Sessions and Flights Announced!
Due to gathering limitations in Michigan being lowered to 50, this event will now be split into 2 sessions on each day. See below for the session schedule.

Schedule

December 4 (FRIDAY):
Time TBD – Early Check-In & Early Rack Heights for all sessions

December 5 (SATURDAY): ALL MEN 83KG AND ABOVE***
Session 1
5:30am - Doors Open
6:00am SHARP – Weigh-Ins
5:30am-7:30am – Check-In & Rack Heights
7:30am – Rules Meeting
8:00am – Lifting Begins

Session 2
12:00pm SHARP - Weigh-Ins
11:30am-1:30pm - Check-In & Rack Heights
1:30pm - Rules Meeting
2:00pm - Lifting Begins

December 6 (SUNDAY): ALL MEN UP TO 74 KG AND ALL WOMEN***
Session 1
5:30am - Doors Open
6:00am SHARP – Weigh-Ins
5:30am-7:30am – Check-In & Rack Heights
7:30am – Rules Meeting
8:00am – Lifting Begins

Session 2
12:00pm SHARP - Weigh-Ins
11:30am-1:30pm - Check-In & Rack Heights
1:30pm - Rules Meeting
2:00pm - Lifting Begins


*** There are some exceptions to the weight classes being split. Please check both rosters to make sure you know which day you are competing.

On the Lifting Cast Roster, Session 1 indicates Day 1 Session 1, and Session 2 indicates Day 1 Session 2, Session 3 indicates Day 2 Session 1, and Session 4 indicated Day 2 Session 2.

The Division Roster provides a breakdown of your competitors in each division. Lifters marked with "GUEST" are from out of state, and cannot compete for medals in their weight class, but are eligible to compete for best lifter awards.
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PRIZE MONEY ANNOUNCED!
We are happy to present a $1000.00 cash prize to our Overall Best Male and Best Female Lifter of this event. Out of State lifters are eligible for best lifter awards. Our Best Teen, Junior, and Masters lifters will also get some goodies!
Note: Cash Prizes will be given after drug test results have been processed.

Overall Best Open Male Lifter - $1000 CASH PRIZE, 2 Free Months of Power & Performance Programming, PR-BREAKER MATERIA Pre-Workout, A7 U-Bag, A7 Banner, & $50 A7 Gift Card

Overall Best Open Female Lifter - $1000 CASH PRIZE, 2 Free Months of Power & Performance Programming, PR-BREAKER MATERIA Pre-Workout, A7 U-Bag, A7 Banner, & $50 A7 Gift Card

Best Teen Male Lifter - A7 Banner & $50 A7 Gift Card
Best Teen Female Lifter - A7 Banner & $50 A7 Gift Card
Best Junior Male Lifter - A7 Banner & $50 A7 Gift Card
Best Junior Female Lifter - A7 Banner & $50 A7 Gift Card
Best Masters Male Lifter - A7 Banner & $50 A7 Gift Card
Best Masters Female Lifter - A7 Banner & $50 A7 Gift Card
Spectators and Coaches

In order to keep capacity limits low, each lifter will be able to bring along no more than 1 spectator with them to watch. This does not include your coach/handler, who will also be permitted in the building. A list of athletes will be kept at the front desk to ensure that no athlete has any more than 1 coach and 1 spectator present for them.

To ensure that each person is counted for, both spectators and coaches will pay the entry fee of $10, which will go to 3DFIT Arena. Spectators and coaches will be given a wristband for their respective session. Those in the building without the correct wristband for the session will be asked to leave or obtain a wristband for that session. If you are an athlete in one session, but plan to coach or spectate in another session, you must pay the entry fee and obtain a wristband. A full weekend pass will be available for $15, which will allow access to all sessions.

Please keep in mind that this can change at any time. I would love to have your entire family come, but it is simply not safe nor lawful to have hundreds of people in the building at this time. If gathering limitations are increased to a number higher than 50, this policy may be modified.
Spotters/Loaders Needed! (For either Saturday OR Sunday)

I am still in search of some spotters/loaders for both days. A couple of spots are still open for Saturday and Sunday AM and PM sessions. Working one session will pay $50 and a free future Calloso meet entry. Volunteers are welcome to work multiple sessions, and will be compensated for each session. Catered lunch will be provided between sessions.
A powerlifting meet can only run efficiently with good spotters/loaders. To make this event run as safely and quickly as possible, I need your help! If you know anybody who would like to volunteer for this event to spot/load, please send me an email or message us on social media (links in bottom of this email). 
Face Covering
Please wear a mask (or face shield!)

This event will follow COVID-19 procedures provided by the USA Powerlifting National Office. These rules must be followed in order to host sanctioned events. Until further notice, the mask usage policy is as follows:

All participants for this event MUST wear a mask at all times. No exceptions will be made for those with underlying health conditions. You are responsible for bringing your own mask. Coaches and spectators also must bring and wear their own masks. Your mask must:
  • Fully cover your mouth AND NOSE
  • Fit snugly on your face, showing no gaps
Other mask information:
  • Your mask must not be shared with anyone else
  • Your mask can be secured (with tape) so that it does not slide into your eyes
  • Face Shields are also permitted so long as they cover the entire face
  • Cloth masks and even large headbands can be used if they follow the above guidelines
NOTE: If you are not comfortable with wearing a mask or face shield on meet day, please email me at gina.hensley@calloso.com to request a meet credit for a later date. No refunds will be given, as these rules are clearly stated on the event website.
Approved Equipment & Technical Rules

This event will follow the USA Powerlifting Technical Rules. As an athlete, it is your responsibility to learn the technical rules of competition and ensure that your equipment is approved. This also includes following anti-doping/drug testing guidelines. Because this is not a national event, it is not required to have IPF Approved equipment. However, your equipment must follow the specifications in the rulebook. Click below for more information on USA Powerlifting Rules and Bylaws.

As of this time, there will be no equipment check, as a part of our COVID-19 safety protocol. If you are not absolutely certain that your equipment is approved, please send photos to gina.hensley@calloso.com to confirm. This will prevent you from having a potentially embarrassing experience on the platform.
Venue
The 2020 USA Powerlifting Michigan State Championships will be held at 3DFIT Arena. Please see below for the address and directions to the venue.

3DFIT Arena
12425 Nixon Ave
Riverview, MI. 48193
Meet Day Photo Packages

Chloe Amanda Photography will be snapping photos of your most intense moments! For more information about photo packages, reach out to Chloe directly. You must inquire before the event.
Game Day Coaching

You've put in months of hard training to prepare for this event, so you should be able to crush all of your goals, right? Yes!

But something that you may not have prepared for was the strategy of going up against extremely tough competition, while still being on your A-Game. This event will undoubtedly see huge showdowns in every single weight class, and oftentimes, the champion is not the strongest lifter, but the smartest. What sets those people apart? The answer is: an awesome game day coach.

Whether you have a coach that does your programming or whether you follow a program on your own, having a game day coach, or handler, that takes care of everything for you on meet day is often overlooked. As an athlete, your goal should be to lift what is on the barbell, and not have to worry about anything else.

That is why USA Powerlifting Michigan State Chair and owner of Power & Performance, Dane Roach, has dedicated the entire weekend to offering game day coaching at a discounted price for athletes who inquire.

Dane has coached several athletes at local, state, national, and international level competitions. Take a look at some of his accomplishments and credentials:
  • Led 6 athletes to the podium at the 2019 Michigan State Championships
  • Locked in 2nd place for his athlete at the 2018 Raw World Championships
  • Helped his athlete win the overall best lifter award and cash prize at the 2020 Arnold Pro Raw Challenge with 2 PRs and a 9 for 9 performance
  • Certified USA Powerlifting Senior National Coach
  • Experience coaching at several Raw and Collegiate championships
  • and much more!

Whatever your goals may be, Dane can help you reach them. Reach out to Dane via the button below. Spots are limited!

Weight Class Changes & Withdrawals

If you need to change your weight class or division before the meet, please do so by sending us an email. Flights will be finalized 3 weeks out from the event.

If you would like to transfer to another event or withdraw from the meet, you can also send us an email. If you are uncomfortable with following the social distancing guidelines below, we recommend taking a meet credit for an event in the future when these guidelines are no longer in place. Please keep in mind that absolutely no refunds will be issued so long as this event is not cancelled.
That's all for now, athletes! Stay tuned!
Calloso Powerlifting | gina.hensley@calloso.com
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