In Special Olympics, powerlifting is much more than deadlift, squat or bench press. Training, determination and attitude are the key factors that define the balance between a successful or failed attempt.

Powerlifting is a summer sport where athletes train and compete from January through June.

Available Events

  • Benchpress
  • Deadlift
  • Squat
  • Combination: Benchpress and deadlift
  • Combination: Benchpress, deadlift and squat

Participation Information

Athletes must be 14 years or older to participate in powerlifting competition.

Criteria for Advancement

  • Athletes must compete in sectional competition in order to be eligible to compete in Summer Games.
  • Coaches are responsible for submitting the activation list at the sectional event for those athletes who qualify to advance.

General Guidelines

  • Coaches may use additional criteria (i.e. behavior, overnight stay, medical) to evaluate the athlete for higher level competition.
  • Athletes should provide their own belt.

2018 Summer Games Results

Use the button below to download results from the 2018 Summer Games held June 8-10, 2018 at The College of New Jersey.

Results by Athlete 

Sports Registration Checklist

Read through and complete this checklist of to-dos before signing up for a local program.