January 27 & 28, 2024

Venue and Hotel:

The Powerlifting America Bench Press National Championships will be held in the Marriott South Austin, the official hotel for this championship.


Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is just 6.8 miles (13 minutes) away from the venue and accommodations.


The Marriott South Austin has a special group rate of $179 + tax available three days before the event through 3 days after the event. Hotel rooms must be booked by 01/12/2024 to receive the special group rate.



Athletes must achieve a Bench Press (from any weight class) from Powerlifting America, NAPF, IPF, or IPF Affiliate events between February 26, 2022, and January 26, 2024.

All Athletes are required to be current members of Powerlifting America on January 1st.

Membership cards can be purchased here: Join Us


All support suits, shirts, wraps, belts, singlets, and knee sleeves must be on the IPF Approved List.
IPF Approved List


Medals will be given to 1st – 5th place by total and weight class for all divisions.

Official Training Venue at Eleiko HQ:

Eleiko HQ will be available for anyone wanting to train during the weekend. You are welcome to come between 9 am and 5 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Eleiko will also offer special discounted pricing in our store at Eleiko HQ on powerlifting accessories, clothing, and equipment for all attendees of the 2024 Bench Nationals.

Annual Texas BBQ Banquet at Eleiko HQ

Saturday, January 27th, 2024

Join us at the Annual BBQ for Powerlifting America as Eleiko and Pitmaster “The Smoking Swede” Blomberg and Assistant Pitmaster Dobbins will bring you a Texas-style BBQ exclusively for the amazing athletes and coaches of the 2024 Powerlifting America Bench Press National Championships in Austin.

We will be serving up slow-smoked meats in true Texas style, delicious sides, and ice-cold refreshments, with music from the awesome band Ali and The Wild Geese to get you moving. To ensure you feel right at home we’ll warm things up with our authentic mix of Texan and Swedish hospitality. We are looking forward to giving you an unforgettable Texas BBQ experience where you can swap stories, honor our powerlifting champions, and raise a toast together with friends. The Smoking Swede’s BBQ, combined with Eleiko’s unwavering commitment to strength, promises a party to remember. Extra points to you if you wear your boots and don your favorite cowboy hats. 

Venue: Eleiko HQ, 3910 S Industrial Drive, Austin Tx, 78744

Time: Saturday 27th of January 2024 – after the end of the competition. 

Tickets: $45 per person


All registered lifters are subject to drug testing before or after the competition from USADA.

The Official Qualifier for:

  • 2024 IPF World Classic & Equipped Bench Press Championship – Austin, TX, USA
  • 18th Annual NAPF North American Bench Press Championships – San Jose, Costa Rica

Schedule of Events: 

(Subject to Change after Weight Class Change Deadline)

Saturday, January 27th – All Classic (Raw) Lifters

Sunday, January 28th – All Open (Equipped) Lifters

Important Dates:

Early Bird Entry Deadline: Sunday, October 1, 2023, 11:59 pm ET ($165)

Regular Entry Deadline: Sunday, December 10, 2023, 11:59 pm ET ($190)

Late Entry Deadline: Monday, January 1, 2024, 11:59 pm ET ($220)

Weight Class Change Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2024, 11:59 pm ET
*Please email all weight class changes to [email protected]