2018 USA Powerlifting Southwest Florida Championships (FL-2018-06)

Nova Southeastern University

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Online Registration

Events: Bench Press / Deadlift / Push-Pull / Powerlifting

USA Powerlifting 36th Annual Florida State Open Championships (FL-2018-03)Venue: Crowne Plaza Fort Myers At Bell Tower Shops 
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Meet Director: Robert Keller
E-mail: rhk@verizon.net
Telephone: 954.790.2249

Location of Championship:

Crowne Plaza Fort Myers
Bell Tower Shops
13051 Bell Tower Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Eligibility Requirements:

This is an open championship. There are no  qualifying totals and/or competitions required to enter this championship. All lifters competing in the championship must be a member of USA Powerlifting. Membership cards will be available for purchase at registration prior to the start of the weigh-ins. Memberships to USA Powerlifting can now be purchased on-line here: www.usapowerlifting.com 

New Weight Classes:

Women – 30k/66lbs, 35K/77lbs,40k/88lbs (Girls Youth lifters only), 94.75lbs/43kgs (Teen/Junior lifters only), 103.5lbs/47kgs, 114.5lbs/52kgs, 125.5lbs/57kgs, 138.75lbs/63kgs, 158.5lbs/72kgs, 185lbs/84kgs, 185lbs+/84+kgs

Men – 30k/66lbs, 35k/77lbs, 40k/88lbs, 44k/97lbs, 48k (105lb) (Boys Youth lifters only), 116.75lbs/53.00kgs (Teen/Junior lifters only), 130.00lbs/59.00kgs, 145.50lbs/66.00kgs, 163.00lbs/74.00kgs, 182.75lbs/83.00kgs, 205.00lbs/93.00kgs, 231.25lbs/105.00kgs, 264.50lbs/120.00kgs, 264.50+lbs/120.00+kgs




The following divisions will be offered for both Raw and Equipped lifters:

Teen 1 (14-15)
Teen 2 (16-17)
Teen 3 (18-19)
Junior (20-23)
Master 1 (40-49)
Master 2 (50-59)
Master 3 (60-69)
Master 4 (70+)
Youth 1 (8-9)
Youth 2 (10-11)
Youth 3 (12-13)
High School
Special Olympic

Championship Timetable of Events  

Saturday, June 23, 2018:

  7:00 to 8:30 am – Weigh-in/Equipment check for all Women lifters
  7:00 to 8:30 am – Weigh-in/Equipment check for all men 59kg to 83kg weight classes
  8:30 to 9:00 am – Rules briefing and/lifter warm-up
  9:00 to 1:00 pm – Commencement of lifting
  1:00 to 1:30 pm – Awards Ceremony

12:00 to 1:30 pm – Weigh-in/Equipment check for the men 93kg to 120+kg weight classes
  1:30 to 2:00 pm – Rules briefing and/lifter warm-up
  2:00 to 5:00 pm – Commencement of lifting for men’s 93kg to 120+kg weight classes
  5:00 to 6:00 pm – Awards Ceremony


Awards will be presented to all 1st – 5th place finishers, for each weight class and division. Champion of Champion awards will be presented to the best overall male and female lifters for the championship for Bench Press Only, Deadlift Only, Push/Pull and Powerlifting competitions. The overall best lifters will be determined by the Wilks formula. Awards will be presented to the 1st – 5th place teams.

American Records:

The athletes taking part in the 2018 USA Powerlifting Southwest Florida Championships (FL-2018-06) are eligible to set USA Powerlifting American Records.

National Referees will be on hand to ensure records are certified.

Technical Rules:

This competition is sanctioned by USA Powerlifting. The USA Powerlifting Technical Rules can be found here:www.usapowerlifting.com/committees/technical

Championship Updates/Information:

All contest information, updates, nominations, records, etc. will be posted on the following website: www.florida-powerlifting.com 

Also, please join the USA Powerlifting Florida Facebook Group for updates and other related competition information. 

Travel and Hotel Arrangements

Crowne Plaza Fort Myers
Bell Tower Shops
13051 Bell Tower Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33907


Directions to Venue and Parking Information

Google map can be found here:  https://goo.gl/maps/VErGWbZMnR82


All spectators and coaches may enjoy the competition for an admission fee of $10.00 for the entire day. Contest programs and T-shirts will be available for an additional fee. 


$100.00 – Powerlifting Competition [Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift]
$100.00 – Combined Bench Press and Deadlift Competition [Push-Pull]
$85.00 – Bench Press Only Competition
$85.00 – Deadlift Only Competition
$35.00 – Each additional division entered (see above)
$100.00 – Team Entry Fee
$15.00 – Championship T-shirt [Small to Large]
$20.00 – Championship T-shirt [XL to XXXL]
$50.00 – Late Fee if competition entry form is after Friday, April 20, 2018

Registration Guidelines and Deadline:

Please take note of the entry form deadline – Friday, June 1, 2018. If your application/entry form is going to be late, you must notify the meet director either by email or telephone for confirmation to lift in the championship. The late fee will apply, regardless of the reason for the entry form is late. The late fee shall apply to everyone. There are NO refunds for any reason. Upon receipt of your entry form, all transactions are deemed final.


USA Powerlifting – Who We Are

USA Powerlifting (formerly American Drug Free Powerlifting Association, Inc.) is the leading powerlifting organization in the United States. USA Powerlifting is a member of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), the governing body of powerlifting internationally. The IPF is comprised of member federations of 100+ countries on six continents. USA Powerlifting, through its affiliation with the IPF, also sends a national team to participate in the World Games. The World Games is an international multi-sports event hosted by the International World Games Association (IWGA) that falls under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The event consists of official sports and demonstration sports selected from those not included in the Olympic Games. The Games are held every fourth year, following the year of the Summer Olympics.

The mission of Florida Powerlifting is to promote drug-free powerlifting competitions, training seminars, and fitness events throughout the State of Florida. Overall, our goal is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle that will encourage strength and fitness enthusiasts to compete at the local, national and international level. USA Powerlifting is proud that Florida Powerlifting is the only recognized and official representatrive for powerlifting in the State of Florida. Statewide competitions are open to all amateur athletes from 10 years of age and higher

Robert Keller
USA Powerlifting - Florida
Post Office Box 291571
Davie, Florida 33329

Telephone: 954.790.2249

Email: rhk@verizon.net

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