2019 USA Powerlifting Maryland Bench Open (MD-2019-03)

2019 USA POWERLIFTING MARYLAND RAW & EQUIPPED BENCH OPEN

 

SANCTION: USA POWERLIFTING SANCTION #MD-2019-03

 

DATE: November 30, 2019

 

LOCATION: EXILE FITNESS 8101 PULASKI HWY ROSEDALE, MD 21237 [EXILE IS PLANNING ON MOVING SOON.  WE WILL SEND OUT AN EMAIL BLAST WHEN THE NEW GYM OPENS]

 

MEET REGISTRATION LINK: https://usbf.regfox.com/2019-usa-pl-maryland-bench-open; REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON AUGUST 21ST [WEDNESDAY] AT 1PM, AND WILL CLOSE WHEN THE 60 LIFTER LIMIT IS REACHED.  LAST YEAR, REGISTRATION CLOSED IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES.

 

ON-LINE RELEASE FORM:  Everyone associated with this meet is required to complete this on-line form.  You can send me an email prior to the meet as proof that you have completed this form.  The link is https://www.jotform.com/usapowerlifting/waiver.  Please note the name of the meet as “USA POWERLIFTING MARYLAND BENCH”.

 

WAIT LIST: Registration is expected to close the same day it opens or very soon after. To be added to the waiting list, send an email to eastcoastpower@comcast.net with “USA Powerlifting Maryland Bench Open-Wait List” in the subject heading. In the body of the e-mail please include your full name, phone number, weight class, gender and current USA Powerlifting membership number.

  

LATEST UPDATES: You will be notified via email and the Facebook information page.

 

HOTEL: La Quinta Inn & Suites, 4 Philadelphia Ct, Baltimore, MD 21237 (410)574-8100

 

MEET DIRECTOR: Brian Washington, PO Box 20042 Baltimore, MD 21284-0042 (443)804-9132; eastcoastpower@comcast.net

 

ELIGIBILITY: Any male or female age 8 years or over.  All lifters must have a valid USA Powerlifting membership. Memberships will not be sold the day of the meet! A membership can be purchased at http://www.usapowerlifting.com/membership-application/

 

DRUG TESTING:  This is a drug tested event.  For more info: http://www.usapowerlifting.com/drug-testing/

 

RULES: http://www.usapowerlifting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/usapl-rulebook-2017.pdf

 

ATTIRE: Although we are accepting equipped and raw benchers, requirements for raw can be found under this link: http://www.usapowerlifting.com/lifters-corner/raw-lifting/.  Information on acceptable equipped attire can be found in the rulebook: http://www.usapowerlifting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/usapl-rulebook-2017.pdf

 

ENTRY FEE: $90.00 for 1st event, $50 for additional events.  Entry fees are subject to credit card processing fees.  After Sept. 18th, $15 late fee will be added. NO refunds for any reason. SPECTATOR FEE IS $5.

 

MEET SHIRTS: 1st Shirt is included is free.  Add’l shirts are $10 each.  At the meet, shirts will be $15.

 

AWARDS: TOP 3; BEAUTIFUL 10X15 PLAQUES WILL BE GIVEN TO “RAW BEST BENCH”[MALE, FEMALE, MASTERS, & JUNIORS/TEENS]

 

SCHEDULE: Saturday, Nov. 30th:  Rack Heights start at 6:30am.  Check-In / Weigh-in from 7:00AM to 8:30AM.  Rules briefing at 8:30AM, lifting begins at 9:00AM

 

WEIGHT CLASSES:

MEN: 53.0Kg[sub-junior and junior lifters]; 59.0Kg; 66.0Kg; 74.0Kg; 83.0Kg; 93.0Kg; 105.0Kg; 120.0Kg; 120.0+Kg

WOMEN: 43.0Kg[sub-junior and junior lifters]; 47.0Kg; 52.0Kg; 57.0Kg; 63.0Kg; 72.0Kg; 84.0Kg; 84.0+Kg

 

CATEGORIES OF COMPETITION:

RAW OPEN BENCH [MANDATORY FOR ALL LIFTERS]

Other Raw Bench Divisions: Youth, Teens, Juniors, & Masters

 

ROSTER / FLIGHTS WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL AND POST TO THE FACEBOOK INFORMATION PAGE

 

VOLUNTEER SPOTTER/LOADERS: If you would like to help at this meet, please contact the meet director, Brian Washington [eastcoastpower@comcast.net]. Spotter/loaders will receive free food, stipend, and t-shirt.

VOLUNTEER EARLY SET-UP: If you would like to help at this meet between 6:30am & 9:00am, please contact the meet director, Brian Washington [eastcoastpower@comcast.net]. Early set-up volunteers will be helping with rack heights, t-shirts, & weigh-ins.

USA POWERLIFTING REFEREES:  If you are available to help in any capacity, please send me an email.

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