Current Minnesota Records
Records Last Updated: January 12, 2018
Minnesota state records can be set in any USA Powerlifting, NAPF, or IPF meet
Minnesota state records can be set by Minnesota residents lifting in any local, state, regional, national, or international meet (the meet does NOT have to take place in Minnesota). In a powerlifting event, lifters must register a total (i.e., make at least one successful attempt in each of the 3 lifts) in order to have a record officially recognized. In other words, if a lifter “bombs out” of a meet, they cannot claim any records.
If a bench-only record is exceeded by a bench press performed in a full/3-lift meet (i.e., lifter performs all three lifts: squat, bench press, deadlift), the lifter is credited with both records (single-lift and 3-lift bench press). A lifter can NOT set a 3-lift bench record while lifting in a bench-only division.
Getting State Records Recognized and Published
The state chair maintains the official state record database. Below is the procedure.
- All records set at USA Powerlifting meets are automatically identified by the results database
- If you set a record in a MN meet, you do not need to contact the state chair
- If you set a record in an international meet (NAPF or IPF), you MUST contact the state chair
- If you notice an error/omission in the record database, please let the state chair know
- Specific referees and paperwork are NOT required for state records to be accepted
On January 1, 2015, USA Powerlifting began using new weight classes (in state and local meets) which were adopted by the International Powerlifting Federation a few years prior. This necessitated reorganizing all records to accommodate the new weight classes. The old records were not erased. Rather, they were rolled into the new weight classes. For example, the record for the old 82.5 kg class became the record for the new 83 kg class. However, USA Powerlifting froze and preserved (i.e., “retired”) the old weight class records for historical purposes. The retired MN state records can be found below: