It's almost time for your first powerlifting meet!
Are you ready?
Hello Athletes!

Here is your first informational email for the 2020 USA Powerlifting Rookie Rumble!

Every single lifter on the roster will be a first time USA Powerlifting competitor. So don't worry, you're not alone!

First thing's first: to get a great understanding of what to expect, visit the First Meet Tips page on our website (link in button). Please note that Gear Check is currently waived for COVID-19 protocols, but we are still keeping our eyes out for non-approved equipment. You do not want to show up without the correct equipment, so please read carefully. If you have questions, contact us!
Please wear a mask (or face shield)!

All participants for this event MUST wear a mask at all times. Exceptions will not be made for anybody in attendance. 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
  • Masks can only be removed while eating or drinking

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. Showing up on the day of the event and refusing to wear a mask will result in removal from the venue, and no refunds will be given.
Venue

Due to the current limitations on indoor gatherings in the state of Michigan, this event will be hosted OUTDOORS. The platform will be set up under several canopies in the parking lot of the venue, with warm ups being held inside for competitors only. Chairs will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own chairs or canopies if you wish.

Wholistic Revolution
4076 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI. 48192

Parking is located on the surrounding streets of the venue. The venue parking lot will not be available for parking.
Schedule

Saturday, September 12
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

I highly recommend that you send photos of your equipment to gina.hensley@calloso.com to verify that you have the correct gear, since equipment check is waived for the time being. This will save you from a potentially embarrassing encounter on the platform.
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. Drug tests will be performed on 10% of lifters by urinalysis. 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

Do you want to capture the highlights of your very first powerlifting meet? You're in luck! 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.

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. To ensure that you are placed in the same flight as your competitors, you must do this by  Saturday, August 29. Changes can be submitted after this, but your flight will not change.

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 such as wearing a mask at all times and maintaining 6 feet distance, 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 for more emails coming your way soon!