Head Coach: James Townsend – [email protected]
Assistant Coach: Jeff Douglas – [email protected]
Assistant Coach: Michael Steinmetz – [email protected]
Assistant Coach: Austin Brown (NAPF Head Coach)- [email protected]
Athletes must be a member of Powerlifting America in good standing to qualify.
The following is for 2023 only
Automatic Selection: In order to automatically make the Open Women’s and Men’s National Team you must win your weight class in the Open division at Open Nationals as well as score a minimum of 5.0 on the Carpino Formula (this means your total from Nationals would roughly be a 5th place at the last 3 Open World Championships).
Alternate Selection: If an athlete wins Open Nationals and scores below a minimum of 5.0 on the Carpino formula, their name and Carpino score are then put into the alternate pool to be considered for the Open National Team.
The Alternate pool also consists of:
- All lifters who competed at Open Nationals in the Open Division that year who did not win their weight class
- All lifters who competed in Powerlifting America Collegiate Nationals, High School Nationals and Master’s Nationals in the equipped division
- (On a World Games year) Athletes who competed at the World Games that year from Powerlifting America would be allowed to apply their total from the World Games to be used in the alternate pool of lifters from Nationals.
- Guest Lifters who competed in the Open division at Open Nationals that year
- Athletes who competed at the IPF Open Equipped World Championship the previous year would be allowed to apply their total from the previous year’s IPF Open Equipped World Championship in the alternate pool of lifters from Nationals.
- Powerlifting America athletes that are required to live in another country other than the USA due to Military or Work Obligations would be allowed to use their total from the National Championship of the country they are currently living in as a guest lifter in the alternate pool of lifters from Nationals.
- Powerlifting America athletes that competed at the IPF Open Classic World Championships the same year as Powerlifting America Equipped Nationals and show interest in writing to Head Coach James Townsend in Competing at the IPF Open Equipped World Championships within 2 weeks after Competing at the IPF Open Classic World Championships will be entered in the alternate pool of lifters from Nationals.
- Powerlifting America athletes that competed at 2022 World Games can use their total from World Games in the alternate pool to qualify for 2023 Open Equipped Worlds
The first 16 alternates (8 women, 8 men) that don’t make the World Championship Team will be selected for the North American Regional Powerlifting Championships in the order of Carpino formula.
2023 Carpino 5 Totals:
47 kg- 405
52 kg- 475
57 kg- 530
63 kg- 525
69 kg- 572.5
76 kg- 580
84 kg- 615
84+ kg- 630
59 kg- 602.5
66 kg- 760
74 kg- 799
83 kg- 857.5
93 kg- 935
105 kg- 950
120 kg- 1045
120+ kg- 1032.5