2nd Annual USA Powerlifting Orlando Open Championship (FL-2017-09)

Saturday & Sunday, December 16 & 17th, 2017 (Entry Deadline December 1, 2017)

Online Registration

Events: Bench Press / Deadlift / Push-Pull / Powerlifting 
Venue: Renaissance Hotel, Forbes Drive, Orlando
Location: Orlando, Florida

Meet Director: Robert Keller
E-mail: rhk@verizon.net 
Telephone: 954.790.2249

Location of Championship:
Renaissance Hotel
5445 Forbes Place
Orlando, Florida 32812


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 – 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 – 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 (10-11)
Youth (12-13)
High School
Special Olympic

Championship Timetable of Events:

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Session 1
     7:00 am to 8:30 am – Weigh-in & Registration for all women’s weight classes
     8:30 am to 9:00 am – Warm-up for all women’s weight classes
     9:00 am to 12:00 pm – Lifting for all women’s weight classes (two flights)
     12:00 pm to 12:30 pm – Awards and Drug-testing
     Special note: Session will be limited to first 20 women registered lifters.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Session 2
     11:00 am to 12:30 pm – Weigh-in & registration for men’s weight classes 53kg to 74kg
     12:30 pm to 1:00 pm –  Warm-up for all men’s weight classes 53kg to 74kg
     1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Lifting for all men’s weight classes 53kg to 74kg weight classes (two flights)
     4:00 pm to 4:30 pm – Awards and Drug-testing
     Special note: Session will be limited to first 20 men's registered lifters.

Sunday, December 17, 2017
Session 1
    7:00am to 8:30am – Weigh-in & registration for men’s lifters 83kg and 93kg
    8:30am to 9:00am – Warm-up for men’s weight classes 83kg and 93kg
    9:00am to 12:00pm – Lifting for all men’s weight classes 83kg and 93kg
    12:00pm to 12:30pm – Awards and Drug-testing

Sunday, December 17, 2017
Session 2
    12:00 pm to 1:30pm – Weigh-in  & registration for men’s weight classes 105kg to 120+kg
    1:30pm to 2:00pm – Warm-up for all men’s weight classes 105kg to 120+kg
    2:00pm to 5:00pm – Lifting for all men’s weight classes 105kg to 120kg
    5:00pm to 5:30pm – Awards and Drug-testing


Awards will be presented to all 1st – 5th place finishers, for each weight class and division. Champion of Champions award 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.

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

If you require an overnight reservation, at the Renaissance Hotel, please call 407.240.2000. Please request the group rate offered for Florida Powerlifting. The group is $129.00 per night, plus tax to include complimentary guestroom internet and reduced self parking to $7 per night. If you require any difficultly making your reservation, please contact me directly at: rhk@verizon.net or by telephone at: 954.790.2249

Book your group rate for Florida Power Lifting

Directions to Venue and Parking Information

5445 Forbes Pl, Orlando, FL 32812, USA

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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]
$85.00 – 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]

Important Note:  Please take note of the entry deadline December 1, 2017! 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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