USSF Strengthlifting Championship – Sponsored by Barbell Logic
November 16 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm PST$125
The United States Strengthlifting Federation is proud to welcome our most courageous lifters to compete for the title of Champion.
With over $4k in prizes and awards, you cannot afford to miss this event!
In order to qualify for this event you must have totaled in a USSF Sanctioned Strengthlifting event from 11/15/2018 to 11/15/2019.
Distinct from the sport of powerlifting, Strengthlifting is comprised of the Squat, the Press, and the Conventional Deadlift. Competition takes place between lifters in categories as defined by sex, bodyweight, and age. Each competitor is given three attempts for each lift, the summation of each valid attempt constituting a total. The lifter with the highest total in their category wins. The lifter with the highest number of points based on Wilks Formula is the best lifter. For a detailed ruleset: usstrengthlifting.com/rules
Where: PDX Barbell Club, Hillsboro Oregon
Prizes: Top 3 Open, Top 3 Women, Top Masters Open, Top Masters Women, Top Junior Open, Top Junior Women.
Awards: Awards will be given to each lifter that achieves first place in their respective division and weight class.
T-shirt: Yes, cost included. Only available for those that signup before September 30th.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What gear is required? A non-supportive singlet, collarless t-shirt, pair of shoes, and knee high socks are required. For further information reference the costume section located here: usstrengthlifting.com/rules
When do I weigh in? For the safety of our competitors and in the name of fairness of competition, the USSF does not conduct weigh-ins. Weigh outs will be performed immediately following a lifters final attempt on the platform.
Are there commands? There are no commands. A lifter merely needs to demonstrate proper control and execution of the lifts as detailed in the rules linked above.
Is there a bench press? Unlike the sport of powerlifting, the USSF recognizes the press (overhead) in place of the bench press.
Can I perform the sumo variant of the deadlift? You are allowed to place your legs as wide as you wish, but in maintaining fairness of competition and assuring that all competitors perform the lift with similar mechanics, hands must remain outside of the legs while performing a deadlift.
Do I need a membership to compete? Yes, all USSF athletes must purchase a membership to be eligible to compete in a sanctioned event. Memberships are valid for one full year and can be purchased here: https://usstrengthlifting.com/register/ussf-membership/
This event is organized by Next Level Barbell and hosted in partnership with PDX Barbell Club.
The USSF would like to thank our sponsors at Starting Strength Online Coaching and Barbell Logic and our partners at Starting Strength.
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