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2018 USA Powerlifting Open Nationals Detailed Competitor Info


Hotel RL – Red Lion at the Park
303 W North River Dr, Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-755-6644  (Call to reserve under group: USAP0517)

Book Online with Group Rate For 2018 Open Nationals Here 

Rate: $159/night (plus tax) – Pending availability. Original block rate of $134/night SOLD OUT MOST NIGHTS.  A one night, non-refundable deposit is required secure your hotel reservation for this event.

Amenities Include: Free Airport Shuttle to/from Spokane International Airport (GEG)  (please call to schedule), Free Parking, Refrigerator/Microwave in every room, Free Wi-Fi, One free coffee daily.   



All times are tentative and subject to change if needed.

Thursday May 17, 2018

9:00am-5:00pm  – USA Powerlifting NGB Meeting (Skyline Ballroom)
6:00-7:00pm – Early Equipment Check and Registration Open
7:00pm – Master’s Committee Meeting (Skyline Ballroom)

Friday May 18, 2018

Session I 
Women’s weight classes: 47kg, 52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 72kg

Check-Ins/Equipment Check: 11:00am-1:30pm
Weigh-ins: 12:00pm (Ballroom D)
Lifting Beings: 2:00pm (Ballrooms A-C)
Awards: 6:00pm (Immediately following lifting)

Saturday May 19, 2018

Session I 
Women’s weight classes: 84kg, 84+kg

Check-Ins/Equipment Check: 6:30am-8:30am
Weigh-ins: 7:00am (Ballroom D)
Lifting Beings: 9:00am (Ballrooms A-C)
Awards: 12:30pm (Immediately following lifting)


Session II 
Men’s weight Classes: 53kg (Teen/Jr), 59kg, 66kg, 74kg, 83kg

Check-Ins/Equipment Check: 11:00am-1:30pm
Weigh-ins: 12:00pm (Ballroom D)
Lifting Beings: 2:00pm (Ballrooms A-C)
Awards: 6:00pm (Immediately following lifting)

Women’s Committee Meeting Following Lifting (Location TBD)

Sunday May 20, 2018

Session I 
Men’s weight classes: 93kg, 105kg

Check-Ins/Equipment Check: 6:30am-8:30am
Weigh-ins: 7:00am (Ballroom D)
Lifting Beings: 9:00am (Ballrooms A-C)
Awards: 12:15pm (Immediately following lifting)

Session II 
Men’s weight classes: 120kg, 120+kg

Check-Ins/Equipment Check: 10:30am-12:30pm
Weigh-ins: 11:00am (Ballroom D)
Lifting Beings: 1:00pm (Ballrooms A-C)
Awards: 5:00pm (Immediately following lifting)



Please note that competitors must have achieved the USA Powerlifing qualifying total in a USA Powerlifting Sanctioned Competition during either 2017 or 2018 to enter this championship.  You may reach the qualifying total in a Raw event and chose to compete Raw, however no separate Raw division will be offered.

Competitors must also be a USA Powerlifting member, in good standing, by the day of the registration deadline.  You can purchase a membership card at www.usapowerlifting.com/membership-application/

Teen/Juniors and Masters Competitors must qualify by age on the date of the event (proof of age must be provided at check-in).



Entry fee is $150 for the first division and $25 for an additional divsion (taxes and fees included). Entry deadline is April 8th. Please note that NO entries will be accepted after this.  Entry fees are non-refundable.   We will be verifying memberships for athletes and coaches after the deadline – anyone who is not a registered member by that time will forfeit their entry.  We promise to send reminders leading up to the deadline!

Entry fees include:  Entry into meet, admission for all lifting days as a spectator, event T-shirt, one coaches pass for day you are lifting and access to warm-up room for your session (coaches must be current USA Powerlifting member)



If you are a team please register for the meet HERE.   Teams must be registered as a club with USA Powerlifting and for event by the entry deadline April 19th,  2018.   You can register with USA Powerlifting here: http://www.usapowerlifting.com/clubs/

Each Team will be given 2 coaches passes for the weekend.   Any additional coaches passes can be purchased at the meet.  Anyone in the holding and warm-up areas is required to be a current 2018 USA Powerlifting member and apply for coaching credentials prior to the deadline.



Spectators will be able to purchase wrist bands at the door for $10/day or $30 for the 4 day event.  Cash only please.

Competitors who wish to attend the days/session they’re not competing in will be provided admission at no charge.

Each lifter may register ONE coach for a discounted  pass (coach purchases $10 admission only). Lifter must provide coach’s name on entry form.  Additional coaches passes will be $20/day or $50 for an all event/all access pass.  All coaches passes will be available at registration booth.


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USA Powerlifting Rules and Guidelines

All rules of USA Powerlifting will be enforced at this event.  Please be familiar with equipment specifications, weigh-in guidelines and the rules of performance.  Click here for a current USA Powerlifting Rulebook.

Per USA Powerlifting Rules weight-ins will be conducted in order of assigned lot number.  Please refer to USA Powerlifting Rule Book for details.