23 Stars and Stripes Championships - Nov. 11 - 12th 2023 *Added a new second day* sticky icon

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Sanction: (2023-PA-05)
All Ages on Saturday
Collegiate and University on Sunday
Date: Nov. 11-12thth, 2023
Location: Brown's Gym, Clarks Summit, PA

Very Important.... Powerlifting America membership for 2024 can be purchased as of Oct. 1st, 2023 and is good for all of 2024. When entering at the link below, put "TBD" as the #. We will get the # from you as we get closer to the event.

Tentative Schedule - Liftingcast Day 1 Roster- Sold Out Day 1

November 11th - Day 1 Sold Out!

Session 1: All Female, All Male 66, Male Sub-junior 74 KG
7 AM -8:30 Weigh-in
9 AM Lifting Start

Session 2: Male 74 KG Open, Male 74 KG Junior, All Male 83 - 120+

1 PM Weigh-in
3 PM Lifting Start

Enter Now - Day 2 - University / High School

Liftingcast Day 2 Roster - Limited to 60 Lifters

Volunteer At Event

Official Qualifier 2024 Powerlifting America National Events, you must compete at Nationals to be considered for IPF World Team spots.

2024 Combined Super State Championships

.This will be the combined New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania State Championships. Lifters will compete for top 3 against their specific State athletes.

Event Date: May 5th,2024
Location: Jim Thorpe High School

Entry Go Live: November 4th, 2023


Who is PurePowerlifting

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Quick bits: Who is PurePowerlifting   

Owner: Steve Mann (Age 47)
  • Competitive Edge
    • Competing since 1991
    • Lifted in over 70 events
    • Best Lifts Equipped: Squat 413 KG, Bench 320 KG, Deadlift 327.KG
    • Best Lifts Raw: Squat 307.5, Bench 215 KG, Deadlift 302.5 KG (Only 3 Raw Competitions Lifted)
    • Finished 7th place in the SHW at the 2022 World Games
    • IPF Master's Worlds Best Lifter 2022
  • Running the Show
    • Meet directing since 1999
    • Largest Event hosted 2015 USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals
      • 1071 Lifters entered
      • Run 3 days, 4 platforms, 16 warm-ups
    • Run 3+ events a year
    • Currently running Powerlifting America events
    • Safesport certified
  • Let's talk about my life
    • Family
      • I am a divorced father of 4 children. We are a balanced family of 2 boys and 2 girls. My younger two children we fostered for several years before we adopted them and made them “official” Mann’s. I have shared custody.  And guess what, the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree, 3 of my 4 children also enjoy the sport of Powerlifting
    • Professional Life:
      • IT EDI Business Analyst for The Azek Company

You might know Steve, but not know.

  1. Steve was diagnosed with keratoconus disease in both eyes since 2004. What does that mean, well, he wears two contacts in each eye, yes 4 contacts!
  2. Steve is currently dating his 6th-grade sweetheart Denise, who is the mother of 3 children, yes you counted that right. That's 7 TEENAGERS between the two of them!


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.

Go to website HighSchoolnats.com

Our Media Company Photo Packages

March 31 to April 2, 2023
Scranton, Pennsylvania⁣

Capture the best moments of your meet day with photography, videography, or BOTH from the PWRBLD Media team (the highest quality photos & videos)

(Minimum 15 photos)
*Rush delivery: $125
**Super Rush delivery: $155

(Recap video of all 9 attempts)
*Rush delivery: $125
**Super Rush delivery: $155

(Minimum 15 photos & meet recap)
*Rush delivery: $175
**Super Rush: $215

NOW OFFERING: RECAP HYPE VIDEOS (limited to 10 lifters per meet)
(This video will be a 30-60 second hype video recap of the individual lifter)
*Regular delivery: $150

*Includes individual lifter hype video recap, photos, & videos all delivered in SUPER RUSH (24-48hrs)

REGULAR orders will be sent out within 6-10 business days
*RUSH orders are sent out within 3-5 days
*SUPER RUSH orders are sent out within 24-48 hours


****No refunds


PurePowerlifting Hoodie
Last of the original black Pure Power hoodies - we will not be re-ordering.


PurePowerlifting Polo
Check out this great embroidered polo. Small # of quantities.

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Gray PurePowerlifting Shirt

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