Region C Powerlifting Competition

What Is Powerlifting?

Powerlifting provides not only a test of strength but also perseverance. Long hours are required to train for competition in this physically demanding sport. Athletes can compete in one, two or three events combined

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate. Powerlifters are further divided into groups based on weight.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in powerlifting compete locally at Region Qualifying events. Athletes are then eligible to advance to state championships at the Summer Games held in Normal in June.

Powerlifting Events Offered in Illinois

  • Bench Press
  • Deadlift
  • Squat

Competition Information

Rule Interpretations

Facility Information

Parking & Entrance 

All buses and cars can be parked on the Marmion Campus. Participants can enter through doors 6 & 7.

Event Details

Saturday Schedule:

7:00amWeigh-Ins (for those athletes who could not attend virtually)
7:45amCoach Check-In Begins
8:10amSquat Assessments (for 1st session athletes)
8:30am1st Session Begins
10:10amSquat Assessments (for 2nd session athletes)
10:30am2nd Session Begins

Sunday Schedule:

7:45amCoach Check-In Begins
8:10amSquat Assessments (for 1st session athletes)
8:30am1st Session Begins
10:10amSquat Assessments (for 2nd session athletes)
10:30am2nd Session Begins


Head coach will check in at Tournament Central located in the field house.  Please report all scratches you are aware of at that time.  All coaches must have completed the Class A Process to coach at this event.  

Volunteer Information

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Athletes should plan to bring their own lifting belts


  • Athletes must compete in a 1 piece lifting suit or singlet and the leg length must not touch the top of the knee or any knee wrap or knee cap supporter. Athletes with physical disabilities may wear a two-piece outfit with both upper and lower pieces being form fitting. Long pants cannot be worn.
  • A T-shirt of any color or colors must be worn under the lifting suit by all competitors 
    during the performance of the Bench Press. It is optional for men, but mandatory for 
    women to wear a T-shirt during the performance of the Deadlift
  • Sport type shoe (trainers or powerlifting/weightlifting boot) must be worn. 
  • Competitors may wear a belt. If worn, it shall be on the outside of the lifting suit. It is 
    strongly recommended that any athletes lifting over 100lbs wear a belt
  • Masks are no longer required but are still highly recommended for all participants. 


Awards will be presented after each session of lifting. Athletes winning a Gold medal in an individual lift at the area meet will automatically qualify for the State Summer Games in Normal, June 7-9. Athletes who receive only a gold in their combo lift will not advance to Summer Games.

Supporting Documents

Final Schedule

Final Coach Proof

NEW Weigh-In Process-Overview


View results here.

Who We Are

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world.  Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.  Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life.  Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.


Mar 23 - 24 2024


Estimated End Time Sunday is 2pm
7:45 am - 1:30 pm




Marmion Academy
1000 Butterfield Rd. Aurora, IL 60502


Emily Sullivan
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