Our goal is to field the most competitive teams by adhering to a fair and consistent qualification and selection process. These processes are subject to change and must always first be approved by the USA Powerlifting Executive Committee.
***THE TEAMS ARE SELECTED FROM NATIONAL EVENTS ONLY.***
Qualifying for 2021 National Teams
Due to COVID, our normal National schedule has changed for 2021. To clarify, there is no 2021 Raw Nationals, rather, there are raw divisions within Collegiate & Junior Nationals, High School & Teen Nationals and Open & Masters Nationals in June. Likewise, the same is true for the equipped division. Additionally, June Nationals will include ‘bench only‘ which replaces Bench Nationals. All three National meets will be used as qualifiers for the 2021 National Teams.
SubJr and Junior Teams (both raw & equipped): Selection will be the highest total in each weight class from all three 2021 National events.
Masters Team (both raw & equipped): Selection will be the highest total in each weight class for all Master aged lifters who compete in either the Masters or Open division at June Nationals.
Open Team (Raw): Selection will be the highest total in the Open Raw division at June Nationals.
Open Team (Equipped): Selection will be from the Open Equipped division at June Nationals from those who achieve the following minimum totals for IPF Open Worlds and weight class champions for the NAPF Championships.
Bench Team (all ages both raw & equipped): First selection will come from the weight class champions who lift in the bench only portion of June Nationals. The alternates will then be selected from all the competitors from any of the 2021 Nationals.
SubJr, Junior & Master lifters: IPF age qualification is based on your year of birth. For example, if you turn 60 in the calendar year, you would be eligible for the Masters 3 National Team, even if you are 59 at the time of the IPF meet.