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Unofficial Q2 2015 US Masters Weightlifting Rankings

Here are the updated (and unofficial) rankings of all US masters weightlifters up to the end of Q2 2015. Likely to be shifted some in a matter of days with the results of the World Masters Cup (and Nationals) in Texas. As usual the ranking is by Sinclair-Malone/Meltzer (S-M/M in the pdfs). Note, lifters are classified for the purpose of these lists as masters by birthdate (not whether they self identify or register as such).

Top 10 Males Overall

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Full list for the men here: Men Rankings Q2 2015.pdf

Top 10 Females Overall

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Full list for the women here: Women Rankings Q2 2015.pdf

Of interest above is the tight spread on the female side. Once again, the list is dominated by W40 and W35 lifters with only two lifters above 50 (a slight improvement over the Q1 results). Because most are close in age the M/M coefficient doesn’t have quite as much impact as on the male top 10 list. There was also a lot of shuffling and new names in both lists as more lifters joined the mix of the year, resulting in several new names and bumps off the top ten in both lists. Again, on the men’s side there is much more of a diversity of ages and totals. Two of the M35s getting bumped off the list there leaves only Chad Vaughn representing the younger masters, every one else is above 45 with four above 70.

Unofficial Q1 2015 US Masters Weightlifting Rankings (up through the 2015 Masters Nationals)

Here are the updated (and unofficial) rankings of all US masters weightlifters for slightly more than Q1 2015 (actually up through the Masters Nationals in Monrovia because that data was too good to leave out). As usual the ranking is by Sinclair-Malone/Meltzer (S-M/M in the pdfs). Note, lifters are classified for the purpose of these lists as masters by birthdate (not whether they self identify or register as such).

Top 10 Males Overall

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Full list for the men here: Men Rankings Q1 2015.pdf

Top 10 Females Overall

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Full list for the women here: Women Rankings 2015 Q1.pdf

Of interest above is the tight spread on the female side. The list is dominated by W40 and W35 lifters with only one lifter above 50. Because most are close in age the M/M coefficient doesn’t have quite as much impact as on the male top 10 list. Consequently, the Sinclair’s are close, everything’s close. On the men’s side there is much more of a diversity of ages and totals. Also notable this time around, the family tag teams: Chad and Jodi Vaughn are number 4 and 7 respectively, and Greg and Aimee Everett are number 8 and 5. 

Unofficial 2014 US Masters Weightlifting Rankings by Age Group

Here are the rankings for all US masters weightlifters in 2014 by age group (i.e. M35, W35, M40, W40, etc). This way you don’t have to (only) feel bad about that older lifter with a better S/M-M than you, now you can also focus on your age group peers. These are again sorted by Sinclair/Malone-Meltzer though I did debate with myself on whether this was the best approach. The rankings in several age groups do change a bit if the lifters are sorted by Sinclair only. In the end, I went with S/M-M on the belief that there is a significant difference between the start and end of the age groups (especially 35 & 39 as an example).

Below are the total numbers in each age group. You can see here and in the pie charts below that the women are a bit more heavily represented in the younger age groups (about 67% of the women are under 45 compared to 58% of the men).

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Women

Rankings: WomenRankedByAge2014.pdf

Percent of female lifters in each age group: 

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Men

Rankings: MenRankedByAge2014.pdf 

Percent of male lifters in each age group:

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