PDX Powerlifting Proudly Presents the

2019 USA Powerlifting Great NW Border Battle

(SANCTION #WA-2020-06)

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PLEASE NOTE: There are separate items for WA lifters and OR lifters. Be sure to select the item for the correct state when registering.


When: Sunday January 26, 2020
Where: FOE Crossfit (1112 12th Ave, Longview, WA 98632)

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 open’s October 5, 2019

Eligible Lifters: This meet is open to USA Powerlifting members from Oregon and Washington only. 30 spots available for each state, for a total of 60 lifters in the meet.

Prizes: In addition to product tosses, and door prizes, we'll award medals for all age/weight classes, and provide best lifter prizes for all categories with more than 5 lifters.

Additionally, we’ll be handing out the Great NW Border Battle Cup, to the state which wins. The winning state will have possession of the cup for a year, before the battle goes down again. State prizes awards based on the total IPF+Age points for the top 10 scores from each state.

Raw & Equipped: This event is for raw and equipped lifters competing in full-power, push/pull, or single lift events.

Registration Fee: Registration for this is event is $115.

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 qualifying


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We'll have 1 session, with 4 flights. Lifting should take around 8hrs, with the awards immediately following the conclusion of lifting.

Early Check-in/Equipment Check: 7:00-8:00PM Saturday, January 25th

Check-in/Equipment Check: 6:45AM
Weigh-in: 7:00-8:30AM
Lifting: 9:00PM-5:00PM


Note: All participants will be notified of final schedule via email (from Tim Mercer – pdxpowerlifting@gmail.com) the week prior to January 26, 2020. Please do not reach out prior for details.

Weight Classes:


  • 53kg (youth, teen, jr only)

  • 59kg

  • 66kg

  • 74kg

  • 83kg

  • 93kg

  • 105kg

  • 120kg

  • 120+kg


  • 43kg (youth, teen, jr only)

  • 47kg

  • 52kg

  • 57kg

  • 63kg

  • 72kg

  • 84kg

  • 84kg+


  • Open (option for participants 14+): Mandatory for those age 24-39

  • Military and Law & Fire compete in open or any age groups

  • Special Olympic, Disabled Lifter

  • Age Groups

    • Youth 1 – 8-9

    • Youth 2 – 10-11

    • Youth 3 – 12-13

    • Teen 1 – 14-15

    • Teen 2 – 16-17

    • Teen 3 – 18-19

    • Junior – 20-23

  • Masters Age Groups

    • M1 40-49

    • M2 50-59

    • M3 60-69

    • M4 70-79

    • M5 80+

    • (Master age is based on calendar year, not birth date)


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