2019 Criteria to Participate

RAW CHALLENGE
SCORING: 1st – 3rd place per class
Best Lifter: Men: Lightweight (-93kg), Heavyweight (93+kg), and Women

DIVISIONS: Men/Women Open

SELECTION: First 70 Paid Entries

Qualifying Criteria
 2018 Raw Nationals minimum Wilks: Females: 425 | Males: 450


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

DIVISIONS: Raw and Equipped

WEIGHT CLASS: Lightweight (-93kg), Heavyweight (93+kg);

SELECTION: Invitation ONLY


NAPF GRAND PRIX
SCORING: Wilks

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

Men/Women: Open only

SELECTION: Invitation ONLY


PRO AMERICAN
SCORING: 1st – 3rd place per class
Bests Lifters: Male Raw, Female Raw, Equipped

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

SELECTION: Invitation ONLY
 Automatic Invites for U.S. Lifter:
– 2018 Raw Nationals minimum Wilks: Females: 475 | Males: 490 (First 40 Paid Entries)
– 2018 Raw National Open Class Winners
– 2018 IPF Raw World Open Team
– 2018 Open National Open Class Winners
– 2018 IPF World Open Team


PRO DEADLIFT
SCORING: Absolute Weight
Overall: Wilks Formula

DIVISIONS: Men/ Women Open

SELECTION: Invitation ONLY


SQUAT CHALLENGE
Format: Squat for Reps
Division: Open = all approved equipment, including single-ply gear

Weight Class: Female: Lightweight (-63) & Heavyweight (63+) | Male: Lightweight (-93) & Heavyweight (93+)

Competitors: 8 competitors per weight class

Weight for Reps: 2x your bodyweight rounded to the nearest 2.5kg (ie, 63kg will squat 125kg)

Scoring: Most completed reps

SELECTION: Invitation Only.  Selected from all 2018 USA Powerlifting National events, International lifters by invitation.


BATTLE OF THE REGIONS
Format: Full Meet
Division: Open = all approved equipment, including single-ply gear

Each Region Meet Director to nominate:
-Top 5 Open athletes (must include a minimum of 1 female)
-Nominated can include 2 National-level competitors who compete at Regionals as guests
– Super Regions (ie, Midwest/Central) will nominate a total of 10 athletes (5 from each region)
– Wildcard slots: 2 for Ohio residents

Scoring:
Best Male & Female by Wilks
Team Scoring: Region

SELECTION: Invitation Only from all 2018 USA Powerlifting Regional events


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
 Athlete Locator Form: (ALFs not submitted by deadline will remove athlete from competition)
o 2018 4th Quarter must be submitted by: November 30
o 2019 1st Quarter must be submitted by: December 15

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