To qualify, you must achieve a Qualifying Total in a USA Powerlifting, NAPF or IPF event between January 1, 2021, through the registration deadline.
Full Meet: If you are a Master lifter with an Open qualifying total and want to place in the Open division, you must enter the Open division and lift on the day with the other Open competitors. Likewise, if you want to place in the Masters division, you will need to enter and lift on the day for the Masters division.
Bench Only: Masters lifters will be able to select both the Master and Open division for the bench-only competition due to all bench competitors lifting at the same time.
National Team Consideration: Only those entered in the Open division will be considered for the Open National Team. If you are a Master aged lifter who lifts in the Open division, your Open total will be eligible for the Master's Nationals Team selection. 2021 National Team Criteria
Yes, you can enter Nationals prior to achieving a qualifying total. If you do not achieve a qualifying total by the entry deadline, you will forfeit your entry and entry fee and will not be eligible to compete.