Qualifying Totals & Weight Classes

Frequently Asked Questions on Weight Classes & Qualifying

1) How are the qualifying totals done for the new women's weight classes?
Beginning January 1, 2021, the 72kg will be eliminated and will now include a 69kg and 76kg weight class.  

  • Lifters who achieve the 63kg QT can lift in the 63kg class go up to 69kg

  • Lifters who achieve the 72kg QT can go down to 69kg or up to 76kg

  • Lifters who achieve the 84kg QT can lift in the 84kg class or could go down to 76kg class

(from https://www.usapowerlifting.com/new-womens-weight-classes-coming-01-01-2021/)

2)  Can I change weight class?

  • All weight-class changes must be declared using the no later than 14-days prior to the start of the meet. (March 25, 2021). See below under "Changing Your Weight Class" to do this online.

  • If you are moving up a weight class, your qualifying total in the lower class must be equal to or greater than the qualifying total of the higher weight class.

  • If you wish to go down in weight class you will need to RE-QUALIFY in your new weight class by the 14-day weight-class change deadline.  (March 25, 2021)

  • 14 Day deadline for Weight Class Change at National Meets

(from https://www.usapowerlifting.com/fourteen-day-deadline-for-weight-class-changes-at-all-national-meets/)

3)  Can I use an equipped Qualifying Total to enter the raw division?

  • If entering the Raw division, qualifying totals must be achieved raw.

4)  Where can I qualify?

  • Due to a lack of meets in 2020, any USA Powerlifting meet after 1/1/2019 can be used for qualifying.

  • Qualifying totals must be achieved before the entry deadline.  (March 10, 2021)

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Changing Your Weight Class

Please use the form below to change your weight class​.

Deadline: March 25, 2021