FAQ

Coaches

If you have changed your coach from the one listed, no problem!  Your new coach will just need to show proof of USA Powerlifting Membership to receive a wristband to the warm-up/staging area.

The new coach will not receive the free expo wristband.  Those require proof of membership and ID to pick up.  If the recipient is not in attendance, the unclaimed wristbands are returned to the Arnold Organizers.

All Coaches at the Arnold must be a registered USA Powerlifting Member to have access to any of the warm-up and back stage areas.

Your membership card will need to be shown along with your government issued ID at the registration table.

Coaches will then receive a wristband that will grant them access to the designated areas for the session(s) you have a lifter.

The coach you listed on your entry form will receive a free expo wrist band at the USA Powerlifting registration table.

This is a separate wrist band than the coaches wristbands that will get you into the warm-up room.  You will receive two separate wristbands for the warm-up room for your session only.

If you have changed coaches since your entry form, they will need to pay for their expo band.

All coaches must be registered members of USA Powerlifting.

Entry

The deadline to change your class is February 15th.   Please see the following post:

Weight class changes

No, there is not a waiting list for our events.

All entries are non-refundable.  If you are need to withdraw, please email pribic@usapowerlifting.com

Entry to each event is $150.

Equipment

The bars and plates in the warm-up room will meet IPF specifications.

An IPF spec bar will be used.

No, you may not request a specific brand bar be used for an event.  All bars with this event meet IPF specs.

Invites

Review the information here:  Pro Event Invites

Qualifying

No, you must enter in the weight class you achieved your qualifying total.

U.S. lifters must have competed in the USAPL 2016 Raw Nationals and achieved the following Wilks:  Men-440/ Women-405

International Lifters must be IPF Members and achieved the the following Wilks:  Men-440/ Women-405 (Final permission to lift will be requested from your home Federation.)

Raw Challenge

No, you must enter in the weight class you achieved your qualifying total.

U.S. lifters must have competed in the USAPL 2016 Raw Nationals and achieved the following Wilks:  Men-440/ Women-405

International Lifters must be IPF Members and achieved the the following Wilks:  Men-440/ Women-405 (Final permission to lift will be requested from your home Federation.)

Referee

We have several important areas that volunteers are needed throughout the weekend.  Fill out the volunteer form below if you are able to help. We will notify you in advance of the volunteer schedule:

ASF Volunteer Sign-up Form

Tickets

All athletes will receive the following at registration:

  • 1 ASF Expo Wrist Band.  This will get  you into the Expo for all three days.
  • 1 Warm-up room wrist band that will get you into the warm-up room only during your session. (ie, if you lift Friday morning, you will receive a wrist band only good Friday morning.)
  • 1-2 warm-up wrist bands for your coach(s).  A maximum of 2 coaches per lifter will be allowed in the warm-up room.  They are only good for the one session they are coaching you.  Coaches must be registered members of USA Powerlifting.

Wrist bands, both ASF and Warm-up room will be handed out during the registration times slots indicated in the schedule.

Coaches must show ID and USA Powerlifting membership to pick up their Expo wristband.

The coach you listed on your entry form will receive a free expo wrist band at the USA Powerlifting registration table.

This is a separate wrist band than the coaches wristbands that will get you into the warm-up room.  You will receive two separate wristbands for the warm-up room for your session only.

If you have changed coaches since your entry form, they will need to pay for their expo band.

All coaches must be registered members of USA Powerlifting.

You can buy tickets either online here: http://arnoldsportsfestival.com/ticketinfo/  or once you get to the Expo.  We suggest purchasing in advance.

Arnold Sports Festival Tickets can be purchased here: TICKETS

We suggest purchasing the expo passes in advance.  The onsite purchase lines for the tickets can be long.

Note – Athletes will received an Expo band that is good for the entire weekend.

Volunteer

We have several important areas that volunteers are needed throughout the weekend.  Fill out the volunteer form below if you are able to help. We will notify you in advance of the volunteer schedule:

ASF Volunteer Sign-up Form

Weight Classes

If you do not make weight, you will still be allowed to lift, but only as a guest.  You will not be eligible for placing or for any of the cash prizes.  You have up until February 15th to declare a weight change.

The deadline to change your class is February 15th.   Please see the following post:

Weight class changes