RAW CHALLENGE
SCORING: 1st – 3rd place per weight class
DIVISIONS: Men/Women Open
SELECTION: First 70 Paid Entries
Qualifying Criteria

  • 2021 Raw Nationals minimum IPF Points: Females: 685 | Males: 665

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

 ARNOLD GRAND PRIX
SCORING: IPF Formula
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:

  • Automatic Invites for U.S. Lifter:
    • 2021 Raw Nationals minimum Wilks: Females: 700 | Males: 720 (First 30 Paid Entries)
    • 2021 Raw or Equipped National Open Class Winners
  • All others by Invitation Only

 PRO DEADLIFT
SCORING: Absolute Weight
Overall: IPF 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 (-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 2019 USA Powerlifting events.

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

 MASTERS OF IRON
FORMAT: Full Meet & Bench
DIVISION: Raw & Equipped
Scoring: Best Male & Female by IPF Formula
SELECTION: Invitation from 2021 USA Powerlifting Nationals to the National Team members

*Additional invitations for international and national competitors


SELECTION:
All lifters must be current USA Powerlifting

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 TO BE INVITED INCLUDE:

  • International competitors may compete by first completing the request for invitation form. If selected, you will receive an invite from the National Office.

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.
  • Entry/Doping fee paid by: November 30
  • Athlete Locator Form: (ALFs not submitted by the deadline will remove the athlete from competition)
    • 2021 4th Quarter must be submitted by: November 30
    • 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.