USAPL St. Patrick's Day Open

USAPL St. Patrick's Day Open

When: March 31st, 2018

Where: IRONSIDE TRAINING (734 SE Ankeny St., Portland, OR 97214)

Meet Director: Patrick Thomas

Co-Meet Director: Mikala Young

Spectator Admission: $5 at the door for non-lifters over the age of 12.

Registration Deadline: Registration closes March 18, 2018, but this event will sell out in advance. Don't delay registering!


Medals will be given to 1st – 3rd in each age and weight division in powerlifting, bench press, and deadlift.

  • One Male best lifter and one Female best lifter will also be awarded a prize pack of goodies from our sponsors.

  • Special Prizes will be awarded to the lifters with the best spirit and best new lifter.

  • There will be some giveaways to the audience and raffle prizes.

  • Additionally, every lifter will receive a swag bag with their meet shirt, and a bunch of good stuff from our sponsors!


USAPL Membership: All lifters must be registered members of USA Powerlifting before the day of the event. See the link below to purchase your membership if need be.

Drug Testing:  You must be performance enhancing drug free for at least 36 months prior to the date of this meet to be eligible to compete.  At least 10% of all lifters at the meet will be tested by urinalysis.   Banned substances include but are not limited to anabolic steroids and growth hormones.  The complete list of banned substances is available on the web site of the World Anti-Doping Agency (see

Raw or Equipped: This event is open to raw ONLY.

Lifting Attire:  All competitors must wear a one piece lifting suit or a wrestling singlet, shoes and a T-Shirt. All equipment must conform to USA Powerlifting rules. See for details.

Nationals Qualifying:  This meet is a qualifying event for all 2018 USAPL national championship events.  See for more info about qualifying.

No qualification required... Great for first-time competitors!




Powerlifting: $90


Additional Age Division: $30

Bench Press only: $90

Deadlift only: $90

Deadlift + Bench Press: $90



We'll have 1 session, and makeup of those sessions will be determined based on entries. We'll finalize the schedule around 2 weeks before the meet.

Session 1 Check-in/Equipment Check: 6:45AM

Weigh-in: 7-8:30AM

Lifting: 9AM-3PM


Note: All participants will be notified of final schedule via email (from Patrick Thomas – the week prior to March 24th,, 2018. Please do not reach out prior for details.


Weight Classes:


  • 53kg (youth, teen, jr only)

  • 59kg

  • 66kg

  • 74kg

  • 83kg

  • 93kg

  • 105kg

  • 120kg

  • 120+kg


  • 43kg (youth, teen, jr only)

  • 47kg

  • 52kg

  • 57kg

  • 63kg

  • 72kg

  • 84kg

  • 84kg+


  • Open (option for participants 14+): Mandatory for those age 24-39

  • Military and Law & Fire compete in open or any age groups

  • Special Olympic, Disabled Lifter

  • Age Groups

    • Youth 1 – 8-9

    • Youth 2 – 10-11

    • Youth 3 – 12-13

    • Teen 1 – 14-15

    • Teen 2 – 16-17

    • Teen 3 – 18-19

    • Junior – 20-23       

  • Masters Age Groups

    • M1 - 40-49

    • M2 50-59

    • M3 60-69

    • M4 70-79

    • M5 80+

    • (Master age is based on calendar year, not birth date)