2019 USA Powerlifting

New Jersey Heavy Metal Classic

Meet Information

  • USA Powerlifting sanction # NJ-2019-08

  • Date: September 22, 2019

  • Location: Pivotal Training, 133 Eayrestown Rd, Vincentown, NJ 08088

  • Meet Director: John Dalessio  john@powerliftingevents.com

  • ABOUT: This is a USA Powerlifting sanctioned meet being organized and run by Powerlifting Event.com. This is one day event with one platform and a 70 lifter cap. In the event of a sell out the online registration will switch to a waitlist mode. If a spot opens up you will be contacted before your payment will be processed. 

  • Meet options: 3 lift full power, bench press only, deadlift only, push/pull

  • Catagories: Raw and Equipped

  • Eligibility: The meet is open to all current USA Powerlifting members*. Membership must be purchased online.

  • There is no qualifying total needed for this meet.

  •  All USA Powerlifting rules will be followed and enforced. The rule book can be found at www.usapowerlifting.com.

  • This is a drug tested meet.

**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. Please contact me for help. 



                  - Open: 1st - 3rd all weight classes

                  - Youth 1-3 : 1st - 3rd all weight classes.

                  - Teen 1-3: 1st - 3rd all weight classes.

                   - Junior: 1st - 3rd all weight classes.

                   - Master1 -5: 1st - 3rd all weight classes.

                   - Best male and female raw lifter based on IPF Score. If there are 10+ geared lifters there will be a best lifter.


  •  Youth 1 (8-10), Youth 2 (11-12), Youth 3 (12-13),  Teen 1 (14-15), Teen 2 (16-17), Teen 3 (18-19), Special Olympian, 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)

Fees and Misc.

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

  • Admission: spectators entry fee $10, children 7 and under free, coaches $20

  • Entry deadline is August 26, 2019.

  • If you are under 18 you must bring a parent or legal guardian to weigh-ins.

  • Meet Director: John Dalessio   

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

 Provisional Schedule  

Sunday September 22, 2018

Session I

7:00 -8:30 am      registration, weigh-ins and equipment check for all women lifters and men up to 66kg

8:45 am                  rules briefing

9:00 - 1:30 pm     lifting commences for athletes

1:30 - 1:45 pm      awards presentation / drug testing protocol

Session II

12:00 - 1:30 pm    registration, weigh-ins and equipment check for men 74kg Open division and up

1:45 pm                   rules briefing

2 - 6:00 pm            lifting commences for athletes

6 - 6:30 pm            awards presentation / drug testing protocol