2023 USA Powerlifting Schedule

2023 USA Powerlifting Schedule

We are excited to announce the 2023 USA Powerlifting schedule & structure.

Raw Nationals and Equipped Nationals will return to stand-alone competitions for all ages. Bench Press Nationals and Youth Nationals will be combined. The exact dates and locations for the competitions will be announced shortly.

We are bringing back the 8 regional competitions in the summer and will be taking bids soon for locations. The full 2023 Pro Series meet announcements will be shared publicly by September 1st, 2022, mark your calendars!

With this new structure, the USA Powerlifting competition calendar is set up to give athletes ample time to compete at all levels. 

November 2022 through March 2023

June – August

March – Military Nationals
March – High School Nationals
April – Collegiate Nationals
June – Equipped Nationals (Teen, Jr, Open, Masters)
August – Youth & Bench Press Nationals
September – Raw Nationals (Teen, Jr, Open, Masters)

March – Arnold Sports Festival
June – Equipped Nationals
August – Bench Press Nationals
September – Raw Nationals
December – Virginia Pro
The additional Pro Series events to be announced by Sept 1, 2022

Our first INTERNATIONAL event will be held in Melbourne Australia, December 3-4, 2022. Watch for more formal international competitions coming online in 2023! 

We want to take another moment to thank our members, volunteers, and supporters who gave their all over the last two and a half years. We have come out the other side of the pandemic stronger than ever, breaking membership records in the process

This new structure is a framework for our bright future and gives everyone ample opportunity to compete at the level they choose. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

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