1. Competition takes place between lifters in categories defined by sex, bodyweight, and age. There are eight classes:
a. Open Division – congenital male, transgender, and intersex lifters
i. Lightweight: up to 200lbs
ii. Heavyweight: greater than 200lbs
iii. Masters Lightweight: over 40, up to 200lbs
iv. Masters Heavyweight: over 40, greater than 200lbs
b. Women – congenital females
i. Lightweight: up to 150lbs
ii. Heavyweight: greater than 150lbs
iii. Master’s Lightweight: over 40, up to 150lbs
iv. Master’s Heavyweight: over 40, greater than 150lbs
2. Lifters are allowed to submit up to three attempts for the Squat, the Press, and the Deadlift. Lifts are to be submitted between the dates of December 15th and December 31st and within 48 hours of the attempt itself.
3. The summation of a lifter’s squat, press, and deadlift will constitute their total. The winner for each category will be determined by the highest total. If two lifters are tied, the lifter that submitted their lift first will be declared the winner.
4. All lifts will be judged by a USSF referee for compliance with ruleset. The detailed rules for execution of the lifts can be found here: https://usstrengthlifting.com/rules/. Obviously correct or incorrect lifts will be verified by a single referee. Challenging or questionable lifts will be evaluated by a three-judge panel. Judgment will side with the majority ruling.
5. Video Submission:
1. Video submission should be recorded within the general guidelines presented here – guidelines
2. The lifter’s entire body should be visible throughout the entire lift.
3. After the lift is complete, the camera must clearly show the weight either in lbs or kg on one side of the bar.
4. The lifter’s costume, quality of video, and use of safety measures must allow for proper evaluation of the lift. *Singlets are not required.