The Arnold Sports Festival Streamed Live!

Reports are the Arnold will be streamed live.... Go to this Facebook link and like it for more information on this.!/USAPowerlifting

The Raw NAPF event will run all day Friday.

Mike Cagliola and Nicole Drane compete in the Raw NAPF event.

The NAPF Brown's event will run all day Saturday. *

In the AM Session on Saturday, Pennsylvania's Janel Brown and Beverly Crawford lift, starting at 9 AM. *
In the PM session on Saturday, Pennsylvania's Bobby DeMeck and Steve Mann will lift, starting at 1 PM.

Video from Steve Mann's training up to the Arnold found at (

2011 USAPL Pennsylvania States is set!

The entry form for the the 29th Annual USAPL Pennsylvania State Powerlifting Championships [and] the USAPL Keystone Bench Press Championships that will be held on March 19 & 20, 2011 in Kulpsville / Lansdale, Pennsylvania is now posted. The entry form can be found here.
The Pennsylvania State Powerlifting Championships will have both Raw and Equipped Divisions and shall serve as an official qualifter for both the 2011 USAPL National Collegiate Powerlifting Championships and the 2011 USAPL Raw National Powerlifting Championships that will both be held in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Questions, you may contact me at either 954.790.2249 or

Thank you, Robert Keller

Championship Director

2011 USAPL Pennsylvania State PL Championships

Loss of Powerlifting Hero - Bob Costigan

On Thursday, December 29th, 2010 we lost our Powerlifting hero Bob Costigan. Please read his obituary below.

Rest in peace and God Bless

Robert W. "Buddy" Costigan
December 29, 2010

Robert W. "Buddy" Costigan, 62, of Lake Township, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Mr. Costigan was born December 28, 1948, in Philadelphia, Pa., and was a son of the late Robert F. and Ann Marie Wagner Costigan. He was a graduate of Lake-Lehman High School, class of 1967, and attended King's College.

He was the owner of many local karate schools and was a well-known power-lifting champion. He was a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran, serving as a combat medic and a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Green Beret Special Forces. Buddy was a recipient of two Purple Hearts and a bronze star.

He was also a member of the American Legion Post 967 at Harveys Lake. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kaitlin Costigan. Surviving are his fiancée, Amber Murphy, and her son, Jason, of Lake Township; former wives, Vera Jane Smith of Harveys Lake, and Karen Davis Costigan of Wilkes-Barre; daughters, Shannon Costigan of Pittston; Brianne Costigan Winston and her husband, Charles Winston, of Wilkes-Barre; and Carrie Anne Costigan of Wilkes-Barre; as well as grandchildren, Jared, Nadia, Kiah, Gianna, Odesia, and Kendra.

Funeral with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Pastor Ken Brown of the Alderson United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Pikes Creek. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Video of Bob from the 2007 USA Powerlifting American Open in Scranton, Pennsylvania

USAPL HS / Collegiate PL Championships - Jan. 12th, 2013

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
January 12th, 2013

Applications coming soon!

2011 USA Powerlifting CL / HS Results
2010 USA Powerlifting CL /HS Results
2009 USA Powerlifting CL /HS Results
2008 USA Powerlifting CL /HS Results

What is RAW in USA Powerlifting

Example of Legal Knee Sleeves
Example of Legal Belts Example of Legal Wrist Wraps


Singlet Required In ALL Lifts Example of NON LEGAL Belts Other Equipment Rules

  • Conventional Knee Wraps are NOT Allowed in USAPL RAW competition
  • Knee High Socks are required in the deadlift
  • Hiking boots not permitted, wrestling shoes, sneakers or weight lifting shoes ARE permitted
  • Boxer undergarmets not allowed to be worn
  • t-shirt must have sleeves
  • t-shirt can't have pockets and should be either a USAPL event shirt or a Team Shirt
  • t-shirt must be worn during the squat and bench for male competitors, all lifts for females

Upcoming PA Contests

Jan. 18th, 2020 - USA Powerlifting Winter Open - Reading, Pennsylvania - 01-18-2020 - Closed to new entries

Jan. 19th, 2020 - USA Powerlifting PA State High School Championships - Reading, PA - 01-18-2020 - Closed to new entries>

March 1st, 2020 - USA Powerlifting Pennsylvania State Championships - Philadelphia - PA-2020-05 - Enter Now

April 2nd - 5th, 2020 - USA Powerlifting Collegiate National Championships - State College, PA Sanction # NS-2020-05 - Website

Oct. 11th, 2020 - Stars and Stripes Rookie Championships - East Stroudsburg, PA *Sanction # Pending*

Nov. 9th, 2020  - Veteran's Day Championships - Philadelphia, PA *Sanction # Pending*