United Powerlifting Association (UPA)

UPA LogoThe United Powerlifting Association (UPA) was formed in Ohio in 2007 by Kenny Patterson.

Drug Testing
The UPA offers a tested and untested division.

Equipment
Equipped
The UPA allows shirts and suits in an unlimited number of plies, provided they are a singular component, in denim, canvas, and polyester. Velcro and open back shirts allowed. Up to double ply briefs with legs allowed and up to 2.5 m knee wraps. The UPA allows the use of a monolift.

Raw
2.5 meter knee wraps and wrist wraps are allowed in the raw division.

Age Divisions
Men and Women
OPEN (Senior): 13 years upward
MASTER 1: 40 years to and including 44 years of age
MASTER 2: 45 years to and including 49 years of age
MASTER 3: 50 years to and including 54 years of age
MASTER 4: 55 years to and including 59 years of age
MASTER 5: 60 years to and including 64 years of age
MASTER 6: 65 years to and including 69 years of age
MASTER 7: 70 years to and including 74 years of age
MASTER 8: 75 years to and including 79 years of age
MASTER 9: 80 years upward
SUB MASTER: 33 years to and including 39 years of age
JUNIOR: 20 years to and including 23 years of age
TEENAGE: 13 years to and including 15 years of age
TEENAGE: 16 years to and including 17 years of age
TEENAGE: 18 years to and including 19 years of age

Weight Classes
Men
52.0kg Class - up to 52.0kg
56.0kg Class - from 52.01 to 56.0kg
60.0kg Class - from 56.01 to 60.0kg
67.5kg Class - from 60.01 to 67.5kg
75.0kg Class - from 67.01 to 75.0kg
82.5kg Class - from 75.01 to 82.5kg
90.0kg Class - from 82.51 to 90.0kg
100.0kg Class - from 90.01 to 100.0kg
110.0kg Class - from 100.01 to 110.0kg
125.0kg Class - from 110.01 to 125.0kg
140.0kg Class - from 125.01 to 140.0kg
140.0+kg Class - from 140.01 to unlimited.

Women
44.0kg Class - up to 44.0kg
48.0kg Class - from 44.01 to 48.0kg
52.0kg Class - from 48.01 to 52.0kg
56.0kg Class - from 52.01 to 56.0kg
60.0kg Class - from 56.01 to 60.0kg
67.5kg Class - from 60.01 to 67.5kg
75.0kg Class - from 67.51 to 75.0kg
82.5kg Class - from 75.01 to 82.5kg
90.0kg, Class - from 82.51 to 90.0kg
90.0+kg Class - from 90.01 to unlimited

Membership Fee
$30 for a UPA membership. $15 for 18 and under.

Contact Information
Bill Carpenter, President
(563) 590-1390
United Powerlifting Association (UPA) Website
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