United States Powerlifting Federation (USPF)

USPF LogoThe United States Powerlifting Federation is America's second oldest powerlifting federation and sanctions powerlifting meets across the United States. They offer single and multi ply division. The single ply divisions are affiliated internationally with the WPF.

Drug Testing
The USPF does not drug test. However, individual meet directors have the option of doing so. Contact meet directors to determine the drug testing policy for any given meet.

Equipment
Single ply division
Single ply bench shirts are allowed in polyester or denim. Canvas is not allowed. Velcro on bench shirts is allowed as long as it completely closes the back of the shirt. Open back shirts are not legal. Single ply lifting suits are allowed in polyester. Canvas and denim are not allowed. Briefs may be used. Knee wraps not exceeding 2.5 meters may be used.

Multi ply division
Up to 2 ply bench shirts are allowed in polyester or denim. Canvas isn't allowed. No open back shirts but velcro enclosed ones are acceptable. Up to 2 ply lifting suits are allowed in polyester, denim or canvas. Up to 2 ply briefs are allowed. Knee wraps up to 2.5m are acceptable.

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

Membership Fee
$30 for adults and $15 for high school students and Special Olympians.

Contact Information

United States Powerlifting Federation
P.O. Box 4934
Parkersburg, WV 26104

Email
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