2018 Nutmeg High School Football Weight Lifting Competition
Results Are Now Posted!

On March 10, 2018, the ShopRite Nutmeg State Games hosted the 5th Annual High School Football Weight Lifting Competition presented by the Connecticut National Guard at New Britain High School. Congratulations to all the teams that participated. Newtown High School came in 1st Place with a total of 12,955 lbs lifted!


Sport Details

Schedule: 

  • Check-In opens at 8:30 AM
  • Team Weigh-Ins 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • ALL PLAYERS MUST BE WEIGHED-IN
  • Coaches Meeting 9:30 AM - Mandatory for all Coaches
  • Competition Begins: 10:00 AM
    • Each Round will be 45 minutes
  • Award Ceremony to follow the final round
    • Individual Awards will be given to the top three places for each weight class per event
    • Individual Awards (Overall Weight) will be given to the top three lifters per weight class
    • Team Awards (Overall Weight) will be given to the top five places
  • Concessions will be available at New Britain High School
  • T-Shirts will be available for SALE during the competition.
  Round #1 Round #2 Round #3 Round #4 Round #5
           
160 lbs & Under BENCH SQUAT OFF POWER CLEAN OFF
161 lbs - 180 lbs OFF BENCH SQUAT OFF POWER CLEAN
181 lbs - 200 lbs SQUAT OFF POWER CLEAN BENCH OFF
201 lbs - 220 lbs OFF POWER CLEAN OFF SQUAT BENCH
221 lbs & Up POWER CLEAN  OFF BENCH OFF SQUAT


Events:

  • Bench Press 
  • Power Clean 
  • Squat 

Weight Classes: 

  • Three (3) Participants per weight class per team
    • 160 lbs & Under 
    • 161 lbs - 180 lbs 
    • 181 lbs - 200 lbs 
    • 201 lbs - 220 lbs 
    • 221 lbs & Up
  • Participants must be in the 9th, 10th, or 11th Grades.
    • 2018 Graduating Seniors will not be allowed to participate. 
  • All Lifters will be weighed in - NO exceptions
    • A 2 lbs variance will be allowed for t-shirts and shorts 
  • Zero tolerance for lifters or coaches arguing/foul language with/toward judges (will result in lifter and all his/her weights disqualified)
  • It will be the responsibility of the coaches to spot and make sure their lifters have a safe weight on the bar.

BENCH PRESS

  • Touch and go format…The bar must touch the chest in a controlled manner.
  • No bouncing the bar off the chest, and the hips must remain on the bench at all times.
  • Each lifter will get 3 attempts at a 1 Repetition press.
  • Spotter/coach can help with the lift off. However, if spotter touches the bar at any time during the motion the lift is NO good.
  • Lifter must lock out arms/triceps in full to be a good lift and show control of the bar.
  • If an attempt is failed, lifter cannot reduce the weight on the bar.
  • No gloves, smelling salts or bench press lifting shirts will be allowed.

​POWER CLEAN

  • Lifter must perform movement using one continuous motion from the floor to the upper chest/body.
  • Each Lifter will get 3 attempts at a 1 rep max.
  • If an attempt fails, no lift can be performed from a hang clean/waist up position.
  • Lifter must show control of the bar at the completion of the lift. Lifter must follow the bar to the floor after the attempt in order to keep a safe environment.
  • No gloves, smelling salts, or wrist straps will be allowed.

PARALLEL SQUAT

  • Spectators will NOT be allowed in the Squat room - ONLY participating athletes!
  • Each lifter will get 3 attempts at a 1 rep max.
  • Judge will look for the top of the quadriceps to be parallel.
    • Example to go by: if we put a tennis ball on the middle of the Quad it won’t roll to the knee or hip.
  • Judge will tell lifter if attempt is GOOD or NO GOOD when athlete is parallel...Lifter may repeat weight again if he/she is not parallel.
  • Lifter MUST be parallel and maintain control of the bar. Lifter must rack the weight.
  • Knee wraps will be allowed.
  • Belts will be Allowed.
  • No smelling salts will be allowed. 

Directions to New Britain High School
110 Mill Street. New Britain, CT 06051

From I-91 North or South:

Take I-91 to Hartford
Take I-84 West
Continue on 84 West
Take Exit 39A for Route 9 South
Take Exit 25 for Ellis Street
Turn left at the light onto Ellis Street
At the next light, turn left onto South Main Street
The school is about one mile on the right

From I-84 East or West:

Take Exit 39A for Route 9 South
Take Exit 25 for Ellis Street
Turn left at the light onto Ellis Street
At the next light, turn left onto South Main Street
The school is about one mile on the right

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM & PAY ONLINE

Hard Copy Registration Instructions:

A team must submit a team entry packet that consists of the following:

  1. A properly completed Team Sport Athlete Entry Form for EACH PLAYER ON THE ROSTER

  2. A properly completed Weight Lifting Competition Recording Sheet
     - Player Information (3 lifters) for each Weight Class and Event plus alternates 

  3. ONE CHECK covering the entire team entry fee(s). Please make the check payable to the CT Sports Management Group, Inc. 

  4. Please Click Here to Download the Weight Lifting Registration Packet

  5. REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Monday, February 26th 
     - All Payments & Rosters are DUE! 

  6. Send Registration Packet to: 
    CT Sports Management Group, Inc.
    (Nutmeg State Games)
    975 Middle St., Unit G
    Middletown, CT 06457 

  7. Questions: (860) 788 7041 or nutmeg@nutmegstategames.org

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