May 17-19, 2024


The Powerlifting America Classic (Raw) Age Division National Championships will be held at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.


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 $219 + taxes and fees throughout the event.


Eleiko BBQ Banquet:

Get ready for the ultimate TEXAS BBQ BANQUET at Eleiko HQ during the 2024 Powerlifting America Classic (Raw) Age Division and Equipped National Championships!

After the intense competitions wrap up, Eleiko, along with legendary Pitmaster “The Smoking
Swede” and his trusty sidekick Pitmaster Dobbins, is hosting a Texas-style BBQ exclusively for
the amazing athletes, referees, coaches, and spectators. We’re serving up slow-smoked meats, mouthwatering sides, and ice-cold refreshments, all accompanied by amazing country tunes from our live band. With a blend of Texan and Swedish hospitality, this BBQ promises unforgettable moments, a chance to honor our powerlifting champions, and a party to remember. We will have games and activities throughout the evening, plus we will be awarding the classic best lifter awards to our fantastic athletes. Bonus points if you come dressed in your favorite cowboy hat and cowboy boots.

Do not miss out on this night to remember as we celebrate these stellar athletes and their accomplishments. Click here to purchase your tickets for this extravagant night

Date: May 19th, 2024 at 7 pm – after the completion of lifting
Venue: Eleiko HQ – 3910 S Industrial Dr, Austin TX 78744
Tickets: $45 USD per person – includes 2 soft drinks/beer/wine


Athletes must achieve a total (in any weight class) from a Powerlifting America, NAPF, IPF, or IPF Affiliate event between June 18, 2022, and May 16, 2024.

All Athletes are required to be current members of Powerlifting America by May 2nd, 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.


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

The Official Qualifier for:

  • 2024 World Classic & Equipped Sub-Junior & Junior Nationals – Valletta, Malta
  • 2024 World Classic & Equipped Masters Powerlifting Championships – Sun City, South Africa
  • 21st Annual NAPF North American Powerlifting Championships – Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Tentative Schedule of Events: 

Session times and primetime information will be released on Monday, May 6th.

*Subject to Change

Important Dates:

Early Bird Entry Deadline: Sunday, February 4, 2024, 11:59 pm ET ($165)
Regular Entry Deadline: Sunday, March 24, 2024, 11:59 pm ET ($190)
Late Entry Deadline: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 11:59 pm ET ($220)

Weight Class Change Deadline: Thursday, May 2, 2024, 11:59 pm ET
*Please email all weight class changes to [email protected]