2023 USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals Location Announced

2023 USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals Location Announced

We are excited to announce the 2023 USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals will be held at the Arlington Expo Center in Arlington, TX, April 13-16, 2023.

People say everything’s bigger in Texas, but the city of Arlington does it best. Centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington is just a short drive from DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field, attendees can fly in and make themselves at home in no time. It is a growing city that isn’t the same as it was 100 years ago or even 10.

An exciting piece of Arlington history is the original Six Flags theme park opened here in August 1961 as the first regional theme park in the country. Today there are over 50 rides and 5 live entertainment shows. In addition to one of the country’s finest theme parks, Arlington is also home to a diverse mix of shops and restaurants. Arlington has a variety of authentic restaurant experiences. Chop House Burgers, Jamaica Gates Caribbean Cuisine, Prince Lebanese Grill, and Taste of Europe have been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and dives.

Arlington has been undergoing many changes over the past decade and it hasn’t slowed down. Since 2009, the Entertainment District added Dallas Cowboys’ home AT&T Stadium, the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame, the restaurant and entertainment hub Texas Live!, Texas Rangers’ new home Globe Life Field, and the luxury hotel Live! by Loews Arlington. The city is the home to the largest Esports facility in North America and will soon add an 888-room Loews Arlington Hotel with a new Arlington Convention Center that will be complete in 2024. There is always something new to add to the World of Wonderful.

“We are beyond excited to welcome USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals to Arlington, Texas,” said Matt Wilson, Executive Director of the Arlington Sports Commission. “We are a city that celebrates athletic competitions like no other in the country. There is no doubt that the organization, the fans and the athletes traveling to Arlington will feel right at home in a city that is built to crown champions!”


USA Powerlifting is America’s Choice for Drug-Free Strength Sport, and the nation’s leading powerlifting organization with over 20,000 active members. Founded in 1981 as the American Drug Free Powerlifting Association, USA Powerlifting is a mission-driven 501c(3) non-profit. USA Powerlifting is committed to maintaining a fair and level playing field by drug testing at every sanctioned competition. For more information email pr@usapowerlifting.com