Power Lifting Qualifier July 25

July 25

First lift at 10am

Weight Lifting Clinic/Meeting For all Lifters 

Begins at 9am

Presented by Lee Sandlin APA, IPA 100% Raw Lifter, and Paul Felder USA Weightlifting 

Meet Overview 

We will open an ascending bar with the squat (bars opening weight will be the lightest entry and load will increase to the heaviest)

15 min break and warm up for the dead lift

We will open with an ascending bar on the dead lift (bars opening weight will be the lightest entry and load will increase to the heaviest)

15 Min break to the warm up for the Bench Press

We will open with an ascending bar on the Bench Press (bars opening weight will be the lightest entry and load will increase to the heaviest)


Progression of Competition:

One thing I hate about PL meets is the fact that you pretty much have to lift cold on every rep.  We are going to change that.  Upon registration you will declare your opener on all three lifts (Squat, Bench, Dead).   The bar will be set at the lightest weight registered to open each lift. The bar will never decrease in weight over the course of the event. 

The barbell is loaded in progression, the competitor taking the lowest weight lifting first. Once the announced weight is loaded on the barbell, it cannot be reduced.

The competitors or their coach must therefore observe the progression of the loading and be ready to make their attempt at the weight they have chosen.  The weight of the barbell must always be a multiple of 1.13 kg/ 2.5 lbs.

The progression after any successful attempt for the same athlete must be a minimum of 2.26/5lbs

One minute (60 seconds) is allowed to each competitor between the calling of his or her name and the beginning of the attempt.  With a successful lift you will have After 30 seconds to declare your next weight or you will automatically be set to lift the automatic increase of 5lbs.

When a competitor attempts two lifts in succession, or follows themselves, he or she is allowed two minutes (120 seconds) for the succeeding attempt.

If at the end of the allocated time the competitor has not made an attempt, this attempt is declared “No lift” by the three referees. (There will be 3 Referees with majority declaring a lift, “Good”)

The start of the time will count down at the completion of the loading of the bar.  When a competitor wishes to increase or decrease the weight originally selected, the competitor or his or her coach must notify the officials before the final call. The final call is the signal given by the timing clock thirty (30) seconds before the end of the allocated time.

When a competitor asks for a change of weight and still has to take this heavier weight next, the clock is stopped while the weight is changed. After the change has been completed, the clock continues to run until the end of the allocated time. When a competitor asks for a change and, in doing so, follows another competitor, the normal one-minute (60 seconds) applies for the next attempt.

Competitors or their coaches cannot change their desired weight to lift after it has been chosen.  

Rules Regarding Each Lift:


The lifter should be facing the chief referee they must achieve the start position.  (Standing straight up, with the un-racked barbell) Once the, “Squat” command is given the lifter must bend the knees and lower the body until the joint of the hip passes below the joint of the knee.  The lifter must return to the standing position and re-rack the barbell with the, “Rack” command is given.  If the lifters feet shift during execution of the lift, the attempt will be deemed a, “No lift”.  If the Lifter does not reach the required depth, or does not listen to the lifting commands, the lifter will not be credited with the lift. A majority of judges will deem any attempt a “good lift” or a “no lift.”


The Lifter must unrack the weight, once the weight has been unracked and the lifters elbows are locked, feet are flat, butt, shoulders and head in contact with the bench, the lifter must lower the bar to the chest and hold it motionless. Once the bar is deemed motionless in contact with the chest the audible, “press” command is given.  Once the lifter has reached the “final position” (elbows locked), the head referee will give the audible “rack” command.  If during the course of the lift the feet leave the floor, the butt leaves the bench, the elbows don’t lock out, or “press” and “rack” calls are ignored the attempt will be deemed a, “no Lift” only by majority of judges.  A majority of judges will also deem an attempt, “good Lift”.     

Dead Lift

The lifter should be facing the chief referee with the bar lard horizontally in front of the lifters feet.  Pulling position will be left to the discretion of the lifter, (sumo or traditional). The bar will then be gripped and lifted until lifter is standing erect.  The knees must lock out, the hips must lock out over the knees, and the shoulders over the hips.  Once the correct position is achieved the chief judge will give the audible, “Down command”.  This command will not be given until the bar becomes motionless.  The lifters must then control the weight in hand back to the ground.


Top Overall (Male and Female) 

Top Freshman (Male and Female)

Top Sophomore (Male and Female)

Top Junior (Male and Female)

Top Senior (Male and Female)

Lifters Choice (Overall) 

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