The bench press competition accepts male and female competitors of all ages.
Each participant will perform three lifts.
Competitors range in age from 14 to 74.
There are several weight classes in the competition.
"Open" divisions permit athletes to wear bench press shirts which offer muscle support; "raw" classes do not.
Women may compete in "open" 122 pounds and under, 122 - 140 pounds, and 140 pounds and above.
Men are divided into "raw" 165 pounds and under, 165 - 198 pounds, 181 - 198 pounds, 198 -220 pounds, and 220 pounds and above.
The men may combine raw and open events, but still are restricted to three lifts total.
The competition takes place Saturday, March 2nd, at Lancerlot Sports Complex 1110 Vinyard Road in Vinton.
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and cost is $20.
If you just want to watch, the event starts at 10 a.m. and the cost is free.
For more information call (540) 981-0205.