3rd Annual USA Powerlifting Arkansas State Open Championships (AR-2021-01)

Bench Press / Deadlift / Push-Pull / Powerlifting

Venue: Russellville High School Gymnasium

Location: Russellville, Arkansas

Meet Director: Robert Keller

E-mail: rhk@verizon.net

Telephone: 954.790.2249


Saturday, July 10, 2021

Entry Deadline: Saturday, June 26, 2021

Lifter Limit: 60

Location of Championship:

2203 Knoxville Avenue
Russellville, AR 72802

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 online here: www.usapowerlifting.com


Raw w/Knee Wraps
Para-Bench Press

Note: Athletes registering for either the Para-Bench Press or the Adaptive Categories, must also register through USA Powerlifting. Please contact me with any questions that you may have at: rhk@verizon.net

Men’s Weight Classes

116.75lbs / 53kgs*
130.00lbs / 59kgs
145.50lbs / 66kgs
163.00lbs / 74kgs
182.75lbs / 83kgs
205.00lbs / 93kgs
231.25lbs / 105kgs
264.50lbs / 120kgs
264.50+lbs / 120+kgs

Boys Youth Only

30kgs / 66lbs
35kgs / 77lbs
40kgs / 88lbs
44kgs / 97lbs
48kgs / 105lbs

*Teen/Junior lifters only

Women’s Weight Classes

94.75lbs / 43kgs*
103.50lbs / 47kgs
114.50lbs / 52kgs
125.50lbs / 57kgs
138.75lbs / 63kgs
152.10lbs / 69kgs
167.50lbs / 76kgs
185.00lbs / 84kgs
185.00lbs+ / 84+kgs

Girls Youth Only

30kgs / 66lbs
35Kgs / 77lbs
40kgs / 88lbs

*Teen/Junior lifters only


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, July 10, 2021
Session 1
7:00 am to 8:30 am Weigh-in/Equipment check for all Women lifters
7:00 am to 8:30 am Weigh-in/Equipment check for all Men’s 53kg to 74kg weight classes
8:30 am to 9:00 am Rules briefing and/lifter warm-up
9:00 am to 1:00 pm Commencement of lifting
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Awards Ceremony / Drug-testing
Session 2
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Weigh-in/Equipment check for the Men’s 83kg to 120+kg Weight Classes
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Rules briefing and/lifter warm-up
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm Commencement of lifting for men’s 83kg to 120+kg weight classes
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Awards Ceremony / Drug-testing

* Please note, there will be NO early equipment check or weigh-ins.


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 IPF formula. Awards will be presented to the 1st - 5th place teams.

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:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
300 East Harrell Drive
Russellville, Arkansas 72801

Tel: 479.219.5152

Rate: $84.00 per night, plus tax.


  1. The Hotel is five minutes from Russellville High School
  2. Each room comes with breakfast.

Directions to Venue and Parking Information:

2203 Knoxville Avenue Russellville, AR 72802

Click Link for Map https://goo.gl/maps/6pS1ijy7NuuRUHvD9


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 submitted after deadline

Registration Guidelines and Deadline:

Please take note of the entry form deadline - Saturday, June 26, 2021. 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.