2019 USSF Southern California Spring Challenge

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2019 USSF Southern California Spring Challenge

June 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm PDT



Strength meets are unique competitions that allow lifters to establish their one-repetition maximum attempts in the squat, overhead press, and deadlift. Equipment allowed is limited to belts, knee sleeves, wrist wraps, and shoes. All deadlifts are pulled conventionally. Lifters don’t weigh in. They weigh out after their last deadlift attempt. Rules that govern this meet are available here:

United States Strengthlifting Federation Technical Rules

The SoCal Spring Challenge will be held under the sanction of the US Strengthlifting Federation (USSF). Competing in a USSF meet requires an annual membership, and you can purchase your membership here:


Your meet entry fee includes an exquisitely designed and crafted shirt, and you – as the stylish wearer of said shirt – will undoubtedly be the envy of all your friends. Don’t miss out (shirt guaranteed only if lifters register by May 26th). In addition, there will be prizes for the overall winners (calculated via the Wilks formula).

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsor, The Strength Co. With two Orange County locations to serve you, Costa Mesa and Villa Park, there is no better time than now to book your rack! Check them out at www.thestrength.co.

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Getting there:

If you are coming from out of town, the venue is literatlly within walking distance of John Wayne Airport, and I recommend using that airport (SNA). You may be able to find slightly cheaper tickets into LAX, but it’s a zoo and the drive sucks. Probably the cheapest option is Long Beach Airport (LGB), and is only a 25 minute drive to the venue.

Where to Stay:

Cheap 2.5 Stars:

There are a lot of Motel 6 type and privately owned motels in the area. These are going to be found on Newport Blvd. and Harbor Blvd. Fine for the bachelor, not recommended for families.

Mid range 3 – 3.5 Stars:

There are a lot of travel hotels across the street from John Wayne Airport. However I believe these all charge for parking, which is a huge pet peeve of mine.

The area at Hotel Terrace Dr. (55 Freeway and Dyer) has a bunch of hotels, ranging from Embassy Suites to La Quinta, and everything in between. Most offer free airport shuttles.

High end 4+ Stars:

The area of Jamboree and Main have the Marriot, Westin, Wyndham, etc… branded hotels. Very appropriate for families that want to have a comfy place to crash if you will be staying longer.

Where to Eat:

If you would like to contact me and let me know what you are looking for and your budget I can make recommendations. Ethinic is one thing we do really well here.

Gulliver’s Prime Ribs of Beef is across the street from the airport. I have been known to kill 3 or 4 pounds of meat there.



June 15, 2019
7:30 am - 5:00 pm PDT
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Ken Tabacchi


Newport Strength
3845 Birch St.
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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