Tucson Strength is excited to host this High School Powerlifting event sponsored by the US Army. Our in-house meets are not sanctioned by any organization and do not serve as qualifying events for any national or international meets. Tucson Strength is a United States Powerlifting Association accredited gym, but our in-house meets are in no way associated with USPA powerlifting.
Please read the following rules for our in-house powerlifting meet.
COSTUME AND EQUIPMENT
Though athletes are not required to wear a singlet for this meet, we strongly recommend it because it allows the referees to judge the lifts accurately.
- Singlets must be of single ply material. Wrestling singlets are fine. Multi-ply singlets are not allowed. Multi-ply squat shorts are not allowed. T-shirts must be worn underneath singlets.
- Athletes not wearing singlets must wear shorts that are no longer than mid-thigh. Basketball/long shorts are not allowed. Shirts must be tucked in during the competition.
- All athletes must wear short sleeved T-shirts. Sweat shirts, long sleeve shirts, and tank tops are not allowed. No vulgar language is allowed on T-shirts.
- Knee sleeves, wrist wraps, and weightlifting belts are allowed.
- Knee wraps, elbow sleeves, and wrist straps are NOT allowed.
- ALL ATHLETES MUST WEAR LONG SOCKS FOR THE DEADLIFT. Socks must come up to the bottom of the knee. Soccer socks are fine. ATHLETES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE IN THE DEADLIFT WITHOUT LONG SOCKS.
- Weigh-ins are held Friday June 25th from 3:00pm to 6:30pm at Tucson Strength.
- If athletes are under 18 years old, parents must be present and must sign a waiver.
- All athletes over 18 must have state issued ID with them.
- Athletes should wear singlets, or shorts and short sleeved T-shirt.
- At weigh-ins, athletes must be prepared to give their opening attempts for SQUAT, BENCH, and DEADLIFT. ATTEMPTS MUST BE GIVEN IN KILOGRAMS. REFER TO THIS CHART FOR CONVERSIONS.
- To help you set your first attempted weight, PLEASE READ ALL COMPETITION RULES BELOW.
The order of the lifts is (1) SQUAT, (2) BENCH, (3) DEADLIFT run in a flight system. After all lifters complete all three squat attempts, the meet progresses to bench press. All athletes complete all three attempts at bench then all athletes move on to the deadlift.
The weight on the bar can only increase. If you miss your opening attempt you are not permitted to lower the weight on your next attempt. You can try the same weight on your next attempt or you can increase weight. Failure to make a successful attempt on a specific lift disqualifies you from the entire event. For example, if you miss all three squat attempts you cannot move on to the bench and deadlift. It is important to choose numbers wisely and know the rules (see below).
In each lift your opening attempt should be a weight you can move easily. Your second attempt will be more difficult while your third attempt should be the goal you are shooting for in the meet. When setting your opening attempts please note that squats must hit below parallel and bench press attempts are all paused.
After each attempt you must immediately go to the scoring table and give the table the weight for your next attempt. You are allowed 60 seconds. If you don’t provide weight within 60 seconds your next attempt increases 2.5kg by default.
We are using kilo plates in this meet, so all weights must be provided in kilograms. All weight increases must be a minimum of 2.5kg increments (5.5lbs). See chart link above.