Upcoming Meets Directed by Old Skool Iron 

March 7th 2020 – Santa Cruz Classic, Santa Cruz, CA

March 21-22nd 2020 – Pacific Coast Open, Vacaville, CA

April 4th 2020 – Drug Tested No Limit Best Of The West, Merced, CA

May 2nd 2020 – Silicon Valley Powerfest EVO Sports Expo, Santa Clara, CA

June 27-28th 2020 – Drug Tested San Jose Fit Expo, San Jose, CA

July 25 2020 – NorCal Summer Throw Down, Elk Grove, CA

August 22 2020 – Surf City Open, Santa Cruz, CA

September 12th 2020 – Marysville Classic, Marysville, CA

October 3rd 2020 – Drug Tested Monterey County Open, Salinas, CA

October 31st 2020 – ?? – Maybe Catharsis, Sacramento, CA

November 14th 2020 – Sonoma County Open, Cotati, CA

December 12th 2020 – ?? – OSI Modesto


*These meets have not been posted to the USPA Calendar, please watch for them in the future

You must pay for your entry upon registration. Registration without payment will not guarantee a spot in the meet. Lack of payment at registration will result in replacement with a paid lifter. 

REFUND POLICY: Refunds are only provided if the meet fills up and there is a wait list to replace your slot. Should you receive a refund we will charge a $15 admin cancellation fee.  Refunds are not given at all 30 days or less prior to the meet.  Entry fees are not transferrable to another meet or person. 

 You may switch categories, weight classes, or add Divisions or events all the way up to the weigh-in date. 

Are you interested in hosting a USPA Meet? Information below:

USPA/Meet Directors Provide the Following:
  • Rental of porta-potty’s if applicable
  • Rental of tables and spectator chairs
  • All competition equipment (Kilo plates, competition barbells, combination squat/bench rack, banner, lights, computers, computer programs, PA system, judging lights).
  • Awards and Medals
  • Certified USPA Judges
  • Judge’s gas and hotel fees
  • Judge’s meals
  • Meet shirts for purchase (profits from these meet shirts go to USPA, however we place your gym logo on the back of the shirt with the other meet sponsors).
  • Entry forms, collecting entry forms and payments
  • Development of the flight list and order of the lifters
  • Email correspondence with each individual lifter (Rules, flight information, etc.).
  • Clean up and loading of all OUR equipment at the end of the event.
  • ***USPA meet director keeps 100% of the lifters entry fees. This is how we make money in order to provide the services above.
Host Venue (gym) shall provide the following:
  • Area large enough to set up the platform one day prior to the event.
  • Area large enough to set up a spectator area in front of the platform.
  • Weigh in area. This area must be private. Weigh-ins must be completed 24hrs prior to the start of the event. Weigh-in area will need to be available from 0900-1100 and 1700-1800 the day before the meet, and 0700-0800 the day of the meet.
  • At least 6 spotters and loaders for the event – This is a must.
  • At least three warm up racks (areas) for the lifters to warm up at, with adequate plates. If not available notify the Meet Directors ASAP.

***USPA pays the host gym a flat fee of $250.00 a day, or $350.00 for a two-day meet.

The Host Gym also makes a profit by charging a spectator fee of $5.00 per person at the door (you will average 100- 300 people a day), merchandise such as your gym’s shirts (or meet shirts if you choose to print your own), other items sold in your gym, and sponsors and/or venue booths – you should charge them for set-up and use of your venue.

We strongly advise you to set up food sales on meet day. This is a great way to bring in money for the host gym on meet day. Any type of food sales will be 100% profit for your gym.  We suggest BBQ-ing your own hotdogs and hamburgers, and selling it with chips and canned sodas.  This is usually the most profitable.  You can also look into food trucks or catering.  USPA/Meet Directors do not provide food or food vendors for your event.  

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding this information please feel free to contact Darren Monahan, Rae Stewart or Eric Cranage at the information provided below.  We look forward to working with you.  

What to expect during weigh ins:

Weigh-ins will generally be held 24hrs prior to the meet (the day before.)
Evening weigh-ins and day of weigh-ins will be held by exception only (rare.)

During weigh-ins bring all of your lifting gear.
1st – You will be asked to see the expiration date of your USPA Membership card.
2nd – we will confirm your lifting categories (raw, classic raw, single or multi ply) (junior, open, submaster, masters.)
3rd – we will ask for your opening lifts.
4th – we will ask for your rack heights with the ER Rack. (Tip: your rack heights will not change when competing in Northern California of when using an ER Rack, please write them down for future meets)
5th – we will ask to see all your lifting gear. We will make sure all gear is on the approved manufactures list which is listed in the USPA rule book.
6th – You will be weighed by one of the officials of your same sex. If you are under 18yrs of age we will need a parent or another adult present during the weigh-in process. You will weigh-in in your undies or lifting singlet.
7th – you will be free to eat donuts and asked to return at the listed competition time.

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