Minnesota will host the 2017 USA Powerlifting Central Regional Championship on September 2 & 3. Joe Warpeha will be the meet director and the venue for the contest will be the Crowne Plaza AiRE in Bloomington (just south of Minneapolis). A block of rooms has been secured for a nightly rate of $99.

The central region is made up of the following states: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri. Labor Day weekend was chosen so people in the region can come and experience The Great Minnesota Get-Together (our state fair) and make a vacation out of the long weekend. The MN State Fair is the largest state fair in the United States by average daily attendance and it is also the second-largest state fair in the United States by total attendance.

The venue is located 4 miles from the airport and provides a free shuttle to and from the airport. The venue is also right on the Light Rail line which travels to the Mall of America (less than 5-minute trip) and downtown Minneapolis. More information will be available on the event website as it becomes available.