2022 Powerlifting America Classic Nationals
Presented by SBD
Hello Athletes,

Thank you for your participation in the inaugural Powerlifting America Classic Open Nationals Presented by SBD. Please find all of the latest updates outlined below.

First we would like to thank SBD for being our presenting partner on this event and Eleiko for hosting us in Austin. We would not be able to offer you this event without their help. SBD will have a booth with their IPF Approved equipment for sale incase you need anything or what to stock up for the future.
Schedule Update
Friday, April 1st
Session 1:
  • Women: 47, 52, 57 and Men: 59, 66, 74 
  • Weigh-ins: 12:00PM -1:30PM 
  • Lifting: 2:00PM (1 Flight)

Saturday, April 2nd
Session 2:
  • Women: 63 & 69 and Men: 83 & 93
  • Weigh-ins: 11:00AM - 12:30PM
  • Lifting: 1:00PM (2 Flights)

Sunday, April 3rd
Session 3:
  • Women: 76, 84, 84+
  • Weigh-ins: 8:00AM -9:30AM
  • Lifting: 10:00AM (1 Flight)

Session 4:
  • Men: 105, 120, 120+
  • Weigh-ins: 12:00PM- 1:30PM
  • Lifting: 2:00PM (2 Flights)
Photos and More with Platinum Nines Media
We are excited to announce Platinum Nines as our media partner for the 2022 Powerlifting America Classic Raw Open Nationals and the 2022 Powerlifting America Sub-Junior, Junior, and Master Classic Raw Nationals and the Equipped Nationals.

Platinum Nines coverage is preorder-based, so get your orders in now! Visit their website to ensure you get the best photos from your lifts! 

Coaches (Limit 2 per lifter)
Each Coach must have a current Powerlifting America Membership (available here) and may pre-register no later than Saturday, March 26, for $30 per day or $40 per day at the event.

Coach Pre-Registration: https://form.jotform.com/PowerliftingAmerica/Coach. Please share this information with your coaches and meet day handlers.
General admission for spectators is $20 per day at the door. 
(no warm-up room or athlete staging area access)
Training Times
Eleiko USA
Eleiko USA is proud to serve as the Official Training Hall for the 2022 Powerlifting America Classic National Championships in Austin, Texas.

Eleiko USA will be open to competitors March 30th – April 2nd, 11AM-7PM at our USA Headquarters located at 3910 S Industrial Dr, Austin, TX 78744.

For specific training hall questions, please reach out to usa@eleiko.com.
National Teams
The Classic Open National Championship is the official qualifier for the IPF Classic Open World Championship and the NAPF Classic Open Regional Championship. THIS YEAR, the IPF Worlds will be in Sun City, South Africa, from June 6th through Saturday, June 11th. The NAPF Regional Championship will be in Panama City, Panama, from Monday, August 15th through Wednesday, August 17th. 

To be nominated for any National Team, the IPF and NAPF require athletes and coaches to complete the Anti-Doping Education & Learning (ADEL) course. You will need to create an account at https://adel.wada-ama.org/learn. Once the course is completed, you will need to upload your certificate at https://form.jotform.com/PowerliftingAmerica/ADEL. If you have previously completed this course after 1/1/2021, you may upload the certificate you have obtained. Once uploaded, your certificate will be in our system, and you won’t need to do this again until there is a new course. Again this is mandatory for any lifter wishing to compete internationally. It is strongly encouraged that you complete this before nationals to have a smooth transition to one of our National Teams.
Selection Criteria for IPF Open Classic Worlds
The National Team for IPF Classic Open World Championship consists of 8 Women and 8 Men with an additional five reserves Men and Women. These nominations need to be submitted to the IPF by April 6th! So if you want to be part of this team, please complete your ADEL training ahead of Nationals. Final Nominations can activate the reserves on May 16th if one of the eight-team members cannot compete at the World Championship. 

  1. To make the team automatically, you must win your weight class at Classic Open Nationals and achieve a minimum of a 5.0 on the Carpino Formula. This means your total from Nationals would average 5th place over the past 3 Classic Open Worlds Championships.
  2. If you win Classic Open Nationals and score above 5.0 on the Carpino Formula, your name and Carpino Score are added to the alternate pool for the National Team. The Alternate Pool also consists of all lifters who compete at Classic Open Nationals who did not win their weight class. 
Carpino 5.0
  • 47 kg - 339.5
  • 52 kg - 387.5
  • 57 kg - 422
  • 63 kg - 450
  • 69 kg - 504.5
  • 76 kg - 497.5
  • 84 kg - 499.5
  • 84+kg - 555

  • 59 kg - 559
  • 66 kg - 639.5
  • 74 kg - 696
  • 83 kg - 764
  • 93 kg -787.5
  • 105 kg - 816.5
  • 120 kg - 855
  • 120+ kg - 892

Selection Criteria for NAPF Open Classic Regionals
There will more detail coming soon, but primary selections will come from the Alternate Pool from Open Classic Worlds.
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