Powerlifting Is Slated For This Saturday!

4th Annual Wellington Powerlifting Meet
@ Wellington High School

Saturday, January 15th, 2022

Check-in: 8:00 AM (South Entrance)
Officials Meeting: 8:00 AM (Weight Room)
Coaches Meeting: 8:10 AM (Weight Room)
Athletes Meeting/: 8:20 AM (Big Gym)
Lifting starts at 8:30 AM
*All times subject to change

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
Online Registration: www.hyperlifter.com
Click on “Coach’s login” to register athletes.
Registration Fee: $20.00
There will be no t-shirts sold this year.

Make checks payable to WHS (Powerlifting)
Coaches, please make sure all money and consent forms are accounted
for and placed into a single envelope prior to check-in. This will eliminate
confusion and help with the check-in process.

1700 E. 16th St
Wellington, KS 67152
316-772-7703 (cell)

High School Women’s Division (9-12)
High School Men’s Division (11-12)
Jr. Men (9-10)

Women: 105, 114, 123, 132, 140, 148, 156, 165, 180, PWT
Men: 114, 123, 132, 140, 148, 156, 165, 173, 181, 198, 220, 242, PWT
**There are no variations allowed in weight. For example, an athlete weighing
105.1 lbs would be in the 114-pound weight class.

● Medals will be awarded for 1st
, 2nd
, 3rd
in all weight classes for the total amount lifted.
● Medals for the best bench, best squat, and best clean in each weight
class. Awarded at each station.
● Trophies will be awarded for best overall lifter in Men’s, Women’s, and
Junior Men’s Divisions.
● Plaques will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place finishes for team winners in
Men’s and Women’s Divisions.


1. The lifter must be facing the wall away from the crowd before the lift.
2. A lifter must observe the commands by the head judge. After the lifter is in
position with the bar, the judge will say “squat”. The head judge will
communicate with the lifters and be facing the lifter.
3. The lifter must lower the body until the point of the hip & the point of the
knee are parallel to the ground. The judge will not give an “up”
command, but a spotter can. A failure to be low enough will be a
disqualified lift.
4. The lifter must recover from the deepest point in a constant upward
movement. The bar may stop, but may not go back down. Any double
bouncing or downward movement will be a disqualified lift.
5. The lifter must wait for the command “rack” before replacing the bar. A
failure to wait for the command will be a disqualified lift. Spotters may
help the lifter return the bar to the rack.
6. Spotters may be used but cannot touch the bar until a safety issue is
present. Any touching will be a disqualified lift.
7. Hands must remain on the bar at all times. The feet may not move during
the lifting attempt. The bar cannot have any contact with the rack during
the lift. A failure in these areas will disqualify the lift.


1. The lifter’s starting position is with the back of the head, shoulders, and
buttocks in contact with the flat bench surface. Their shoes must be on
the floor. Plates or blocks may be used for under their feet, but may not
exceed 7 inches.
2. The head judge will give the lifter the command to “unrack.”
a. When the lifter has the bar at arm’s length, the head judge will then
give the command to “press.”
b. The lifter will lower the bar and touch their chest.
c. The lifter presses the bar up after touching their chest.
d. If a lifter bounces the weight on their chest, the lift will be
e. The bar is allowed to stop in its upward movement, but no
downward movement is permitted. A downward movement will
disqualify the lift.

3. After the lifter has pressed the bar straight upward with arms fully
extended, he/she is to wait motionless until the audible command “rack”
is given.
4. Head movement is allowed. The head must remain in contact with the
bench at all times.
5. Feet movement is allowed within reason. This includes raising on toes or
heels. The feet cannot leave the floor. Shuffling/Sliding of the feet is not
allowed. The buttocks must remain on the bench at all times. Any
violation will disqualify the lift.
6. Major uneven extension of the bar is not allowed. The bar cannot touch
any part of the rack in the upward or downward movement. The lifter’s
feet also may not come in contact with the upright supports of the bench.
Any violation will disqualify the lift.
7. If the spotter touches the bar at any time, except to aid in the unracking
or racking of the weight, it will disqualify the lift.
8. Don’t “bailout” or “dump” the weight.


1. The lifter must be facing the head judge. The lifter must specify to the
head judge, before touching the bar, if they will be attempting the hang
or power clean.
2. The weight has to be pulled in a single continuous movement from the
platform or from the knees depending on what lift is being attempted.
Any pause or stop will disqualify the lift.
3. When attempting a hang clean, the lifter gets one rock, and one rock
only, before pulling the weight upward.
4. The lifter may take a step, providing they remain on the platform.
a. This means once the lifter has caught the weight in the front rack
position he/she gets a step and a “gather” to come back to the
neutral position

5. The lifter may not lower the bar until the judge gives the command
6. The weight must be controlled back to their knees. A deliberate drop will
lead to disqualification of the lift.
7. Spotters must be used at all times, but will not be provided by the meet.


1. Squat suits, bench shirts, knee and elbow wraps will NOT be allowed.
2. All lifters need a spotter(s).
3. No smelling salts or stimulants.
4. Shoes must be worn when attempting a lift.
5. ONLY clean straps & taping wrists is allowed to assist lift.
a. Tape may be worn on the wrist, but not linked around the thumb.
b. Wrist wraps can be worn but must not be wrapped around the
6. Always use clamps.
7. Chalk (powder) is acceptable (will not be provided).
8. Belts may be used during any lift.
9. Shirts must be worn and tucked in.
10.No sweat pants when attempting a lift.
11.No hats during any lifting attempt
12.Manna Rays will be allowed for squats.
13.No music devices are to be worn during a lift attempt.
14.No foul language.

Author: Steve Sturgis

Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at shs74@wellington.cc or on Facebook or at any Crusader event year-round.