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

2023 Pennsylvania State Championships

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Special Things We Have Planned
  • Our Livestream will be a 3 Camera, including eye from the sky (Same clip of that below)
  • 8 IPF Approved warm-up racks for Squat and Bench
  • A dedicated deadlift warm-up room, so lifters can start deadlift warm-up, even if bench warm-up is still going

Our April 15, 2023, Powerlifting America Pennsylvania State Championships will be held in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. It will have 1 IPF level competition platform and will have a great warmup area with 8 IPF level combo platforms with 8 IPF certified kilo sets. Again, one platform with 8 warm-up areas! 

Our livestream will be 3 cameras including a sky camera for overhead shots in bench press. The meet will be run @browns_gym which offers a 24-hour sauna for those needing to cut weight. Our entry will be at $125, and this includes the event shirt, which is on high quality NextLevel materials. Our general admission will be $10. The coaches pass will be $15. This is the path to IPF World Championship level competition

Our state event will be limited to 60 lifters a day, roughly 30 lifters a session. We pride ourselves in events starting and ending on-time. We will NOT have sessions with 4 flights to a session. Our live scoring will be liftingcast, where anyone can watch online the status of the event and flits. Our great looking Powerlifting America medals will be handed out at the end of each lifting session, our best lifter awards are unique light up crystals

Official Powerlifting America National Qualifier

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General Admission / Coaches Passes Sold At Door

Date: April 15th, 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: All Female and Male up to 66KG

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

9:00 AM: Competition Lifting

Session 1 Awards

Session 2: Male 74 KG - UNL Male

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

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!

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 285 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.

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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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