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2018 USA Powerlifting Open Nationals Detailed Competitor Info

 

CONTEST HOTEL & VENUE

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: $134/night.  A one night, non-refundable deposit is required secure your hotel reservation for this event.

Amenities Include: Free Airport Shuttle (please call to schedule), Free Parking, Refrigerator/Microwave in every room, Free Wi-Fi, One free coffee daily.   Print Hotel Booking info here! (pdf)

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Final Times & Committee Meetings TBD
Schedule will be finalized after entry deadline.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
National Governing Body Meeting/ Skyline Ballroom – Hotel RL
9:00am to 5:00pm (Open to all USA Powerlifting Members)
Delegates Lunch at Break
Early Equipment Check

Friday, May 18, 2018

Session I (Mid Day Start – Single Session)
Women’s weight classes: 43kg (Teen/Jr), 47kg, 52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 72kg

Saturday, May 19, 2018

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

Session II – Afternoon Session
Men’s weight classes:  53kg, 59kg, 66kg, 74kg, 83kg

Sunday, May 20, 2018

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

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

 

ELIGIBILITY & DIVISIONS

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 FEES AND DEADLINES

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)

 

TEAMS & COACHES

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 on the Teams and Coaches form.  Anyone in the holding and warm-up areas is required to be a current USA Powerlifting member.

 

ADMISSION

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

Coaches will be provided a pass for the venue for the day and backstage/warm-up area access for their lifter’s session.  Each lifter will be able to register one coach for no charge and must provide coaches membership number.  Additional coaches passes will be $20/day or $50 for an all event/all access pass.

Spectators will be able to purchase wrist bands at the door for $10/day or $25 for the 3 day event.  Cash only please.

 

VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Video & photography is provided exclusively by 9for9 Media.  No video cameras are allowed in the pavilion.  For pre-orders or other information please visit www.9for9media.com

 

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.