World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters (WABDL)

WABDL LogoThe World Association of Bencher and Deadlifters offers single lift bench press and deadlift meets around the United States.

Drug Testing
WABDL meets are drug tested.

Equipment
The WABDL offers single ply and double ply bench press divisions. Polyester and denim bench shirts are allowed. Canvas is not allowed. Open back shirts are NOT legal. Velcro used to close the back is fine.

Single ply polyester lifting suits are allowed although denim and canvas are not. Groove briefs are allowed. Knee wraps up to 2 meters are fine.

See the WABDL website for a complete approved equipment list.

Age Divisions
Men & Women
OPEN
TEEN: 13-15, 16-19
JUNIOR: 20-25
SUBMASTER: 34-39
MASTER: 40-46, 47-53, 54-60, 61-67, 68-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+
LAW ENFORCEMENT/FIREMEN OPEN:
LAW ENFORCEMENT/FIREMEN SUBMASTER: 34-39
LAW ENFORCEMENT/FIREMEN MASTER: 40-47, 48+

Weight Classes
Men
105
114
123
132
148
165
181
198
220
242
259
275
308
SHW

Women
97
105
114
123
132
148
165
181
198
220
Shw

Membership Fee
Membership for adults is $40 and $30 for teens.

Contact Information
Gus Rethwisch
WABDL
P.O. Box 27499
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Email: wabdl@bendbroadband.com
World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters (WABDL) Website