Qualifying Standards


How to Qualify for Nationals:

Provincial Championship Required Qualifying Wilks points

Equipped and Unequipped Powerlifting:

Men’s Wilks Points   Women’s Wilks Points  
Open 350 Open 300
Sub-Junior N/A Sub-Junior N/A
Junior 300 Junior 245
Master 1 310 Master 1 255
Master 2 N/A Master 2 N/A
Master 3 N/A Master 3 N/A
Master 4 N/A Master 4 N/A

***Where no minimum standards are required a member must have competed in at least one IPF sanctioned event 24 months prior to the intended Provincial.***


Bench Press Only

Equipped and Unequipped 

Men’s Wilks Points   Women’s Wilks Points  
Open 80 Open 55
Sub-Junior N/A Sub-Junior N/A
Junior 70 Junior 45
Master 1 75 Master 1 50
Master 2 N/A Master 2 N/A
Master 3 N/A Master 3 N/A
Master 4 N/A Master 4 N/A

***Where no minimum standards are required a member must have competed in at least one IPF sanctioned event 24 months prior to the intended Provincial.***


Lifters may compete in weight classes other than the one in which they obtained the qualifying Wilks, and lifters who obtain the equipped qualifying total will automatically also qualify to compete unequipped.

NATIONAL STANDARDS:
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.

REGIONAL STANDARDS:
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.

INTERNATIONAL TEAMS
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

  1. You must have qualified within the previous 24 months from the date of the intended Provincial, Regional or National Championships.
  2. If you are in an age divisions that does not have a qualifying Wilks you are required to compete in at least one IPF sanctioned event 24 months prior to the Provincial Championships to compete in them.
  3. If you have competed at a CPU National Championship before you must compete or volunteer at the Provincial Championships in order to qualify for the National Championships.
  4. If you have NOT competed at a CPU National Championships before you must first compete at a Provincial and Regional competition.
  5. A lifter who achieves a National qualifying standard is then eligible to compete at any chosen weight class at the National Championships.
  6. All athletes in weight division’s without a qualifying total (N/A) are required to compete in a minimum of one competition prior to the Provincial, Western, or National Championships.
  7. All age categories begin on January 1 of the year the lifter reaches the minimum age limit. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. If you achieve the qualifying total for Equipped nationals, you are automatically qualified for Classic (unequipped) nationals.
  10. Bench-Only qualifying lifts can come from other Bench-Only contests or from the Bench Press portion of a regular Powerlifting contest.
  11. For parapowerlifters not considering competing Internationally the Classic weight classes and qualifying standards apply.
  12. For Parapowerlifters wanting to go to International events check the Minimum Qualification Standards and weight classes.