Third Annual Ryan Moore New England Open High School Powerlifting Championships


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MEET DIRECTORS: Mike Zawilinski and Al Fornaro

DATE, TIME, PLACE:  Sunday, March 10, 2013 starting at 9:00 a.m. at Xaverian Brothers High School, 800 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood MA 02090.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to ALL USAPL Junior High School and High School registered athletes, 12-19 years old who have been drug free for at least 3 years. At least 10% of the lifters will be drug tested.  All athletes must have a valid USAPL Registration Card. Athletes may register at the meet prior to weigh-in. The 2012 Registration fee is $15.00 for high school seasonal (HS only division for 6 mos.) or $30 for high school full year (any meet). No qualifying totals required.

CONTESTED LIFTS: Squat, Bench, and Deadlift (Full Meet) with three attempts in each. USAPL rules will govern the meet. For further clarification refer to the USAPL rulebook or consult the National Office at (260) 248-4889 or

UNIFORMS: One piece lifting suits are mandatory for any contestant who enters the gear or equipped division. Shorts will be allowed for contestants who enter the raw division as long as the full knee is visible in the standing position. ALL equipment must conform to USAPL standards. This year we will also have a Raw Division which allows lifter to only wear a belt and wrist wraps, all other equipment is not allowed. For further clarification please visit or contact the meet director.

WEIGHT CLASSES:  Men’s 114-123-132-148-165-181-198-220-242-275-SHW. Women’s 97-104-114-123-132-148-165-181-198-SHW. There will be a JV and Varsity division in both Raw and Equipped. JV will consist of junior high school, freshman, and sophomores while the varsity will be juniors and seniors.  There will also be a High School Special Olympics Division.

WEIGH-IN TIMES:  All divisions will be weighed-in on Sunday between 7:00-8:30 AM. Rules briefing will follow at 8:30 AM.  Times subject to change!

AWARDS:  The first five places in all categories will receive awards. There will be team trophies for Women teams and Varsity Men teams; the USAPL/ IPF rules will be used. Outstanding Lifter Awards for overall men and overall women will be awarded. All Special Olympians will receive awards. ALL TEAM ROSTERS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY SATURDAY, FEBUARY 16th, 2013

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.

GENERAL ADMISSION: $5.00 at the door.


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