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2021 USA Powerlifting West Virginia State Championship & Spring Open

April 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Viking Performance Training is proud to introduce the


The FIRST West Virginia State Championship in nearly a decade to celebrate USA Powerlifting’s resurgence in the state which began in 2016!


                 **”Nonrefundable due to limited spots”**

Out-of-state lifters may still compete in the Open Division! All USA Powerlifting West Virginia lifters will automatically be entered into both the ‘WV’ division to determine state champions, as well as the ‘normal’ division for the entire contest to still be able to compete against out-of-state lifters!

2021 USA Powerlifting West Virginia State Championship will be held Saturday, April 17th at Viking Performance Training in Morgantown, WV! Per current USA Powerlifting policy (updated 3/16/21) we will have a maximum of 42 lifters in a single platform session beginning at 9:00am sharp.

Sanction Number: WV-2021-01

We invite you to join us for the first USA Powerlifting West Virginia State Championship! We once again proudly team with USA Powerlifting, which is the largest and most prestigious organization in the country and the gateway to the IPF (the biggest federation in the world!). 10% of the lifters at this meet will be drug-tested as per USA Powerlifting guidelines.

2021 USA Powerlifting West Virginia State Championship

ELIGIBILITY: Any male or female age 14 years or older. USA Powerlifting membership is required and available at www.usapowerlifting.com. Proof of membership will be required before weighing in. Everyone must also have filled out the USA Powerlifting Express Assumption of Risk, Release of Claims and Liability and Indemnity Agreement ONLINE.

RULES:  Available at www.usapowerlifting.com


  • 6:30am – gear checks, rack heights, waiver, etc open up
  • 7:00am – weigh-ins begin
  • 8:30am – weigh-ins end. Quick Rules & Safety Briefing (mandatory)
  • 9:00am – competition begins


    • Medals for Top 3 in each class (WV and Overall)
    • “Best Lifter” for WV & Overall Junior & Open classes, Masters if 5 or more competitors


    ENTRY FEE: $97, late fee kicks in 4/5/21

    COMPETITION LOCATION: Viking Performance Training, 141 Greenbag Rd, Morgantown, WV 26501

    QUESTIONS: Contact Jerry at vikingperformancetraining@gmail.com.

    ***Current USA Powerlifting protocols demand no more than 28 lifters per session with one platform so we will have a morning and afternoon session***

    West Virginia State Championships 2021

    WV State Championships

    • WV lifters will automatically be entered into both their "normal" division as well as a separate WV division!
    • Unisex or Ladies * Ladies note! We will be ordering "Next Level" shirts which are AWESOME, but also their Ladies' cuts are famously small! So if you are planning on ordering a Ladies' size, even though I'm a guy I am a guy who's done this dozens of times, I highly recommend ordering a size or two bigger than normal in that Ladies' cut!
    • Next Level shirts!
    • If not yet a member, that's OK! Just write "N/A" and make sure you get your membership before the meet at : www.usapowerlifting.com
    • May only pick one
    • Women choose weight class here. Men choose below. Kilos/pounds
    • kilos/pounds
    • This new category provides dedicated competition space for any and all athletes no matter how they identify.
    • MM slash DD slash YYYY
      (Choose all that apply!) Are you a Master's Lifter who also wants to compete against the Open category? Maybe you want to compete in Full Power but would also like your lifts counted in the "Push/Pull" and "Bench Only" categories?
    • Initial entry is $97 (late fee $20, April 5), additional divisions are $40 each (see above) Registration is Closed.
    • $0.00

    We do want to remind all competitors that at this time (current writing, August 18, 2020) we are operating under specific guidelines for the COVID pandemic, from USA Powerlifting, WV State government, and Monongalia County Health Department guidelines.

    * Any changes or updates to the guidelines that will affect the meet will be posted here!!! *

    Current guidelines & policies for COVID (last updated 3/16/21):

    • All competitors, referees, judges, spotters, volunteers, etc will wear a mask. Mask must be of approved or plain logo.
    • Athletes, coaches and spectators are responsible for bringing their own masks, and the meet director will provide masks for officials, including spotters, scoring staff, referees should they not have their own. Homemade masks are acceptable at this time unless recommendations by health authorities suggest that other types are necessary. Masks should be plain or if printed, fall within the guidelines within the USA Powerlifting rulebook. 
      Mask use will follow CDC guidelines as follows:  
      • The mouth and nose are fully covered.
      • The covering fits snugly against the sides of the face so there are no gaps.
      • The cloth face covering can be tied or otherwise secured to prevent slipping.
      • The face covering is not shared with anyone else.
      Those athletes, staff and/or spectators feeling ill, who have a cough, a fever, or other physical symptoms should withdraw from the competition. Should a participant be found to be ill, they will be removed from the venue.
      Registration will take place as usual prior to competition. All participants must:
      1. Bring their own pen or pencil.
      2. All of those either working registration or waiting to register must wear a mask, stand six feet apart, and refrain from touching the registration table, staff, or other lifters.
      Equipment check is waived at this time. However, those found to be using equipment illegal for the division they are in, e.g. raw, equipped, etc. will be removed from the meet and must leave the venue. Spot checks will be performed for approved equipment by officials. 
      Weigh-ins will take place with one athlete and the weigh-in official present only, with the exception of minors, who must have a parent or coach present.
      1. Everyone present in the weigh in room must wear masks and the athlete will show appropriate identification and membership while holding the items. They will not be handed to the weigh in official or placed on the table.
      2. The athlete will stand on the scale which is covered by a paper towel, which will be discarded after each lifter. 
      3. Those waiting in line to weigh in must wear masks and stand at least 6 feet apart.
      4. After completing weigh in, the athlete must leave the weigh in room and the area where the weigh in has taken place, i.e. don’t stand and talk to the other competitors.
      Competitions will run in sessions, with two flights per session, for a total of 28 athletes per session per platform.  
      1. Athletes will arrive 30 minutes prior to weigh in and leave after the session awards and drug testing procedures are complete. Organizers may schedule as many sessions as are practicable each day of competition.
      2. Multiple platform meets will be allowed. However, each platform must be separated by a minimum of 10 feet allowing officials between platforms to maintain appropriate distancing.
      3. The warm-up room will be segregated from the competition area. If it is not possible to put them in separate rooms, they will have dividers to separate competitors and those warming up.  
      Warmup platforms will be limited to 4 athletes. There may be one coach per athlete. Athletes and coaches are encouraged to assist each other, minimizing personnel in the warm-up area.
      Staging area will be separate from the competition area, spectator area, and warmup room. All athletes waiting to enter the platform will maintain 6-foot separation.  
      Attendees, including athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators in each session may not exceed the limit set by local health authorities. However, multiple sessions may be scheduled with attendees leaving the venue after the session they are participating in.  
      Spectators, if permitted by following local government guidelines regarding gatherings must be spaced so that they are no closer than 6 feet from other spectators. The spectator area will be separated from the competition and warmup areas. Spectators must wear masks at all times.

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    April 17, 2021
    9:00 am - 7:00 pm


    Jerry Handley
    (304) 216-7496
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    Viking Performance Training
    141 Greenbag Road
    Morgantown, 26501 United States
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    (304) 216-7496
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