After careful consideration of new developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the difficult decision to cancel all Special Olympics Wisconsin competitions and practices through May 31. While canceling events and practices is disappointing for athletes who love to train and compete alongside their friends, we know that our love of sport does not compare to the importance of protecting the health of our athletes and their surrounding communities.

If you have any questions related to the event cancellations, please email info@specialolympicswisconsin.org.

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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, 2020

2020 STATE POWERLIFTING – Important Dates

April 6 Tomah Powerlifting Tomah Senior High School April 25 – Canceled

All entries must be sent to Joe Protz at jprotz@tomahonline.com.

*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.

For more information on the 2020 State Powerlifting Tournament, click here.

2019 Results

2019 Results – Women

2019 Results – Men

2018 Results

2018 Results – Women

2018 Results – Men


  • Bench Press
  • Dead lift
  • Squat
  • Bench/Dead Combination Lift
  • Bench/Dead/Squat Combo Lift

Competition Information and Forms

AGeneral Sports Rules
Powerlifting Rules Word PDF
EState Competition Forms
State Powerlifiting Forms (PDF Only) Word PDF
Forms for Duplication
Special Needs Forms Word PDF

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