At CBUS Lifting Co we pride ourselves in bringing the best to every meet we host. We had no intentions on running another meet in 2020 since we are completely overwhelmed with the 2020 USPA Drug Tested National Championships but an unforeseen circumstance occurred that left many of our USPA lifters feeling abandoned and confused.
The USPA Battle of The Great Lakes meet has been cancelled for 2020 which was scheduled to be held in Cleveland, OH. The meet director for this particular meet has decided to venture into another organization without informing lifters who had signed up, paid the entry fee, purchased and reserved hotels, and purchased USPA memberships. We have also learned that this meet is sanctioned under another federation, the lifters have signed up for a USPA event to qualify for national and world competitions which they simply cannot do now. These lifters paid for one product only to receive another without the opportunity of a refund of their entry, refund of their USPA membership, or refund of hotel reservations. We have learned that lifters were contacted as of last night to know they were only told that the meet was still going to be held but under a new federation after social media outlets have been posted for days. We have learned lifters specifically signed up for this meet as they had already purchased a USPA membership, only compete in the USPA, and seek to qualify for USPA national events. When you are TRULY for the lifter, you don’t abandon them!
We are excited to announce that we, CBUS Lifting Co, have decided offer the 2020 USPA CBUS Lifting Co For The Lifters By The Lifters Powerlifting meet to these lifters who have signed up for the battle of the Great Lakes only to learn of the circumstances that have occurred. These lifters will be offered a FREE ENTRY to our meet!! Yes, FREE. After learning no refunds have been offered, we felt it was the right thing to do in our hearts to put the lifter first so they know actual powerlifters care about one another. We all compete here and have shared the platform with many of you. We know what it takes to be a member of the USPA, pay an entry fee, and travel for meets so when meet directors abandons those lifters with no contact until multiple days later, we wanted to ensure these lifters WILL have a USPA meet to compete at on April 4th, 2020. More spots will be open and we have secured spots for these lifters who have paid their fees to compete so they will be able to come compete FREE OF CHARGE in a CBUS Lifting Co meet.