Team USA Selection Process & Ranking System
One of the goals of Armlifting USA is to increase participation in the sport enough within the United States that an official competitive Team USA will be assembled to participate in the APL World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia. The following is a series of FAQ..
Who is Eligible for Nomination onto Team USA?
Anybody with a current Armlifting USA membership and who has competed in at least one AUSA-sanctioned event throughout the course of the calendar year is eligible for nomination to be a part of Team USA.
How Does Someone Get Nominated?
Your results in the individual event will qualify you for the APL World Championships.
How Many People Can Get Nominated?
While we want everyone to have an opportunity participate in Armlifting and reduce as many barriers to entry as possible for the sport, we would like to start with the top 5 lifters in each individual event. For the men, the weight classes are 70kg/154lb, 80kg/176lb, 90kg/198lb, 100kg/220lb, 110kg/242lb, 125kg/275lb, and 125kg/275lb plus. For the women, the weight classes are 60kg/132lb, 80kg/176lb and 80kg/176lb plus.
How Do You Decide Who Gets Nominated?
The top 5 highest results in each class will receive nominations to be a part of Team USA. Remaining spots will be filled if the top 5 cannot attend the competition.
How does the APL World Championships work?
Each event is "a la carte". There is no total combining scores over multiple events. Therefore the Team USA selection process has changed to mirror what happens in the actual contest.
When are Nominations Made?
Nominations are made at the end of the year and emails are sent to qualifying athletes and alternates during January after the year ends.
When will the next APL World Championships be held?
Good question. We don't know because of COVID 19. Announcements will be made as soon as dates are finalized.