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    Nov 10 – 13, 2016

    To qualify for IPL Worlds lifters must achieve a
    Master total or above at any USPA local
    meet or at Nationals. Qualifying period is Nov 2015
    (not counting 2015 Worlds) thru Oct 2016.
    Lifters from outside USA must achieve a Master total at their Countries National or Regional Championships.

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    USPA Nationwide Events

    The USPA is responsible for sanctioning local and regional events where powerlifters
    can compete in hopes of qualifying for the national level events.

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    USPA Strong

    The USPA is a premier powerlifting federation created by lifters, with the goal of ensuring lifters are provided an opportunity and location of showcasing the result of their efforts in a safe and competitive environment.

    The USPA provides opportunities for a range of lifters from the beginner, to the elite level. Participate in a USPA event.

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    USPA Coach Certification

    The United States Powerlifting Association’s goal is to provide fitness professionals, coaches, and athletes with the highest level of strength and power educational products for the sport of powerlifting.

    This program can enhance an athlete’s overall performance of strength and power for all ages.

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    USPA STRONG

    Our aim is to ensure that lifters are provided an opportunity and location to showcase the results of their efforts in a safe and competitive environment.

    The USPA provides opportunities for a range of lifters from the beginner, to the elite level. Participate in a USPA event. "Experience the Difference!"

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    USPA Training Center

    The United States Powerlifting Association’s goal is to provide fitness professionals, coaches, and athletes with the highest level of strength and power educational products for the sport of powerlifting.

    This program can enhance an athlete’s overall performance of strength and power for all ages.

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Welcome to the USPA. "Experience the Difference!"

Welcome to the USPA

We invite you to learn more about us and our sport by exploring our website where you can view our Schedule of Events, Meet Results, American and State Records, Pictures of our Lifters, Rulebook, and much more!


The United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) is a leading powerlifting organization in the United States. It is the mission of the USPA to provide education, gym affiliation, and powerlifting competition of uniform high quality which is available to all athletes who meet the criteria for membership throughout the United States.

Our goal is to ensure lifters are provided an opportunity and location to showcase the results of their efforts in a safe and competitive environment. The USPA provides opportunities for a range of lifters from the beginner to the elite level. Participate in a USPA event. "Experience the Difference!"

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The USPA is responsible for sanctioning local and regional events where powerlifters can compete in hopes of qualifying for the national level events. The USPA sanctions the National Powerlifting Championship, National Benchpress Championship, and National Deadlift Championship in all age groups, giving athletes a chance to see how they fare against competitors across the country.

The United States Powerlifting Association is looking for qualified representatives throughout the United States to assist in conducting and supporting competitions. If interested in becoming part of the USPA, USPA Interest Form for consideration.

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The USPA would like to extend a special "thank you" to the many companies that support he United States Powerlifting Association. For inquiries about becoming an event sponsor, exhibitor, or advertiser, please complete the inquiry form.