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WHERE WE CAME FROM

Benefits Of Becoming
A Member

Part of the Family

When you join the USPA, you’re joining a synergistic community of lifters who share the same passion for powerlifting. We’ve witnessed the inception of many lifelong friendships. 

Diverse Meet Selection

With USPA meet directors all across the nation, you’ll never find a sparse event calendar. USPA members can compete anywhere in the U.S., regardless of residency.

Experience The Difference

We pride ourselves on our ability to throw high-level competitions. Every meet is guaranteed to include quality equipment, amazing staff, and great vibes.

Competitive with Camaraderie

There aren’t many sports where team spirit can effectively coexist with rivalry. In the USPA, your competitor is also your biggest fan.

USPA Drug Tested 2022 Idaho Open, Idaho Falls, Idaho

USPA PWRBLD Winter War, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania

USPA Drug Tested Brentwood Barbell Bash, Brentwood, Tennessee

USPA Doug Carroll Classic, Yuba City, California

USPA Dirty South Powerlifting Championship, Gainsville, Georgia

USPA Drug Tested Metroflex Winter Open, Hawaiian Gardens, California

Upcoming Events

Looking to sign up for a competition? Browse our event calendar for a meet near you.

EMPOWERING INDIVIDUALS

USPA Foundation

The USPA Powerlifting Foundation (USPAPF) is a non-profit organization founded by USPA Hall of Fame lifter and coach, Liz Freel. Her goal is to provide those in need an opportunity to change their lives and become empowered through the sport of powerlifting. To learn more about the USPAPF and how you can get involved, visit the link below.

USPA Sponsors

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

Who is Dr. Dave?

I started weight-training in 1982, discovered the sport of Powerlifting in 1985 and competed in my first Powerlifting competition in 1987 Squatting 380, Benching 300, and Deadlifting 415. I have placed in several Teenage, Junior, Collegiate, Open, and Master Nationals Competitions. My best lifts in competition are a 628 squat, 375 bench, 633 deadlift and a 1626 Total. I have been providing medical coverage in Powerlifting Meets since 1999 and I have been Medical Director at over 50 Local, National, and World Powerlifting Meets. I have been a Powerlifting Referee since 2004.

I bring over 30 years of Sports Medicine experience to the USPA. My private practice specializes in treating Strength Athletes at South West Health Spine and Sport in Costa Mesa, CA. For five years, I served as the Executive Director of Sports Medicine, Fitness, and Human Performance at the Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU). At SCU, I oversaw all aspects of the Sports Medicine, Strength & Conditioning, and Human Performance Education and Clinic Programs; including supervising and preparing resident physicians for extensive rotations with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and National Teams (TEAM USA) Athletics. I served as Team Doctor for eight high schools, three universities, one community college, and hundreds of athletic events.

My educational background includes a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Exercise Science from the University of Southern California (USC), a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership (MEd) from Chapman University, a Doctorate Degree (DC) in Chiropractic Medicine from the Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and Terminal (Diplomate) Board Certifications (DACBSP) from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP) as well as USPA Coach Certification.

My patients include professional, amateur, and recreational strength athletes. My practice specializes in providing Advanced Sports Medicine Care (diagnostics, progressions, rehabilitation, and physical medicine) to strength athletes. I have worked with over thirty-three High Schools in developing practical and educational Sports Medicine and Strength & Conditioning Programs. I have been awarded the Best Original Research at the ACBSP Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium multiple times for combining my expertise in Sports Medicine, Strength & Conditioning, and Education. I have been recognized for developing innovative Sports Medicine and Strength & Conditioning programs at the high school and collegiate levels.

Currently, I serve the Orange County Department of Education developing county-wide Health Education curriculum, providing Athletic Health Consultation, and overseeing several California State-Wide Health Initiatives. I have served on committees providing Health Recommendations to the California Superintendent of Schools and rewritten state-wide curriculum presenting required Health Standards using practical and innovative methodologies to increase student awareness, interaction, and retention.

I stay active in powerlifting providing Medical Coverage, Coaching, Refereeing, and Competing in local competitions.

Active USPA Members may reach me at [email protected] for email advice. Email advice must include your name (first and last) and must be sent from your USPA registered email address.

Active USPA Members receive 20% discount on exams and treatments provided by Dr. Foster at South West Spine and Sport 2664 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949) 631-5226
https://www.swhprofessionalcenter.com/

Who is Dr. Dave?

I started weight-training in 1982, discovered the sport of Powerlifting in 1985 and competed in my first Powerlifting competition in 1987 Squatting 380, Benching 300, and Deadlifting 415. I have placed in several Teenage, Junior, Collegiate, Open, and Master Nationals Competitions. My best lifts in competition are a 628 squat, 375 bench, 633 deadlift and a 1626 Total. I have been providing medical coverage in Powerlifting Meets since 1999 and I have been Medical Director at over 50 Local, National, and World Powerlifting Meets. I have been a Powerlifting Referee since 2004.

I bring over 30 years of Sports Medicine experience to the USPA. My private practice specializes in treating Strength Athletes at South West Health Spine and Sport in Costa Mesa, CA. For five years, I served as the Executive Director of Sports Medicine, Fitness, and Human Performance at the Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU). At SCU, I oversaw all aspects of the Sports Medicine, Strength & Conditioning, and Human Performance Education and Clinic Programs; including supervising and preparing resident physicians for extensive rotations with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and National Teams (TEAM USA) Athletics. I served as Team Doctor for eight high schools, three universities, one community college, and hundreds of athletic events.

My educational background includes a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Exercise Science from the University of Southern California (USC), a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership (MEd) from Chapman University, a Doctorate Degree (DC) in Chiropractic Medicine from the Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and Terminal (Diplomate) Board Certifications (DACBSP) from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP) as well as USPA Coach Certification.

My patients include professional, amateur, and recreational strength athletes. My practice specializes in providing Advanced Sports Medicine Care (diagnostics, progressions, rehabilitation, and physical medicine) to strength athletes. I have worked with over thirty-three High Schools in developing practical and educational Sports Medicine and Strength & Conditioning Programs. I have been awarded the Best Original Research at the ACBSP Chiropractic Sports Sciences Symposium multiple times for combining my expertise in Sports Medicine, Strength & Conditioning, and Education. I have been recognized for developing innovative Sports Medicine and Strength & Conditioning programs at the high school and collegiate levels.

Currently, I serve the Orange County Department of Education developing county-wide Health Education curriculum, providing Athletic Health Consultation, and overseeing several California State-Wide Health Initiatives. I have served on committees providing Health Recommendations to the California Superintendent of Schools and rewritten state-wide curriculum presenting required Health Standards using practical and innovative methodologies to increase student awareness, interaction, and retention.

I stay active in powerlifting providing Medical Coverage, Coaching, Refereeing, and Competing in local competitions.

Active USPA Members may reach me at [email protected] for email advice. Email advice must include your name (first and last) and must be sent from your USPA registered email address.

Active USPA Members receive 20% discount on exams and treatments provided by Dr. Foster at South West Spine and Sport 2664 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (949) 631-5226 swhprofessionalcenter.com

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Membership purchase is non-refundable after 72 hours from the original purchase date and time. Refund requests must be submitted to [email protected]

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