Get Back on the Platform at the Tampa Bay Postponed Classic 3!

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2020 has been quite the whirlwind of a year, but we are excited to get back to the platform at the #TBPC3 on July 11th! We look forward to seeing you at Tampa Bay’s original USA Weightlifting competition, but with new rules, regulations, and operating requirements, here are some things that you should know!


We will be taking the necessary precautions according to the CDC and local health officials to ensure your safety at our event!

1) Masks will be required.
All athletes, coaches, staff, spectators, and vendors will be required to cover their faces at all times. Athletes may remove their face coverings during warm up and competition lifting only.

2) Session sizes will be limited.
Each lifting session will be limited to ensure social distancing with other athletes, coaches, and staff in the warm up and competition areas.

3) Social Fitnessing will be enforced.
Our warm up areas, competition area, and spectator seating will be arranged to keep folks 6 feet apart per CDC recommendations.

4) We will frequently sanitize equipment.
We will be sanitizing the warm up areas between sessions and the competition equipment between each attempt.

5) General COVID athlete screenings.
All athletes will be required to answer general COVID screening questions and will have their body temperature checked during weigh ins. Our staff will be using a contactless IR thermometer.

6) BYO-Chalk.
To reduce shared surfaces/items, we ask that you bring your own chalk to the event. If you do not have your own, chalk blocks will be available for purchase at the event!

7) Have FUN!
Even though our “normal” has changed, we still want everyone to have a fun and positive experience! Please make sure to let our event staff know what we can do to help!


Now that we’re done talking safety, let’s talk about the event requirements! Each registered athlete will be required to have:

1) Photo ID

2) Proof of active USAW Membership

3) A singlet


Please check the event page for updates on tentative and final schedule and more information!


Want to come watch what Weightlifting is all about? You can do so at NO COST! We encourage spectators, but please know that all spectators are required to comply with all of the general safety guidelines for our event listed above, so mask up!


Want to lend a hand with the event and learn how a meet functions from behind the scenes? We’d LOVE a hand! Shoot us an email at and we will get you set up!