Powerlifting is one of several sports offered by Special Olympics Programs around the world and includes three basic lifts: the squat, the bench press and the dead lift. Participating in Powerlifting improves an athlete’s overall physical fitness while giving them the experience of being on a team.
Athletes are first classified by weight and then divided by ability. Men and women can participate in all Powerlifting events. Athletes who are trained in more than one event have the option of competing in a combination event. This would combine lift totals from the bench press and dead lift for a total score or combined totals from the three lifts for a total score.
Medical Deadline: April 1, 2018
20187 STATE POWERLIFTING – Important Dates
|ENTRY DEADLINE||LOCATION||SPORTS||SITE||EVENT DATE|
|April 11||Tomah||Powerlifting||TBD||April 28|
All entries must be sent to Joe Protz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*All powerlifting athletes will automatically be advanced to the State Powerlifting. Powerlifting athletes will be allowed to complete in another Summer Games Season sport (soccer, athletics, or swimming). If the number of powerlifting participants changes in the future, a determination will be made regarding the number of competitive events offered.
- Bench Press
- Dead lift
- Bench/Dead Combination Lift
- Bench/Dead/Squat Combo Lift
Competition Information and Forms
|A||General Sports Rules|
|2017-18 Sports Calendar||Word|
|E||State Competition Forms and Information|
|Powerlifiting Info and Forms||Word|