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The Badge to Bar 2019 powerlifting competition is unsanctioned and does not require membership in any outside organization to compete.
All interested participants are welcome to register. Athletes do not need to be a law enforcement officer to employee to compete!
Though the competition is not sanctioned, we will be following USA Powerlifting rules as they pertain to movements standards and commands. Specifically, the competition will include 3 attempts in each of the barbell back squat, bench press, and deadlift.
Squat: the athlete must squat deep enough for the top of the hip crease to descend lower than the top of the kneecap. Commands for squat are "Start" and "Rack".
Bench Press: the athlete must keep the heels, buttocks, and head flat on the floor and bench, respectively, and pause the barbell on the chest before pressing up. Commands for the bench press are "Start", "Press", and "Rack".
Deadlift: the athlete may pull conventional (narrow stance) or sumo (wide stance). The only command for the deadlift is "Down" after the athlete stands erect with the barbell.
Please go to www.USAPowerlifting.com for a complete list of competition rules. We will send an in-depth informational e-mail to all competitors in the weeks prior to the competition to answer FAQs and any specific questions you may have.
As this event is not officially sanctioned through USA Powerlifting, athletes are not required to wear a singlet, though we do recommend it, as it allows the referees the best opportunity to judge lift compliance, ex: If baggy clothes do not allow us to determine squat depth accurately, the lift will be turned down.
Medals will be provided to the Top 3 athletes in each USAPL age group and weight class.
Sponsorship & Volunteering
If you or your company would like to sponsor the Badge to Bar 2019 powerlifting competition, please reach out to Rachel Crass Wood at RachelCWLC@gmail.com. Sponsorship dollars would go toward things like food for volunteers, chair and table rental, an event backdrop, and similar expenses.
We need volunteers for event set up and teardown, spotting and bar loading, refereeing, athlete check-in, and a variety of other tasks. Please e-mail Rachel at the address above if you are willing and able to help out. All volunteers are warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated!
We understand this will be the first powerlifting competition for many (most?) of the participants. Please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions or concerns regarding this event. There are no stupid questions, and we are here to help you every step of the way. Meet Director Rachel Crass Wood can be reached at RachelCWLC@gmail.com or via voice/text at 757.652.5348. Coordinator Kae Babb, an employee of the Teller County Sheriff's Dept, can be reached at Kaelina.email@example.com.