2019 UPA Nationals

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 31-June 2, 2019

Meet Directors

Detroit Barbell
Facebook "2019 UPA Raw & Equipped Nationals" event page


Equipped, Raw & Raw Elite: Full Power, Bench only & DL Only


Detroit Metro Airport Marriott
30559 Flynn Rd. Romulus, MI 48174

Lifting Sessions

Friday, May 31, 2019 @ 9:00am - All Bench Only & All DL Only
Saturday, June 1, 2019 @9:00am - Open Full Power
Sunday, June 2, 2019 @ 9:00am - Master’s, JR, Teen & Submaster Full Power


Sanctioned by the United Powerlifting Association(UPA): Rule book
Must have a valid UPA membership: Purchase here


Raw, Raw Elite & Equipped
Raw Elite: At most knee sleeves & belt
Raw lifters: At most knee wraps & belt.
Equipped: Please check the UPA Rule book.


Bench Only & DL Only: Thursday, May 30 - 9:00 am-10:30 am @ meet site,  5:00pm-6:30pm at meet site. Saturday weigh ins for this division only, 7:00am-7:30am @ meet site.

Open Full Power: Friday, May 31- 9:00am-10:30am @ meet site. 5:00pm-6:30pm @ meet site. Sunday weigh ins for this division only: 7:00am-7:30am @ meet site.

Master, JR, Teen & Submaster Full Power: Saturday, June 1- 9:00am-10:30am @ meet site. 5:00pm- 6:30pm @ meet site. Saturday weigh in for this division only: 7:00am-7:30am @ meet site.  


You MUST be weighed in by 7:30am on your day of lifting or you will NOT be able to compete, NO EXCEPTIONS! All weigh-ins at meet site!


Open to all current/future UPA members. Registration is $40 per card, $25 for Teen. Include your registration money with this entry form if you need to become a member--application to be filled out at the weigh-ins.  Current members must present their cards at weigh-ins or you have to purchase a new one!!!

Entry Fee 

$100 for 1st division
$50 for each additional division
Meet Shirts are FREE for lifters if and only if you give your size before May 2 deadline, S-5XL
Entry fee MUST accompany entry form when submitted.  


The entry deadline is May 2nd, 2019
$30 late fee for any entries after May 2


Lifters will be eligible to break UPA National & UPA MI (if you reside in MI) state records in both Raw & Equipped divisions.


Medals will be given to 1st-3rd place in all Men’s and Women’s classes
Participation awards will be given to everyone entered by cut off date

Best Lifter awards will be given for:

Men’s Master Raw Full Power + Age, Men’s JR Raw Full Power, Men's Raw Teen Full Power, Men's Raw Open Full Power, Men's Bench Only Raw + Age, Men's DL Only Raw + Age.

Men's Master Equipped Full Power + Age, Men's Teen Equipped Full Power, Men's JR Equipped Full Power, Men's Open Equipped Full Power, Men's Bench Only Equipped + Age, Men's DL Only Equipped + Age.

Men's Raw Elite Full Power + Age.

Women's Master Raw Full Power + Age, Women's JR Raw Full Power, Women's Teen, Raw Full Power, Women's Open Raw Full Power, Women's Bench Only Raw Bench Only + Age, Women's Raw DL Only + Age.

Women's Master Equipped Full Power + Age, Women's Teen Equipped Full Power, Women's JR Equipped Full Power, Women's Open Equipped Full Power, Women's Bench Only Equipped + Age, Women's DL Only Equipped + Age.

Women's Full Power Raw Elite + Age.

All above Best Lifter Awards will be given if 3+ or more competitors are in that division.   

Best Lifters are based on Schwartz formula, Master’s will use the age coefficient as well when noted.

Spectator Fee

General admission: $10
Children 12 and under are free.

Food & Drinks will be provided to the lifters free of cost


  • 3,000 sq. ft. of ball room for this competition

  • 2,000 sq. ft. for the warm up room

  • 3 monolifts, 3 competition benches, 3 DL platforms in the warm up room

  • Free Food and Drinks for the lifters the entire day of lifting