Boys Weightlifting Frequently Asked Questions

For a full list of polices, please refer to the 2015-16 FHSAA Handbook and Weightlifting Manual

 

Question: How many athletes can be listed in each weight class on the SEL?

Answer: 11.2 Number of Participants.

Weightlifting – three (3) student-athletes in each weight class; of which any two (2) may participate.  Only two (2) of the three may weigh-in.

 

Question: When is the last chance for me to make SEL changes?

Answer: Unless voted on by your district not to accept changes;

4.17.2.2.1 - District Meets

(C) (3) Changes to an Official State Entry List may not be made after the start of the published time for weigh-ins to begin at the first Florida High School State Championship Series meet the school is lifting in.  – These changes must be made within C2Cschools before the change is accepted by meet management.

 

Question: How many judges are needed at each platform?

Answer: 4.17.1.1.13 Officials.

(a)  Number.  Three (3) officials must be in attendance at each platform.  The officials must include a Chief Referee and two Side Referees.

 

Question: How long does my athlete has to make weight:

Answer: 4.17.2.3.2    Weight and Weigh-Ins.

(4)   Only those lifters who do not make weight may return to the scales a maximum of three (3) times to make weight during the time allocated for the weigh-in; and

(5)   After the allocated time has elapsed, a lifter who has not made weight will be disqualified from the meet and may not lift in any other weight classification.  A lifter must weigh within the limits of his/her weight class.

 

Question: Can my athlete change weight class between District, Region, and State Meet?

Answer: 4.17.2.3.1 Region Meets

(a)        A lifter shall be eligible to compete in the Region meet ONLY in the weight classification in which he/she qualifies from his/her respective district.  At the close of weigh-ins, a lifter whose body weight is under the limit of the weight category in which he/she qualified shall not compete.  A lifter whose body weight is over the limit of the weight category in which he/she qualified shall not be allowed to compete.

 

Question: How many athletes will qualify for the Region meet and how will they be chosen?

Answer: 4.17.2.2.2    Determination of Qualifiers

(a)    Qualifiers.

(b)    District Meet to Regional Meet.  The top 6 placing individuals in each district meet shall advance to the regional meet to which they are assigned.

 

Question: How many athletes will qualify for the State meet and how will they be chosen?

Answer: 4.17.2.2.2    Determination of Qualifiers

(2)     Regional Meet to Florida High School State Championships.

(a)     The top lifter in each weight class who lifts the greatest total weight (bench press and clean & jerk combined) overall in region shall qualify for and advance to the Florida High School State Championship Series state meet.

(b)     After the top lifter for each weight classification in each region has been determined, 12 (twelve) remaining at-large qualifiers statewide will be determined.

 

Question: How many passes will my team receive for the State Meet?

Answer: 4.17.2.3.1    Participant Credentials. 
Each qualifying athlete shall be admitted without charge to the Florida High School State Championship Series.  Coaches credentials will be issued using the following formula: 1 to 2 qualifiers – one (1) coach credential; 3 to 10 qualifiers– two (2) coach credentials; 11 to 15 qualifiers – three (3) coach credentials.  Note: Chaperones who are not coaches will need a Florida High School State Championship Series pass for complimentary entry.