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

April 2 Tomah Powerlifting Tomah Senior High School April 28

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.


  • 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
BSports Calendar
2017-18 Sports Calendar Word PDF
EState Competition Forms and Information
Powerlifiting Info and Forms Word PDF

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