• Choose Novice, Master, or Open.
• 8 weight classes for both men & women.
• Top three lifters in each category (Men & Women) will receive a medal for either 1st, 2nd or 3rd place.
• Selection made based on Wilks formula.
1. Lifters are allowed three attempts per event. All lifts must be down with in 1 minute of the lifter being notified the bar is ready. All lifts must be done in shoes. Bench Shirts and Squat suits are not permitted.
2. Only the Lifter, Spotters/Loaders and Judges are allowed on the platform, no-one else. You cannot have someone telling how far to go down or when to come up.
3. After your attempt, you may choose to attempt the same weight, cannot increase weight until original lift is a success, or pass on their next attempt. You may never request a lighter weight than that of their first attempt.
4. Lifting order is broken into flights. Flights begin with the lightest attempts and end with the heaviest. Final lifting order is up to the discretion of the meet director.
5. A majority decision by three judges determines the good or bad.
6. It is encouraged that lifters inquire as to why an attempt was turned down, but it is forbidden to argue with or insult a judge.
7. The heaviest successful attempt will count toward the meet.
8. Hooking is permitted. Hooking is covering the last joint of the thumb with the other fingers of the same hand while gripping the bar.
9. If a competitor cannot fully extend their arm or has any other disability that may affect their performance, they must notify the judges before the beginning of the meet so that they may make a ruling over the disability.
10. If two lifters in the same class tie, the lighter lifter automatically wins the higher placing.
11. If a coach or personal spotter blocks the view of a judge, the judge must rule the lift as a bad attempt because they could not see otherwise.
12. The use of baggy clothes is not permitted in meet. All clothes must be form fitting. Singlets would be preferred, but not mandatory.
13. The meet director or a majority vote between the judges may eject an athlete from the meet or deny attempts based on the athletes actions or statements.
14. The use of profanity or alcohol at the meet event is grounds for immediate ejection and removal from the meet site.
15. No squat suits or bench shirts of any kind may be worn.
16. Don't harm or destroy any thing that is not your own property, you will be held accountable for any damage you cause.
1. Failure to observe the Head Referees signals at the commencement or completion of the lift.
2. Any lateral movement of the hands on the bar between the Head Referees Press and Rack signals.
3. Excessive movement or change of contact of the feet during completion of the lift.
4. Failure to maintain the buttocks in contact with the bench at any point during the commencement of the lift.
5. Bouncing the bar off the chest.
6. Allowing the bar to sink into the chest after receiving the Head Referees signal to PRESS
7. Pronounced uneven extension of the arms during or at the completion of the lift.
8. Any downward motion of the bar during the completion of the lift after receiving the PRESS command from the Head Referee.
9. Contact with the bar by the spotters between the Head Referees Press and Rack commands.
10. Any contact of the lifters shoes with the bench or its supports at any time during completion of the lift.
11. Deliberate contact between the bar and the bar rest uprights during the lift to assist with the completion of the lift.
1. Any downward motion of the bar before it reaches the final position.
2. Failure to stand fully erect with the knees locked at the completion of the lift.
3. Hitching or Supporting the bar by allowing it to rest on the thighs during the performance of the lift. Supporting is defined as a body position adopted by the lifter that could not be maintained without the counterbalance of the weight being lifted.
4. Movement of the feet laterally, backward or forward that would constitute a step at any point during completion of the lift.
5. Lowering the bar before receiving the Head Referees DOWN signal.
6. Dropping the bar. Dropping is defined as allowing the bar to return to the platform without maintaining contact and control of the bar with both hands.
1. You must wear tight form fitting clothing. No long or Baggy Pants of any are kind are allowed.
2. Head must touch the bench.
3. You can tip toe or be flat footed, but your foot can not loose contact with the floor. (foot can move or twist, but not move as much as in a step.) Once the Press command is given, the foot can not change from down to up, or vice verse.
4. If you take a hand out, you must lock your elbows before starting the bar down towards your chest. If you do not take a hand out you can come out of the rack and straight down towards your chest, if you like.
5. You must pause the Bar on your chest and wait for the Head Judge to give you the PRESS signal before moving the bar upward to the LOCKED OUT position.
6. Once you have received the PRESS signal. The Bar can only move upward, you can not sink any deeper into the chest and then go up.
7. Once the Bar has started upward, it can pause, but if it move downward at all the lift will be called bad and the Head Judge will instruct the Spotters to take the bar.
8. Bar can be a little uneven on the way up (not a lot) but both sides must be locked out at the same time.
9. You must remain in the LOCK OUT position at the top until the Head Judge gives you the RACK signal.
10. If any spotter touches the bar for any reason before the Head Judge gives you the Rack signal, the lift WILL NOT count.
11. Once you have received the RACK signal, at this time the Spotters will help you back into the rack and the lift is over.
12. Your HAND OUT person, MUST step back or to the side so the Head Judge can see the lifter, if not the lifter WILL NOT receive a PRESS or a RACK signal and the lift will be called BAD.
13. NO ONE is allowed on the platform or in the immediate lifting area, other than, Judges, Spotters, Loaders, Officials, and Lifter.
Wraps shall be composed of an elastic weave primarily of polyester, cotton, or medical crepe.
Wraps may be used as follows:
Wraps not exceeding 36 inches (1 meter) in length and 3.2 inches. (8 centimeters) in width may be worn. Alternatively, elasticized wrist bands not exceeding 4 inches. (10 centimeters) in width may be worn. A combination of the wrist wrap and elasticized wrist band is not permitted.
If wrist bands are of the wrap-around style, they may have a thumb loop and Velcro patch for securing them, however the thumb loop is not to be attached during lift. A wrist wrap shall not exceed beyond 3.9 inches (10 centimeters) above the wrist towards the elbow and 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) below the center of the wrist joint towards the palm. Wrist wraps may not exceed a total length of 6 inches. (15 centimeters) along the wrist and forearm.
Wraps not exceeding 97.5 inches (3 meters) in length and 3.2 inches (8 centimeters) in width may be worn. A knee wrap shall not extend beyond 6 inches (15 centimeters) above and 6 inches (15 centimeters) below the center of the knee joint. Knee wraps may not exceed a total of 12 inches (30centimeters) in both directions above and below the knee. Knee sleeves (elasticized knee supports) not exceeding 8 inches (20 centimeters) in length may be worn. A combination of a knee wrap and a knee sleeve is not permitted. Knee wraps shall not touch the socks or the lifting suit.
Wraps may only be worn during the Squat and Deadlift. Elbow wraps are not allowed during the Bench Press. The wraps may cover the general elbow area but cannot extend to the wrist or to the shoulder. The wraps may be composed of an elastic weave primarily of polyester, cotton, or medical crepe or they may be supportive sleeves of rubberized material. The wrap must be composed of a single unit that is no longer than 3 feet (91.4 centimeters) in length.