Arnold Invitation

USA Powerlifting invites members from the USA Powerlifting, NAPF & IPF Federations to participate at the 2016 Arnold Sports Festival.  Events to be held are the Pro Raw Challenge, Pro American Powerlifting Championships, Pro Raw Bench, Pro Deadlift Competition, Pro Bench Bash Competition, &  Ohio Classic Push-pull.


  • Raw Pro Challenge – Open to the first 70 paid entries for lifters meeting the Criteria
  • Pro American – Invitation Only
  • Pro Raw Bench – Invitation Only
  • GNC Pro Deadlift – Invitation Only
  • Pro Bench – Invitation Only
  • Ohio Classic Push-Pull – Invitation Only (Ohio Residents only)

Criteria: Minimum criteria to participate is found here:

Deadline: 30 November 2015

Host City : Columbus, Ohio / USA

Date:  4 March – 6 March

Venue:  Columbus Convention Center

Schedule: Tentative Schedule of Events

Hotel: SpringHill Suites Columbus OSU
1421 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43212 USA
Phone:  877-907-6628
Reserve online:  BOOK (Rooms must be reserved by 1 Feb 2016)
Room: 169.00 USD per night (hotel taxes additional).
Rates good 3 March- 6 March

Additional hotels may also be found at:   You are not required to stay at the SpringHill Suites

All delegates to make own reservations and pay the hotel directly by credit card or cash.  Please make reservations early.

Arrivals/Transportation:  Port Columbus International Airport (airport code: CMH)

Scales: Scales available at venue and SpringHill Suites

Entry/Anti-Doping Fee:  150.00 USD for each event and must be paid to the USA Powerlifting National Office by 30 November 2015.  (Entry/Anti-doping fees are non-refundable.)

USA Powerlifting Official ASF Website:

Arnold Sports Festival Website: