friday, August 30th
11:00 AM (9 Lifters) Women SubJunior 84kg – China Storks and Heather Heaty
Women Junior 84kg – Ashleigh Andrews
2:30 PM (19 Lifters) Men SubJunior 93kg – Travis McKinney Men Junior 93kg – Ian Bell
Day 6 – Saturday, August 31st
10:00 AM (6 Lifters) Women SubJunior 84+kg – Johannah Theisen
Women Junior 84+kg – Ariel Parker
2:00 PM (18 Lifters) Men SubJunior 105kg – Matthew Garcia
Men Junior 105kg – Chris Vickery
Day 7 – Sunday, September 1st
10:00 AM (6 Lifters) Men SubJunior 120 & 120+kg – Michael Rodriquez, Matthew Harper, and Reginald Scales
1:00 PM (18 Lifters) Men Junior 120 & 120+kg – Preston Turner, Scott Dobbins (BELOW), and Aaron Gonzales