Event Information

Weightlifting Olympic


  • Olympic Event:
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020


NO Onsite Registration
7am - 8am: Weigh-ins (Onsite)
9am: Competition Begins

*There will be a short break between the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk.

Other Info

 2019 Entry Form

 2019 Sport Information


Alternative Athletics/Cross Fit
808 4th Ave. N.
(South of Pacific Recycling)
Billings, MT 59101

State Games of America

To view the State Games of America Qualifier Information please click here.

Entry Fees

Entry Fee: $30/participant
Late Registration:
(After July 1)
 Online Entry Deadline: July 15
 T-Shirt Deadline: July 1

NO onsite registration.

    additional $4 processing fee for each online and paper transaction

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Alternative Athletics/Cross Fit
808 4th Ave. N.
Billings, MT 59101

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****Special Notice****

The Big Sky State Games is monitoring the ongoing concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of the participants, friends, family members, the community of Billings and Montana are our top priority. We remain optimistic and hopeful that the Games will be held in July.

With the Big Sky State Games not scheduled to begin until mid-July (some events in June), all events are currently planned to proceed at this time but are subject to change as the situation further develops. Please refer to the Big Sky State Games website for updates.

Registration for the Summer Games will open mid April. The Big Sky State Games is following the recommendations and directives of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the state health department/Governor’s Office. We will follow their guidelines in terms of the continuation of events. Should they mandate events be canceled or rescheduled, Big Sky State Games will provide all participants with more detailed information regarding event rescheduling, cancellation, or refunds.

During these unprecedented times, we understand there is a great deal of uncertainty and concern. We all hope that soon we can return to our active and social lifestyles that for many will include sports and recreation activities including the Big Sky State Games. The immediate focus however, must be on keeping your family safe and helping to stop the spread of the virus.

Thank you for patience and your continued participation in the Games.


Special Information


Men will be lifting with a 20 kg bar. Women will be lifting with a 15 kg bar. Kilo plates will be used during competition, but the warm up area will be in lbs. Conversions from kg to lbs for every 5 kg will be posted in the warm up area. The competition consists of two lifts which must be executed in the following sequence:

  • The Snatch.
  • The Clean and Jerk.

Both lifts must be executed with two hands. A maximum of three (3) attempts is allowed in each lift.

Rules & Regulations
    **This is a USAW sanctioned meet and requires membership to USAW in order to participate.**

This is a clean meet. A full set of rules are available on the U.S.A. Weightlifting website. Single piece costumes (Singlets) are required. Weightlifting shoes are not required, but no barefoot lifters.

Age Categories

The competition is organized for men and women. The athletes compete in the categories specified in the rules, according to their bodyweight. There are four age categories (listed below). All age groups are calculated in the athlete’s year of birth. Bring proof of age.

  • YOUTH: Up to and including seventeen (17) years of age.
  • JUNIOR: Up to and including twenty (20) years of age.
  • SENIOR: 21 - 34.
  • MASTER: 35 and older.
Other Details
  • Enter weight and weight class on entry form.
  • Divisions may be combined based on number of athletes.
  • Medals will be awarded for combined totals only.
  • For individuals who sign up after July 14, Opening Ceremonies ticket will be at the Information/Will call booth at Daylis Stadium the night of Opening Ceremonies.