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2019 USA Powerlifting Oregon State Championships

(SANCTION #OR-2019-01)



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No qualification required… Great for first time lifters!

When: March 30th, 2019
Where: Columbia Conference Center ( 8521 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97220 )

Meet Directors: Tim & Jackie Mercer

Spectator Admission: $10 at the door for non-lifters over the age of 12. Parking is $3 (instead of the normal $10 the venue charges) with come and go privileges.

Registration Deadline: Registration closes March 15, 2019, but this event will sell out in advance. Don't delay registering!

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

Medals will be given to 1st – 3rd in each age and weight division in powerlifting, bench press, and deadlift.  Oregon residents and out of state lifters (guest lifters), will compete in separate categories.

One Male best lifter, and one Female best lifter will also be awarded a prize pack of goodies from our sponsors. 

Additionally, every lifter will receive a swag bag with their meet shirt, and a bunch of good stuff from our sponsors!

USAPL 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).

American Records: American records CAN be set at this event.

Raw or Equipped: This event is open to raw and equiped lifters.

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 2019 USAPL national championship events.  See http://www.usapowerlifting.com/lifters-corner/qualifying-totals/ for more info about qualifying.

No qualification required... Great for first-time competitors!


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Powerlifting: $95

Additional Age Division: $30
Bench Press only: $75
Deadlift only: $75
Deadlift + Bench Press: $95
High School Power Lifting only: $60 (must be current High School student)

Team: $75 (1st-3rd place – all teams must be registered with USA Powerlifting).


We'll have 2 sessions, and makeup of those sessions will be determined based on entries. We'll finalize the schedule around 2 weeks before the meet.

Session 1 Check-in/Equipment Check: 6:45AM
Weigh-in: 7-8:30AM
Lifting: 9AM-2PM

Session 2 Check-in/Equipment Check: 12:45PM
Weigh-in: 1:30PM-3:00PM
Lifting: 3:30PM-9:00PM

Note: All participants will be notified of final schedule via email (from Tim Mercer – pdxpowerlifting@gmail.com) the week prior to March 30, 2019. Please do not reach out prior for details.


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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)


Columbia Conference Center

Part of the Holiday Inn at the Portland Airport, Columbia Conference Center will be a great venue for this year’s state championships. In fact, we’ll have over 8000sqft of ballroom space for this event! Parking is gated, and we’ve negotiated the fee down to $3/car (instead of the $10 normally charged by the venue). There is a restaurant/bar onsite and we’ll make a block of rooms available for out of town lifters.