2019 USA Powerlifting Garden State Winter War

January 13

Deadline is December 23rd for lifters to register

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  • USA Powerlifting sanction # NJ-2019-02

  • Date: Jan 13, 2019

  • Location: Crossfit Klew, 2301 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ - Please do not call Crossfit Klew for information - email meet director

  • Meet Director: John Dalessio

  • About: This is a USA Powerlifting sanctioned meet being organized and run by Powerlifting Events LLC. This is a one day event. This is a full 3 lift power meet with an optional bench only, deadlift only and push/pull division. In the event of a sell out, the registration form will enter waitlist mode. When a spot opens up you will be notified and put through.

  • 2 platform meet with 120 lifter cap

  • Eligibility: This meet is open to all current USA Powerlifting members*. Memberships can be purchased online at http://www.usapowerlifting.com Membership cards will not be sold at the meet.

  • PLEASE TAKE NOTE: If you need to purchase a membership card wait till after NOVEMBER 1ST! That is when the new cards go into effect. If you purchase before November 1st you will expire on December 31st and will need to purchase another one for the meet!!!!!! You can complete this registration without a membership number. New membership numbers must be submitted by December 23.

  • Non US Citizens *Eligibility according to USA Powerlifting By-Laws "8. Non United States Citizens. Those citizens with appropriate government documents such as a “green card” shall be permitted to lift at any USA Powerlifting meet and shall be allowed to lift on a National team with the appropriate qualifications." If a foreign lifter, they must be a member of an IPF member affiliate and the National Office must receive permission from their home federation. You can still sign up for the meet but you must have permission from your IPF member nations federation before meet day. If you have a visa, work visa or student visa you must get permission. This is not a difficult process. For more information click here

  • There is no qualifying total needed for this meet.

  • Technical Rules: All USA Powerlifting rules will be followed and enforced. The rulebook can be found at http://www.usapowerlifting.com

  • This is a drug tested meet.

  • Baby Powder will be allowed in a designated area (outside the venue) for application.

  • Awards: See below

  • Entry Deadline: December 23, 2018

  • Meet Updates and Info: Any meet information or updates will be emailed directly to lifters as well as posted on social media, http://www.usaplnewjersey.com and www.powerliftingevents.com

Weight Classes

  • Youth Boys 30kg, 35kg, 40kg, 44kg, 48kg

  • Youth Girls 30kg, 35kg, 40kg

  • Men 53kg ( teen and junior only ), 59kg, 66kg, 74kg, 83kg, 93kg, 105kg, 120kg, 120+kg

  • Women 43kg ( teen and junior only ), 47kg, 52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 72kg, 84kg, 84+kg


  • Open Division: 1st - 3rd all weight classes

  • Youth 1,2.3: 1st -3rd all weight classes

  • Teen 1,2,3: 1st - 3rd all weight classes

  • Junior: 1st - 3rd all weight classes

  • Masters 1,2,3,4,5: 1st - 3rd all weight classes

  • Best male and female raw lifter by wilks scoring. If there are 10+ equipped lifters there will be best lifter

  • Divisions: Youth 1 (8-10), Youth 2 (11-12), Youth 3 (12-13), Teen 1 (14-15), Teen 2 (16-17), Teen 3 (18-19), Junior (20-23), Open (14 -+), Master 1 (40-49), Master 2 (50-59), Master 3 (60-69), Master 4 (70-79), Master 5 (80-89)

  • Entry Fee: $105 for 1st division and 2nd division $30

  • Admission: spectators $10 - 7 years old and up.

  • Coaches $20 and must register by January 2 and sign online waiver.


Provisional Schedule

Saturday: January 12

12:00 – 7:00 pm set up


Sunday – January 13 Session I

7:00 to 8:30 am – Weigh-in/Equipment check for all women weight classes and men up to 74kg

8:30 to 9:00 am – Rules briefing and/lifter warm-up

9:00 to 1:30 pm – Competition Lifting

1:30 to 2:00 pm – Awards presentation / Drug-testing protocol

Session II

12:00 to 1:30 pm – Weigh-in/Equipment check for men 83kg and up

1:30 to 2:00 pm – Rules briefing and/lifter warm-up

2:00 to 6:00 pm – Competition Lifting

6:00 to 6:30 pm – Awards presentation / Drug-testing protocol