Palm Beach County Sports Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 18, 2013
Contact: Kayla French
Florida Powerlifting Collegiate Championships Lifts Off in Boca Raton
USA Powerlifting will host its 10th annual Florida Powerlifting Collegiate Championships at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton this Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th. The event attracts approximately 80 male and female lifters competing for championships in bench press, deadlift, and push/pull. Highly touted collegiate powerlifting programs will participate, including the University of Florida, Florida State University, South Florida University, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Palm Beach County’s own Florida Atlantic University.
The Florida Powerlifting Collegiate Championships features a variety of weight classes. Women compete in weight classes that range from 97lbs up to 198+ lbs. Men compete in weight classes that range from 114lbs up to 275lbs in addition to a super heavy weight division. Each competitor is allowed three attempts at each lift (bench press, deadlift, and push/pull). The lifter with the highest total is the winner.
USA Powerlifting is the national governing body for the sport and is a member of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), the governing body of powerlifting internationally, which is comprised of member federations from eighty-three countries on six continents.
Don’t miss some of the strongest collegiate athletes competing in Palm Beach County this weekend. The Florida Powerlifting Collegiate Championships begin at 7am and finishes at approximately 3:30pm each day at the FAU arena.