United States Powerlifting Association (USPA)


The USPA consists of raw lifting which includes the use of knee sleeves, wrist wraps, four-inch belts, t-shirt, and one piece singlet. The USPA also consists of Single-ply and Multi-ply lifting. Multi-ply will allow double-ply gear and use of the monolift. Each division has its own Vice President who will actively oversee all of the details of its division to ensure a successful and first-class run association.
Age Divisions
Men
SENIOR: 13 upwards (no category restrictions)
JUNIOR: 13 to and including 23, with age divisions of 13-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-23
MASTER: 35 to 39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Women
SENIOR: 13 upwards (no category restriction)
JUNIOR: 13 to and including 23, with age divisions of 13-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-23
MASTER: 35 upward in five year increments

Weight Classes
Men
52.0 kg Class - up to 52.0 kg.
56.0 kg class - 52.01 to 56.0 kg
60.0 kg class - 56.01 to 60.0 kg
67.5 kg class - 60.01 to 67.5 kg
75.0 kg class - 67.51 to 75.0 kg
82.5 kg class - 75.01 to 82.5 kg
90.0 kg class - 82.51 to 90.0 kg
100.0 kg class - 90.01 to 100.0 kg
110.0 kg class - 100.01 to 110.0 kg
125.0 kg class - 110.01 to 125.0 kg
140.0 kg class - 125.1 kg to 140.0 kg
140.0+kg class - 140.0 kg +

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

USPA Website
USPA Forum
USPA Rule Book
USPA American Records