2017 USA Powerlifting Equinox Open (MD-2017-08)

2017 USA Powerlifting Equinox Open (MD-2017-08)

Crossfit Top Tier

6570 Dobbin Rd Columbia, MD 21045  http://www.toptiercolumbiacrossfit.com/

Meet Director: Brad Couillard


Registration will close on November 18th, 2017, OR when 120 entries are received, whichever comes first.

Saturday, December 9th, 2017


Preliminary Schedule

Morning Session:

6:45 AM – Athlete check-in for morning session

7:00-8:30 AM – Morning Session Weigh-In

8:30-8:45 AM – Rules Briefing

9:00 AM –Morning session lifting starts


Afternoon Session:

11:45 AM – Athlete check-in for afternoon session

12:00 PM -1:30 PM – Afternoon session weigh in

1:45 PM -2:00 PM – Rules Briefing

2:00 PM – Afternoon session lifting starts

**All Times are tentative & subject to change


Eligibility & Membership

Open to all lifters age 14 and above. All athletes must have an active membership with USA Powerlifting. Memberships will not be sold the day of the meet. Membership cards can be purchased at


Proof of membership will be required during check-in. Please have a copy of your membership card (or e-mail proof of purchase) and a valid ID when you arrive.


Personal Attire

A one piece lifting suit (singlet) is mandatory for all athletes! ALL equipment must conform to USA Powerlifting standards. Please see the USA Powerlifting Rule Book for information regarding personal attire:



There will be a Raw divison and a single-ply Equipped division. All supportive equipment MUST be listed on the IPF approved list. The list can be found here:

IPF Approved List




Drug testing will be conducted, please verify that all your medications and supplements are not prohibited and obtain a Therapeutic Use Exemption if necessary. Please see the USA Powerlifting Anti-Doping page for more information. 10% of the lifters at this meet will be drug tested for prohibited substances. For the WADA Prohibited Substance list: Click here


Weight Classes

Women: 47 kg, 52 kg, 57 kg, 63 kg, 72 kg, 84 kg, 84 kg+

Men: 59 kg, 66 kg, 74 kg, 83 kg, 93 kg, 105 kg, 120 kg, 120 kg+



1st – 3rd in each weight class for each division. Open division is the default division. Entry into Teen, Junior or Masters divisions can be added below.

Best Lifter Award for overall best Male & Female lifter


Meet will be a Two-Platform meet with a maximum of 120 competitors.

Registration will close when the roster reaches 120 athletes.

To be considered for the waiting list, please contact the meet director by e-mail with “2017 Equinox Open” in the subject line, along with your full name, gender, and weight class in the body of the email.


ENTRY FEE: $95, including meet T-shirt & default entry into the Open Division

Additional Divisions (Teen, Jr or Masters) $25

Spectators & Coaches Fee: $10

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check the Facebook Event page or website for updates or email the meet director at brad@truefn.com


Registration is now live:


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2 comments on “2017 USA Powerlifting Equinox Open (MD-2017-08)
  1. Serena D Brown says:

    Hello, I would like to register for your competition Dec. 9th, 2017 in Columbia, MD. I am a 63 years old female. When and how can I register. Thanks, Serena Brown


    • Mike Sichelman says:

      Registration is closed for this event. We have 3 meets already scheduled for next year, and many more will be added soon. These will be posted in our “Upcoming meets” section soon. In the mean time, more information can be found on the USA Powerlifting Maryland Facebook page


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