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USA Power Lifting 2018 State Championship


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USA Powerlifting 2018 AZ State Championship
Sanction # AZ 2018-02

Hosted by:
Rush Sports Performance

Located at:
425 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85024

Below is a tentative schedule along with some very useful information. Please review all the information and use the links provided to further your understanding of what is expected on competition day.

Tentative Competition Schedule:

Friday, April 13, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30pm: Early Check-ins

Saturday Morning Session, April 14, 2018
5:30 am - Check-in
6:00 am - 7:30 am Weigh-ins
7:30 am Lifter/Rules Meeting
8:00 am approx. Lifting begins
2:00 pm approx. Drug Testing Protocol & Awards

Saturday Afternoon Session, April 14, 2018
11:30 am - Check-in
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Weigh-ins
1:30 pm Lifter/Rules Meeting
2:30 pm approx. Lifting begins
7:00 pm approx. Drug Testing Protocol & Awards

Sunday Morning Session, April 15, 2018
6:30 am - Check-in
7:00 am - 8:30 am Weigh-ins
8:30 am Lifter/Rules Meeting
9:00 am Lifting begins
2:00 pm approx. Drug Testing Protocol & Awards

Sunday Afternoon Session, April 15, 2018
11:00 am - Check-in
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Weigh-ins
1:30 pm Lifter/Rules Meeting
2:00 pm approx. Lifting begins

7:00 pm approx. Drug Testing Protocol & Awards

2018 AZ State Championship Flight Lists

Check in Procedures/Requirements
• Membership Card and Photo I.D.
• Release of Claims & Liability Form Signed
• Opening Attempts on Lifter Card
• Equipment Gear/Attire Checked and Approved
• Rack Heights & Safety Bar on Bench
• Weigh Ins

Proof of Membership
The expiration date must show December 31, of the current year to be valid. (Your member card can be a hard copy or viewed on your phone).

To look up your Membership Information click Here.

Membership Information
New Membership
Renew you Membership

Photo I.D.
Drivers license or state ID that shows your birth date on it.
For youth or high school lifters that do not have a drivers license, please bring a copy of your birth certificate, state ID or passport to verify your age. *You will need both, your ID and member card available for Weigh Ins as well.

Release of Claims and Liability Form
You will need to sign a liability waiver form to compete. For minors, make sure your parent is with you to sign the form.

Opening Attempt Selection
Your lifter card will be provided to you so that you can enter your opening attempts in kilos. (Kilo Conversion Charts will be available)

Rack Heights
Rack Heights for squat and bench along with the safety bar height for bench, will be taken and input on your lifter card.

Lifters Rules and Handbook
You are responsible to know the USA Powerlifting Rules before competing so please read them. They are located on the USA Powerlifting website in the lifters corner section or click on the link below.

USA Powerlifting Raw/Unequipped Standards
• The rules for Raw Equipment/Apparel can be found in the USA Powerlifting Technical Rules Handbook. Pages 18-27 http://www.usapowerlifting.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/USAPowerliftingHandbook-June-2016-Revision.pdf

Quick Guideline to Raw/Unequipped Equipment Standards
• Non-supportive singlet
• T-shirt for Squat and Bench - Non supportive, with sleeves. Back and shoulders must be covered. No compression or spandex material allowed.
• Emblems/logos/designs - May be displayed at all USA Powerlifting sanctioned competitions if the emblems/logos/designs meet the USA Powerlifting requirements
but will work)

Briefs - Men - no boxers or spandex type briefs. Cannot have leg

Socks - Knee length for deadlift - (must cover your shins)
• Belt - approved type and size - no padding or velcro closure. Cannot exceed 10 cm/4 inches width and 13 mm/.5 inches thick.
• Shoes - indoor sport shoe or boot.
• Wrist wraps - Not to exceed 1 Meter / 39.37 inches in length and 8 cm / 3 inches in width
• Knee Sleeves - Single-ply neoprene knee sleeves without attaching and/or tightening mechanisms like Velcro, clips, or straps. Cannot exceed 7 mm / 25 inches thick and 30 cm / 11.8 inches in length (Knee wraps are not allowed in raw competition but are acceptable if you are registered as equipped)

Weigh In
The order of weigh-ins will be by flight and lot numbers. Provide the Weigh In Official your photo ID and proof of membership. (If you check-in early, the evening before the meet, the Official checking your equipment will have your lifting card.

You must weigh in with your approved briefs.

Weight Changes
If you need to make a change to your weight class please let us know as soon as you know to help us assign the flights ahead of the meet day. If you don’t make the weight class you originally signed up for, you will be moved to the appropriate weight class and/or flight or you can withdraw from the meet.

For weight class changes please email wadestrengthsystems@gmail.com

Entry Fee
Spectator/Coach fee is $5.00 Children under 8 are free. Cash or Card is welcome

The Sandra Day Oconnor Parents Booster Club will be grilling in the morning and staying until the late afternoon to
provide burgers, sandwiches, chips and drinks for lifters and spectators.

Chef Ron, Tempe will be grilling and preparing his tasty chicken, steak and turkey macro friendly meals all day.

Please plan to only bring only closed water bottles or shaker cups with lids to keep in the warm up area. Rush Sports Performance has turf throughout the venue and will not allow food or drinks anywhere on the turf. They have a designated area with picnic tables where your friends and families can eat and we will have tables outside by the grill as well.

If you ordered a T-Shirt you will be able to pick it up at check ins. We also have some for sale for $20

Drug Testing Protocol
We will be testing 10% of the lifters. If you are selected for drug testing please have your photo ID and membership card ready and head to the scoring table immediately when your name is called. If you leave before being tested or refuse to be tested any awards and/or records you may have received will be forfeited. Please refer to the anti doping/WADA rules for more information.
USA Powerlifting Anti Doping Info Page

Awards will be handed out immediately following the last flight of each session. If you plan to leave before the awards, you may have someone collect the award for you however should your name be chosen to be drug tested and you are not present you will be disqualified. Please plan on staying until all lifting in your session is completed or check with the meet director and/or the referee in charge of drug testing before leaving early.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be handed out for each weight class and division. Best Overall Male and Female Lifter prizes by Wilks coefficient will also be awarded at the end of all sessions.

We hope you enjoy the venue and have a great meet experience. Should you have questions before, during or after the meet please text or call Laura Reagle 480-262-2114 or Rodney Elm at 623-326-2933.

Email: reaglelifter@gmail.com


Laura Reagle & Rodney Elm
Meet Directors

Rodney Elm
Arizona State Chair

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