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.



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.


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

Tentative Schedule of Events: 

(Subject to Change)

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