RAW CHALLENGE
SCORING: 1st – 3rd place per weight class
BEST LIFTER: Male/Female receive Pro Card
DIVISIONS: Men/Women Open
SELECTION: First 70 Paid Entries

Qualifying Criteria

  • Due to entry caps on 2021 Nationals for COVID, the Raw Challenge is Open to all non-Pro USA Powerlifting Members including USA Powerlifting International Members
  • 2021 minimum DOTS Points: (Update 12/14/21) 425 Women | 450 Men

PRO BENCH BASH
SCORING: DOTS Formula 1st – 3rd place per division
DIVISIONS: Raw and Equipped
SELECTION: Invitation ONLY

ARNOLD GRAND PRIX
SCORING: DOTS Formula
DIVISIONS: Raw (1-flight) and Equipped (1-flight) Men/Women: Open only
SELECTION: Invitation ONLY

PRO-AM Equipped
SCORING: 1-3 place by DOTS
Bests Lifters: Male/Female
DIVISIONS: Raw (2-flights) and Equipped (2-flights)
Men/Women: Open only
SELECTION:

  • Invites:
    • 2021/2022 Pro Card Holders (first round invites, deadline to enter 12/21/21)
    • Due to entry caps on 2021 Nationals for COVID, the Pro-Am Equipped is Open to all non-Pro USA Powerlifting Members including USA Powerlifting International Members (deadline 1/15/2021)
    • Amatuer entry opens 12/21/21 to any USA Powerlifting Member
    • First 30 Paid Entries
  • All others by Invitation Only

PRO Raw
SCORING: 1-5 place by DOTS
Bests Lifters: Male/Female
DIVISIONS: Open
SELECTION:

  • Invites:
    • 2021/2022 Pro Card Holders (Deadline to enter 12/21/21)
  • All others by Invitation Only

PRO DEADLIFT
SCORING: Absolute Weight
Overall: DOTS Formula
DIVISIONS: Men/ Women Open (all approved equipment, including single-ply gear)
SELECTION: Invitation Only

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

  • Weight Class: Female: Lightweight (-75kg) & Heavyweight (75+kg) | Male: Lightweight (-90kg) & Heavyweight (90+kg)*
  • Weight for Reps: 2x your bodyweight rounded to the nearest 2.5kg (ie, 63kg will squat 125kg)

SCORING: Most completed reps
SELECTION: Open  Selected from all 2020-2021 USA Powerlifting events or international members

*Weight classes may change to balance out the competition after the entry deadline.

MASTERS OF IRON
FORMAT: Full Meet (120 lifters) & Bench (60 lifters)
DIVISION: Raw & Equipped
Scoring: Best Male & Female per Division (M1, M2, M3+) by DOTS.  1-5th place.
SELECTION:

  • Invitation from 2021 USA Powerlifting Nationals to the National Team members (deadline 12/15/2021)
  • All non-Pro USA Powerlifting Members including USA Powerlifting International Members (Entry opens 12/15/21 @ 11pm EST.  Deadline 1/15/2021)

SELECTION:
All lifters must be current USA Powerlifting or have a USA Powerlifting International Membership

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.

INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES:

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 by the rules of USA Powerlifting.
  • All members must be in good standing with USA Powerlifting.
  • Athlete Locator Form for all Pro Events: (ALFs not submitted by the deadline will remove the athlete from competition)
    • 2022 1st Quarter must be submitted by: December 15

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