March 17, 2024


The Powerlifting America University 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 University 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.


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.


  • Students who are currently officially registered and proceeding toward a degree or diploma at an accredited Institution.
  • Students must be at least 17 and no older than 25 years of age on December 31st of the year of the event.
  • All Athletes must be current Powerlifting America members by March 3rd, 2024. 
  • Membership cards can be purchased here: Join Us
  • NO qualifying total is required!


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 in both the Raw and Equipped categories at the conclusion of the event.

Team Awards will be awarded to the top 3 teams in the Raw and Equipped categories for both male and female teams.


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

The Official Qualifier for:

  • FISU Powerlifting World Championships – Tartu, Estonia
  • 2024 World Classic & Equipped Sub-Junior & Junior Powerlifting Championship – Valletta, Malta
  • 21st Annual NAPF North American Powerlifting Championships – Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Tentative Schedule of Events: 

Important Dates:

Early Bird Entry Deadline: Sunday, December 10, 2023, 11:59 pm ET ($145)
Regular Entry Deadline: Sunday, January 21, 2024, 11:59 pm ET ($165)
Late Entry Deadline: Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 11:59 pm ET ($185)

Weight Class Change Deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2024, 11:59 pm ET
*Please email all weight class changes to [email protected]