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Grass Valley Powerlifting Meets

Local Grass Valley Powerlifting Meets

Local Powerlifting Meets held at Ironworks Gym in Grass Valley, CA

These local Grass Valley Powerlifting Meets are held at Ironworks Gym and sanctioned by USPA Powerlifting.

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Need help training for the meet? Train with the Mathias Method Strength Warrior Powerlifting Team!

2020 Powerlifting Meets

The next local Grass Valley Powerlifting Meet is on May 16th, 2020!

2020 Sierra Nevada Classic

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Full details & sign-up here!


Ironworks Gym
153 South Auburn St.
Grass Valley, CA  95945


  • Full Power
  • Bench Only
  • Deadlift Only
  • Push Pull (Bench Press and Deadlift)

Lifting Styles:

  • Raw
    • Requires a one-piece singlet, and allows 4-inch wide buckle or lever belt (No velcro belts or padding on the inside of the belt).
    • Wristwraps can be up to 1 meter.
    • Single layer knee sleeves.
    • Over the calf long socks required for the deadlift for all lifters.
  • Classic Raw
    • Same as RAW except it allows up to 2.5-meter knee wraps for the squat.

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Weigh-ins: Friday, May 15th from 9:30am-12pm or 3-7pm

Saturday weigh-ins by exception only (6:30-7am). Must contact Meet Director for an appointment, ironworksgym247@gmail.com

Rules Briefing/Warmup: Saturday, 8:00 AM

Lifting Begins: Saturday, 9:30 AM

Lifting Divisions:

Open, Junior 13-15-, 16-17, 18-19, 20-23, Submaster 35-39, Master 40-44, 45-49, etc.

Weight Classes – in Kilos

Men: 52, 56, 60, 67.5, 75, 82.5, 90, 100, 110, 125, 140, 140+/SHW

Women: 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 67.5, 75, 82.5, 90, 90+/SHW

Contact Details:

Contact Curtis Pracht at 530-272-9462 or send an email to ironworksgym247@gmail.com

You MUST be a USPA Member to compete!

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Grass Valley Powerlifting

Grass Valley Powerlifting

Grass Valley Powerlifting Training at Ironworks Gym in Grass Valley, CA

The Strength Warriors are a local Grass Valley Powerlifting Team created by Powerlifter and Strength Coach, Ryan Mathias. He holds FREE Powerlifting Training 4-days per week at Ironworks Gym in historic downtown Grass Valley, CA.

All training is based on the Mathias Method Strength System, which teaches you how to workout properly for strength in order to get the greatest results!

To workout with the team email ryan@mathiasmethod.com today!

*You MUST sign-up or check in with Ironworks Gym before coming to a training session. All gym rules still apply!

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Realize that we are NOT Personal Trainers. We are lifters looking to get stronger just like you. So DO NOT come in expecting us to hold your hand and walk you through everything. We are happy to have anyone join in, beginner or not, but come in with a plan and be ready for anything.

When you come into Ironworks, please come up and say hi. We will be happy you are there, but then get to work. See what we are training that day and you can join in with our lifts or do your own if there is room. We don’t mind dropping weight to have others hop in so don’t be shy.

If you need help seeing what to do for a powerlifting training warm-up, check out our How To Warm-Up Guide.

You can do any program you want when training with us. We are all at different levels and have different things to work on. If you need a program you can check out our strength programs. For beginners, we recommend you do our Base Of Strength Program.

The main point of this powerlifting training team is to help each other get better at any level. So be ready to help your fellow Strength Warriors just as much as you will be helped.

Powerlifting Training Times

**Times may vary slightly each week, so make sure to contact us first!

Monday                      Heavy                    Squat/ Deadlift Training                5:30pm

Wednesday               Heavy                    Bench Press Training                     5:30pm

Friday                          Light                     Squat/ Deadlift Training                 5:30pm

Saturday                     Light                     Bench Press Training                     2:00pm

Times are subject to change on any given day.

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