The Lift For Life event emcompasses 11 events which test strength, agility, speed and endurance. A common misconception with the event is that teams boasting the largest or strongest players have a hands down advantage. In fact, aside from the variety of events, Lift For Life also has a handicapping system which allows for the smaller, faster participants to compete with the larger, stronger participants.
The handicapping system breaks players into three groupings: A, B and C. Each group has different weight requirements for weight-lifting events.
Here is how the groups break down by positions:
Group A: Wide Receivers, Cornerbacks, Safeties and Tailbacks
Group B: Linebackers, Fullbacks, Defensive Ends, Quarterbacks, Kickers and Punters
Group C: Offensive Linemen, Defensive Tackles
The first six announced teams for the 2005 Lift for Life are:
We Are Legend
3rd to None
We Pay 4 School
Stay tuned for more team announcements and news around Lift For Life here at Fight On State. Also, visit Lift For Life's official site at www.psuliftforlife.org.
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