usa powerlifting san diego validus open III


April 25-26, 2020

Sanction: CA-2020-07

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Online Registration Opens Saturday, January 4th at 2:00 pm

Registration and Membership Fees

Athlete Registration w/ T-Shirt $130

       Additional Class/Division $25

Athlete's Coach Admission $10 - Limited to 1 per athlete.

*Spectator Admission $15 - Limited to 2 per athlete.

*We will open up more spectator tickets as soon as we have all lifters registered and they purchased their spectator tickets. 

USAPL San Diego Validus Open III is limited to 74 LIFTERS. Spectator space is limited. There are no refunds for a canceled registration for ANY reason. If you cannot lift in the meet you will forfeit your registration monies. Transfers to another event are not allowed.

USA POWERLIFTING MEMBERSHIPS: Purchasing your USA Powerlifting membership prior to the competition is required. CLICK HERE for Membership Application. You will need an active membership in order to participate. 


Lifting Sessions and Flight Assignments are subject to change.  A detailed schedule will be sent out as we approach the meet date.

Saturday - AM SESSION

6:30–7:00am Registration/Equipment Check for AM Session Athletes (Flights A & B)

7:00–8:30am Weigh-in/Equipment check for all AM Session Athletes (Flights A & B) 

8:30–9:00am Rules briefing and athlete warm-up

9:00am–1:00pm Commencement of lifting

1:00–1:30pm Competition Awards & Doping Control Protocol

Saturday - PM SESSION

1:30–2:00pm Registration/Equipment Check for PM Session Athletes (Flights C & D) 

2:00pm–3:30pm Weigh-in/Equipment Check for PM Session Athletes (Flights C & D) 

3:30–4:00pm Rules briefing and athlete warm-up

4:00–7:00pm Commencement of lifting

7:00–7:30pm Competition Awards & Doping Control Protocol


6:30–7:00am Registration/Equipment check for AM Session Athletes (Flights E & F)

7:00–8:30am Weigh-in/Equipment check for AM Session Athletes (Flights E & F) 

8:30–9:00am  Rules briefing and athlete warm-up

9:00am–1:00pm  Commencement of lifting

1:00–1:30pm Competition Awards & Doping Control Protocol

Awards and Weight Classes

Awards will be given at the end of each session. If you leave before awards are given out, we will NOT mail your award. Please make arrangements for someone else to collect your medal.

The standard USA Powerlifting weight classes will be used. Youth Weight classes are also available.

Women: 43, 47, 52, 57, 63, 72, 84, 84+ (kgs)

Men: 53, 59, 66, 74, 83, 93, 105, 120, 120+ (kgs)

RECORDS: Only State records can be set at this meet. American/Collegiate records cannot be set at this meet.

Best Male & Female Lifter Awards (based off of IPF Points) 

Announced after Sunday's Session.

1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in each class will receive a medal. 

Spectators and Coaches

More information to follow.

Rules and Drug Testing

USA Powerlifting allows the following in raw lifting: singlet, belt, wrist wraps, and knee sleeves. Knee wraps are not allowed in raw competition.

You are responsible for knowing the USA Powerlifting Rules (including the new 2019 rules and the updated apparel policy on page 22 of the rulebook) before competing. Please read the rules. A USA Powerlifting membership is required and must be purchased before the meet. 

Drug testing will be conducted to 10% of the lifters. If you are selected for drug testing and leave before being tested, any awards you may have received will be forfeited. Be sure to take responsibility for what goes into your body. There are many supplements/drugs that are legal to buy but are not legal to take if you compete in USAPL competitions. To search the WADA Prohibited list, click here:

Parking, Equipment and More

Please inform your guests and coach of the parking situation in advance. Validus is in the Kearny Plaza at 8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Ste B, San Diego, CA 92111. If you look for DAISO and Yesenia’s Mexican Restaurant in the east corner of the Kearny Plaza you will see Validus in between those two. Parking shouldn't be too bad for both AM sessions. The parking lot for the Saturday PM session may be packed. If the parking lot is packed, look for street parking on Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

The colder sac and parking lots south of Validus (see Ronson Ct. on a google map) is also a straight shot to the gym. Just walk up a small dirt hill from that parking lot, walk around Daiso and enter Validus at the front door for check-in. Do not enter Validus from the back door.

Contact and Website

For more information visit or email Meet Directors Zack Cooper or Nez Smith  

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, email


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