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GiveStrength presents ReBUILD/POWER APA Push/Pull Powerlifting Challenge

  • GiveStrength StrengthBase 724 Cheshire Road Lanesborough, MA, 01237 United States (map)
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About ReBUILD/POWER

The ReBUILD/POWER Push/Pull Powerlifting Meet is one of the centerpiece events of this year's first annual ReBUILD.  

Our mission is to hold an exciting and enthusiastic exhibit of incredible powerlifting.  The ReBUILD event mission seeks to position itself as the New England strength & wellness community's "annual homecoming," and hold events and competitions which draw enthusiastic lifters into the GiveStrength community mission.  So, this meet stands as a flagship competition, which we hope will set the stage for more competitions and contest variety in the years to come.

GiveStrength's primary mission is to empower strength and wellness athletes on the local level to become leaders for causes they believe in, generating awareness and vital fundraising for those causes.  This meet is intended to draw in that local community with enthusiasm and spirit – and, of course, awesome lifts.  The more community we bring in to the GiveStrength mission, the more chances we have to transform our passion for lifting into true strength for those facing the burdens of a cancer diagnosis.

Admission is free for spectators to watch this event.

Therefore, we are asking all our competitors to encourage as many friends and family to come to the Expo.  

Register to compete in ReBUILD/POWER online, here.

We're anticipating to fill up slots for participants, so register early!
Don't get shut out!  We encourage you to secure your entry right away!


Get your entry costs covered by GiveStrength!

That's right: real financial sponsorship opportunity to cover all costs for entering ReBUILD/POWER

GiveStrength is changing the game forever.  We are committed to supporting strength athletes as leaders in change for good in the world.  Which is why we are proud and eager to announce an opportunity for entrants in the ReBUILD/POWER Powerlifting Challenge to have 100% of their entry fees covered.

All that is required is that interested athletes partake in our fundraising campaign.  If you raise appropriate funds for our fight against children's cancer, GiveStrength will pay your entry fees!

We encourage all competitors to choose this option.  You will be getting sponsored for representing a cause you can truly believe in by pursuing the spot you love!  

Taking advantage of this opportunity is easy for interested competitors:

  1. Head over to our Classy portal.
  2. There, set up a StrengthGiver fundraising page.
  3. Ask for contributions to your page.  Post to social media often, email friends and family, and share your fundraising link often!
     

Once you have met the required fundraising goal(s), GiveStrength will snap into action, covering your entry costs and truly giving your leadership and lifting the sponsorship recognition it deserves!


Information for competitors

First things, first

All the information you need to compete in ReBUILD/POWER is listed here.  Before contacting anyone, please read through thoroughly as we think we covered the essentials.

Contest Location

The meet will take place at the GiveStrength PowerBase, at the IronBred gym.

 

GiveStrength
724 Cheshire Road
Lanesborough, MA 01223

 

Competitors will be provided a warm-up area, as well as a designated area for personal affects.  (Please do not leave valuables unattended.)  

 

Entry costs

The price for competing in ReBUILD/POWER is $60 for your first class entered.  

Add $20 for each additional class entered. 

Direct payment can be made here.  

However, if you want to get all of your competition entry costs sponsored by GiveStrength, please get involved with our StrengthGiver Sponsorship fundraiser for ReBUILD'18.  

 

Classes & Divisions

Contests:

  • Push-Pull; both deadlift and bench press
  • Bench Only
  • Deadlift Only

Available Divisions:

Men's and Women's classes in each:

  • Open
  • Military/Fire/Police Division
  • Teen, 13 - 15 yrs.
  • Teen, 16 - 17 yrs.
  • Teen, 18 - 19 yrs.
  • Juniors, 20 - 23 yrs.
  • Submasters, 33 - 39 yrs.
  • Masters, 40 - 44 yrs.
  • Masters, 45 - 49 yrs.
  • Masters, 50 - 54 yrs.
  • Masters, 55 - 59 yrs.

Categories:

  • RAW: No supportive gear, and a lifting or wrestling singlet is required. Additionally, knee-length socks are required for the deadlift. Wraps and belt are allowed in this category, if you wish to wear them.

  • STANDARD GEAR: A polyester lifting suit is allowed, up to 2 ply.  Bench shirts also allowed, up to double-ply polyester or denim allowed. Standard-cut groove briefs are also allowed (however, briefs up to belly and briefs with legs are not allowed).

  • UNLIMITED GEAR: Lifting gear of any material and thickness is allowed, such as, power pants, non-standard-cut groove briefs, etc. 

Weight Classes:

Men's Classes

  • 105 and Lighter (8-12 youth)
  • 114.5+ lbs up to 123.5 lbs
  • 123.5+ lbs. up to 132.25lbs.
  • 132.25+ lbs. up to 148.75 lbs.
  • 148.75+ lbs. up to 165.25 lbs.
  • 165.25+ lbs. up to 181.75 lbs. 
  • 181.75+ lbs. up to 198.25lbs.
  • 198.25+ lbs. up to 220.25 lbs.
  • 220.25+ lbs. up to 242.5 lbs.
  • 242.5+ lbs. up to 275.5 lbs.
  • 275.5+ lbs. up to 308.75 lbs.
  • 308.75+ lbs. and up

Women's Classes

  • 97+ lbs. up to 105.75 lbs.
  • 105.75+ lbs. up to 114.5 lbs.
  • 114.5+ lbs up to 123.5 lbs
  • 123.5+ lbs. up to 132.25lbs.
  • 132.25+ lbs. up to 148.75 lbs.
  • 148.75+ lbs. up to 165.25 lbs.
  • 165.25+ lbs. up to 181.75 lbs. 
  • 181.75+ lbs. up to 198.25lbs.
  • 198.25+ lbs. up to 220.25 lbs.
  • 220.25+ lbs.and up
 

Competitor Schedule

Please familiarize yourself with this schedule  Any additional information will be provided the morning of the meet prior to the competition's commencing.

Weigh Ins

Friday, January 26, 2018
7:00pm to 9:00pm
at the GIveStrength StrengthBase:

GiveStrength StrengthBase
724 Cheshire Road
Lanesborough, MA 01223

Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00am – 11:00am
at the GIveStrength StrengthBase:

GiveStrength StrengthBase
724 Cheshire Road
Lanesborough, MA 01223

 

Competitor Meeting

Saturday, January 27, 2018
11:00am
at the GIveStrength StrengthBase:

GiveStrength StrengthBase
724 Cheshire Road
Lanesborough, MA 01223

 

Lifting starts promptly at 1:00pm

While there is no way to predict a certain end-time, we anticipate our meet wrapping up between 3:30pm and 4:30pm.  However, we politely ask that remain flexible for us as we may experience shifting schedule demands.

 

Entry and Competition Fee

We recommend you complete your entry form and make direct payment for your entry fee right here on our website.

Applications must be received by January  5th, 2017 to be eligible!

If you are unable to pay online, please fill out the attached PDF form, and make a check or money order for the entry fee (made payable to "Barballs, Inc"). Payment and entry can be dropped off in person at the GiveStrength StrengthBase, or mailed to:

ReBUILD/POWER Powerlifting Meet
Attn: Adam Kent
18 Caroline Street
Pittsfield MA, 01201

Competition rules, payment confirmation, and concerns can be addressed to Adam Kent by email at ajkent0298@gmail.com.
Any other event concerns can be directed to John Crane at barballsinc@gmail.com.


Click the link below to pay your entry fee(s) online

Your entry fee must be received by January 20th, 2017 to be eligible to compete!


This is an APA Sanctioned meet.

All competitors must have an APA membership in order to be eligible to compete.

Meanwhile, we strongly suggest that all competitors familiarize themselves fully with APA powerlifting guidelines and competitive policies at the APA website.

Our APA Organizer for this meet is the APA Chair, Adam Kent.  if you have competition-specific concerns, please contact Adam by email at ajkent0298@gmail.com.