About The USPA

Our Core

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.


From The Beginning

Steve Denison’s love for powerlifting started in 1983, when he was just introduced to the sport.  After his first competition in June 1984, he continued on to set records in the 220-275kg weight classes, climbed his way to International Referee status, and directed over 200 powerlifting meets. Bitten by the Iron Bug, Steve wanted to share his passion and grow the sport of powerlifting beyond what it was. 

“I love the sport of powerlifting,” Steve explains. “Especially the strong friendships and connections that are created with others at every training session and every competition. I look forward to meeting and introducing people to the sport every year.”

So in 2010, the USPA was born.

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