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SBD Raleigh will be an all-day event on July 27. 50 athletes will head to North Carolina, featuring an open session and a main event evening show.

During the evening session



battle it out for a


prize pool

Athlete Eligibility

Currently in good standing and not under suspension from Powerlifting America or the International Powerlifting Federation.

No prior anti-doping offenses warranting a ban of more than a year.

Not selected for the IPF Classic Open Powerlifting World Championships 2024 as part of Powerlifting America’s Primary Selection (per Powerlifting America's Primary Selection criteria).

Athlete Selection

First Round
Top 10 performing athletes competing at the Powerlifting America Classic (Raw) Open Nationals 2024, ranked according to the percentage of the open national record total for their division, reflecting Powerlifting America records as of March 13, 2024.

Second Round
Remaining slots to be selected by SBD.


Scoring and Prize Allocation

The overall title and placings will be determined by how each lifter performs, compared with the national record total in each lifter's class.

The total of each lifter at Raleigh will be taken as a percentage of the Powerlifting America classic open national record total in the lifter's weight class.

For example, if lifter A totals 550kg in the 63kg class, with a national record total of 548kg, they will receive a score of 100.4%. If lifter B totals 640kg in the 84kg class, with a national record total of 636.5kg, they will receive a score of 100.5%, and will be ranked higher than lifter A.

Totals at Raleigh will be ranked relative to the Powerlifting America classic open national records totals as of July 26, 2024.

Top three prize awards (for both the men’s and women’s competitions):

1st Place: $3,500
2nd Place: $1,500
3rd Place: $1,000

Venue Information

The Durham Convention Center, 301 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

Durham Marriott City Center