2023 USA Powerlifting Michigan Rookie Rumble

This event is only open to first-time USA Powerlifting competitors. If you have a total from a previous USA Powerlifting meet, you cannot lift in this event.

Sanction: MI-2023-12
Date: December 9, 2023
Location: Evolution Fitness – 1717 S Mission St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858


All entries are non-refundable. Meet credits/transfers are only issued if your spot is filled. After September 10, you cannot receive a meet credit for a transfer.

REGISTRATION: All participants must register online via the link at the bottom of the page. Registrants do not need to have a valid USA Powerlifting Membership until the day of competition. Membership application can be found here.
First Division + T-shirt: $120
Additional Divisions: $25

SAVE YOUR MONEY! DO NOT BUY YOUR MEMBERSHIP UNTIL NOVEMBER 1ST!! Memberships purchased in November will roll into 2024. If you purchase before November, your membership will only be valid through the end of 2023.

Useful information for first time competitors can be found here!

SPECTATORS & COACHES: Spectator and Coach Passes are available for presale until the day before the event. If you purchase online, you will be able to redeem your ticket at the door. After presale is disabled, spectator and coach passes can be purchased at the door. Only those with coach passes will be allowed in the warm up area. Tickets are non-refundable.
Spectator Presale: $12.50
Spectator Door Ticket: $15
Coach Pass Presale: $20
Coach Pass Door Ticket: $25



7:00am SHARP – Weigh-Ins
6:30am-8:30am – Check-In, Equipment Check, Rack Heights
8:30am – Rules Meeting
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.

EVENTS: 3-Lift (Full Power), Bench and Deadlift (Push Pull), Bench Only, and Deadlift Only divisions will be available. 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.

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.

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.

Need to make a change to your entry? Just fill out the Athlete Change Form!

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