2024 Florida Senior Games, December, 2-15, Florida's Sports Coast/Pasco County

Schedule and Location
Saturday, December 7, 2024

Hyatt Regency Hotel
26000 Sierra Center Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33559

Raw Bench Press Only – PW001
Raw Deadlift Only – PW002
Raw Bench Press and Deadlift combined for Total – PW003
Raw Powerlifting (Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift for Total) – PW004

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 to below your knee. Indoor athletic shoes must be worn – sneakers or Weightlifting shoes. Work and military boots are not allowed.

Florida Senior Games Qualifying Rules
OPEN – no qualification events or totals required

Entry Requirements
1.  Powerlifting entry fee is $55 for the first event and $10 for each additional event for Florida residents. Entry fee is $65 for the first event and $10 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. All entries must be received by a November, 2024 date. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Event Director and will be charged a $10 late fee if approved.

3.  Age Divisions will be contested in accordance with Florida 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+.

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

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

  • Women: 103.5lbs/47kgs, 114.5lbs/52kgs, 125.5lbs/57kgs, 138.75lbs/63kgs, 152.00lbs/69kgs, 167.50lbs/76.00kgs, 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. In accordance with Florida Senior Games Rules of Competition, Medal placement will be determined by IPF GL Points for each age group

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

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

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

6.  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.

7. This competition may be subject to testing by the United States Anti-doping Agency (USADA).

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

The Florida Senior Games will be sanctioned by Powerlifting America (2023-FL-07)
All athletes shall require a membership with Powerlifting America. All memberships purchased on or after October 1, 2024, shall expire on December 31, 2024.
The Membership can be found here:

Why are we requiring a membership to Powerlifting America?

Powerlifting America is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Powerlifting in the United States. It is also responsible for sanctioning local and regional events where powerlifters can compete in hopes of qualifying for the national level events. Powerlifting America 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 Powerlifting America 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.

Powerlifting America, 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.

More information about Powerlifting America and IPF Technical Rules: www.powerlifting-america.com

Sports Rules
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), wrist wraps can be up to 1 meter, and single layer knee sleeves. Over the calf long socks required for the deadlift for all lifters.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the 2023 Florida Senior Games Rule Book.

National Senior Games Qualifying Rules
For 2025, Powerlifting will be classified as an “OPEN” sport. Athletes do not need to qualify at a 2024 state qualifier. The 2025 National Senior Games will be held July 24-August 4, in Des Moines, Iowa. Visit https://nsga.com/powerlifting/ for more information.

Hotel Information
Hotel Information is forthcoming

CLICK HERE to Register.

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

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

CLICK HERE for a Florida’s Sports Coast Destination Guide.