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USA Powerlifting Rookie Meet 2023 (WA-2023-06)

February 25, 2023

Meet Director: David Morley (spanawaypowerlifting@gmail.com)

Location: Spanaway Fitness 13819 Pacific Ave S Tacoma, WA 98444

Preliminary Schedule for Lifting

Saturday – Feb, 25 2023

Morning Weigh in : 7:00am-8:30am (there are no “night before” weigh-ins)

Lifting begins: 9:00am

Who is eligible to compete in this event? o You have never competed in a USA Powerlifting event. o You have competed in a USA Powerlifting event but only in a single lift (bench only). o You have competed in a USA Powerlifting event but did not achieve a total for the three lifts (you bombed out).

If you’re a new lifter and have been hesitant or intimidated to enter an event, this is the event for you! This event will be all about the brand new lifters. We are going to have veteran lifters mentoring the new lifters starting at the beginning. Every lifter will have access to a veteran lifter who can help them through the entire process all the way up to receiving your award at the end of the competition.

If you are new to USA Powerlifting, you must become a member of USA Powerlifting to be eligible to compete. Here’s a link www.usapowerlifting.com. Membership cards purchased after Nov 1, 2022 will be valid until Dec 31, 2023. Once registered, all event information will be pushed out via email. Please register with an email that you check regularly. Spectators Admission = $10 at the door (this includes coaches). Under 12 years of age free.

Awards: Awards will be given to 1st – 3rd in each age and weight division.

There are Equipped, Raw and Raw with Wraps divisions.

Raw Lifting: As of September 1, 2007 “Raw” lifting rules require all competitors to wear a regulation one piece non supportive lifting suit. Wrist wraps and belts are OK. Neoprene knee sleeves are OK. No other support gear is allowed. Only raw gear approved by USAPL is permitted. See www.USAPowerlifting.com

Drug Testing: You must be drug free for at least 36 months prior to the date of this meet to be eligible to compete. At least 10% of all lifters will be tested by urinalysis. Banned substances include but are not limited to anabolic steroids and growth hormones. The complete list of banned substances is available on the web site of the World Anti-Doping Agency (see www.WADA-ama.org).

Lifting Attire: All competitors must wear a one piece lifting suit or a wrestling singlet, shoes and a T-Shirt. All equipment must conform to USA Powerlifting rules. See www.USAPowerlifting.com for details. Entry Deadline is Feb 11, 2023 General Information

Entry Fees: Powerlifting = $120 All lifters will do Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift (there is no choice for single lift events at this event). All participants must have a current USAPL card or purchase one before the meet. All memberships expire 12/31 of the year you purchased them.

Registration is Live!


February 25, 2023
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David Morley


Spanaway Fitness
13819 Pacific Ave S, Suite A
Tacoma , WA 98444 United States
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