Express Assumption of Risk
In consideration of being allowed to participate in USAPL events or competitions, 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 inherent and otherwise, and I accept all risks 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”). While the Released Parties make every effort to maintain safety, they are not infallible and may be NEGLIGENT or make mistakes, by commission or omission, in doing so. I understand and am fully aware that the significant risks – whether known or unknown, or essential to the activity or not – 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; participant’s own NEGLIGENCE, the NEGLIGENCE of the Released Parties, 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 property damage, minor or serious injury, or even death. I understand that an injury may impair my future ability to earn a living, to engage in business, social and recreational activities, and to generally enjoy life. I AGREE THAT MY PARTICIPATION IS VOLUNTARY AND BASED ON MY INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT OF THE RISKS INVOLVED AND ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE RISKS. I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE, INJURY OR DEATH THAT MAY RESULT FROM MY PARTICIPATION IN ANY USAPL EVENT OR COMPETITION.