competitor information

Congratulations for your entry into this Rucci's Gym event in conjunction with the

Australian Powerlifting Union (APU).

The APU is the provisional International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) affiliate in Australia.

The 2nd APU Australian Classic Powerlifting Championships is an APU National championship for classic Powerlifting categories.

This event is the primary qualification event for the

- 2020 ipf World Classic Masters Powerlifting Championships (19. - 25. April)

- 2020 IPF World Sub-Junior, Junior & Open Classic Powerlifting Championships (TBD June)

session and group information


Order of weigh ins will be conducted by lot number assigned the week prior to the competition and be made available on the nomination list.
Equipment checks will be performed at the weigh in.

event officials

see the officials page for a full list of event officials. if you would like to volunteer as an event official please contact us or speak with your state manager.

Paul rucci is the meet director and can be contacted directly on the form at the bottom of the page. dion stewart is the apu wa officiating manager and is responsible for event officials.

what to do once you have registered

Confirm your registration and weight category. Check the competitor list on the nomination list.

Determine your squat and bench pin heights. Use the Eleiko combo rack pin height calculator.

Ensure you have transport for the day of the competition. for interstate visitors, book your flights and accommodation. We recommend the mercure hotel.

Check that all of your equipment is approved for use by the IPF. Refer to the IPF approved apparel and equipment list.

Familiarise yourself with the IPF technical rules.

We recommend organising a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for any medications you may be taking that would otherwise be a prohibited substance (or method). Check your substances on the WADA website. All anti-doping questions may be directed to

Use the #2019apuclassicnationals hashtag on social media!

what to do one week out
Session, group and competition timetable will be confirmed a week prior to the competition. Your lot number will also be made available on the nomination list.

Prepare your gym bag and personal equipment.

Confirm your opening attempts for each lift. You will need these at the weigh in.



when you arrive at the venue, sign in at the registration desk. this can be done at any time.

you will be given everything you need for the event, including purchased items, attempt cards, an anti-doping consent form and your entry wrist bands (all days).

event officials will be given their event lanyards.

weigh in
Check the competition timetable for your weigh in time and turn up early. 10 minutes prior. When your lot number is called, you must make yourself available for weigh in. If you are late, the next competitor will be called.

You will need your personal equipment, Eleiko combo rack heights, identification (driver license or passport) and opening attempt selections.

You will be required to sign the anti-doping consent form.

you will need your attempt cards (and announcer card).

warmup area
Check the competition timetable for your session and group.

Access the warmup room for your session. Competition staff on the day will assist.

Confirm your name and details are correct on the competition screens in the warmup area.

Begin warming up when your group details appear on the middle competition screen.

Review the warmup area rules.

Access the platform from the right-hand side and marshal to the side of the platform.

Exit to the left-hand side of the platform, place your next attempts at the scorer’s desk and enter the warmup area. competition flow is clockwise.

Attempts will not be accepted without the signed copy of your attempt card which will be given to you at the weigh in.

Your handler/coach is not permitted on the platform at any time during your lift.

Most importantly, have fun!

Official Broadcast of the Event on
​This event will be broadcast live on LivePowerlifting.TV. This official broadcast is brought to you by RetraVision Joondalup and event and media partners Stagecraft, Vision Media and Perth FitFam.

This is a professional broadcast with multiple camera angles, data overlays, live chat, commentary and a live score sheet. The live score sheet will also be available to spectators on the day with their mobile phones or tablets.

The full broadcast is recorded and will be available on LivePowerlifting.TV after the competition.

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