Region G Powerlifting
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 Illinois 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
- Squat lift
- Combined bench and deadlift
- Combined bench, deadlift and squat
Powerlifting qualifier competition. Gold medals advance to Summer Games.
Power and Fitness will be providing all amenities for this event. Bathrooms, parking lot and street parking will be available.
Registration at 8:00 AM.
Opening Ceremony at 9:15 AM.
Competition begins at 9:30 AM.
To register to volunteer, please click on the button below.
Athletes should bring water bottles.
Awards will be given once a division is complete.
Lunch will be provided to registered athletes and coaches.
To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.
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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.
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