Open: Age 25 and above.
NOTE: Anyone may cross over to lift in the Open Division of a meet with the exceptions of The American Challenge Series, and the World Championships. The latter meets require a minimum age of 14 in order to cross over into the Open. Where a Youth lifter has achieved a total qualifying him/her for Elite status, this minimum age is waived.
Youth: Age 11 and under
Teen: Ages 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19
Junior: Age 20-24
Sub-Masters: Age 35-39
Masters: Ages 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+
Law/Fire/Military: Active or retired
Special Olympian: Lifters who have an intellectual, cognitive, or developmental disability recognized by either an agency or professional
Handicapped: Lifters suffering from a compromising physical impairment (including the absence of limbs, fingers, or vision)