Below are frequently asked questions regarding the PRIMETIME sessions at the 2018 USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals. The same methodology used at the previous two USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals to determine primetime lifters will be implemented for this meet.
What is the primetime session?
The primetime session is the last lifting session of each day made up of the best lifters from the weight classes that compete that day.
How do I get into the primetime session?
Lifters chosen for primetime session will be based off of who has the highest qualifying totals. Your best chance of making it into the primetime session is to have the highest qualifying total you can. QTs up to March 19, 2018 will be used.
How many lifters will be in each primetime session?
Each primetime session will have 28 TOTAL lifters (2 flights of 14 lifters) comprised of the weight classes of the sessions that competed earlier that day.
How many lifters from each weight class will be in primetime session?
The amount of lifters per weight class is not a set number, but dependent on natural breaks in the qualifying totals for each weight class. Ideally this would be an equal number, but may not be the case as some weight classes may be more competitive than others.
What qualifying total do I need to make the primetime session?
There is no set QT that will guarantee anyone a spot in a primetime session. It is in a lifter’s best interest to have the highest QT possible.
Is primetime for raw or equipped lifters?
Both raw and equipped lifters will be showcased in the primetime sessions.
How many raw lifters and equipped lifters will be in each primetime session?
Similar to lifters per weight classes, number of raw lifters or equipped lifters in each primetime session is not a set number, but dependent on natural breaks of qualifying totals in each weight class. The goal would be to have an equal amount of raw and equipped lifters.
How many female and male lifters will be in each primetime session?
Similar to lifters per weight classes, number of female and male lifters in each primetime session is not a set number, but dependent on natural breaks of qualifying totals in each weight class. The goal would be to have an equal amount of female and male lifters.
What are some perks of being a primetime lifter?
Somethings we are hoping to offer for our primetime lifters are walk out songs, athlete bio videos, and more.
Who will decide what lifters make the primetime session?
Co-technical secretaries, Josh Rohr and Steve Mann, along with the scoring manager, Mike Zawilinski, who are not affiliated with Texas A&M Powerlifting.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any more questions that were not answered here already.