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2018 Bench Nationals - Official Raw and Equipped IPF World Bench Press Championship Qualifier - NS-2018-03

By Steve Mann - Posted on 01 April 2018

Saturday - September 15th, 2018 2018 USA Powerlifting Raw Bench Press Nationals - Live
Day1 Live Scoring

Sunday - September 16th, 2018 2018 USA Powerlifting Equipped Bench Press Nationals - Live
Day 2 Live Scoring


ONE MORE STEP... Please click link complete USAPL Waiver, this will help speed up your check-in process the day of the meet.

Please bring proof of waiver recipient to check in.

Open to all USA Powerlifting Lifters. You must have lifted in any USAPL event since Jan. 1st, 2017. Entry deadline August 15th, 2018

Promoter: Steve Mann (570) 483-8097

Hotel 1: Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Address: 700 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503 Phone: (570) 342-8300 (Free shuttle to guests, call in advance)

Hotel #2: SpringHill Suites Scranton Wilkes-Barre  (Free airport shuttle call in advance) Address: 19 Radcliffe Dr, Moosic, PA 18507
Phone: (570) 207-1212
Hotel #3: Hilton Hotel Scranton($5 airport shuttle. This is the closest hotel to venue.) Address: 100 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: (570) 343-3000

Venue: Ritz Building 222 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18508

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Entry Fee: $ 90 Raw or Equipped, $160 for Raw and Equipped

Youth can only lift at Nationals if they are 13 and will be turning 14 by for the upcoming IPF Bench Worlds. (ie, qualifying for Worlds is the only exception)

All Raw

Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018 - Open to all lifters
Early Equipment Check 4-6 PM
*You may check both raw and equipped at the sametime.
**Remember IPF approved equipment only

Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2018

Session 1 - Eq. Check/Weigh-In 6 AM - Lifting Begins 8 AM
All Female Raw 47-57 KG
All Male Raw 59 - 74 KG

Session 2 - Eq. Check/Weigh-In 11 AM - Lifting Begins 1 PM
All Female Raw 63-72 KG
All Male Raw 83-93 KG

Session 3 Eq Check/Weigh-In 3 PM - Lifting Begins 5 PM
All Male Raw 105-120+ KG
All Female Raw 84 - 84 + KG

Saturday, Sept. 15th, 7 - 8 PM - Early Equipment Check For Sunday
*Remember IPF approved equipment only

All Equipped
Sunday, Sept. 16th, 2018

Session 1 - Eq Check/Weigh-In 7 AM - Lifting Begins 9 AM
All Female Equipped 47-63 KG
All Male Equipped 59 - 93 KG

Session 2 - Eq. Check/Weigh-In 11 AM - Lifting Begins 1 PM
All Female Equipped 72 - 84+ KG
All Male Equipped 105 - 120+ KG

The schedule is subject to change based on turnout. There will be a separate and independent warm-up areas for male and female.

  This event is the official qualifier for the US Team in the IPF World Championships.

International Bench Press Qualifying Criteria & Team Selection links:

General Admission: $20

Important lifters must wear only IPF approved equipment - Singlets, shirts, belts, etc and apparel all inspected. Please check out IPF approved list to confirm you have all the required equipment.

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