RELEASE FROM LIABILITY
ALL LIFTERS and MEET PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING LOADERS AND SPOTTER, REFEREES, AND PLATFORM WORKERS, MUST SIGN THIS PRIOR TO WEIGH-IN OR THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE MEET, WHICHEVER IS APPLICABLE
IMPORTANT: READ THIS RELEASE CAREFULLY. WHEN YOU SIGN IT YOU WILL BE GIVING UP IMPORTANT LEGAL RIGHTS.
In consideration of my participation in the Nebraska High School State Powerlifting Championships as a competitor, as a loader/spotter, as a referee, as a platform worker, or as in any other capacity, I intend to be legally bound, for not only myself but also for my heirs, executors, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, and administrators. By signing this Release of Claims, I waive, release, and forever discharge Midland University and officials, the meet directors(s), the loaders and spotters, the referees, all meet personnel, and all Midland University administrative personnel, agents, independent contractors, and employees associated with this competition, from any and all claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, loss of services, actions and causes of action, that I, my heirs, personal representatives, or assignees, may have against Midland University and the aforementioned parties for all injuries and damages, known or unknown, that I may incur as a result of my participation and/or involvement in the above-described event or by my use of the facility in which this competition is held.
I do further agree that I shall indemnify and save harmless Midland University, Midland University officers and officials, the meet directors(s), the loaders and spotters, the referees, all meet personnel, and all Midland University administrative personnel, agents, independent contractors, and employees, from any and all claims, demands, damages, loss of service, or expense for property damage and for personal injuries or actions brought by a third party resulting or arising from my participation in the above-described competition or my use of the facility in which this competition is held.
Further, I assume the risk of my participation in this sport and in this competition, which is potentially dangerous, like most other sports. Serious to minor injuries can and do occur. I further recognize that my participation in this competition is voluntary and requires that I assume the risk of this potentially dangerous sport and, therefore, I assume the risk of potential injury.
I agree to pay any attorney fees and litigation expenses incurred by any person, real or corporate, whom I may sue in an effort to challenge this Release of Claims. I understand that my agreement to pay attorney fees and litigation expenses is the sine qua non for the acceptance of my entry in this contest or my participation in this competition. If any provision of this Release of Claims shall be deemed by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the remainder of this Release of Claims shall remain in full force and effect. I also certify with my signature that this Release of Claims cannot be modified orally.
BY SIGNING BELOW, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT AND THAT I SIGN THIS RELEASE OF CLAIMS VOLUNTARILY WITH KNOWLEDGE THAT I WAIVE IMPORTANT LEGAL RIGHTS.