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Schedule and Location
Saturday, December 14, 2019

Miramar Youth Enrichment Center
7000 Miramar Pkwy.
Miramar, Florida 33025

Competition will begin with weigh-ins at 7:30 a.m. Lifting shall begin 9:30a.m. sharp.

Participants List

Events
Raw Bench Press Only – PW001
Raw Dead Lift Only – PW002
Raw Bench Press/Deadlift for Total – PW003
Raw Powerlifting – PW004

USA Powerlifting Event Sanctioning Number: FL-2019-16

Note: This will be a Raw/Unequipped Championship only. The only equipment allowed to be used is: non-supportive Wrestling singlet, Weightlifting or Powerlifting belt, wrist wraps and neoprene knee sleeves. All lifters performing the deadlift will be required to wear shin length socks. Indoor athletic shoes must be worn – sneakers or Weightlifting shoes.

Florida Senior Games Qualifying Rules
OPEN – no qualification performance is necessary.

Entry Requirements
1.  Powerlifting entry fee is $55 for the first event and $10 for each additional event for Florida residents. Entry fee is $60 for the first event and $15 for each additional event for non-residents. Entry fee includes an event t-shirt. T-shirts will be distributed at the competition during check-in time. There are NO refunds or credits for any reason.

2.  A short survey will be required to be completed at check-in. This survey can be found online at www.floridaseniorgames.com, and can be completed in advance and brought to check-in. This will be a mandatory item.

3.  All mailed entries must be received by November 15, 2019 or register online by November 17, 2019 at www.floridaseniorgames.com. Athletes registering after November 17, 2019 are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

4.  Entry forms, waiver of liability and entry fee should be made payable to the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF). Save a stamp and beat the deadline! Register online at www.floridaseniorgames.com.

5.  Age Divisions will be contested in accordance with Senior Games five-year age increments starting with 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-100+.

6.  Proof of age will be required at weigh-in (birth certificate w/ picture I.D., Driver’s License or State I.D.).

Format
1.  Each division will be divided into weight classes as follows:

  • Women: 103.5lbs/47kgs, 114.5lbs/52kgs, 125.5lbs/57kgs, 138.75lbs/63kgs, 158.5lbs/72kgs, 185lbs/84kgs, 185+lbs/84+kgs
  • Men: 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

2.  Each division will be divided into age groups in accordance with Florida Senior Games Rules of Competition.

3.  Each athlete shall be granted three (3) attempts in the bench press only competition.

4.  Each athlete shall be granted three (3) attempts in the deadlift only competition.

5.  Fourth place ribbons will be awarded in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Florida residents. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to top overall athletes if non-residents are in contention for medals.

6.  This is competition will be drug-tested — 10% of the athletes will be tested.

7.  A special Champion of Champions award will be presented to the best overall male and female lifter in the Bench Press only, Deadlift Only and Combined Bench Press/Deadlift for Total and Powerlifting competitions. The overall best lifter awards will be calculated by the IPF formula.

8. Each athlete will be required to have a USA Powerlifting Membership Card for this event. Memberships can be purchased on-line here: https://www.usapowerlifting.com/membership-application/

Membership
The Senior Games Powerlifting Event will be sanctioned by USA Powerlifting this year! As such, every athlete will be required to have a USA Powerlifting Membership to lift in the competition. The membership application can be found on-line here: https://www.usapowerlifting.com/member-tools/membership.php

The membership will be required to presented at the competition registration. Your membership will be valid until December 31, 2020.

Why are we doing this? USA Powerlifting is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Powerlifting nationally. It is also responsible for sanctioning local and regional events where powerlifters can compete in hopes of qualifying for the national level events. USA Powerlifting sanctions several National Championships in all age groups, giving athletes a chance to see how they fare against competitors across the country. Top competitors are selected by USA Powerlifting to compete in seven IPF world championships- the World Men’s and Women’s Powerlifting Championships, World Junior and Sub-Junior Powerlifting Championships, World Master’s Powerlifting Championships, the World Bench Press Championships, and World Master’s Bench Press Championships.

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 (IGWA), 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.

In the United States, USA Powerlifting has representative chairs in each states. Each state chair is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of USA Powerlifting’s local competitions, state championships and state records. USA Powerlifting operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. An Executive Committee, headed by the President, is responsible for the operations of the organization. The Executive Committee acts as the official liaison with the IPF and oversees national competitions and national team selections. Additional responsibilities include directing the national office and supervising sponsorship and membership activities.

More information about USA Powerlifting: www.usapowerlifting.com

Sports Rules
One-piece singlet must be worn, as a minimum for all lifters. Only “briefs” or a jockstrap can be worn under your singlet. NO compression shorts or spandex bike shorts allowed. Please contact Robert Keller, the FSF Sport Director, by email if you require assistance with obtaining a one-piece singlet for the competition. You may reach him at: rhk@verizon.net or 954.790.2249.

Raw division: requires a one piece singlet, and allows 4 inch wide buckle or lever belt (No velcro belts or padding on the inside of the belt), wristwraps can be up to 1 meter, and single layer kneesleeves. Over the calf long socks required for the deadlift for all lifters.

Registration
Registration for the 2019 Florida Senior Games presented by Humana is closed.

Contacts

FSF Staff Contact
OJ Hill
(850) 577-7207 or ojhill@playinflorida.com

State Director
Robert Keller
(954) 790-2249 or rhk@verizon.net or rhk@bellatlantic.net

Media
Jason Hendrix
(850) 577-7201 or jhendrix@playinflorida.com

Nick Gandy
(850) 322-3404 or media@playinflorida.com