2023 USA Powerlifting Big Rapids Brawl

April 8, 2023

120 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307


All entries are non-refundable. There are no exceptions.


SPECTATOR & COACH PASSES: Admission for spectators is $15 Coach passes are $25and allow access into the warm-up area with the lifters. Passes can be purchased at the door. Tickets are non-refundable. Those who purchased passes online can redeem them at the door with their name.

This meet can be used as a qualifier for any USA Powerlifting Nationals. There are no qualifying requirements to compete in this event. Any USA Powerlifting Member can compete in this event. To qualify for Nationals, you must achieve the qualifying total for your weight class and division. Visit National Qualifying Totals for more information.

6:30am – Doors open for athletes to check-in, submit rack heights, & complete equipment check
7:00am – Weigh-In by order of lot number
8:15am – Compulsory Rules Meeting in the gymnasium
8:30am – Weigh-in, equipment check, and rack heights close
9:00am – Lifting Begins
3:30pm – Award Ceremony
Lifters must obtain permission from the meet director if they wish to leave before the awards ceremony to ensure they are not chosen for drug testing.

DIVISIONS: The age divisions offered for this meet will be Youth (8-13), Teen (14-19), Junior (20-23), Open, and Masters (40+) divisions. Lifters are able to enter more than one division (i.e., Junior and Open). Registering in the Open class is recommended for those who want tougher competition.

REGISTRATION: All participants must register online via the link at the bottom of the page. Registrants must have a valid USA Powerlifting Membership. Membership application can be found here.
First Division + T-shirt: $140
Additional Divisions: $30

EVENTS: Events offered will be 3-Lift, Push-Pull and Bench-Only. You may lift in either the raw, raw with wraps, or equipped (single-ply) divisions. All participants are required to wear a singlet, t-shirt, shoes, and long socks for deadlift. The raw division also allows for the use of a belt, wrist wraps, and knee sleeves. The Raw with Wraps division allows all of this plus knee wraps. The equipped division allows for all of this and the use of supportive squat and deadlift suits and supportive bench shirts. Please contact the meet director if you wish to compete in Deadlift Only, Para-Bench, or Adaptive Athlete divisions.

TECHNICAL RULES: This meet will follow the technical rules found in the USA Powerlifting rulebook. You can find the rulebook here. There will be a minimum of 10% of participants will be drug tested via urinalysis. For more information on anti-doping or to look up prescriptions and supplements, visit USA Powerlifting’s anti-doping page.

AWARDS: Medals will be given to 1st through 3rd place in each weight class in each division. Best Lifter Awards will also be given to the lifters with highest DOTS points.

For any questions, email gina.hensley@calloso.com. Informational emails will be sent to registered athletes starting 3-4 weeks out. All updated information and email links will also be posted here.

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