2023 USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals Location Announced

2023 USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals Location Announced


We are excited to announce the 2023 USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals will be held at the Memphis Renasant Convention Center in Memphis, TN, September 14-17, 2023.

Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, with incredible city and river views from everywhere you turn – Memphis is a city with history. The city is home to rock legends like Elvis Presley and blues icons like BB King, with plenty of places to learn about the destination’s music history such as legendary Sun Studios, Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Blues Hall of Fame. That’s not the only important history Memphis offers, the National Civil Rights Museum educates visitors on civil rights history from the past to present and offers those a chance to explore the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

Memphis is known for having some of the best barbecue in the world, but the city offers an eclectic culinary experience, whether it’s dining at our cities oldest soul food restaurant, or the delicious authentic worldly cuisines from James Beard nominated chefs – one thing is for sure, there are plenty of options on the menu.

Staying active is also easy to do in the city known as the Home of Blues, Soul & Rock ‘n’ Roll. Kayak along the Wolf River Harbor that feeds into the mighty Mississippi River, run or bike across Big River Crossing – the longest public pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi, or visit Shelby Farms Park, one of America’s largest urban parks.

“We’re looking forward to having the USA Powerlifting Nationals take place in Memphis,” said JJ Greer, sales manager of sports and events at Memphis Tourism and the Memphis Sports Council. “Now is the perfect time to host this event in our city, as our Memphis Renasant Convention Center just went through a $200M modernization, making it the perfect place to host this event. Not only are we looking forward to connecting with those in the powerlifting community, but we’re excited to tell them all about what Memphis has to offer.”

  • Raw Nationals Website: raw.nationals.usapowerlifting.com
  • Registration Live: September 1, 2022
  • Divisions: Raw full powerlifting, Teen, Junior, Open & Masters
  • Qualifications: Open to all USA Powerlifting members who meet or exceed the qualifying raw totals between Jan 1, 2022 through entry deadline.
  • Primetime will be held during the evening session each day.


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