2019 Power Meet and Chili Cookoff

The trophies made it back from the master woodworker and jeweler just in time!

The day has come!  Here are the details you should know:


  • 7:00 am – gym doors open for anyone who wants to be in early to warm up.
  • 7:45 am – opening announcements, rules etc.
  • 8:00 am – first two heats of men and all women kick off back squats, third heat of men to follow.  There will not be much down time between events.  Order is squat, then bench, then deads.
  • 10:00 am – chili will be opened up!
  • 11:00ish am – finish lifting, trophies to follow.

Rules to remember:

  • Back Squat – unrack the bar, step back, begin the squat.  Wait for the “Up” call to stand back up.  Walk the bar back in.
  • Bench Press – Lift the bar off the rack (spotter may give a liftoff if requested).  Lower the bar under control to the chest.  Once the “Press” call is made, you may press the bar back up.  Wait for “Rack” call to rerack the bar.  Everyone forgets that last one!
  • Deadlift – Sumo or conventional is allowed.  Once the bar starts moving, it must stay in one continuous motion to lockout.  Once “Down” call is made, you may lower the bar to the ground.  Dropping the bar (even after locking out) will result in a failed lift.

Chili Notes:

  • If you are bringing a crockpot, we’ll have power strips to use.  There will be some sourdough bread, cheddar cheese shreds and sour cream on hand.  If there is anything else you’d like with chili, feel free to bring it!
  • Please bring a serving spoon with your chili.
  • Each vat of chili will be labeled with a number and that number will also be written on the whiteboard.  To vote, simply put a check mark on the board under that number.  The beauty of the plan is its simplicity.

Please note that the actual squat event starts at 8:00 am.  That means you should show up well in advance to adequately warm up!

Heats and live scoring can be viewed here.  To see last years results, click here.

Even if you’re not lifting, come on out to have some fun and cheer on some PRs!




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