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US Powerlifting Coalition 7th Annual Hickory Classic


7th Annual Hickory Classic

Open to all lifters! No qualifier required!  

The USPC 7th Annual Hickory Classic will be held on Saturday June 19, 2021 at Hickory Metro Convention Center located at 1960 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602. This USPC meet, in addition to offering a "SBD" option (squat, bench press and deadlift option for all divisions/ages), will additionally offer "BD" (bench press & deadlift), bench press only and deadlift only options. You may also ADD a "bench press only" and "deadlift only" option as a Crossover Division (explained below) for an additional fee for another shot at records and medals at the end of the day. As always, we will offer lifters the ability to compete in either the Sleeves (knee sleeves or bare), Raw with Wraps, Single Ply or Multi-Ply division.

*Texas Squat Bar for all Squats
*Texas Power Bar for all Bench Press
*Texas Deadlift Bar for all Deadlifts 
*DynaBody Monolift- NO walkout will be required on squats for ALL divisions!  
*DynaBody Competition Bench 

Weigh Ins will be on Friday, the day before the meet at the following times: 
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

We will be holding to a strict weigh in schedule which will be crucial to staying on time. No late weigh ins will be allowed.

No Saturday weigh ins. No exceptions.

On the day of the Meet:

Rules meeting at 8:15 a.m. and lifting will start at 9 a.m.

Please keep in mind the registration is only for the meet. You will still need to be a member of the USPC. Memberships will not be sold at the meet. Purchase your annual membership at USPC Membership  

Lifters are encouraged to read the USPC Rulebook.

Spectator fee is $10 admission at door upon entry to the meet.


Hickory Metro Convention Center and Visitors Bureau