This is a USA Powerlifting sanctioned event. All rules of a regular full powerlifting event will apply in regards to equipment, uniform, and setting records. This event is designed to showcase the TEAM. In regular powerlifting events, the athlete's focus is on themselves and how they place related to everyone else in their class. This event is about working together as a team against other teams. We will offer the following divisions for this event. Teen, Junior, Open, and Masters.
Teams are made up of 3 lifters
ALL teams may consist of 3 athletes of either sex or all-female or all-male
Each team may have 1 reserve lifter in case of injury
Each lifter gets 3 attempts of ONE of the movements (squat, bench, deadlift).
This means one person will squat all three attempts. A separate person will bench all three attempts. And a third person will deadlift all three attempts.
The reserve lifter may lift in the event of a team member becoming injured prior to stepping on the platform. This lifter may only lift one of the movements (squat, bench, or deadlift).
If a team consists of an open age group lifter (24-39), that team will be scored with the Open teams (this includes the reserve lifter).
For tactical purposes, you will have the opportunity to change the 3rd attempt of each movement. This is normally done in a full powerlifting event in only the deadlift and in a benchpress only event. But in this situation, each movement will be as if it’s a single lift event.
Scoring is done by the DOTs points. Each lifter has a score assigned to their best successful lift (done by the computer). The 3 best scores for the team are added together to make the total score for the team. The highest DOTs score wins. We will use the age-adjusted score for all non Open teams.
Ages 8-100+ are eligible to participate. New lifters are welcome.
Team awards will be given to the top 3 teams in each division.No individual medals will be given as this is a team event.
Each individual will register separately, indicating the names of their teammates on the registration. Each team MUST consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 (one reserve) members. The reserve member does not pay a registration fee. Each athlete is responsible for their registration fee.
Athletes may register any time after registration opens. If you don’t have a name for your team at the time of registration, each team will be responsible for providing a Team Name up to 7 days before the event.