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Old 01-14-2015, 07:33 AM   #1
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Equipment for hosting a Powerlifting Meet

I'm looking to host a sanctioned meet and wanted to know what rack would be the best dollar for dollar investment.
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:06 AM   #2
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Re: Equipment for hosting a Powerlifting Meet

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I'm looking to host a sanctioned meet and wanted to know what rack would be the best dollar for dollar investment.
First question is sanctioned with which federation?

If IPF for you would be USAPL, NY would be USAPLNY. For this you need an ER rack or any of the racks on their approved list (link is safe for work: http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/17.html)

If WPC for you would be APF/AAPF. For this you need a monolift, and since you can't bench out of a monolift you also need a proper bench press (according to their rules)

Both have different criteria for sanctioning, APF you need to apply to have a meet sanctioned, and USAPL you need to be a member of the USAPL and have a recognised USAPL team (paying their yearly team 40$) and then you can host a competition.

Next questions are:

Do you have approved plates?
Do you have approved bars?
Do you have approved collars?
Do you have a certified scale?
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:40 AM   #3
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Re: Equipment for hosting a Powerlifting Meet

Rogue has monolift attachments for their racks. But as Drew pointed out, you'll need to do some research on what is and what isn't allowed in a sanctioned powerlifting competition according to the federation that you are getting a sanction in.
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Re: Equipment for hosting a Powerlifting Meet

That's a great start. Thanks guys.
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Old 01-19-2015, 12:33 PM   #5
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Re: Equipment for hosting a Powerlifting Meet

any more news on this?
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Old 01-19-2015, 05:35 PM   #6
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Re: Equipment for hosting a Powerlifting Meet

I found an ER combo rack and Texas BB. I'm going to borrow the KILO weights and collars and build my platform.

Working on getting my sanction now.
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:55 AM   #7
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Re: Equipment for hosting a Powerlifting Meet

Make sure you check if USAPLNY allows the use of TPB for sanctioned meets, guessing you are going with that fed since you mentioned ER rack.

I know in Canada there is an understanding that in country we allow the use of TPB, since it technically abides by the specs given in the rule book, BUT it is not on the list of approved equipment. The reasoning is that it is more difficult and costly to get any of the approved barbells in Canada than the USA, and the CPU (Canadian Powerlifting Union, the Canadian arm of the IPF) doesn't want to have less competitions than it already has due to clubs not being able to afford 1000-1500$ barbells (add in 200-500$ for shipping).
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:29 PM   #8
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Re: Equipment for hosting a Powerlifting Meet

USAPL follows the same rules for simple state meets. As long as the gear meets the technical specs, it doesn't have to be on the approved list.

Jim Kipp, the USAPL NY State Rep, will need to sign off on your meet sanction application, so send it to him and he will sign it and send it back to you. Then you can submit it with the application fee to the National Office.

Once you get the official sanction you are allowed to publicize it. Make sure you identify the meet with the sanction number on all advertisements, fliers, meet applications, etc.

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