2018 Arnold Criteria to Participate

USA POWERLIFTING RAW CHALLENGE
SCORING: 1st – 5th place per class
Best Lifter: Men: Lightweight (-93kg), Heavyweight (93+kg), and Women

DIVISIONS: Men/Women Open

SELECTION: First 70 Paid Entries

Qualifying Criteria
 2017 USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals
Must have established a minimum Wilks total:
 Men: 450
 Women: 420
 NAPF/IPF members (non-USAPL) – Raw total in sanctioned 2016/2017 competition


NAPF PRO Raw BENCH PRESS
SCORING: Wilks 1st – 3rd place per division

DIVISIONS: Lightweight (-105kg), Heavyweight (105+kg);

SELECTION: Invitation ONLY


NAPF GRAND PRIX
SCORING: 1st – 3rd

DIVISIONS: Raw (1-flight) and Equipped (1-flight)

Men/Women: Open only

SELECTION: Invitation ONLY


PRO AMERICAN
SCORING: 1st – 5th place per class
Bests Lifter by Flight

DIVISIONS: Raw (2-flights) and Equipped (2-flights) Men/Women: Open only

SELECTION: Invitation ONLY
 Automatic Invites for U.S. Lifter:
 2017 Raw National Open Class Winners
 2017 IPF Raw World Open Team
 2017 Open National Open Class Winners
 2017 IPF World Open Team
 2017 World Games Team


PRO DEADLIFT
SCORING: Absolute Weight
Overall: Wilks Formula

DIVISIONS: Men/ Women Open

SELECTION: Invitation ONLY


NAPF TITAN PRO BENCH Bash
SCORING: Absolute weight
Wilks (Cumulative of the best two attempts) 1st – 3rd place per division
Two successful attempts must be made to score a total

DIVISIONS: Men (Open): Lightweight (-105kg)/ Heavyweight (105+kg); Women (Open): One weight class

SELECTION: Invitation ONLY


OHIO Classic PUSH/PULL
SCORING: Men/Women by weight class;
Best Lifter: Male and Female

DIVISIONS: Raw Men/Women: Open

SELECTION: Limited to first 40 Entries
Must be Ohio resident
Must have competed in the 2017 Ohio State Championships


SELECTION:
 All lifters must be current USA Powerlifting or IPF members in good standing to be eligible.

DRUG TESTING:
To USA Powerlifting and WADA standards, In-Meet and Out-of-Meet testing for anabolic steroids, hormones, stimulants, masking agents, designer compounds, diuretics.

RECORDS:
 American Records may be set in all events by USA Powerlifting members.  American Records may not be chipped if there are international competitors within the competition.
 World Records may be set in the NAPF/IPF designated events.*

INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES TO BE INVITED INCLUDE:
 IPF Members who are in good standing with their Federation.
 IPF Federations must have a viable Out of Meet Testing program.
 IPF Athletes must have letter of permission from National Federation sent to USA Powerlifting’s National Office in order to compete in any ASF event.

COMPETITION ORGANIZATION:
Production by Arnold Sports Festival (ASF) Committee, sanctioned under the North American Powerlifting and USA Powerlifting Federations.
Appointment of staffing, including referees to be determined by the Arnold Sports Festival (ASF) Committee.

CRITERIA FOR ALL EVENTS:
 Final athlete selection by the ASF Committee.
 All athletes must abide to the rules of USA Powerlifting, NAPF and IPF.
 All members must be in good standing with USA Powerlifting or their IPF affiliate
 Athlete is not eligible if lifting in a non-USA Powerlifting, NAPF, IPF sanctioned Invitational/Pro/International Event within the past 12-months of the Entry deadline.
 Entry/Doping fee paid by: November 30 (Non-payment of Entry fee by deadline will remove athlete from competition)
 Athlete Locator Form: (ALFs not submitted by deadline will remove athlete from competition)
o 2017 4th Quarter must be submitted by: November 30
o 2018 1st Quarter must be submitted by: December 15

* Event format and/or number of athletes per event may change at the Arnold Organizers request.