All participants must present their NC State University ID Card to participate.
Jewelry may not be worn, including earring, necklaces, watches, and bracelets.
All participants must wear closed-toe gym shoes with a non-marking sole.
The following equipment may not be worn:
Billed Hats or visors.
Any headgear with knots of any kind.
The officiating will be done by officials who are in absolute control of the meet.
During the registration process, all contestants must give their opening lift attempt.
All contestants will be allowed to preform 3 single repetitions of the bench press movement.
All contestants must abide by the following rules adapted from the official International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) rules and guidelines for the bench press:
The lifter must lie on his/her back with head, shoulders and buttocks in contact with the flat bench surface. The hands must grip the bar with a “thumbs around grip”, thus locking the bar safely in the palms of the hand. Shoes must be flat on the floor. This position must be maintained throughout the performance of the lift. Any deviation from this position will constitute a disqualification of that attempt.
The spacing of the hands shall not exceed 81 cm measured between the forefingers. The use of a reverse grip is forbidden.
After removing the bar from the racks or receiving it form the spotters/loaders, the lifter shall wait with the elbows in a locked position for the Official’s signal. The signal will be given as soon as the bar is motionless and the bar is properly positioned above the chest. The signal will consist of a downward motion of the arm along with the audible command “start”. Beginning the descent of the barbell prior to the start command will constitute a disqualification of that attempt.
Upon receiving the signal to start, the lifter must lower the bar to the chest making contact and hold it motionless with a definite and visible pause. The lifter is then required to wait until the Official gives the signal to begin the press. The signal will consist of the audible command “press”. Beginning the ascent of the barbell prior to the press command will constitute a disqualification of that attempt.
Upon receiving the signal to press, the lifter must press the barbell upwards with even extension of both arms to a fully extended position. When the bar is held motionless in the full arm extension position, the Official will give the signal to rack the weight. The signal will consist of the audible command “rack”. Racking the barbell prior to the rack command will constitute a disqualification of that attempt.
In the event of an unsuccessful attempt, the lifter may attempt the same weight or a greater weight. Reduction of the magnitude of the weight is not allowed. In addition, the following rules regarding apparel will be enforced.
No weightlifting equipment will be allowed. This includes but is not limited to:
Bench Press Shirt
Excessively baggy clothing will not be allowed. Shirts must be tucked in during the lift.
The Official has the final decision on apparel.
The lifter that successfully completes their lift with the greatest amount of weight within their weight class will be declared the winner of that weight class.
The overall winner for both females and males will be determined through the use of the Wilkes formula. The lifter with the highest score after the modification by the formula will be determined as the overall winner.