Registration is under way for the annual West Coast Bench Press & Deadlift Competition, to be held Saturday, June 10th, at the Venice Beach Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice.

Early registration fees are $55 and $75 through Friday, June 9th, then $65 and $85 on event day.

For those who are eligible to compete in more than one division, there is an additional $20 fee per division.

The fee for each Special Olympian is $25.

Groups of lifters who want to compete as a team can do so for an additional $70 for the group.

Men and women will compete separately in four divisions with multiple age and weight classifications:

– Open;

– Master (ages 40 to 49, ages 50 to 59, and age 60 or older);

– Junior (ages 13 to 15, ages 16 and 17, ages 18 and 19, and ages 20 to 23); and

– Special Olympian (junior ages 16 to 19 and senior ages 20 or older).

The United States Powerlifting Federation (USPF) sanctions the tournament and all lifters must have a valid federation membership card. Memberships will be available for purchase on event day for $25 per lifter and $10 for lifters in high school.

The top three lifters in each weight class and the best overall lifter in each division will receive awards.

Information, (310) 399-2775 or www.laparks.org

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