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Powerlifting America PWRBLD Gym Winter Open

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2023 Powerlifting America - PWRBLD Gym Winter Open
Date: Feb. 4th, 2023

Deadline: January 4th, 2023

Location: PWRBLD Gym, 167 Town Center Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Entry: $125 (Includes event shirt) - Limited to 60 lifters

Official Qualifier 2023 Powerlifting America National Events, you must compete at Nationals to be considered for IPF World Team spots.

2023 Powerlifting America High School Nationals

The Powerlifting America High School Nationals will be held on March 31 to April 2, 2023 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, This event will be subject to testing by the United States Ant-doping Agency (USADA).

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is recognized by the United States Congress, as serves as the official anti-doping organization for all Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American sports in the United States.

This 2023 High School National Championships will be one of the official qualifiers for the 2023 IPF Junior and Sub-Junior World Championships that will be held on August 26th – September 3rd in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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Pennsylvania States - April 15th and 16th

Event Date: April 15th - April 16th
Location: Brown's Gym, Clarks Summit, PA

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Official Powerlifting America National Qualifier

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Date: April 15th - April 16th, 2023

Deadline: March 15th, 2023

Location: Brown's Gym, 1000 South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA

Entry: $125 (Includes event shirt) - Limited to 120 Lifters

Official Qualifier 2023 Powerlifting America National Events, you must compete at Nationals to be considered for IPF World Team spots.

Scales will be available starting 4 PM at venue, sorry no early weigh-ins. The venue has sauna in both the Men's and Women's locker rooms.

Saturday - April 15th

Session 1: Women up to 69 KG Division

7:00 - 8:30 AM: Weigh in for all Women

9:00 AM: Competition Lifting

Session 1 Awards

Session 2: Female 76 KG - 84+ and Male up to 66 KG

12:00 - 1:30 PM Weigh-Ins for Session 2

2:00 PM - Competition Lifting

Session 2 Awards

Sunday - April 16th

Session 1: Male Lifters 74 KG - 93 KG

7:00 - 8:30 AM: Weigh in Session 1 Lifters Only

9:00 AM: Competition Lifting

Session 1 Awards

Session 2: Male 105 - 120+

12:00 - 1:30 PM Weigh-Ins for Session

2:00 PM - Competition Lifting

Session 2 Awards

Youth lifters are welcomed, please read section below for Youth guidelines.

Open to all lifters! Capped to the first 60 lifters per day!

Powerlifting America & PurePowerlifting Q&A

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Who we are

Powerlifting America is the path to the International Powerlifting Federation, which includes the largest International Powerlifting Organization in the World. 

My name is Steve Mann, I have been meet directing since 1998. I am a lifter first and a meet director second. I love the sport and try to bring that to the events I run. I recently joined Powerlifting America as a director, as I believe in being the best, you need to compete against the best. I never feel winning money makes me better than others who out total me. 

I lifted in the IPF starting back in 1996, for me it's not a flashy LED that makes the sport awesome, it's going against the Russians, Ukraine's and all the top-level teams that compete at that level. Plus with traveling the World for Powerlifting, you make friends and connections that stay with you for life. 

Myth: Powerlifting America doesn't drug test.


Powerlifting America drug tests to WADA/USADA standards.

Under WADA testing, they select and run all the components of testing, believe me as a director and a judge, I am sure happy to not watch people I know pee into a cup anymore. :0)wada logo

To say Powerlifting America drug testing isn't valid, is to say all the drug testing done by the Olympics on their athletes isn't valid testing either.

Doping is a tricky topic that involves people trying to cheat the system, so there is always going to be the exceptions or people who claim to beat the test, but under current standards, I feel this approach gives us the best chance to keep the sport clean and the integrity of the testing consistent. 

Our Events


Our local events will be high level event. We offer Eleiko rack(s) and weights on our PurePowerlifting operated event platforms. This event we are taking 60 lifters. We will break them up over two sessions.

The Why

We find this to be friendlier to the lifter and the spectators, where we normally have just two, max three flights in a session, so you won't that the long gap between events. Standard we do 10 minutes break between last squat and first bench and then again after last bench and first deadlift. This is to help give the lifters the time needed to warm-up and gives our staff a quick break for natures business. 



One item that is a bit different, is the weigh-ins occur 2 hours before your session. So if you are lifting in first session, you will weigh-in between 7:00-8:30, when the event starts at 9 AM. Same goes for the afternoon session. If session is scheduled to start at 2 PM, weigh-in will begin at 12 and conclude at 1:30.

The Why

We do this to not create an unfair advantage for a lifter who can maybe get to the venue the night before and weigh-in early, versus a lifter who just can't make it until the day of the event. He's got a job, got a family, he wants to lift fairly against his competition and not have to lift against a guy who is 5+ pounds heavier because he weighed in the night before. Plus it's likely cost effective for a lifter to only have to get to the venue once, plus the necessity to getting a hotel the night before is removed, as you can literally weigh-in up until 8:30 the day of, so you can sleep in your own bed and not have to take two trips to a venue that might not be near your home.

Live Scoring and Livestream:

Our events are shown on liftingcast in a live scoring format, so everyone in the room or at home can track on how you are doing and when you are up next, while it's going on. So let's say you’re at the venue, you can step out a few minutes to grab something quick to eat, you will know exactly where the event is pacing. 

Our events are also livestreamed on YouTube, with integrated lights and scoring, so friends and family can track and watch your lifting performance. This is a free stream. 

Coach Perks

If you are a coach bringing lifters and you have five athletes entered in this event, you get free entry to the venue as their coach.

Music Perks

You will find we aren't afraid to get the music going, I have a few dead speakers that were claimed by loud music in deadlifts. Upon entry in our event you will add 3 songs you would like added to the event playlist, we aren't going to be able to DJ the event, but your track will be added to the playlist for the event. We will of course not be able to play something completely inappropriate for the public, so clean version would help. 


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