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2020/2021 OWA Calendar

Please note: All OWA-sanctioned competitions are posted on this page and on the OWA calendar. Any Ontario competitions that are NOT sanctioned by the OWA will not be listed and are not recognized by the OWA, CWFHC or IWF. 

June 13 & 14

2020 Lockdown Liftoff

Introducing Ontario's first online exhibition Liftoff! Compete from home and submit your lifts.

Date: June 13 & 14, 2020 

Location: At home! Lift in your garage, basement, driveway, or anywhere you currently train.

Eligibility: Participants must have an Athlete membership (Youth/Juvenile, General or Elite) in good standing with the Ontario Weightlifting Association. 

Memberships from the 2019/2020 season will be accepted.

Registration deadline: Thursday, June 11, 2020

Video Submission deadline: Sunday, June 14, 11:59PM

An entry list will be released after the registration deadline.

There is no cap for this competition. Totals achieved at this competition will not qualify athletes for any Elite competitions in the 2020/2021 season.

Fee: $0! This competition is free to enter.

Awards will be provided for Top 3 Male and Female Lifters by exact bodyweight Sinclair.

Please see submission details in the link provided.

March 28, 2020

2020 Ontario Classic - POSTPONED (Date TBD)

Crossfit NCR

9am - 6pm

Hosted by: JustLift

Date: March 28, 2020

Location: Crossfit NCR, 2487 Kaladar Ave, Ottawa, ON K1V 8B9

Qualifying standards must have been achieved at a sanctioned competition between November 1, 2019 and March 1, 2020. See the Qualifying Standards page of the OWA website for more information. 

Eligibility: Participants must be "Elite Athlete" members in good standing of the Ontario Weightlifting Association. All participants must have met the qualifying standards.

All athletes MUST have an "Elite Athlete" membership to be eligible to compete. See the Memberships page of the OWA website to upgrade from "General Athlete" to "Elite Athlete" if necessary.

Registration deadline: March 11, 2020.

Registration capped at 80 lifters.

Fee: $80

Refund policy: Refunds will be issued if you withdraw before the registration deadline only. 

Coaches: As the Ontario Classic is an Elite Competition, all coaches wishing to enter the Field of Play (warm-up and competition areas) MUST have, at minimum, a status of "NCCP Competition Introduction in Training" and will be required to pick up accreditation upon arrival. 
If a club is bringing assistant coaches, all coaches, including assistant coaches, must meet the above criteria and be listed on at least one athlete's entry form. 


As the Ontario Classic is an Elite Competition, the 20 kg rule will be in effect.

Reminder: If you are intending to compete at the 2020 Canadian Senior Championships, you must use a total achieved at an Elite Competition (Ontario Championships, Junior Ontario Championships, WinterLift, Ontario Classic) between October 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020, and you must compete at the Ontario Championships. There are additional requirements that must be met. See the Qualifying Standards page for more details.

Medals will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. Best male and best female lifter awards will be calculated using Category Sinclair. Best team will be calculated using the top three males and females of each club by IWF points.

This competition is subject to doping control. 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

2020 Scholastic Challenge - POSTPONED (Date TBD)

Commerce Court Campus, 60 Commerce Crescent, North Bay, ON

First session begins at 9am


Lifters must be OWA members (minimum of general athlete level) for the 2020/21 season. New membership period commences April 1, 2020. ENTER THE CONTEST NOW - get your OWA membership when forms are posted.

Lifters must also be current, full- time students in any academic institution – Post- secondary, Secondary, or Elementary level -within the province of Ontario. Indicate your school when entering.

Non-student lifters are allowed - if they are attached to an NCCP Club Coach Candidate for Evaluation. Said lifters will compete in their respective weight divisions as guests – not eligible for awards.


Men’s: 55, 61, 67, 73, 81, 89, 96, 102, 109, +109

Women’s –45, 49, 55, 59, 64, 71, 76, 81, 87 +87


AWARDS: Medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each weight division

Best lifter trophies - male and female + best novice trophies (M&F)

Team awards for High School and College and University teams – Championship banner - top three males and top three females per team based on ranking points.


ENTRY FEE: $ 50.00/ athlete


ENTRY METHOD: Complete the following registration form, then e-transfer entry fee to norsemenweightlifting@gmail.com. Registration will not be considered complete until payment is received.


ENTRY DEADLINE: Wed, March 17, 2020. Capped at 60 lifters.

This competition is not subject to doping control.

April 4, 2020

NCCP Competition Introduction Evaluation - North Bay - POSTPONED (Date TBD)

Canadore College

9am - 5pm

This evaluation is intended for those who have attended and completed the “NCCP Competition Introduction” technical course.

To be eligible for this course, a participant must be "trained" in their NCCP profile and must have completed several other prerequisites. Only those coaches who have completed ALL prerequisites will be eligible to register for this evaluation. See the Coaching information page for more details.

All coaches wishing to be evaluated at this competition MUST be actively coaching a minimum of 1 NEW ATHLETE to the sport of weightlifting. Athletes who have competed before will not be accepted as your athlete as part of the practical evaluation process.

Evaluator: Francois Gravelle

This evaluation is taking place at the 2020 Scholastic Challenge. Your athlete must register to compete using the posted competition registration.

Registration is ongoing, following the steps below:

Step 1: complete all prerequisites (NCCP Competition Introduction technical course, and the Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation for Competition Introduction) 

Step 2: send NCCP transcript showing that all prerequisites have been met to competition@onweightlifting.ca

Step 3: register using link you will receive by email after transcript has been reviewed and approved.

Fee: $105

Deadline: Sunday, March 15, 2020

Note that you MUST submit your NCCP transcript to the OWA showing that all prerequisites have been met BEFORE you will be invited to register for the evaluation. NO exceptions will be made. 

Please see the Coaching Information page for details or contact competition@onweightlifting.ca with any questions.

First Start Project

ATTENTION Ontario Elementary & Secondary School Teachers!!!

Become a Qualified Leader in presenting introductory Olympic Weightlifting Skills.

Attend an 8-hour practical course presented by an Ontario Weightlifting Association Course Facilitator.

Working in an interactive adult learning environment, you will be provided with:

  • detailed training resources for the delivery of your training to your athletes/students

  • practical experience with the movements


Explore: Long Term Athlete Development - How weightlifting skills training can be incorporated into your current training and added into current school curriculum.

Skills Addressed:

Clean Dead Lift * Snatch Dead Lift * Clean Pull * Snatch Pull * Power Snatch * Power Clean * Front Squat * Back Squat * Military Press * Push Jerk * Overhead Snatch Squat

Contact the Competition Administrator for more information on how to set up this course in your community!

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Upcoming Events

Please note changes to the following events. New dates will be posted once confirmed. 

POSTPONED, Date TBD: Ontario Classic *ELITE*
CANCELLED: Scholastic Challenge, North Bay ON

CANCELLED: NCCP Competition Introduction Evaluation - Scholastic Challenge, North Bay

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