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Join in the competition! See if you have what it takes to win Urban Wars! 

Prize(s) Per Placement for both Male and Female Event(s)

1st:  - $100 cash prize
             Urban War Trophy & Coin 
              Sponsor bundle package worth $350

2nd: Urban War Medallion & Coin
3rd:  Urban Wars Award and Coin 

Basic Overall Rules:

🇺🇸 2 weight classes per gender/event (Heavy/Light) Class

🇺🇸 Men Light (180lbs-225lbs) 
       Men Heavy (226lbs-above)

       The minimum weight:
       - Men Light Dead Lift - 205lbs
       - Men Light Bench Press - 225lbs 
       - Men Light Squats - 225lbs
       - Men Heavy Dead Lift - 275lbs
       - Men Heavy Bench - 305lbs
       - Men Heavy Squats - 315lbs

🇺🇸 Women Light (120lbs-165lbs) 
       Women Heavy 166lbs-above)

       The minimum weight:
       - Women Light Dead Lift - 135lbs
       - Women Light Bench Press - 95lbs
       - Women Light Squats - 135lbs
       - Women Heavy Dead Lift - 200lbs
       - Women Heavy Bench Press - 135lbs
       - Women Heavy Squats - 205lbs

🇺🇸 Each competitor is authorized 3 lifts per event/ failed attempts are counted.

🇺🇸 All three scores are calculated togther for an overall score, if a competitor chooses not to compete in all three events that score will be calculated accordingly.

🇺🇸 The total is ranked within a gender and weight class to determine the winner of each event 

🇺🇸 Athletes will be graded by a USPA Powerlifting Certified Coach! 🇺🇸

Mens and Womens Squat Competition Rules:The squat is the first lift contested in powerlifting. It’s arguably the most difficult in terms of rules too. A lot of newbie lifters are surprised at how deep they have to squat for a powerlifting meet; it can be a real wake up call for all those half-reppers! After unracking the barbell, you must stand with your legs straight. The barbell must be horizontal, and your feet stationary. The head referee will then give you the command to squat. This is accompanied by a downward arm movement. Bend your knees and descend until the top surface of your thighs is lower than the top of your knees. It’s up to you to determine if you have achieved the correct depth. You’ll have to do this by feel, as there are no mirrors in powerlifting.Having hit your depth, you then stand up in one movement. You are not allowed to re-bend your knees at any time. After completing your squat, the head referee will tell you to rack the bar. Reasons for a failed lift include: Starting before receiving the command to squat Not squatting deep enough Re-bending your knees during the ascent Failing to complete the lift unaided Re-racking the bar before being told to do so Stepping forward, backward, or sideways during the liftThe key to successful powerlifting squats is getting used to hitting depth in training so you can do it without thinking about it in competition. The best way to do this is to train without a mirror.Box squats can help, as they’ll give you some feedback on squat depth. However, as you’ll have to determine your squat depth for yourself in competition, so the sooner you can do it on your own, the better.

Mens and Womens Bench Press Competition Rules: Everyone knows how 
to bench press, right? But there is a big difference between a standard gym bench press and what you need to do in a powerlifting competition. Many lifters will be surprised to find that they can’t lift as much weight when following these rules. Once you are on the bench and have gripped the bar, you must wait for the referee to tell you to unrack the bar. You must use a full grip on the bar and not a thumbless or “suicide” grip. Your head, shoulders, and buttocks must be on the bench, your feet on the floor. Your hands should be no more than 81cm/31.88 inches apart.Unrack the bar and hold it steady. You cannot change your position or move your feet after this. When you are motionless, the referee will give the command to start. Lower the bar to your chest and then pause until the referee gives the instruction to press. Push the bar up to arms’ length. Hold the bar still until you are told to rack it.Reasons for a failed bench press include: Lowering the bar before being told to do so Not touching the bar to your chest Bouncing the bar off your chest Pressing it up before being told to do so Moving your feet during the lift Lifting your buttocks, shoulders, or head off the bench Failing to complete the lift unaided Re-bending your arms during the ascent or pressing the bar up unevenly The pause in competitive bench pressing takes some getting used to, especially if you usually bounce the bar off your chest. That pause, even though it’s very brief, can reduce the amount of weight you usually lift. Because of this, it’s important to use pauses in training so you have an accurate idea of how much you can actually bench press. Also, many lifters like to do the “bench press shuffle” and move their feet during a challenging set of bench presses. This would lead to your lift being disqualified. Practice pushing your feet into the floor and keeping them still. Not only will this avoid disqualification, but it will also increase tension in your legs, increasing stability and strength.Some powerlifters bend the rules to their advantage by arching their backs, so they don’t have to lower the bar as far. Reducing the range of motion means you have to do less work, which may mean you can lift bigger weights. 

Mens and Womens Deadlift CompetitionThis event will features lifters competing in two classes (men/women). 

Rules: Deadlifts are the final event in powerlifting competitions. They’re also the simplest in terms of rules. After being called to the platform, you grab the bar with your preferred grip and then sumo or conventional deadlift as normal.Once you are upright and locked out, stand still and wait for the command to put the bar down. This is accompanied by a hand signal. You then lower the bar under control back to the floor. Reasons for a failed deadlift include:Not completing the liftSupporting the bar on your knees or thighs Moving your feet during the liftNot lifting the bar in one movement Lowering the bar before receiving the command to do soDropping the bar Powerlifting deadlifts are more or less the same as regular gym deadlifts. The main exception is that you must wait at the top of the rep to be told you’re okay to return the bar to the floor.Also, while it’s acceptable to lift the bar slowly and grind out your rep, you cannot rest it on your thighs. However, that maneuver IS permitted in strongman powerlifting events. Lifting straps are NOT allowed for powerlifting deadlifts. One ticket allows qualificaton into all three events, comeptitor must specify his/hers event(s) in the notes below. Competitors must sign in at designated time listed on the date of the event to qualifty for thier placement in the competition. All ticket sales and placements are final and are not subject for refund and or reimbursments. We are not responsible legally for any injuries and or stolen, lost items occurred to any person(s) during this entire event to include athletes and patrons
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