CPU National/Regional Qualifying Standards
At the 2017 CPU Annual Meeting, all Qualifying standards were changed, according to recommendations from the CPU Competition Committee. The old Class chart, Master, Elite, etc, was done away with, it was confusing at best.
Each category now has it's own chart of required total. The number of tables this required meant breaking them up into separate files for readability.
Required Totals to lift at CPU Nationals, Classic and Equipped, Powerlifting Competition.
Required Bench Press to lift at CPU Nationals, Classic and Equipped, Bench Only Competition.
Required Totals to lift at CPU Regionals (Easterns, Centrals, Westerns), Classic and Equipped, Powerlifting Competition.
Required Bench Press to lift at CPU Regionals (Easterns, Centrals, Westerns), Classic and Equipped, Bench Only Competition.
To Qualify for an IPF Classic Worlds team, aka "International A team" a lifter must have acheived a minimum Wilks total as below.
Open Female Classic - 390
Open Male Classic - 440
For all other international events, such as North American Championships, Commonwealth Championships, etc, the "International B Team" standard must be met.
Open Female Classic - 350
Open Male Classic - 400
Note: Effective in 2018, ALL categories will have required Wilks numbers for international competition. These numbers will be posted by January 1, 2018
Points to Remember
- You must have qualified within the previous 24 months from the date of the intended Nationals.
- Before going to nationals for the first time, you must lift at one of the three regional championships, within two years of that first nationals.
- You must satisfy your provinces additional requirements to be qualified for each Nationals.
- A lifter who achieves a National qualifying standard is then eligible to compete at any chosen weight class at the National Championships.
- All age categories begin on January 1 of the year the lifter reaches the minimum age limit (with the exception of sub-junior which begins on the day the lifter turns 14). For example,
a lifter become a Master 1 on January 1 of the year they turn 40. Similarly, a Junior ceases to be a Junior on Dec 31 of the year they turn 23.
- A lifter can qualify for a higher level meet in their next age category within the 12 month period before meeting the minimum age requirement for the class they will compete in, but cannot claim awards in that category at that qualifying meet. For example, a lifter who turns 40 next year can qualify for next years Master Nationals at any time during THIS year, but would only win "Open" awards at that meet.
- If you achieve the qualifying total for Equipped nationals, you are automatically qualified for Classic (unequipped) nationals.
- Bench-Only qualifying lifts can come from other Bench-Only contests or from the Bench Press portion of a regular Powerlifting contest.
- For parapowerlifters not considering competing Internationally the Classic weight classes and qualifying standards apply.
- For Parapowerlifters wanting to go to International events check the Minimum Qualification Standards and weight classes.