2019 USA Powerlifting Des Moines Open (#IA-2019-05)
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Hosted by: 22nd Street Barbell

Meet Director: Abbie Mork

When: June 22, 2019

  • Weigh-ins: 7:00-8:30 AM (USAPL requires a 2 hour weigh-in for ALL athletes)

  • Rules Meeting: 8:30 AM

  • Lifting Starts: 9:00 AM

Sanctioned byUSA Powerlifting

Rulebook: please click here to read the rules of USA Powerlifting.

Judges: Gina Stepleton (National), Jannett Chavez (State), Laurel Howell (State), Toby Howell (State) & Abbie Mork (State & Meet Director)

Where: BFA
2425 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317

Who: click here to see the lifters completing. We will have 4 flights competing on 1 platform.

Full Power ONLY (Raw & Single-ply)

Meet Equipment: On the platform we will be using Titan equipment. This means we will be using the Titex bar for all 3 lifts, the ER Rack for squat and bench press, and will use their calibrated plates.

Membership: All lifters are required to have an active USA Powerlifting Membership for the year 2019 to compete. This needs to be done prior to the meet. Click here to either purchase/renew your membership. You need to show a physical or digital copy of your membership card upon check-in at the meet along with your drivers license.


  • Once you have signed up for the meet there will be NO REFUNDS or TRANSFERS issued for any reason.

Early Equipment Check:  6:00-7:00 PM

  • Equipment to have checked include:

    • Required: singlet, t-shirt, underwear, deadlift socks, shoes, belt, wrist wraps & knee sleeves

      • Click here for a list of approved equipment that was just updated January 2019.

Awards: Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for all weight classes and divisions. A plaque will be given to the best over-all male and female lifters. In order for a single-ply lifter to be eligible for for a best lifter award a minimum of 5 lifters of the same gender must participate in the meet.

Photography: Ginnie Coleman Photography will be on site taking photos of the event. Because of this no outside photography will be allowed the day of the meet. All participants of the meet will be able to download 3 three photos for free.

Admission: $10 for spectators (12 & under are free)

Parking: plenty of parking available on site.

Hotel Accommodations: Des Moines Marriott Hotel is our recommendation. It is located in beautiful downtown Des Moines and has great amenities.

2019 USA Powerlifting Des Moines Open

This includes your meet entry fee and also 3 professional photos from Ginnie Coleman Photography that can be downloaded after the meet.

Once you have signed up for the meet there will be NO REFUNDS or TRANSFERS issued for any reason.


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Once you have signed up for the meet there will be NO REFUNDS issued for any reason. This also means you can not transfer your entry fee to an upcoming meet nor are you allowed to sell your spot.

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