March 14-16, 2024


The Powerlifting America Classic (Raw) Open National Championships will be held at The Reno Ballroom in Downtown Reno, Nevada.


Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is just 5.1 miles (12 minutes) away from the venue and hotel accommodations.


Reno’s American Iron Gym has graciously offered to open their doors for one week (03/11 – 03/18) to all athletes of the 2024 Powerlifting America Classic Open National Championship! With 10 Squat Racks, 5 Mono-Lifts, 8 Deadlift Platforms, 12 Bench Press racks, 3 sets of Competition KG plates, Specialty Bars, IPF approved platform equipment, and all the iron you may need, their Training Hall is a powerlifter’s dream come true. Plus, the gym also features a cardio room, field house, dedicated leg room, and 20,000 square feet of free weights and machines. All you have to do is create an online profile in their gym’s system and complete their liability release using the link below. Don’t miss the opportunity to train at one of the best gyms in the country!
American Iron’s Website
Create a gym profile and complete liability release here


The Silver Legacy and Circus Circus at THE ROW has special group rates ranging between $39 + tax & fees to $109 + taxes & fees available throughout the event weekend.


Spectator Tickets:


The Powerlifter’s Guide to Reno/Tahoe:

Our partners at Visit Reno/Tahoe have created a powerlifter’s guide to their city, filled with tips, tricks, and recommendations for those visiting Reno and Tahoe as a part of the 2024 Powerlifting America Classic Open and University National Championships. Click here to view the guide on their website.


Athletes must achieve a total (in any weight class) from a Powerlifting America, NAPF, IPF, or IPF Affiliate event between April 01, 2022, and March 13, 2024.

All Athletes are required to be current members of Powerlifting America by February 28th, 2024.

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.

Best Lifter Awards will be awarded to the top male and female lifters at the conclusion of the event.

After Party:

Get ready to elevate your post-championship celebration! Join us for the exclusive after party of the 2024 Powerlifting America Classic Open National Championship on March 16th, 2024, at Louis Basque Corner. Embrace the excitement of the evening starting at 7pm with limited tickets available, so be sure to secure yours before March 1st – no day-of sales will be available.
Revel in a night of great company, fantastic food, and lively spirits. Louis’ Basque Corner, a mere 5-minute walk from the event center and THE ROW hotels, sets the stage for an unforgettable experience. Your ticket includes one ETOH drink (for those 21 and older) or a non-alcoholic beverage.
Indulge in a delectable Basque family-style dinner featuring a soup of the day, French bread, Basque beans, salad, French fries, first course, main entree, dessert, and a glass of house wine. Choose from mouthwatering entrees like Sweetbreads, Top Sirloin Steak, Roast Leg of Lamb, or New York Steak – each a culinary masterpiece prepared to perfection. Don’t miss this chance to cap off the championship with an evening of celebration, camaraderie, and exquisite dining. Secure your tickets soon for a night to remember!

Venue: Louis’ Basque Corner – 301 E 4th St, Reno, NV 89512

Time: Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at 7 pm – after the end of the competition. 

Tickets: $45 per person

Tickets on sale starting February 1st, 2024


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

The Official Qualifier for:

  • 2024 World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships – Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 21st Annual NAPF North American Powerlifting Championships – Scottsdale, AZ, USA

*Schedule of Events:

*Subject to change after weight class change deadline

Important Dates:

Early Bird Entry Deadline: Sunday, December 10, 2023, 11:59 pm ET ($165)
Regular Entry Deadline: Sunday, January 21, 2024, 11:59 pm ET ($190)
Late Entry Deadline: Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 11:59 pm ET ($220)

Weight Class Change Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 11:59 pm ET
*Please email all weight class changes to [email protected]