Bench Press (Sub-Juniors & Juniors)

Men’s & Women’s Sub Jr and Jr (Equipped & Classic) Bench Press Teams:

The Sub-Juniors and Juniors Lifters from Bench Press, Collegiate, and High School National Championships will be considered along with the Women’s and Men’s Teen/Junior National (Raw and Equipped) Championships in determining the USA National Team attending the IPF Sub-Junior/Junior Bench Press World Championships  (subject to final approval from the National Office).

Sub-Junior/Junior division lifters appointed to represent USA Powerlifting at the IPF Sub-Junior/Junior World Bench Press Championships will be chosen on the basis of highest bench achieved in each weight class at any of the aforementioned championships. The totals achieved in these five National Championships from lifters who fall within the prescribed IPF Sub Junior/Junior category will be considered in choosing the USA Sub-Junior/Junior National Team. If the lifter with the highest bench press is unable to honor this appointment, then the lifter with the second highest total in that weight class will be selected. If the lifter with the second highest total in that weight class is unable to honor this appointment, the additional team members will be selected from a listing of all remaining unappointed National competitors.  The order will be determined by calculating each lifter’s highest average placing over the past three IPF World Championships, based on his or her bench at the championship used. The lifter with the highest ranking who is not already on the team will be appointed to the USA National Team, regardless of weight class representation.

The Sub Jr/Junior Equipped Bench Press Team is currently coached by Jill Arnow.

The Sub Jr/Junior Classic Bench Press Team is currently coached by Bill Hennessey.

Selection Criteria: 

The Sub-Junior and Junior Lifters with the highest Bench Press in their respective Weight Classes/Age Divisions from the following 5 competitions will be used in determining the USA National Team attending the IPF Sub-Junior/Junior (Classic and Equipped) Bench Press World Championships (subject to final approval from the National Office).

  • Bench Press Nationals
  • Collegiate Nationals
  • High School Nationals
  • Equipped Powerlifting Nationals
  • Raw Powerlifting Nationals