Join us as the annual Starting Strength Challenge arrives in Nebraska for the very first time! Starting Strength Coaches across the US will hold a combined strength meet on the same weekend in April, and you can be a part of it. Not only will you get to compete against the lifters that attend your local meet, but your results will be compared with the competitors from all the other locations. The contests will be held in the following cities:
- Atlanta, GA
- Chicago, IL
- Gardiner, NY
- Gig Harbor, WA
- Long Island City, NY
- Oakland, CA
- Omaha, NE
- Wichita Falls, TX
This is a strength meet where the contested lifts will be the squat, press, and deadlift, which differs from a powerlifting meet. There is no bench press. Instead, you will peform the standing press. Deadlifts must be done conventionally with the feet inside of the hands. You do not weigh-in prior to the meet. Instead, you weigh out after your final deadlift attempt. A full set of rules can be found here:
The Starting Strength Challenge will be the first combined meet held as part of the newly formed US Strengthlifting Federation (USSF). Meets held under the USSF sanction in 2017 will serve as qualifying contests for a national competition to be held in January 2018 at a location to be determined. For the first year, successfully making a total in one of our meets will qualify you for the national competition.
Previous Starting Strength meets have been held throughout the country, and we look forward to hosting the first USSF meet in Nebraska. Your meet entry fee includes an exquisitely designed and crafted t-shirt, and you - as the stylish wearer of said shirt - will undoubtedly be the envy of all your friends. Don't miss out. In addition, there will be prizes for the overall winners of the Omaha meet (calculated via the Wilks formula).
Registration runs from 12/22/2016 - 03/25/2017, and there are both "very early" and "early" registration discounts, so register soon!
What is a weigh out?
In an effort to discourage weight cutting and more accurately reflect the lifter's weight at the time of the lift, bodyweight will be recorded after completion of the final deadlift.
What's the refund policy?
All sales are final; refunds will not be provided.
Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Registration should match the name of the participant. Please contact email@example.com if there are extenuating circumstances that make this impossible.
Are sumo deadlifts allowed at the meet?
No, they are not. You can take as wide of a stance as you like, but your feet must be inside of your hands.
Do I need to wear a singlet?
Yes - studies have shown that singlets are both stylish and indicative of excellent taste, and thus, singlets are indeed required at this meet. Other requirements include a short-sleeved, collarless t-shirt as well as long socks that extend to just below the knee and completely cover the shin and calf (for the deadlift). For a complete list of rules and regulations, please see the rules document above.