2021 USSF Powerlifting Spring Challenge

Competition brings out the best in us and we could all use another reason to skip our coaches programming and hit heavy singles! Whether your gym has reopened (lucky!), or you lift in your own garage (luckier!), you are lifting in a singlet or your pajamas, are a champion powerlifting or a brand-new novice, Barbell Logic and the United States Strengthlifting Federation would like to invite you to join your community in setting new personal bests!

From March 1st to March 14th, athletes from around the world will submit their best Squat, Bench, and Deadlift (Sumo or Conventional). Completing a total in this competition will qualify you for the 2021 USSF National Powerlifting Championship.

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THE RULES

  1. Competition takes place between lifters in categories defined by sex, bodyweight, and age. There are fourteen classes:
    • Open Division
      • Lightweight: Up to 175lbs
        • Adult: 20-39 years old
        • Master: Over 40 years old
      • Middleweight: Up to 231lbs
        • Adult: 20-39 years old
        • Master: Over 40 years old
      • Heavyweight: Over 231lbs
        • Adult: 20-39years old
        • Master: Over 40 Years Old
      • Junior: Under 20 Years Old
    • Women’s Division
      • Lightweight: Up to 140lbs
        • Adult: 20-39 years old
        • Masters: Over 40 years old
      • Middleweight: Up to 180lbs
        • Adult: 20-39 years old
        • Masters: Over 40 years old
      • Heavyweight: Over 180lbs
        • Adult:20-39 years old
        • Masters: Over 40 years old
    • Junior: Under 20 years old

2. The summation of a lifters best Squat, Bench, and Deadlift will constitute their total. Winners for each category will be determined by the highest total. If two lifters are tied, the lifter who submitted a lift first will be declared the winner.

3. Video Submission

  • Lifters are allowed to submit up to three attempts for the Squat, Bench Press, and the Deadlift.
  • Lifts must be submitted between the dates of March 1st and March 14th
  • Lifts must be submitted with 48 hours of the attempt itself.
  • A lifters entire body must be visible throughout the lift from beginning to end.
  • Immediately after a lifter successfully completes an attempt, the lifter must visually identify the weight on the bar in one continuous recording.
  •  At some point during the video the lifter or coach must display the events unique codeword. *New
  • The quality of the video, use of safety measures, and costume must allow for proper evaluation of the lift.
  • Examples of the lifts being performed to standard are available here:

4. All lifts will be judged by a USSF official for compliance with the Powerlifting ruleset. The detailed ruleset for the execution of the lifts can be found here: https://usstrengthlifting.com/rules/. Lifts that clearly meet or do not meet the standard will be evaluated by a single official. Challenging or questionable lifts will be evaluated by a three-judge panel with judgement decided by majority ruling.

5. Lifting Costume

  • The lifting costume should be sufficiently contrasting and tight as to allow proper evaluation of the lift. Singlets are not required.
  • The lifting costume must not be supportive in nature.
  • Belts are allowed on all three lifts and can be made of any material provided it does not exceed 4” along its width at any point.
  • Rubberized knee sleeves not exceeding 30cm in length or 7mm thickness are allowed. Knee sleeves must non-fastening and non-adjustable.
  • Wrist wraps not to exceed 1m in length are allowed.
  • Rubberized elbow sleeves not exceeding 20cm in length and 7mm in thickness are allowed. Elbow sleeves must be non fastening and non-adjustable. *New

PRIZE BREAKDOWN

  • Every lifter – will receive a digital certificate detailing their accomplishments.
  • All lifters completing a total – will receive an invitation to the 2021 USSF National Powerlifting Championship.
  • The Hyper-Trophy will be awarded for the most epic lift as determined solely at the discretion of the USSF President.
  • Champion Prizes
    • Open Lightweight – 1st: USSF Dominion Leather Weightlifting Belt
    • Open Middleweight – 1st: USSF Dominion Leather Weightlifting Belt
    • Open Heavyweight – 1st: USSF Dominion Leather Weightlifting Belt
    • Open Master Lightweight – 1st:  Micro Gainz Fractional Plate Set
    • Open Master Middleweight – 1st: Micro Gainz Fractional Plate Set
    • Open Master Heavyweight – 1st: Micro Gainz Fractional Plate Set
    • Open Junior – 1st – USSF Medal
    • Women Lightweight – 1st : USSF Dominion Weightlifting Belt
    • Women Middleweight – 1st: USSF Dominion Weightlifting Belt
    • Women Heavyweight – 1st: USSF Dominion Weightlifting Belt
    • Women Master Lightweight – 1st: Micro Gainz Fractional Plate Set
    • Women Master Middleweight – 1st: Micro Gainz Fractional Plate Set
    • Women Master Heavyweight – 1st: Micro Gainz Fractional Plate Set
    • Women Junior – 1st: USSF Medal

*Prizes and t-shirts are for continental United States only. An equivalent gift card may be substituted for prizes for athletes outside continental United States.

We look forward to seeing you on the digital platform,
Jordan Stanton – President of the United States Strengthlifting Federation

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