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2019 APU wa state championships competitor information

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28h JULY 2019

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 2019 APU WA State Champonships is an APU local championship for Powerlifting and single lift, in classic and equipped categories.

This event is the primary qualification event for the 2019 APU Australian National Classic Powerlifting Championships.

session and group information


Weigh Ins

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

Meet Director

Paul Rucci


Referees & Weigh In Officials

Session 1

Fatima Correia Delane (National Referee)

Amanda Brown (National Referee)

Kerry Lee (State Referee)

Paul Rucci (State Referee)

Session 2

Fatima Correia Delane (National Referee)

Amanda Brown (National Referee)

Kerry Lee (State Referee)

Liisi Kreen (State Referee)

Paul Rucci (State Referee)

Nicole de Mello (Data entry)




Session 1

Rob Bezant

James Stevens

Nick Gaskin

Tom Hill

Session 2

Paul Rucci

Nick Gaskin

Tom Hill

Ben Metcalfe




​Scorers Table & Timekeeping

Session 1

Dion Stewart

Claire Finch

Session 2

Dion Stewart

Joanne Clarke





event photography
There will be a professional photographer on the day and you can now pre-order photography packages in the Pro Shop.
What to do now


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

Ensure you have a handler and transport for the day of the competition.

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

Ensure you have filled in and submitted the APU competition form.

Ensure you are an athlete member of the APU. If not join or renew your membership.

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.

Check the APU WA State Records.

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 #apuwastates 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.

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 an anti-doping consent form.

One handler/coach wrist band will be issued. You handler/coach must be an APU member.

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 left-hand side and marshal to the side of the platform.

Exit to the right-hand side of the platform, place your next attempts at the scorer’s desk and enter the warmup area.

Attempts will not be accepted without the signed copy of your attempt card.

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

Most importantly, have fun!

General Competitor and Spectator Information


By car: Rucci's Gym is easily accessible via Mitchell Freeway, off the Reid Highway exit.


By bus: Transperth bus stop 344 (Malaga Dr After Beringarra Av) on Malaga Drive is a 5 min walk to Rucci's Gym. For the Transperth journey planner Click Here.


By taxi/uber: Door to door service is available directly from Rucci's Gym.


The Rucci's Gym car park is reserved for special guests, staff and vendors (in blue).


Competitor and spectator parking will be available in the next-door unit car park (in purple).


There is also parking available on the street and across the road (in purple).


Food and Refreshments

The Pasta Cup food truck will be available for lunch.


The Rucci's Gym Café will be available from 9:30AM for light refreshments including coffee, drinks and snacks.

ETFPOS facilities are available.

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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