USAPL Records FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

State Records:

Q: Who keeps and posts state records?

A: Individual State Chairs maintain their state records (see individual links for each state on the USAPL Website under LINKS).

Q: What are the requirements to set a state record?

A: Any current USAPL member can set a state record for the state that he/she has listed as their state of residence on their current USAPL card. Other requirements may be needed as decided by each individual state chair.

Q: How can I contact my state chair for more information regarding state records?

A: The USAPL website has listed all the State Chairs and there contact information for your convenience.

National Meet Records:

Q: Where can National records be set for the following:

  • Collegiate
  • High School
  • Military
  • Police/Fire
  • Bench Only
  • Squat Only
  • Men’s National
  • Women’s National
  • Masters National

A: At the respective National Meets held for the Individual Divisions listed above. For example: Women’s National Meet Records can only be broken at Women’s Nationals which is held once a year.

Q: Can I set Collegiate, High School, Military, Police and Fire National Records at Bench Nationals, Squat Nationals , etc; ?

A: Yes but only for that respective meet and if those records are currently being kept. For Example: At Bench Press Nationals you may set the Collegiate Bench Press Nationals Records.

Q: When will the results be posted?

A: Meet results must be submitted by the meet director along with any additional paper work (i.e. record forms, government ID, and drug testing paper work) to the National office. They have 30 days to submit the appropriate paper work.

  • Once paper work is verified by the National office records are updated
  • Records will be in a pending status until results of any drug tests from the meet have been confirmed and returned.

American Records:

Q: Where can I set American Records?

A: Any Local, National, or IPF Sanctioned Meet with the following guidelines: Local Meets: Must be sanctioned by USAPL and have a sanction number assigned.

  • American Record Application must be filled out and include: Signatures from all 3 Judges with a National or Higher certification.
  • Meet Sanction Documentation
  • Copy of driver’s license or birth certificate where applicable. ( to confirm age of lifter)
  • Scale Certification
  • Copy of Meet Score Sheet.
  • Drug Testing Paperwork where applicable.
  • Meet Directors should have ALL the above documentation in their meet package.
  • Records will be in a pending status until results of any drug tests from the meet are returned.

National / IPF World Meets:

  • Lifters must submit a Records Claim Form to be awarded the record(s).
  • Records will be in a pending status until results of any drug tests are returned.
  • No American Record Application is required.