Lift for NOW!

Lift For NOW!

Olympic weightlifting competition to benefit the National Organization for Women Foundation.


Registration will close on October 22, 2017, OR when 24 female entries and 24 male entries are received, whichever comes first. Trans athletes welcome. Genderqueer athletes welcome and will be organized according to bar selection. 

DATE: November 19, 2017


LOCATION:  Brooklyn Athletic Club, 8 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249


AWARDS:  Awards will be given to 1st place in each weight class and to the best female and male lifters by Sinclair. Best male and female lifter awards will be given at the conclusion of Session 4.


RULES: While this is a non-sanctioned meet, lifting is subject to a USAW/IWF rules for competition. Athletes must make one good attempt at both Snatch and Clean & Jerk to be eligible for awards.

If this is your first competition and you feel you don't have a complete understanding of what qualifies as a good lift, don't worry. More explanation regarding general rules for all lifts as well as incorrect/incomplete movements will be distributed to athletes upon registration.


*Note that weight classes are listed by heaviest weight within that class. In other words, 48kg lifters weigh 48.0 kilos or less; 53kg lifters weigh between 48.01 and 53.0 kilos; and so on.

Women:  48, 53, 58, 63, 69, 75, 90, 90+ (kgs)
Men: 62, 69, 77, 85, 94, 105, 105+ (kgs)


8:00 AM WEIGH-IN Lightweight Men
9:30 AM WEIGH-IN Lightweight Women
10:00 AM SESSION 1 Lightweight Men
11:00 AM WEIGH-IN Heavyweight Men
11:30 AM SESSION 2 Lightweight Women
12:30 PM WEIGH-IN Heavyweight Women
1:00 PM SESSION 3 Heavyweight Men
2:30 PM SESSION 4 Heavyweight Women



SESSION 1 Lightweight Men 56, 62, 69, 77
SESSION 2 Lightweight Women 48, 53, 58, 63
SESSION 3 Heavyweight Men 85, 94, 105, 105+
SESSION 4 Heavyweight Women 69, 75, 90, 90+


Awards will be given at the conclusion of lifting for each session.


About The NOW Foundation

"With your support, we can create a future where our daughters and granddaughters enjoy full reproductive rights, equal representation in government, real economic security, true physical safety, and a culture that promotes healthy self-images for women."

The National Organization for Women Foundation (“NOW Foundation”) is a 501(c) (3) organization devoted to achieving full equality for women through education and litigation.

The Foundation focuses on a broad range of women’s rights issues, including economic justice, pay equity, racial discrimination, women’s health and body image, women with disabilities, reproductive rights and justice, family law, marriage and family formation rights of same-sex couples, representation of women in the media, and global feminist issues.

The NOW Foundation is affiliated with the National Organization for Women, the largest feminist grassroots organization in the U.S., with hundreds of chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and hundreds of thousands of contributing members and supporters.

Meet Director: Jane Orgel


Jane has been weightlifting for 4 years. She is a USAW-certified local referee and has officiated over a dozen local meets, and most recently sat as a referee at the American Open Series II in Miami. She's coordinated officials for the Brooklyn Barbell Open for the past two years and is excited to host Lift for NOW with the support of Women's Strength Coalition and Brooklyn Athletic Club.

Hosted by the Brooklyn Athletic Club

Start Time
09:00 AM
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Finish Time
04:00 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017
8 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
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  1. August 1, 2017

    hey! a few questions 😊 is this meet olympic style weightlifting? also will it be USAWL sanctioned? and finally, any ideas when registration will open? thanks!!

    • womensstrengthcoalition
      August 5, 2017

      Hi! This is an olympic weightlifting meet, yes! It will not be USAWL sanctioned. Registration opens tomorrow!

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