Region B/ C 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.
Powerlifting Events Offered in Illinois
- Bench Press
- Squat Lift
- Combined Bench and Deadlift
- Combined Bench, Deadlift and Squat
Region C will be hosting Powerlifting at Marmion Academy on Sunday June 13th!
This event is non-qualifying, athletes will not advance to the next level. All COVID safety protocols will still be in effect.
Check In Schedule:
8:00am – NWSRA, NWCSRA, WeGo Wildcats, NEDSRA
12:00pm – Crossfit Pally, Evanston Special Red, Little City, WSSRA
At your designated time, please bring your team up to the temperature check point all together. All athletes and coaches will be screened and temperature checked prior to the start of the event.
Parking & Entrance
All buses and cars can be parked on the Marmion Campus. You’ll want to park on the north/northeast side of the building – the tennis court side. Participants can enter through the garage doors on the north side of the main school building. All entrances will be flagged for easy visibility.
Weigh Ins & Awards
There will not be divisioning or weigh–ins prior to the lifting. All athletes will receive a participation ribbon in the coaches packet.
Lunches will not be served. Athletes & coaches will receive a snack as they exit the facility.
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.
Masks must be worn: at tournament central, team staging areas, entering the facility to use the restrooms, in the restrooms, staging areas, during the competition and at any time or place when social distancing is not an option. Special Olympics will not be providing masks. Athletes and coaches must bring their own.
To make sure we abide by the in-person maximum set by the IDPH, parents and spectators are unfortunately not allowed to attend and only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at the event. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians the importance of only allowing registered persons into the event.
Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible. While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority. All of our in-person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines.