PA Open Lifting Schedule

The PA Open is scheduled to go on Saturday, April 23rd at Pure Athletics. The schedule is as follows:

Session 1: Male lifters 56-77kg- Weigh-in 9:00am, lifting at 11:00am

Session 2: All Female lifters- Weigh-in 10:30am, lifting at 12:30pm

Session 3: Male lifters 85-105+KG - Weigh-in 12:30, lifting at 2:30pm


Western Canadian Championships results

Congratulations to all 17 Team Saskatchewan athletes who competed at the Western Canadian Championships in Calgary. Team Sask came home with 8 medals. Congratulations to:

Jenny Tran – Silver Medal - 53KG

Nikki Williams – Bronze Medal – 63KG

Abra Thompson – Bronze Medal – 69KG

Crystal Derry – Silver Medal – 75KG

Jeff Woo – Gold Medal – 62KG

Colton Anderson - Bronze Medal - 62KG

Jason Trinh – Silver Medal – 77KG

Calvin Paul – Bronze Medal – 77KG

David Samayoa – Gold Medal – 94KG


Full results can be found here

Officials Clinic - Regina

Saskatchewan Weightlifting is looking to host an Officials clinic on Saturday, February 27th at Crossfit Regina. The clinic will go from 3pm-5pm.

If you are interested in taking the Officials Clinic, please email John at


Junior Nationals - Team Sask

WA will be the proud host of the Junior National Weightlifting Championships! They will take place at the Double Tree Inn in Regina on January 16th. 17 athletes from across Saskatchewan will be competing!


Sask Team A will consist of:

Avery Allard - Regina

Colton Anderson - Prince Albert

Alexander Ansell - Saskatoon

Kayla Arthurs - Saskatoon

Bella Brown - Saskatoon

 McKay Brown - Saskatoon

Shayan Eftekhari - Saskaton

Hanna Jacobson - Prince Albert

James Kapacilla - Prince Albert

Calvin Paul - Regina

Sask Team B will consist of:

Kaylin Anderson - Prince Albert

Lucie Blackburn - Saskatoon

Valeria Gonzalez - Saskatoon

Jonah Litzenberger - Saskaton

Colton McEachern - Prince Albert

Shelby Shynkaruk - Saskatoon

Braden Tournier - Prince Albert

Congratulations and best of luck to all our Sask Athletes!

Coaching Clinic

The SWA will be holding a Coaching clinic in Saskatoon on Saturday, January 2nd. There must be a minimum of 12 participants enrolled in the class in order for it to run. Cost to attend the clinic is $175.00. You can pay by enrolling in the event registration page (and pay online), or by emailing John at

You must register by Tuesday, December 29th to ensure we have enough participants in the clinic.

Officials Clinic

There will be an Officials Clinic this Friday at 6:30, at the Synergy Strength Facility. If you want to attend, please let Claire Hopkin know by Thursday morning by emailing

Those who are interested in attending the clinic should download and bring the rule book found at…/2…/01/IWF-TCRR-2013-2016.2015.01.22.pdf

Space is limited to 8 individuals and it will be expected that if you take the course that you are available to referee at the Moustache open the following day to do your practical. The Friday night session will take 2 hours and you will only be responsible for sitting on one session on Saturday.

Please let us know if you are interested.

2015-16 SWA Calendar

Here are the dates and tentative locations for the 2015/16 Weightlifting Season

Reebok 306 Open - Sept 19th - Saskatoon

Flux School of Human Movement Jr Competition - Oct 3rd - Regina

Canadian Strength Symposium - Oct 31st - Saskatoon ***

Mustache Open - Crossfit Brio - Nov 21st - Saskatoon ***

Sask Open - Moose Jaw - Dec 12th ***

Jr Nationals (Regina) - Jan 16th - Regina ***

Harvest Open - Titan Crossfit - Feb 20th ***

Western Canadians (Alberta) - March 2016 - Alberta

PA Open - April 23rd -  Prince Albert

Canadian Sr Weightlifting Championships (Vancouver) - May Long Weekend ***

*** Subject to Doping Control