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Qualifying Standards

UNEQUIPPED POWERLIFTING STANDARDS
Required Totals to lift at CPU Nationals or Regionals, Unequipped Division

EQUIPPED POWERLIFTING STANDARDS
Required Totals to lift at CPU Nationals or Regionals, Equipped Division

UNEQUIPPED BENCH PRESS STANDARDS
Required Totals to lift at CPU Nationals or Regionals, Unequipped Division


EQUIPPED BENCH PRESS STANDARDS
Required Totals to lift at CPU Nationals or Regionals, Equipped Division

RETIRED 72 KG WOMEN'S STANDARDS

Only used as a standard for meets prior to the 2021 IPF weight class changes

 

 

new - 2025 Qualifying Standards

UNEQUIPPED POWERLIFTING STANDARDS
Required Totals to lift at CPU Nationals Unequipped Division

EQUIPPED POWERLIFTING STANDARDS
Required Totals to lift at CPU Nationals Equipped Division

UNEQUIPPED BENCH PRESS STANDARDS

Required Totals to lift at CPU Nationals Unequipped Bench Only Division


EQUIPPED BENCH PRESS STANDARDS
Required Totals to lift at CPU Nationals Equipped Bench Only Division

2024 CPU NATIONALS & 2024 INTERNATIONAL TEAM SELECTION

  • Bench only results from 3 lift competitions will not be considered for bench only teams. Athletes must have done a bench only competition.

  • The registrant must apply for a spot on the team in the weight class they competed in. Once the team is named, athletes may be able to move weight classes based on CPU policies.

  • Registrants  must have achieved their CPU National Qualifying Total with the results they’re using to apply for the team.

  • If two registrants apply for the same weight class and have the exact total, the registrant who did it first will be ranked higher, except in the case where the athletes totals were done at the same competition.  Then the registrant who placed higher at that competition will be ranked higher.

  • The totals of all eligible applicants will be sorted based on weight and age classes, and 1st place in each weight class will automatically earn the spot on the National team. Any remaining team spots and reserves will be filled based on the CPU policies (all second place finishers will be pooled and ranked according to IPF points and named to the team, followed by all third place finishers being ranked by IPF points and named to the team, and carrying on until the team has been filled).


Points to Remember

  1. Registrants must satisfy any additional provincial requirements to qualify for a regional and/or national championships.

  2. All registrants wishing to compete in regional or national championships must meet the qualifying totals 24 months prior to the date of the intended championships.

  3. All registrants wishing to compete at their first national championships must first compete and achieve a total at any regional championship within the previous two years of the national championships. Additionally, lifting in bench only at regionals cannot be a qualifier for 3-lift nationals, however the reverse is accepted.

  4. At CPU Regional and National Championships, registrants cannot change their entered age and weight class after 21 days before the contest starts. Youth and Para- powerlifting registrants are exempt from this policy.

  5. A registrant who achieves a regional or national qualifying total is then eligible to compete at any chosen weight class at the regional or national championships they qualify for.

  6. You must meet the requirement (qualification) in the discipline (unequipped or equipped) you intend to lift in. 

  7. Bench-Only qualifying lifts can come from other bench-only contests or from the bench press portion of a regular powerlifting contest.

  8. A registrant who achieves a regional qualifying standard is then eligible to compete at any chosen weight class at the Regional Championships.

  9. A registrant who achieves a national qualifying standard is then eligible to compete at any chosen weight class at the National Championships.

  10. Submitted entry forms for all regional and national championships must include details of the registrant's qualifying standard and must be verified by a provincial officer prior to making the athlete roster public. If any entry form is incomplete in any way, it will not be accepted by the meet director.

  11. All IPF age categories begin on January 1 of the year the registrant reaches the minimum age limit (with the exception of sub-junior which begins on the day the lifter turns 14). For example, a registrant become a Master 1 on January 1 of the year they turn 40. Similarly, a junior ceases to be a junior on Dec 31 of the year they turn 23.

  12. CPU Youth age divisions:

    • Youth 1 – from the day the registrant turns 8 years old throughout the full calendar year they turn 9 years old (up to Provincial competition level only) ​

    • Youth 2 – from January 1st of the calendar year the registrant turns 10 years old (up to regional competition level only)

    • Youth 3 – from January 1st of the calendar year the registrant turns 12 years old until the day the registrant turns 14 years old (up to national competition level) 

  13. A registrant can qualify for a higher level meet in their next age category within the 12 month period before meeting the minimum age requirement for the class they will compete in, but cannot claim awards in that category at that qualifying meet. For example, a lifter who turns 40 next year can qualify for next years Master Nationals at any time during THIS year, but would only win "Open" awards at that meet.

  14. Registrants must meet the requirement (qualification) in the discipline (unequipped or equipped) you set out to lift at nationals..

  15. Bench-only qualifying lifts can come from other bench-only contests or from the bench press portion of a regular powerlifting contest.

  16. For Para-powerlifters not considering competing Internationally the unequipped weight classes and qualifying standards apply.

  17. For Para-powerlifters wanting to go to International events check the Minimum Qualification Standards and weight classes.

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