Are you ready for the biggest USA Powerlifting Meet that Michigan has ever seen??!
Congratulations! You are going to be a part of Calloso Powerlifting's very first Michigan State Meet, which will also be the largest meet that Michigan has seen with a total of 112 lifters between 2 days. In case you weren't already aware, some awesome things are in store for this event, and you are one of the lucky few that made it onto the roster that filled in only 9.5 hours!

All important information for this event will be communicated via email. If you have a preferred email address, please send it to gina.hensley@calloso.com. If this message made its way into your spam or promotions folders, please drag it to your primary inbox so that you can receive all the information you need to be prepared on meet day. All emails will also be posted to the event website, just in case you missed them. The event website can be reached with the button below.
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.

Days and Flights Announced!
Please see below for a breakdown of how lifters will be split between the two days of the competition. Please keep in mind that there are SOME exceptions to how the weight classes have been split. Flights have been formed with the goal of keeping competitors together. Flights are subject to change, but the day that you compete has been finalized. Please verify which day you are competing by searching for your name in the rosters below.

Tentative Schedule

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

December 5 (SATURDAY): ALL MEN 83KG AND ABOVE***
6:15am - Doors Open
7:00am SHARP – Weigh-Ins
6:30am-8:30am – Check-In & Rack Heights
8:30am – Rules Meeting
9:00am – Lifting Begins

December 6 (SUNDAY): ALL MEN UP TO 74 KG AND ALL WOMEN***
6:15am - Doors Open
7:00am SHARP – Weigh-Ins
6:30am-8:30am – Check-In & Rack Heights
8:30am – Rules Meeting
9:00am – 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, and Session 2 indicates Day 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.
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
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.
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!

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.
Spotters/Loaders Needed! (For either Saturday OR Sunday)

A powerlifting meet can only run efficiently with good spotters/loaders. To make this event run as safely and quickly as possible, we need your help! If you know anybody who would like to volunteer for this event to spot/load, please send us an email or message us on social media (links in bottom of this email). 
NOTE: Volunteers for this meet will receive a stipend, a free future meet entry, and a free Calloso t-shirt!
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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