2015 HS Nationals

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Competition & Streaming Information

2015 USAPL High School Nationals
Sanction# NS-2015-03
March 27, 28, 29 2015 in Milwaukee, WI


All session videos can be found on the official YouTube page of the Wisconsin High School Powerlifting Association!

Admission Prices


  • Born before 01/01/1955? $45
  • Born on or after 03/01/2005? $35
  • 1 Red/White/Blue WRISTBAND
  • 1 CONTEST T-SHIRT (BLUE) with voucher to be redeemed at merchandise table
  • 3 DAYS OF ADMISSION (Fri, Sat & Sun)
  • No exceptions or substitutions

Daily Admission

  • $12 ADULT
  • $10 SENIOR (born before 01/01/1955)
  • $8 KIDS (born on or after 03/01/2005)

At this year’s high school nationals the competitors will receive an ID to be worn after completing the initial check-in process. The initial check-in process confirms identity with corresponding photo, birthdate and current USAPL membership within the high school category. Once this step is done, the competitor only has to show the competitor ID at equipment check, weighins and access to the competition areas.

Competitor’s entry fee covers all weekend as long as they have their lanyard and photo ID on them.


Pre-ordering of merchandise is now closed, merchandise will be available for sale at the competition including the ‘meet t-shirt’ and hoodies.


High School Nationals is hosted by the Wisconsin High School Powerlifting Association (WHSPA) and is sanctioned by the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) association, an affiliate member of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF).  All competitors have the opportunity to qualify for international level competition within the IPF and have met or

The competitors are members of USA Powerlifting between the ages of fourteen to nineteen year old high school students.  All competitors will have met or exceeded qualifying totals at sanctioned USAPL competitions within one year of the event. There are two competition categories; junior varsity for freshman and sophomores and varsity for junior and seniors. Underclassman may be elected by their coach for varsity level competition.

Two competition sessions each day; all sessions running three platforms with dedicated live streaming video for each.

The venue is Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport in Milwaukee.

Who is going to be in the house?! Wisconsin, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, California, Nebraska.  The list of states will definitely grow as we get closer. All entries will be accepted on-line only with debit or credit card.  Head coaches of teams are encouraged to contact me should there be concerns regarding this type of format.

USA Powerlifting experiences some of the fiercest team competition at this annual event.  High school teams will work towards female varsity and junior varsity, male varsity and junior varsity, combined (female and male) varsity and junior-varsity awards.

Already many have sent great questions to me.  Check out the frequently asked questions (FAQs) section for more information.  Still doesn’t have everything you are looking for?  Send an email through the contact us form.

Those attending the event as competitors, coaches, USA Powerlifting officials, volunteers and fans can expect a great event with all of the best under one roof in Wisconsin.

Tonya L.
Meet director

Want to learn about news as it comes available?

Sign up for text alerts!  Your phone number is not shared with any party including the meet director.  The messages could affect your data plan.  Timely, quick, helpful messages on your phone right up to and through the competition.

Check out the Facebook event page or follow us on Twitter @USAPLHSNats2015.

The PowerliftingHigh.com site is the best resource in the nation for news on the sport of powerlifting at the high school level.

Hotel Reservation and Venue Information

Hotel update January 27, 2015

As of 3:00 pm CST today, the Ramada hotel across the parking lot from the Crowne (contest venue) has six rooms with two double beds left.  Between the Crowne and Ramada, these are the only rooms with more than a single bed.  There are no longer any rooms with a king bed and pullout couch remaining.  There are rooms at both with one king bed.

  • Ramada phone number 1-414-764-1500
  • Crowne phone number 1-414-764-5300

The block is under USA Powerlifting high school nationals

We are pleased to announce an additional offering of hotel accommodations for Nationals at negotiated rates.  With the contest venue nearly at capacity on rooms with two beds, you can also contact the Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport or Fairfield Inn & Suites, both which are across the street from the Crowne.

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites: 1-414-570-8888 and is offering 2 queen size beds. Rate is $109 a night + tax.
  • Comfort Suites: 1-414-570-1111 and is offering king bed rooms with sofa sleepers.  Rate is $99 a night + tax.
  • Both offer free breakfast.

Want to know more about Milwaukee, WI? Check out the Visit Milwaukee website.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in helping out with the 2015 High School Nationals?  If so, check out all of the places where we can use some help.  If you are willing to help, please sign-up to do so.



Q1  How can I qualify for nationals?

You must have a total from competing in a USAPL sanctioned contest meet on or after March 27, 2014.

Q2  Where can I find the qualifying totals?

On the USAPL website (will need to scroll to the bottom of the qualifying total box)

Q3  What are the weight classes for this contest?

For girls: 97, 105, 114, 123, 132, 148, 165, 181, 198, 198+
For boys: 114, 123, 132, 148, 165, 181, 198, 220, 242, 275, 275+

Q4  Where I can find a sanctioned USAPL contest?

USAPL Powerlifting Events page

Q5  Can I wear my favorite socks?

Yep – as long as they are long enough to reach the bottom of your knee cap for deadlift.  If they are shorter socks, wear in squat and bench and find another lucky pair.  PS: please give them a bath before traveling to Wisconsin.

Q6  Will there be live streaming?

You betcha!

Q7   I heard there is going to be three platforms running every day, all three days.  True?!

Oh yes!  We know there are lots of strong teenagers in the US who will be at the meet and we will be ready.

Q8   What is the WHSPA?

 WHSPA stands for the Wisconsin High School Powerlifting Association.

Q9  What does ‘IPF qualifier’ stand for?

Good question! Thanks. For the USAPL Sub-Junior Team, there is a selection process in place to select from multiple divisions and multiple championships.  This competition is one of them.

Q10   IPF?  Tell me more about this please.

IPF stands for the International Powerlifting Federation and the USAPL is a member federation.

Q11  Is there a Facebook page for high school nationals?


Q12  What about Twitter?

Yes, @USAPLHSNats2015

Q14  Text message alerts – can my mom or dad sign up too?

 Absolutely!  Anyone who wants quick, brief messages to their cell phone can sign up. The messages can affect your data plan.

Q15  Where can I get an entry form?

All entries will be accepted on-line this year, see above for the registration link.

Q16  If I graduated high school in December (of 2014), can I compete?


Q17  Do grades matter?

Absolutely.  All competitors will have to provide proof of good standing from their school.

Q18   I train at a local gym.  Can I compete in a USAPL contest?

Yes, compete at a sanctioned USAPL contest and have a total that meets or exceeds the qualifying totals for high school nationals. Be sure to let the meet director know you are hoping to qualify and the results need to be posted on-line for verification.

Q19  Verification of my total? Really?!

Yes, everyone who enters the contest will have their total verified against the USAPL results on-line database.

Q20  How do I buy a contest t-shirt?

Coming soon!


Coaches Corner

This section is intended for use by the coaches accompanying competitors of this contest.  The documents provided here are to help with organization prior to arriving in Milwaukee.  At registration and throughout the competition, we are striving for a good smooth experience.

The head coach must be a current open USAPL member when submitting the team declaration forms. There are no exceptions.  Please purchase your membership before March 13th  to receive the two emails containing the receipt and membership card within.

On-line registration this year and a list of the competitors available publicly for all to review are two items that haven’t been offered before.

This year we are providing a few documents here to help you out

Pre-Meet Registration Changes

Q: Can the head coach move a competitor from JV to Varsity any time after high school nationals registration information / entry form is received? Or move from V to JV if in the freshman or sophomore class?

A: As long as it is declared before the competition starts on Friday March 27th (9:00 am).

Q: Can I change my competitor’s weight class at the contest?

A: Please read point #7 of the USA Powerlifting rulebook on page 34.

Any questions or corrections to the competitor data, please contact Tonya L. directly.

Last updated March 31, 2015

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