This is a deadlift-only competition. Each athlete will be given 3 attempts to put up their biggest pull!
Registration: $45 Entry Fee
Opens: Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Closes: Saturday, August 27th, 2016
Check-In/Weigh-In: 6:30 am - 8:30 am
Competition Starts: 9 am
Flights Released: August 29th (Athletes will be divided into flights based on gender and weight class. Flight order will be assigned by ascending deadlift attempts)
Awards: PRIZES to be awarded to best overall lift per weight class!
Lightweight: <174.9 lbs
Middleweight: 175-204.9 lbs
Heavyweight: 205-234.9 lbs
Lightweight: <124.9 lbs
Middleweight: 125-149.9 lbs
Heavyweight: 150-174.9 lbs
Personal Equipment: Only requirement is for socks to be worn that cover the top of the calf, ending just below the knee joint. Aside from the sock requirement, athletes may wear any comfortable attire they choose. (singlet, basketball shorts, t-shirt, etc.)
Deadlift Rules: A lift is good when awarded a minimum of 2 white lights by the referees. Two or more red lights result in disqualification of that lift. If a competitor misses all three attempts, they are disqualified from the competition.
1. The lifter shall face the front of the platform.
2. The lifter has one attempt to complete the lift. Any rising of the bar beyond normal pre-lift set up or “lifter psyching” or any deliberate attempt to do so will count as a bonafide attempt.
3. The bar must be laid horizontally in front of the lifter’s feet, gripped with an optional grip in both hands. The lifter can start the lift at any time before the one minute clock expires. Once started, it must be lifted without any downward movement until the lifter is standing erect. The bar may come to a stop, but no portion may reverse direction at any time.
4. On completion of the lift, the knees, hips, and shoulders shall be locked in a straight position
and the lifter is standing erect.
5. The Head Referee’s signal shall consist of a downward movement of the hand and the audible command “DOWN”. The signal will not be given until the bar is held motionless and the lifter is in the finished position.
6. The lifter will return the bar to the platform with both hands and under control.
Causes for Disqualification:
1. Any downward movement of the bar before it reaches the final position, prior to the “Down” command.
2. Failure to stand erect with the hips fully locked forward, and the shoulders back.
3. Failure to lock the knees straight at the completion of the lift.
4. Supporting the bar on the thighs during the performance of the lift. See diagram below.
5. Upward and downward “jerking” of the bar commonly known as “hitching”.
6. Stepping backward, forward or lateral movement of the foot, although rocking the foot between ball and heel is permitted.
7. Lowering the bar before receiving the Head Referee’s signal.
8. After the down command, any dumping, dropping, or not maintaining control of the bar back to the platform with both hands on the bar.
9. Failure to comply with any of the requirements contained in the general description of the lift,
which precedes this list of disqualifications.
10. Should the bar settle as the lifters shoulders come back (slight downward motion), this should not be reason to disqualify the lift.
11. Failing to begin the lift prior to the one minute time clock expiring. The lift will officially begin
when the lifter makes a determined or deliberate attempt to raise the bar.