Massachusetts Open Powerlifting Championships


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Championship Information

Sanctioned By: USA Powerlifting (USAPL)

Meet Director: Michael Zawilinski

Date, Time, Place: Saturday, December 8, 2012 starting at 9:00 a.m. at Holiday Inn, 929 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA 02370

Eligibility: Must be a registered USAPL Member (memberships sold at weigh-ins. No qualifying totals required.)

Uniforms: One piece lifting suits are mandatory for all contestants! As well as non-supportive briefs without legs for competition and weigh-ins. ALL equipment must conform to USAPL standards, supportive suits, shirts and wraps must manufactured by Inzer, Titan or Metal all others are not allowed. For further clarification please visit or contact the meet director.

Weight Classes:

Men: 114, 123, 132, 148, 165, 181, 198, 220, 242, 275, 275+

Women: 97, 105, 114, 123, 132, 148, 165, 181, 198, 198+

Championship Awards:

  1. Awards will be presented to 1st – 5th place finishers for each weight class and division.
  2. Champion of Champion award to the best overall men/women’s lifters – both Raw and Equipped.
  3. Team trophies will be presented for 1st – 5th place [Men/Women and Combined Teams].

 Technical Rules:

This competition is sanctioned by USA Powerlifting and all USAPL/IPF Technical rules will be followed. The Technical rules can viewed here:

 Drug Testing: There will be a urinalysis test given and a release form to be signed by each and every contestant competing. Failure to submit to and/or passing the drug test will result in DISQUALIFICATION.

 Admission for spectators and personal coaches: $5.00 at the door.

Official Qualifier for:

  • 2013 Collegiate Nationals, Killeen, TX, April 12-14
  • 2013 High School Nationals, Denver, CO
  • 2013 Master’s Nationals, Orlando, FL, May 3-5
  • 2013 Women’s Nationals, Orlando, FL, May 19-20
  • 2013 Teen/Junior/Men’s Nationals, Killeen, TX
  • 2013 Raw Nationals, Orlando, FL, July 19-21
  • 2013 Bench Press Nationals, Atlanta, GA
  • 2013 Deadlift/Push-Pull Nationals, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Qualifying totals must be achieved, for more information please review

 Hotel Information

Holiday Inn- Rockland

Address: 929 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA 02370

Tel: (781) 871-0545

Cost: $109.00+ tax per night for a single or double.

Reference the Group Code: USA POWERLIFTING


Preliminary Time Table of Events

Saturday: December, 8 2012

Session I

Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom

  • 7:00 to 8:30 am – Weigh-in/Equipment check for ALL women’s weight classes.
  • 7:00 to 8:30 am – Weigh-in/Equipment check for men’s weight classes: 114 through 165
  • 8:30 to 9:00 am – Rules briefing and/lifter warm-up
  • 9:00am to 1:00 pm – Competition Lifting
  • 1:00 to 2:00 pm – Awards presentation / Drug-testing protocol

Session II

Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom

  • 11:00 am to 12:30 pm – Weigh-in/Equipment check for men’s wt classes: 181 through SHW
  • 12:30 to 1:00 pm – Rules briefing and/lifter warm-up
  • 1:00 to 6:00 pm – Competition lifting
  • 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Awards presentation / Drug-testing protocol


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