It's Meet Week!!!
Key Points to Remember
  1. Doors open at 6:30am. Please consider showing up at this time to prepare for weigh ins, which begin sharply at 7:00am. If you miss your call for weigh ins, you will be moved to the bottom of the list. After weigh ins, you can check in and get your rack heights.
  2. Do not bring your whole group of friends or family! Each lifter can bring up to 2 people. This can be 1 coach/handler and 1 spectator OR 2 spectators (no coach/handler).
  3. Wear a mask, and don't take it off... ever! (Except for a drink or bite of food). At all times, every person in the building must be wearing a face covering over their nose and mouth. You will be corrected if this is not being done. We will have masks ($1) and face shields ($10) for sale - cash AND credit - if you need one or if your face covering does not stay on your face. We will also have tape if you need to secure your face covering to your nose or chin to prevent slipping.
  4. Social Distancing. This is important to remember. Although all participants will be wearing face coverings, it is also required to maintain a 6 foot distance between others when possible. Floor markings will be placed at weigh ins, registration, and platform lines. Please do not take photos with your mask down, or hugging all of your teammates. Do not do this ever. Not in front of the USA Powerlifting Banner, not in the warm up room, not ever. DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT. Photos with masks worn and 6 foot distance between each person ARE permitted.
  5. Be respectful. Any discriminatory behavior or language will cause in removal from this event. Absolutely no racist, sexist, homophobic, or any other similar comments will be tolerated. This is a violation of code of conduct, and will also result in disqualification from the event. Please also respect the volunteers. Refusal to do so may also be a cause for removal from the event and/or disqualification.

That's it for now athletes! Scroll down to see information from previous emails. See you Saturday!
Say hello to our new Digital Referee Lighting Systems!
Say goodbye to old-school light bulbs, because we use TV screens now! If you're not familiar with the DRL system, just remember to keep an eye on the clock. When your head referee announces that that bar is loaded, your clock will start counting down from 1 minute. You must begin your lift before the clock runs out. You will also be looking for your white lights on this screen. If you get a red light, you can determine the reason for the red light from the color infraction below it. You can read more about what each color means in the USA Powerlifting rulebook. When in doubt, ask the referees what you can do to improve your lift on the next round. Under no circumstances will a lift be overturned, so make sure you correct any mistakes early on. Please treat our referees with respect, as they are volunteers, and the meet cannot go on without them. Remember - they want you to get the lift just as much as you do!
Soak Up the Sun!

Due to Michigan Governor Whitmer's recent executive order limiting indoor gatherings to no more than 10 people, we will have our lifting platforms outdoors, weather permitting, with canopies for shade. Warmups will still be held inside the venue. Chairs will be provided, but feel free to bring your own canopies if you like!
Final Flight Assignments

Please note that this event now will only have 1 session, with 2 flights. All lifters must show to the venue before 7:00am.

Click below to see the current flights.
Weigh Ins

Weigh ins will be conducted in order by lot number. We will not weigh in athletes on a first come, first serve basis. Please arrive before 7:00am to be ready to weigh in when your name is called. If you are not present at this time, you will be moved to the bottom of the list. Click below to see order of weigh ins.
Spectators & Coaches

To keep total attendance low, we are asking that athletes only bring up to 2 total people with them. This means that a lifter can bring 2 spectators, OR 1 coach/handler and 1 spectator. No athlete can have more than 1 coach/handler with them in the warm up area. No credentials will be required for coach verification. Edge Fitness will be selling spectator passes for $5.
First Time Lifter?

Is this your first time competing? If so, take a moment to look at our First Meet Tips page on our website! This will help you know what to expect on meet day.
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. Please note that flights are final and changing your weight class will not change your flight.

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.
To comply with USA Powerlifting's social distancing guidelines, we have changed venues for this event. Edge Fitness and Training Headquarters in Sanford has graciously offered to host this event. Please see below for the address and directions.

Edge Fitness & Training
2737 N. Meridian Rd.
Sanford, MI 48657

We apologize for this inconvenience. This venue is about 25 minutes away from the previous venue. If this causes you to be unable to compete, please contact us for a meet transfer.
Please note that the name of this event has changed to the 2020 USA Powerlifting Michigan Summer Classic. This has been done to reflect the venue change.
COVID-19 Guidelines
The USA Powerlifting National Office has released specific social distancing guidelines that must be followed at all meets until further notice. This includes the requirement for all participants to wear a mask and other health precautions. To read the full release, click below. (Scroll to post made on June 2, 2020).
Face Covering
Please wear a mask (or face shield)!
All participants for this event MUST wear a mask at all times. 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 to request a meet credit for a later date.
Please be aware that there is now only 1 lifting session. All lifters must show before 7:00am.

Saturday, August 15

6:30am - Doors Open
7:00am SHARP - Weigh Ins
6:30am-8:30am - Check In & Rack Heights (Equipment Check is Waived)
8:30am - Rules Meeting
9:00am - Lifting Begins
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.
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.
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