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Location and Schedule
Polk County Festival
May 28-30, 2021
Auburndale Community Center
405 Bennett Street
Auburndale, Florida 33823

Schedule of Events
Saturday, May 29, 2021
7:00 to 8:30 am – Weigh-in/Equipment check for all Women lifters
7:00 to 8:30 am – Weigh-in/Equipment check for all men 59kg to 74kg weight classes
8:30 to 9:00 am – Rules briefing and/lifter warm-up
9:00 to 1:00 pm – Commencement of lifting
1:00 to 1:30 pm – Awards Ceremony

12:00 to 1:30 pm – Weigh-in/Equipment check for the men 83kg to 120+kg weight classes
1:30 to 2:00 pm – Rules briefing and/lifter warm-up
2:00 to 5:00 pm – Commencement of lifting for men’s 83kg to 120+kg weight classes
5:00 to 6:00 pm – Awards Ceremony

This is a drug-tested event.

Event venue, dates, and location are subject to change.

CLICK HERE for a list of Registered Athletes as of May 12 – PDF Document

Events
Powerlifting (Combined Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift for Total)
Push-pull (Combined Bench Press and Deadlift for Total)
Bench Press Only
Deadlift Only

Eligibility Requirements
This is an open championship. There are no qualifying totals and/or competitions required to enter this championship. All lifters competing in the championship must be a member of USA Powerlifting. Membership cards will be available for purchase at registration prior to the start of the weigh-ins. Memberships to USA Powerlifting can now be purchased online here: www.usapowerlifting.com

Categories
Raw w/Knee Sleeves
Raw w/Knee Wraps
Equipped
Para-Bench Press
Adaptive

Divisions
The following divisions will be offered for both Raw and Equipped lifters:
Open
Teen 1 (14-15)
Teen 2 (16-17)
Teen 3 (18-19)
Junior (20-23)
Master 1 (40-49)
Master 2 (50-59)
Master 3 (60-69)
Master 4 (70+)
Youth 1 (8-9)
Youth 2 (10-11)
Youth 3 (12-13)
High School
Collegiate
Paralympian/Disabled
Special Olympic
Police/Fire/Military

Weight Classes
Women – 94.75lbs/43kgs (Teen/Junior lifters only), 103.5lbs/47kgs, 114.5lbs/52kgs, 125.5lbs/57kgs, 138.75lbs/63kgs, 152.1lbs/69kgs, 167.5lbs/76kgs, 185lbs/84kgs, 185lbs+/84+kgs
Men – 116.75lbs/53.00kgs (Teen/Junior lifters only), 130.00lbs/59.00kgs, 145.50lbs/66.00kgs, 163.00lbs/74.00kgs, 182.75lbs/83.00kgs, 205.00lbs/93.00kgs, 231.25lbs/105.00kgs, 264.50lbs/120.00kgs, 264.50+lbs/120.00+kgs
Girls Youth Only – 30kgs/66lbs, 35Kgs/77lbs, and 40kgs/88lbs
Boys Youth Only – 30kgs/66lbs, 35kgs/77lbs, 40kgs/88lbs, 44kgs/97lbs and 48kgs/105lbs.

**Lifting day is subject to change based on entries.

Entry Fee
$100.00 – Powerlifting Competition (Combined Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift for Total)
$100.00 – Push Pull (Combined Bench Press and Deadlift for Total)
$85.00 – Bench Press Only Competition
$85.00 – Deadlift Only Competition
$35.00 – Each additional division
$100.00 – Team Entry Fee
$50.00 – Late Fee if competition entry form is after May 14, 2021

Registration deadline – Friday, May 14, 2021
If your application/entry form is going to be late, you must notify the meet director either by email or telephone for confirmation to lift in the championship. The late fee will apply, regardless of the reason for the entry form is late. The late fee shall apply to everyone. There are NO refunds for any reason. Upon receipt of your entry form, all transactions are deemed final.

Admission
All spectators and coaches may enjoy the competition for an admission fee of $10.00 for the entire day. Contest programs and T-shirts will be available for an additional fee.

Awards
Awards will be presented to all 1st – 5th place finishers, for each weight class and division. Champion of Champion awards will be presented to the best overall male and female lifters for the championship for Bench Press Only, Deadlift Only, Push/Pull, and Powerlifting competitions. The overall best lifters will be determined by the IPF formula. Awards will be presented to the 1st – 5th place teams.

Technical Rules
This competition is sanctioned by USA Powerlifting. The USA Powerlifting Technical Rules can be found at:www.usapowerlifting.com/committees/technical

Championship Updates/Information
All contest information, updates, nominations, records, etc. will be posted on the following website: www.florida-powerlifting.com
Also, please join the USA Powerlifting Florida Facebook Group for updates and other related competition information.

Hotel Information
CLICK HERE for Hotel information.

Registration
For Powerlifting registration, please visit http://sunshinestate.fusesport.com/registration/1466/.

Qualification for 2022 State Games of America
Sunshine State Games athletes are eligible to compete in the 2022 State Games of America, to be held in Ames-Des Moines, Iowa, July 27-31, 2022

2019 Sunshine State Games participants (after July 1): All gold, silver and bronze medalists qualify from National Congress of State Games (NCSG) Member State programs

2020: All athletes who participated in an NCSG Member State event, including the Sunshine State Games, qualify.

2021: All gold, silver, and bronze medalists qualify from NCSG Member State programs, including the Sunshine State Games.

2022 (before July 1): All gold, silver, and bronze medalists qualify from NCSG Member State programs, including the Sunshine State Games.

Any medalists from the 2019 State Games of America are eligible to compete in 2022 if they participate in a NCSG event in their state between July 1, 2019 – July 1, 2022. Note: Any athlete who has qualified in any event within a particular sport will be eligible to participate in all applicable events within said sport. i.e. A Track & Field athlete who only qualifies in one event in Track & Field, would be eligible to enter as many events within Track & Field at SGA 2022 as they like, or are allowed by the sport.

For more information on the 2022 State Games of America, visit https://www.stategamesofamerica.com/ All gold, silver, and bronze medalists qualify from NCSG Member State programs, including the Sunshine State Games.

Any medalists from the 2019 State Games of America are eligible to compete in 2022 if they participate in a NCSG event in their state between July 1, 2019 – July 1, 2022. Note: Any athlete who has qualified in any event within a particular sport will be eligible to participate in all applicable events within said sport. i.e. A Track & Field athlete who only qualifies in one event in Track & Field, would be eligible to enter as many events within Track & Field at SGA 2022 as they like, or are allowed by the sport.

For more information on the 2022 State Games of America, visit https://www.stategamesofamerica.com/

FSF Staff Contact
OJ Hill
(850) 577-7207 or ojhill@playinflorida.com

State Director
Robert Keller
(954) 790-2249 or rhk@verizon.net or rhk@bellatlantic.net