2023 Portland Oregon Strength and Power

The United States Strengthlifting Federation and the Strength Union would like to invite our competitors to compete in-person, head to head, in beautiful Portland Oregon. Choose between Powerlifting (Squat, Bench, Deadlift), and/or Strengthlifting (Press, Deadlift)

Register Here – Powerlifting

Register Here – Strengthlifting

Where: Strength Union
1777 SE Pershing St
Portland OR, 97202

When: 04/15/2023

Strengthlifting and Powerlifting: $130 ($20 rebate provided at competition)

Powerlifting Cost: $70

Strengthlifting Cost: $60

Prize Breakdown

  • Every lifter – will receive a Digital Trophy for participating in this competition and many more unique Digital Trophies and Achievements are up for grabs! Every lifter will also receive a t-shirt.
  • The Hyper-Trophy – will be awarded for the most epic lift as determined solely at the discretion of the USSF President. The Hyper-Trophy winner will receive a special figurine and a $50 gift certificate to My Fit Foods
  • Powerlifting Champion Prizes – *Subject to change
    • Open Best Lifter – Based on Wilks
      • 1st Place: USSF Champion Medal and a $50 My Fit Foods gift card
      • 2nd Place: USSF Champion Medal
      • 3rd Place: USSF Champion Medal
    • Women Best Lifter – Based on Wilks
      • 1st Place: USSF Champion Medal and a $50 My Fit Foods gift card
      • 2nd Place: USSF Champion Medal
      • 3rd Place: USSF Champion Medal
    • Master’s Open Best Lifter – Based on Wilks and Age Coefficient
      • 1st Place: USSF Champion Medal and a $50 My Fit Foods gift card
    • Master’s Women Best Lifter – Based on Wilks and Age Coefficient
      • 1st Place: USSF Champion Medal and a $50 My Fit Foods gift card
    • Junior Open Best Lifter – Based on Wilks and Age Coefficient
      • 1st Place: USSF Champion Medal
    • Junior Women Best Lifter – Based on Wilks and Age Coefficient
      • 1st Place: USSF Champion Medal

Rules

  1. Competition takes place between lifters in categories defined by sex, bodyweight, and age. There are twenty six classes:
  • Open Division
    • Lightweight I: Up to 150lbs
      • Adult: 20-39 years old
      • Master: 40 and over
    • Lightweight II: Up to 175lbs
      • Adult: 20-39 years old
      • Master: 40 and over
    • Middleweight I: Up to 200lbs
      • Adult: 20-39 years old
      • Master: Over 40 years old
    • Middleweight II: Up to 225lbs
      • Adult: 20-39 years old
      • Master: 40 and over
    • Heavyweight I: Up to 250lbs
      • Adult: 20-39years old
      • Master: 40 and over
    • Heavyweight II: Over 250lbs
      • Adult: 20-39years old
      • Master: 40 and over
    • Junior:  19 and under
  • Women’s Division
    • Lightweight I: Up to 120lbs
      • Adult: 20-39 years old
      • Masters: 40 and over
    • Lightweight II: Up to 140lbs
      • Adult: 20-39 years old
      • Masters: 40 and over
    • Middleweight I: Up to 160lbs
      • Adult: 20-39 years old
      • Masters: 40 and over
    • Middleweight II: Up to 180lbs
      • Adult: 20-39 years old
      • Masters: 40 and over
    • Heavyweight I: Up to 200lbs
      • Adult:20-39 years old
      • Masters: 40 and over
    • Heavyweight II: Over 200lbs
      • Adult:20-39 years old
      • Masters: 40 and over
  • Junior: Under  19 and under

2. The summation of a lifters best Squat, Bench, and Deadlift (Powerlifting), and/or Press and Conventional Deadlift (Strengthlifting) will constitute their total. Winners for each category will be determined by the highest total. If two lifters are tied, the lighter lifter will be declared the winner.

3. A non-supportive singlet, collarless t-shirt, pair of shoes, and knee high socks are required. For more information reference the detailed ruleset at usstrengthlifting.com/rules.

4. 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.

5. There are no commands. A lifter merely needs to demonstrate proper control and execution of the lifts as detailed in the rules linked above.

For the detailed Powerlifting and Strengthlifting ruleset please visit: usstrengthlifting.com/rules

Examples of the lifts being performed to standard are available here. Please note, these are intended for the online competitions but still contain useful information about performing the lifts:

***Please take special note for Bench Press Rule Changes for 2023: The bar is lowered to a point on the chest or abdomen, to a position where the apex of the elbows is below the center point of the shoulder joints. Additionally, feet must remain in contact with the floor but it is no longer required that they are flat.

The USSF would like to thank our sponsors at Barbell Logic, My Fit Foods, UPS, and Next Level Barbell. We would like to thank our hosts at Strength Union.

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

Register Here – Powerlifting

Register Here – Strengthlifting