2024 USA Powerlifting New Mexico State Championships (NM-2024-03)

Registration Roster Meet Shirt   Meet Cap: 115 Lifters
Cancellation Policy Lifter's Handbook New Lifter Tips USAPL Membership



United Fit

3305 Vassar Dr NE

Albuquerque, NM


Registration Timeline: 

Early Bird Registration: $110 (Deadline: May 31) 

Regular Registration: $135 (June 1 - September 30)

Late Registration: $160 (after September 30 if spots are still available)

Early Equipment Check: Friday evening, November 8 (see details below)

Meet Day: Saturday, November 9, 2024 & Sunday, November 10, 2024 (if needed, depends on amount of lifters sign up)


1. USAPL Membership (required): USAPL Cards can be purchased online at www.usapowerlifting.com. 
Please note that if this will be your first meet of 2024, you can wait until November 1st to purchase your USAPL membership but if you already have it, please submit it when registering.

All lifters must have been drug-free for the past thirty-six (36) months.

Awards will be given to 1st – 3rd in each age and weigh division in powerlifting, bench press, and deadlift. Special awards will be given to best lifters and to teams.

There are Equipped, Raw with Wraps and Raw divisions.

Raw Lifting: As of September 1, 2007 “Raw” lifting rules require all competitors to wear a regulation one piece non supportive lifting suit. Wrist wraps and belts are OK.  Neoprene knee sleeves are OK. No other support gear is allowed. Only raw gear approved by USAPL is permitted. See www.USAPowerlifting.com

Drug Testing: You must be drug free for at least 36 months prior to the date of this meet to be eligible to compete. At least 10% of all lifters will be tested by urinalysis.   Banned substances include but are not limited to anabolic steroids and growth hormones. The complete list of banned substances is available on the web site of the World Anti-Doping Agency (see www.WADA-ama.org).

Lifting Attire: All competitors must wear a one piece lifting suit or a wrestling singlet, shoes and a T-Shirt. All equipment must conform to USA Powerlifting rules. See www.USAPowerlifting.com for details.

No qualifying total needed for this meet.


2. Tentative Meet Schedule:

Early equipment check is optional but recommended and will be on Friday 11/08 from 6:30PM - 7:30PM at UNITED FIT. You will need to show us your current USAPL membership card (digital is acceptable), along with photo ID (DL, school ID, military ID, passport, birth certification if youth lifter, etc.) & everything you are wearing to compete. We recommend looking over the Lifters Handbook and New Lifter Tips on the USA Powerlifting site.

Meet day:

- Session 1 (Saturday AM) / Session 3 (Sunday AM), if applicable: Regular Check-in with Equipment Check: 7AM. (USAPL ID & Photo ID are required. Show referees everything you're wearing on the platform)

Weigh-in: right after you have your Equipment checked, to no later than 8:30AM (no exception). (openers & rack height are required before you go weigh-in)

Lifting starts at 9:00AM, ends around 1:30PM. Awards to follow.

- Session 2 (Saturday PM):  Regular Check-in with Equipment Check: 12:30PM. (USAPL ID & Photo ID are required. Show referees everything you're wearing on the platform)

Weigh-in: at 1PM, after you have your Equipment checked, to no later than 2:30PM (no exception). (openers & rack height are required before you go weigh-in)

Lifting starts at 3:00PM, ends around 7:30PM. Awards to follow.


3. Changes after signing up:

Please see www.texasstrengthsystems.com/pages/meets for any meet change request including weight class, division, team name, etc.. Any division(s) add or changes or add won’t be accepted within 2 weeks out from the date of the meet.

For cancellations & refund, please first visit texasstrengthsystems.com/meets for the Cancellation Policies and send us an email with your info for cancellation request.


4. American Record: If you are attempting American Record, please let us know ahead and be sure to bring a physical copy of your ID or birth certificate so we can mail them to the National Office.

Record Database


5. Out-of-state Lifters: 

Since this is the New Mexico State Championships, Out-of-State lifters are welcomed but will be assigned under Guest Lifter Division. See the screenshot from USAPL Rulebook below for more info: 

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* Guest lifters are not eligible for awards within age divisions. 

* Guest lifters may set state and American records and may earn a qualifying total for a national meet.

* Guest lifters are subject to all normal rules of competition and must meet the same qualifying criteria to enter the meet.
* We will have awards for Guest Lifters based on DOTS points.
(If you are currently residing in New Mexico but still have an out-of-state address on your USAPL card, if you want, you can change it to your NM address on the USAPL Membership website, to avoid competing as a Guest Lifter. Once changed, please let us know)

6. Admission will be TBD at the door and through the gym host, apply for everyone, including all those attending to spectate (family & friends), coach, and handler as well. Lifters who are competing in this meet do not have to pay.


Any questions please email meets@texasstrengthsystems.com. If you're an Adaptive Athlete, please send us an email with your USAPL Membership card.





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