Express Assumption of Risk
In consideration of being allowed to participate in the listed event or competition, I on behalf of not only myself, but also for my heirs, executors, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, and administrators (“Releasor”) as competitor, loader, spotter, referee, platform worker, or participant in any other capacity as may apply to my participation, hereby agree and acknowledge that I am fully aware that participation in the event or competition involves risk, both direct and inherent, and I accept the risk of participating, even if the risks are created by the carelessness, negligence or gross negligence of USA Powerlifting, Inc., USA Powerlifting, Inc. officers, officials, administrative personnel, agents, independent contractors, meet director(s), loaders, spotters, referees, meet personnel or other employees associated with this competition (hereinafter “Released Parties”).
I understand and am fully aware that there are significant risks, known and unknown, involved in all aspects of my participation in the event or competition and that many of these risks are essential to the activity and, therefore, cannot be eliminated. I understand that these risks include bodily injury ranging from minor sprains to death and disfigurement and include but are not limited to: equipment failure; failure to properly maintain equipment; inadequate coach/instructor/trainer supervision or training; failure to give adequate warnings or instruction; failure of participants to follow instructions; participants exceeding their own skill level or physical condition; the participant’s own negligence and the negligence of others; dehydration; exhaustion; fatigue; collisions with other participants, equipment or other objects; collision with the ground or floor; and the unavailability of immediate medical care. These risks could result in minor injury, serious injury or even death; injury or death due to negligence on the part of myself or other people around me. I understand that an injury may impair a participant’s future ability to earn a living, to engage in business, social and recreational activities, and to generally enjoy life.
I agree that participation is VOLUNTARY and based on my independent assessment of the risks involved and assume full responsibility for the risks that I am exposing myself to and accept full responsibility for any injury or death that may result from my participation in any event or competition under the direction of Released Parties.