PDX Powerlifting Proudly Presents the

2019 USA Powerlifting Equinox Open

(SANCTION #OR-2019-03)


Exclusive • Cash Prizes • Raw Only

When: September 21, 2019
Where: Underground Strength ( 372 Belmont St NE, Salem, OR 97301 )

Meet Directors: Tim & Jackie Mercer aka- Redbeard Barbell

Spectator Admission: $10 at the door for non-lifters over the age of 12.

Registration Deadline: Registration closes August 30, 2019, or when it's full. We expect this to sell out fast, so don't delay registering!

Prizes: In addition to product tosses, and door prizes, we'll give prizes for the following categories.

First thru Third place in each of 4 divisions:

  • Women’s -72kg (12 lifters)

  • Women’s 72kg+ (12 lifters)

  • Men’s -93kg (12 lifters)

  • Men’s 93kg+ (12 lifters)

    Total purse for cash prizes is currently $2400

Raw & Full Power only: This event is for raw lifters competing in full-power only. No push/pull, or single lift entries. All prizes are awarded on IPF Score + Age Points

Registration Fee: Registration for this is event is $105.

Heroes’ Movement: This event is also a fundraiser for Heroes’ Movement USA, a non-profit that bridges the gap from therapy, whether mental or physical - to getting strong again through small group coached strength and conditioning workouts for any Veteran of the United States Armed forces for free.

USA Powerlifting Membership: All lifters must be registered members of USA Powerlifting before the day of the event. See the link below to purchase your membership if need be.

Drug Testing:  You must be performance enhancing drug free for at least 36 months prior to the date of this meet to be eligible to compete.  At least 10% of all lifters at the meet will be tested by urinalysis.   Banned substances include but are not limited to anabolic steroids and growth hormones.  The complete list of banned substances is available on the web site of the World Anti-Doping Agency (see www.WADA-ama.org).

Lifting Attire:  All competitors must wear a one piece lifting suit or a wrestling singlet, shoes and a T-Shirt. All equipment must conform to USA Powerlifting rules. See www.USAPowerlifting.com for details.

Nationals Qualifying:  This meet is a qualifying event for all 2020 USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals.  See http://www.usapowerlifting.com/lifters-corner/qualifying-totals/ for more info about qualifying5


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We'll have 1 session, with 4 flights. Lifting should take around 7hrs, with the awards immediately following the conclusion of lifting.

Check-in/Equipment Check: 7:45AM
Weigh-in: 8:00-9:30AM
Lifting: 10:00PM-5:00PM


Note: All participants will be notified of final schedule via email (from Tim Mercer – pdxpowerlifting@gmail.com) the week prior to September 21, 2019. Please do not reach out prior for details.

Weight Classes:


  • -72kg (lifters weighing 72kg/158.7lb or less)

  • 72kg+ (lifters weighing 72.1kg/158.8lb or more)


  • -93kg (lifters weighing 93kg/205.0lb or less)

  • 93kg+ (lifters weighing 93.1kg/205.1lb or more)



The Event Site

Underground Strength and Conditioning (USC) is the premier strength and conditioning facility in Salem/Keizer area. USC was developed to help people of all ages and skill levels improve strength, speed, agility, flexibility, and performance. Utilizing safe and time tested functional movements we have developed the most unique training experience available. Our group training sessions were developed specifically to help optimize results, recovery, and safety.