The PDX Fall Classic is a sanctioned US Strengthlifting Federation meet. Competitors will be ranked and can qualify for the 2019 USSF Nationals. A USSF membership is required to compete - Register Here.
Lifters will contest the squat, press (overhead) and the deadlift. The sum of the heaviest completed attempt for each lift will constitute a total. Lifters will be ranked based upon Wilks formula.Trophies will be given to the best open, womens, open masters, and women's masters competitors.
The rules of this event can be found here- USSF Rules.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What gear is required?
A nonsupportive singlet, collarless t-shirt, pair of shoes, and knee high socks. For further information read the costume section of the rules linked above.
Is there a bench press?
Unlike traditional powerlifting competitions, the press (overhead), not the bench press, will be contested.
The rules say my hands have to be outside the legs when I deadlift; can I sumo deadlift?
The sumo variation of the deadlift is not allowed for this competition.
When do I weigh in?
Weight outs will be performed immediately following a lifters final attempt on the platform.
Are there platform commands?
No, the lifter merely needs to demonstrate proper control and execution of the lift as described in the rules linked above.
I'm a novice can I still compete?
Yes! All skill levels are welcome to compete and will be supported.
The event will be orgainzed and hosted in partnership with Stanton Strength and PDX Barbell Club.