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2018 USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals Detailed Competitor Info

 

CONTEST HOTEL & VENUE

The Centennial Hotel Spokane (new name, same location as Hotel RL):
303 W North River Dr, Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-755-6644

** BLOCK SOLD OUT!  We recommend using hotels.com (or similar) to look for alternative hotels.  The next 3 closest hotels to the venue are: Holiday Inn Express on the Rock, Oxford Suites and Red Lion River Inn***

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

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

*Each day will have AM/PM Sessions and Prime Time.  Finalized schedule and rosters to be posted after the entry deadline* Equipment check will be offered daily for all competitors – times TBD. 

Wed Oct 10, 2018 

  • 6:00-7:00pm Optional Early Equipment Check (Equipment check will be offered daily for all lifters during the week as well)
  • 2:00pm – 8:00pm Competitor, Coach and Official Registration (Optional)
  • All Day – Club Level Coaching Clinic (Details coming soon)

Thursday Oct 11, 2018  – Lifting Day 1

** All lifters will weigh-in 2 hours prior to start of lifting.  Athlete check-in and equipment check will be offered each day for all athletes.  FINAL SCHEDULE TO BE POSTED AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE.

  • Women weight classes (All Divisions & Ages): 43kg (Teen/Jr), 47kg, 52kg, 57kg
  • Men weight classess (All Divisions and Ages): 53kg (Teen/Jr), 59kg, 66kg, 74kg
  • Fear Her Fight Prime Time: Open Classes (Women: 47kg,52kg,57kg & Men: 59kg, 66kg, 74kg)
  • Awards for all Day 1 classes after Prime Time

Friday Oct 12, 2018 – Lifting Day 2

** All lifters will weigh-in 2 hours prior to start of lifting.  Athlete check-in and equipment check will be offered each day for all athletes.  FINAL SCHEDULE TO BE POSTED AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE.

  • Women weight class (All Divisions & Ages): 63kg
  • Men Weight Class (All Divisions & Ages): 83kg
  • A7 Prime Time: Open Classes (Women 63kg, Men 83kg)
  • Awards for all Day 2 classes after Prime Time

Saturday Oct 13, 2018 – Lifting Day 3

** All lifters will weigh-in 2 hours prior to start of lifting.  Athlete check-in and equipment check will be offered each day for all athletes.  FINAL SCHEDULE TO BE POSTED AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE.

  • Women weight class (All Divisions & Ages): 72kg
  • Men weight class (All Divisions & Ages): 93kg
  • Prime Time:Open Classes (Women 72kg & Men 93kg)
  • Awards for all classes after Prime Time

Sunday Oct 14, 2018  – Lifting Day 4

** All lifters will weigh-in 2 hours prior to start of lifting.  Athlete check-in and equipment check will be offered each day for all athletes.  FINAL SCHEDULE TO BE POSTED AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE.

  • Women weight classes (All Divisions & Ages): 84kg, 84+kg
  • Men weight classes (All Divisions & Ages): 105kg, 120kg. 120+kg
  • TheRealStrength.com Prime Time: Open Classes (Women 84kg, 84kg+ & Men: 105kg, 120kg, 120kg+)
  • Awards for all classes after Prime Time

Monday Oct 15, 2018

  • All Day – National Level Coaching Clinic (Details coming soon)
    • Capped at first 25 registrations

   

ELIGIBILITY & DIVISIONS

Please note that competitors must have achieved the USA Powerlifing qualifying total in a USA Powerlifting Sanctioned Competition from Jan 1, 2017 through the registration deadline to enter this championship.  You must have reached the qualifying total in a Raw event/Division.   Please also note that if you wish to go down in weight class you will need to REQUALIFY in your new weight class by the entry deadline.

 

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) until July 1, 2018. Entries after July 1st will be $175 for the first division and $25 for additional divisions. Ultimate Entry deadline is August 27th. 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 upgrade for the session you are lifting and access to the warm-up room for your session (coaches must be current USA Powerlifting member and register as a coach by deadline)

 

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 Sept 4th, 2018.   You can register your team with USA Powerlifting here: http://www.usapowerlifting.com/clubs/

Any changes to the roster can be made until Oct 10th, 2018.  Please make all changes through the editable submission form, do NOT email meet director with changes.

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.

  All coaches must be registered members of USA Powerlifting and membership and apply for coaching credentials.  Credentials will be confirmed at the entry deadline.   Coaches will still need to purchase a spectator pass.  Each lifter may register ONE coach for a discounted pass (coach purchases $10 admission only)  Additional coaches passes will be $20/day or $60 for an all event/all access pass.  All coaches passes will be available at registration booth starting Oct 10th.  

ADMISSION

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.

Coaches – See Above under “Teams and Coaches”

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.