Collegiate Nationals Update

Admission to the Championship will be $15 per day or $50 for a 4-day pass. Purchase passes before the meet by going here. Advance purchase of passes is encouraged as we will NOT be accepting cash at the door under any circumstances.

LIFTERS

At registration you will need the following

– Photo ID
– Proof of enrollment (A physical copy must be provided, see here for acceptable forms of proof).

After these are presented, you will be provided with a wristband that will get you into the venue all weekend. If you lose it, you will be required to purchase a day pass. NO EXCEPTIONS. Anyone entering the venue must present the wristband correlating to a weekend pass or day-off pass.

Important Links

A link to purchase day passes in advance can be found here.

A link to the live-streaming can be found here.

A link to the team scoring can be found here.

A link to the unofficial results that will get posted at the end of each day can be found here.

Purchase your USAPL cards ahead of the competition. Go here if your membership is out of date. This will need to be presented at Weigh-ins along with a photo ID.

Any questions, please feel free to contact roy@mass-lift.com.

A full breakdown of the events is printed below. Safe travels and we look forward to seeing you all in the coming days.

– Mike + Roy

TIME TABLE:

Wednesday- April 13, 2016
4 – 5 pm Referee/Technical meeting (RICC Hall A)
5 – 6 pm Early equipment check (Thursday lifters only) (RICC Hall A)
5 – 6 pm Early registration (All Lifters) (RICC Hall A)
7 – 8 pm Collegiate Coaches Social (Uno’s)

Thursday- April 14, 2016 (RAW)
7 – 8:30 am Weigh-in and equipment check (Omni Hotel) : Women 43kg- 57kg, Men 53kg – 66kg
8:30 – 9:00 am Lifter warm-up (RICC Hall A)
9:00 Start of lifting (RICC Hall A)
1:00 Drug testing protocol (RICC Hall A)

12 – 1:30 pm Weigh-in and equipment check (Omni Hotel) : Men 74kg and 83kg
1:30 – 2:00 pm Lifter warm-up (RICC Hall A)
2:00 Start of lifting (RICC Hall A)
2:00 – 3:00 Equipment check for next day’s lifters ONLY (RICC Hall A)
6:00 Drug testing protocol, Awards (RICC Hall A)

Friday- April 15, 2016 (RAW)
7 – 8:30 am Weigh-in and equipment check (Omni Hotel) : Women 63kg and 72gk, Men 93kg
8:30 – 9 am Lifter warm-up (RICC Hall A)
9:00 Start of lifting (RICC Hall A)
1:00 Drug testing protocol (RICC Hall A)

12 – 1:30 pm Weigh-in and equipment check (Omni Hotel) : Women 84kg and 84+kg, Men 105kg, 120kg, 120+kg
1:30 – 2:00 pm Lifter warm-up (RICC Hall A)
2:00 Start of lifting (RICC Hall A)
2:00 – 3:00 Equipment check for next day’s lifters ONLY (RICC Hall A)
6:00 Drug testing protocol, Awards (RICC Hall A)

Saturday- April 16, 2016 (OPEN)
7 – 8:30 am Weigh-in and equipment check (Omni Hotel) : Women 43kg- 57kg, Men 53kg – 66kg
8:30 – 9 am Lifter warm-up (RICC Hall A)
9:00 Start of lifting (RICC Hall A)
1:00 Drug testing protocol (RICC Hall A)

12 – 1:30 pm Weigh-in and equipment check (Omni Hotel) : Men 74kg and 83kg
1:30 – 2:00 pm Lifter warm-up (RICC Hall A)
2:00 Start of lifting (RICC Hall A)
2:00 – 3:00 Equipment check for next day’s lifters ONLY (RICC Hall A)
6:00 Drug testing protocol, Awards (RICC Hall A)

Sunday- April 17, 2016 (OPEN)
7 – 8:30 am Weigh-in and equipment check (Omni Hotel) : Women 63kg and 72kg, Men 93kg
8:30 – 9 am Lifter warm-up (RICC Hall A)
9:00 Start of lifting (RICC Hall A)
1:00 Drug testing protocol (RICC Hall A)

12 – 1:30 pm Weigh-in and equipment check (Omni Hotel) : Women 84kg and 84+kg, Men 105kg, 120kg, 120+kg
1:30 – 2:00 pm Lifter warm-up (RICC Hall A)
2:00 Start of lifting (RICC Hall A)
6:00 Drug testing protocol, Awards

Omni Hotel is SOLD OUT

convention center
As of this afternoon the room block we had originally secured through the Omni Hotel (official meet hotel, adjacent to the Convention Center) was SOLD OUT. We had expanded the block as much as we could but the hotel itself is just about at capacity for the weekend.

As of now we are finalizing a deal with a second hotel within walking distance of the Convention Center. Details will be posted as soon as this deal is finalized. Apologizes for any inconveniences.

Again, please contact myself at roy@mass-lift.com if there are any questions or concerns.

About the Hotel

The Omni has SOLD OUT!! They are now only taking limited rooms (mostly king rooms). If you must book a large room block (after checking availability at the Omni) please click here to see details related to the new meet hotel (located two blocks from the meet venue). Contact roy@mass-lift.com if you have any questions.

Onit at night

The Omni Providence Hotel will serve as the official 2016 USAPL Collegiate Nationals hotel. The Omni is 4-star hotel located in downtown Providence, conveniently connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Providence Place Mall by skybridge. The hotel features 564 luxurious guest rooms and suites, multiple on-site restaurants, and a heated indoor pool. Click here for more information about the hotel.

A meet hotel rate of $129.00 has been secured for this event. All reservations MUST be made by March 14, 2016 to receive the discount. You can access the online room reservation system here. You can also call 401-598-8000 to make reservations. Mention the event (2016 USAPL Collegiate Nationals) to receive the discount.

1 West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903

Shopping and Dining in Providence

downtown providence

The Omni Providence Hotel has three dining options on-site, including a steakhouse, an Italian Restaurant, and a Coffee Shop. Nearby attractions abound and include a steakhouse and an Asian fusion restaurant within easy walking distance. The Providence Place shopping mall is also connected to the Omni Providence hotel via skywalk and includes 146 shops, 22 restaurants, and a movie theater. More information related to the Mall can be found here. A guide to exploring downtown Providence can be found here.

How to Get to the Venue

tf green

Plane + Cab/Train

T.F. Green Airport (Warwick, RI)
The most direct way to access the meet hotel/venue is to fly into the nearby T.F. Green airport and then either take a cab (15 – 20 minutes driving distance) or catch one of the MBTA commuter rail trains from the airport to downtown providence and then walk 0.4 miles (10 minutes) to the hotel. Check here for fare and schedule information. Note that the train does not run between T.F. Green and downtown Providence on Saturday or Sunday.

Logan Airport (Boston, MA)
You may also decide to fly into Boston, MA (Logan Airport) and then take the commuter rail from South Station to Providence. Check here for fare and schedule information. It takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to get from Boston to Providence via train.

Car

From the North
Take I-95 south. At exit 22A-22B-22C in Providence, continuing onto Memorial Blvd. Take Exchange Terrace to reach the Hotel or continue on to Sabin Street to reach the Rhode Island Convention Center.

From the West/South
Take I-95 north. In Providence take the US-6 W/RI-10 W exit and continue onto Memorial Blvd. Take Exchange Terrace to reach the Hotel or continue on to Sabin Street to reach the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Amtrak
Amtrak runs regular service between major Northeast cities and Providence, and the Amtrak station is minutes away from the hotel and meet venue. Check schedules and ticket information here.

About the Venue

Rhode Island Convention Center at nightfall

The 2016 USAPL Collegiate Nationals will be held in the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence Rhode Island. The 28,000 sq. ft exhibit hall will feature both Raw and Open Collegiate lifting. Information about the Convention Center can be found here.

1 West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903