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2018 Omaha Strengthlifting Challenge

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Apr 14 6:30AM - 5:00PM

The Omaha Strengthlifting Challenge is back for 2018 (the meet formerly known as the Starting Strength Challenge), and we invite you to be a part of it!

This is a strength meet where the contested lifts will be the squat, press, and deadlift, which differs from a powerlifting meet. There is no bench press. Instead, you will peform the standing press. Deadlifts must be done conventionally with the feet inside of the hands. You do not weigh-in prior to the meet. Instead, you weigh out after your final deadlift attempt. A full set of rules can be found here:

The Omaha Strengthlifting Challenge will be held under the sanction of the US Strengthlifting Federation (USSF).Competing in a USSF meet requires an annual membership, and you can purchase your membership here:

Our 2017 USSF spring and fall meets were enjoyable and efficient affairs, and we look forward to this one running just as well.Your meet entry fee includes an exquisitely designed and crafted shirt, and you - as the stylish wearer of said shirt - will undoubtedly be the envy of all your friends. Don't miss out (shirt guaranteed only if lifters register by March 24th). In addition, there will be prizes for the overall winners of the Omaha meet (calculated via the Wilks formula).

Registration runs from 01/16/2018 - 04/07/18, and there are early, regular, and late registration rates, so register soon!


What is a weigh out?

In an effort to discourage weight cutting and more accurately reflect the lifter's weight at the time of the lift, bodyweight will be recorded after completion of the final deadlift.

What's the refund policy?

All sales are final; refunds will not be provided.

Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Registration should match the name of the participant. Please contact if there are extenuating circumstances that make this impossible.

Are sumo deadlifts allowed at the meet?

No, they are not. You can take as wide of a stance as you like, but your feet must be inside of your hands.

Do I need to wear a singlet?

Yes - studies have shown that singlets are both stylish and indicative of excellent taste, and thus, singlets are indeed required at this meet. Other requirements include a short-sleeved, collarless t-shirt as well as long socksthat extend to just below the knee and completely cover the shin and calf (for the deadlift). For a complete list of rules and regulations, please see the rules document above.

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