USA Weightlifting

11/13/13 - USAW Addendum to IWF Technical Rules 11/2013

9/26/2013 Via conference call - Motion: That the voting delegates representing USA Weightlifting for the October 19, 2013 IWF Congress in Wroclaw, Poland, be Michael Massik and Dragomir Cioroslan.  Motion Approved.

9/23/2013 Email vote - Athlete Stipends During Provisional Doping Suspension


12/1/2012  The following Policies regarding local sanctioning go into effect on March 30, 2013:

  1. If a sanction is requested for a competition that is not within 25 days and minimum distance of (100 miles for contiguous) LWCs or 150 miles within LWC boundaries should get sanction
  2. If results not received within 21 days, future sanctions may be denied
  3. Sanctions will not be granted without approval of the LWC President unless the LWC President is not responsive
  4. When a sanction for LWC Championships is issued, the National Office will send an email notification to members registered in the LWC

12/1/2012  Athlete Support.  Based on discussion of support systems and support philosophy, to include a component for classification based on age and performance, it was approved to grant monthly stipends in 2013 for $400 to $1,000 depending on performance. 

12/1/2012  The 2013 Budget was accepted as presented, with the understanding that we may not fully fund teams indicated as “funded.”








Compilation of Board action from 4/21/11 through 9/22/13 is in progress and will be posted as completed.

 
4/20/11, Email Vote, PASSED:  Given the proximity of the Junior Worlds to the National Championships, the totals at the Junior Worlds may be used in lieu of mandatory participation at the Nationals.

2/20/11, Houston, PASSED: To designate a minimum of 5% of USAW’s gross revenues to athlete support, in addition to USOC and sponsor-designated support, in a manner to be determined by the Board at a later date. Unanimous.

2/20/11, Houston, PASSED: To approve interim budget and charge CEO to come back with final budget for approval within 60 days. Unanimous.

2/20/11, Houston, PASSED: To direct office staff to contact Michael Cohen regarding objections toWerkSan High School meet on April 30, 2011 and leave determination to National Office regarding approval of the sanction. Unanimous.

2/20/11, Houston, PASSED: To contact members of the Judicial and Ethics committees regarding extension of their respective 2-year terms. Unanimous.

10/31/10, E-mail, PASSED: To approve the Hall of Fame cmte. For: UP, MTD, MC, MW, RB, JL, EV

10/19/10, Email, PASSED: To accept 12 people who have applied to form the School Age Committee. Committee to decide on chair. Motion by MTD, UP 2nd. Unanimous. To accept EV as Chair of BOD and Laurie Lopez as interim CEO. Unanimous.

9/29/10, Conf Call, PASSED:To approve Casey Burgener as the High Performance Program Coordinator. Unanimous.

4/24/10, COS, PASSED: To have MCT to be USA’s second delegate at the Congress in Sofia.  Unanimous.

4/24/10, COS, PASSED: That new volunteer commission identify and vet applications for Foundation Board candidates.  Unanimous.

4/24/10, COS, PASSED:  Chair to appoint volunteer commission to review Foundation bylaws and make recommendations.  For:  RB, MCM, MCT, RH, UP, LT, EV, MW.  Against:  JL, MTD.

4/24/10, COS, PASSED:  In order to be eligible for the 2012 Olympic Games and all qualifying events for the games, an athlete must have qualified or requested IN WRITING to be on the RTP by January 1, 2011.  Unanimous.

4/24/10, COS, PASSED: To create a Youth Programs Committee that would serve programs that include 17 and under athletes and their coaches. Unanimous.

4/24/10, COS, PASSED:  To form a Women’s Committee and assign UP &and MTD to staff. Unanimous.

4/24/10, COS, PASSED: To create and ad hoc Technical Committee, appoint technical board members Leo Temoshenko and Ursula Papandrea to narrowly define mission and deliverables and act as liaison to the Board. Unanimous.

4/23/10, COS, PASSED:  To evaluate the hall of fame induction process and reconstitute as a BOD activity. Unanimous.

4/23/10, COS, PASSED: The membership will be informed that the Board has discussed pros and cons of group exemption and USAW will not pursue a group exemption at this time.  Unanimous.

4/23/10, COS, PASSED:  To disband Gold Medal Fund and put balance in USAW Foundation and invest with USOC Foundation. Unanimous.

  4/23/10, COS, PASSED:That Junior Worlds and World University Championships be added to qualifying events for the 2010 World Championships.  Athletes must declare by May 15th which they will use. Unanimous.

4/23/10, COS, PASSED:  To fund our top 8 men and 7 women to the 2010 WC, provided each can potentially earn points, based on current board approved 2010 Qualifying Procedures by Ability to Place and Score.  Discussion pointed up that additional revenues will likely be identified, that funding for World Championships is already on the add-back list, that USOC will not allow us to use unspent Direct Athlete Support to fund additional athletes to the event, that we need to do everything possible to qualify OG slots.  For:  RB, MCT, JL, MTD, EV, MW. Against:  MCM, LT. 

4/23/10, COS, PASSED:  That the following message be taken by DC to the IWF Executive Board on behalf of USAW: The USAW Board of Directors agrees with and supports the open letter to the IWF by the European Weightlifting Federation, signed by 27 countries and that the USAW BOD asks the Executive Board of the IWF to approve the ‘terms of reference’ for the anti-doping commission and give the commission responsibility & authority for the administration and management of the entire IWF doping control program.  For:  RB, MCM, MCT, JL, MTD, EV, MW.  Against:  LT. 

4/23/10, COS, FAILED:  That the USAW BOD request that DC join 27 countries in signing a letter from the European Weightlifting Federation to the IWF Executive Board on behalf of USAW.  For:  MCT, MW.  Against:  RB,MCM, JL, LT, MTD, EV. 

3/22/10, E-mail, PASSED:  To fund up to 8 qualified men and up to 7 qualified woment to the Pan Am Championships.  For:  RB, JL, MTD, UP, MW.

3/18/10, E-mail, PASSED:  To approve Competition Committee's recommendations for the following mets:  2011 Collegiate Championship to be awarded to LSUS, 2011 National Junior Championship to be awarded to Houston.  For:  RB, JL, UP, MTD, MW.

3/9/10, E-mail, FAILED:  Motion by MW, for the 2010 Senior World Championships, we amend the 2010 BOD approved budget and fund up to 8 men and 7 women, provided they reach the 25th projected spot in our current qualification system.  As a concurrent part of themotion, we will fund up to 8 men and 7 women tothe 2010 PanAm Championships, provided they project into the 10th place finish at teh Pan Am Championships.  For:  UP, EV, MW; Against:  RB, MCT, JL, LT, MTD.

 2/23/10, E-mail, PASSED:  To withdraw $25K of USAW's current investment holdings in the US Olympic Foundation fund for transfer to another investment fund.  For:  RB, MCT, UP, LT, MTD, EV.
10/09/09, E-mail, PASSED:  2010 Qualifying Procedures w/ U17 exemption.  For:  RB, MC, MTD, UP, EV, MW; Against:  LT; Abstain: RH, JL.
 
9/11/09, E-mail,  PASSED:  That the USAW BOD advise Dragomir cioroslan to convey to the IWF Executive Board that we (the USAW BOD) support a proposal to require annual audits of the IWF budget and finances, to be performedc by an independent company certified for such tasks, and that the first such audit should be performed for the budget of the most recent past calendar of financial year.  The results of all such audits should be made public and available through the internet.  For:  MC, RH, JL, UP, EV, MW;  Against:  LT;  Abstain:  MTD.
 
9/3/09, Conf call,  PASSED:  2010 Juniors vs 2009 AO as qualifier for WYC.  For:  RB, MCM, MTD, JL, EV, MW.
 
7/24/09,  E-mail,  PASSED:   To move $90K in the current USAW 'Rainy Day Fund' to the US Olympic Foundation, to be wired to the USOF to arrive by July 31, 2009.  The USOF will hold those funds in a separate account to be named the 'USAW Rainy Day Fund.'  For:  MC, MTD, J.\L, UP, LT, EV, MW.
 
7/19/09, E-mail, PASSED:  To send a full tem to the World Championships in Korea.  For:  RB, RH, JL, UP, EV;  Against:  LT, MTD, MC;  Abstain:  MW.
 
9/8/09, E-mail, No objection raised, PASSED:  Andy Tysz and Jenna Bussard as the coaches for the Quebec Junior Championships.   
 
8/18/09, E-mail, PASSED:  To approve 2009 Budget as presented at Annual Meeting in June.  For: RB, JL,UP, MTD, EV, MW.
 
5/6/09, E-mail:  Clarification of 8.2 of bylaws, tem staff may not serve on committees which are involved in the selection of coaching, officiating or team managerial positions.  For:  UP, LT, MTD.
 
5/1/09, E-mail, PASSED:  To accept Criteria for Nominating US Referees for Major IWF Events.  For:  LT.
 
4/19/09, E-mail, PASSED:  To approve minutes from 3/27/09 OBD meeting, COS with revisions.
 
4/6/09, E-mail, PASSED:  To approved 2008 American Open qualifying totals less 5kg across board for 2009 AO totals.  For:  RB, JL, UP, LT, MTD, EV, MW.

12/1/12  The following Policies regarding local event sanctioning go into effect on March 30, 2013:

  1. If a sanction is requested for a competition that is not within 25 days and minimum distance of (100 miles for contiguous) LWCs or 150 miles within LWC boundaries should get sanction
  2. If results not received within 21 days, future sanctions may be denied
  3. Sanctions will not be granted without approval of the LWC President unless the LWC President is not responsive
  4. When a sanction for LWC Championships is issued, the National Office will send an email notification to members registered in the LWC

12/1/12  The following Policies regarding local event sanctioning go into effect on March 30, 2013:

  1. If a sanction is requested for a competition that is not within 25 days and minimum distance of (100 miles for contiguous) LWCs or 150 miles within LWC boundaries should get sanction
  2. If results not received within 21 days, future sanctions may be denied
  3. Sanctions will not be granted without approval of the LWC President unless the LWC President is not responsive
  4. When a sanction for LWC Championships is issued, the National Office will send an email notification to members registered in the LWC