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November 9-10, 2019: NCCP Competition Introduction

November 15-17, 2019: Fall OWA Club Challenge

December 7, 2019: Ontario Youth/Junior Championships

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2019/2020 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. 

December 7, 2019

2019 Ontario Youth/Junior Championships

Radix Performance Centre, 427 Speers Rd Unit 21, Oakville L6K 3S8


Participants must be members in good standing of the OWA and be in the Juvenile (15 & under), Youth (17 & under) or Junior age (20 & under) age categories. 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" or "Juvenile/Youth General Athlete" to "Elite Athlete" if necessary.

Please note: there are no qualification standards to enter this competition.

Categories: Athletes will compete in the youth (denoted by *) and junior men's and women's categories:

Female: 40*, 45, 49, 55, 59, 64, 71, 76, 81, 87, 87+

Male: 49*, 55, 61, 67, 73, 81, 89, 96, 102, 109, 109+

The start list will be posted prior to the competition. 

Registration deadline: November 30, 2019

There is no cap for this competition.  

Fee: $75

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

Coaches: As the Junior Ontario Championships 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. 

This competition is subject to doping control. 


In order to be eligible to represent Ontario at the 2020 Canadian Junior Championships, you MUST compete at the 2019 Junior Ontario Championships in addition to meeting minimum standards and rankings and other eligibility requirements. See the Qualifying Standards page for more information. 

If you are intending to compete at the 2020 Canadian Senior Championships, you must use a total achieved at an Elite Competition (2019 Senior Ontario Championships, 2019 Junior Ontario Championships, 2020 WinterLift, 2020 Ontario Classic) between October 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.

This competition is mandatory for Youth athletes (age 13-17 in 2020) who would like to be considered for the 2020 Ontario Winter Games. 

December 14, 2019

2019 Mistletoe Challenge

Kanama High Performance, 39 Cosentino Drive, Scarborough ON

Kanama High Performance is proud to host the 5th Annual Mistletoe Challenge. All lifters welcome!


Awards will be given for the top three lifters of every class and the top male and female lifters. 

There is also a top master award for male and female.

Fee: $75


Deadline for registration: December 5, 2019.  

Eligibility: Participants must be members in good standing of the Ontario Weightlifting Association or members in good standing of their respective association with corresponding athlete membership.

The start list will be posted prior to the competition.


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

This competition is subject to doping control.

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

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