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2023 Texas Regional Games Powerlifting Competition and Weigh In

Powerlifting Weigh In (@ TRG Check-in) - Required

Thursday, May 4, 2023   5:00 pm – 9:00 pm or Friday, May 6, 2023  11:00 am - 1:45 pm

Morgan’s Wonderland Event Center,  5223 David Edward Dr., San Antonio, TX 78223

Powerlifting Competition

Friday, May 5, 2023    5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Powerlifting Venue

Competition:  Morgan’s Wonderland Sport, 5025 David Edward Dr., San Antonio, TX 78223


Disability/Classification Divisions

  • Open to all athletes 14 years and older.

  • There will be an open category for athletes who do not have eligible diagnoses or impairments, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) without hypertonia, athetosis, or ataxia.

  • Athletes will be awarded by gender and weight class.  

  • Weigh- in at TRG check-in/packet pickup is required.


Weight classes (in pounds) 

  • There will be 3 weight classes for men and 2 weight classes for women in both the open and the para divisions.  As well as divisions for Juniors (14 years and older). 

  • The exact weight for each class will be posted once registration is closed.



  • This is a bench press ONLY competition.

  • Athletes must wear a 100% cotton t-shirt with short sleeves that expose the elbow. T-shirt sleeves must not go lower than the elbow so that when the athlete is lifting, judges can see the elbow.

  • Athletes may wear shorts or sweatpants of their choosing, but no jeans or slacks. 

  • Athletes must wear tennis shoes. No dress shoes or flip-flops.

  • The bar will be loaded progressively, so once the first attempts are chosen by the athletes, it may only be changed 1 time / within 5 minutes of the start of competition.

  • The competition bench will have 1 judge. The judge will determine if it is a good lift. There will be 1 jury person, and an athlete may approach the jury if they feel they have been unfairly judged. The jury decision is final.

  • A good lift is defined as:

    • Holding the bar in the start position (above the pectoral area, motionless with elbows locked out) until the referee says "start".

    • The bar shall descend with good control, touch the chest, pause, ascend with good control, and be held motionless at the top until the referee says "rack".

    • At this point the spotter will assist the athlete to rack the bar.

  • Bad lifts are: 

    • Starting or racking before the command

    • Touching and going on the chest without pausing

    • Bouncing the bar on the chest or uneven extension.

  • After the attempt, each lifter shall leave the bench and go to the table to give his/her next attempt. There will be a board that athletes check for their current placement in their body weight so that he/she can make an informed decision about the next attempt.

  • Each competitor shall have three attempts. 

  • Medals shall be awarded based on the heaviest three lifts in each weight class category. All weights will be in pounds.

  • Athletes that are classifiable for Para-Powerlifting may achieve the Military standard at this event.  Athletes competing in the open category cannot be certified as meeting the Military standard as they are not classifiable.  

  • Appropriate language is expected on the bench to respect the judges and competition as well as fellow competitors. Any athlete using profane language will be asked to leave the competition.


  • Medals will be given to the top three athletes in each division, provided there are at least four athletes competing in that division. 

  • Medal ceremonies will be conducted at the Power Lifting venue immediately after the completion of the competition


Competition Director: Lindsay French 713-540-1615

Additional information, registration & volunteer

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