Starts Saturday 25th January
GSAA Lift Australia Up is an online kettlebell competition running January 25th-February 2nd, 2020.
Entry into this event is via donation to the Girevoy Sport Australia Association international bushfire relief fundraiser Go Fund Me page (http://gf.me/u/xcc5qb) set up for WIRES, Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation. All proceeds go directly to WIRES.
Any person around the world may donate and participate. Donations of any size are welcome towards this wonderful cause. Donations from non-competitors are also gratefully received.
Thank you to The Online Kettlebell Challenge Cup (T.O.K.C.C) Association with the GSU and Grassroots League for permitting use of their format to champion this great cause.
Below is an outline for athletes stating the modified TOKCC guidelines to be followed for our “GSAA LIFT AUSTRALIA UP” Bushfire Fundraiser.
We will have the following:
A: “GSAA Lift Australia Up” will start on 12am (AESDT) January 25th, 2020 and conclude at 11.59pm February 2nd, 2020. Video to be recorded within this time frame and no pre-recorded sets will be allowed.
B: Videos submissions will only be accepted if the entire frontal view is visible, including the bell in the overhead position, and the lifters feet.
C: One lift per donation WIRES via http://gf.me/u/xcc5qb (any donation amount is sufficient to enter. We are grateful to all contributions). Donate and enter as many times as you like.
D: Your video must be submitted by the conclusion of the fundraiser (11.59pm February 2nd, 2020 AESDT)
Either load directly into the discussion/comments section of the Facebook event or upload to YouTube etc and supply link (you can follow the fun here).
E: Your video submission can have a max of 4 entrants/athletes
F: Jerk, Snatch and Long Cycle are all allowed within “GSAA Lift Australia Up.” Single or double bell selections are welcome. Multiple hand changes are permitted for single bell lifts.
G: Any kettlebell weight is allowed. (So feel free to have fun on the heavy weights).
H: All lifts are 5 minutes in length.
I: Junior 15yrs and under
** If you do not specify an age then you will be placed within the OPEN ADULT category.
** You can only enter ONE age category
You do not have to complete the full 5 minutes if you are new to the lifts or the sport, all lifting is for a great cause.
Include along with your video upload-
Best lifts submitted to “GSAA LIFT AUSTRALIA UP” will be announced the following week on Girevoy Sport Australia social channels based on coefficient and absolute.
Clubs with the best Australian themes within their videos will also receive a shoutout.
The lifts will be calculated as follows:
(GSAA Co-eff x Kettlebell weight x Reps)/Bodyweight
We want encourage as much inclusion as possible to best support our charity or choice -WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information and Rescue Education Services)- therefore judging will not be too harsh.
Do you want to join GSAA in making a difference?
We are raising money in aid of NSW WILDLIFE INFORMATION RESCUE AND EDUCATION SERVICE INCORPORATED and every donation will help.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us.
More information about NSW WILDLIFE INFORMATION RESCUE AND EDUCATION SERVICE INCORPORATED: WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service) mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same. WIRES has over 2500 volunteers and a Rescue Office that operates 365 days a year assisting the community to help native animals in distress. WIRES assists tens of thousands of animals every year and last financial year received over 95,000 requests for rescue assistance.