Qualifying Standards & Totals

At all MPA Provincials AND CPU Regional & National events, all athletes must make weight in their elected weight class in order to compete. Athletes have 21 days to alert the meet director of changes to their weight classes. Age and event classes cannot be changed after registration deadline. 

In order to achieve qualifying standards, you must achieve a total in the weight class you competed in the day you qualified. 

For example, if you competed as an 83 KG lifter and achieved a 93 qualifier but did not achieve the 83 qualifier, you are NOT qualified to compete in the 93 class or any other class. However, if you achieve the 83KG total while lifting in the 83KG class, you may elect to compete in the 74, 93 – any class that you wish to – as you are qualified for the entirety of the age class category.

 

MPA Provincials Pathway

  • Athletes must have competed at least one time previously in a CPU-sanctioned competition earning an MPA Provincial Qualifying Total in their age class 
  • Out-of-province lifters may compete at MPA Provincials as guest lifters for their provincial participation requirement with approval from their provincial association 
  • Guest lifters at MPA Provincials are not eligible for medals or awards, setting fractional plates provincial records from other provinces

CPU Regionals Pathway

  • All MPA athletes must have competed at any prior MPA Provincials
  • All athletes must have met the qualifying total for their respective age class in any prior CPU event
  • All MPA athletes must have volunteered within the past 12 calendar months
 
CPU Nationals Pathway 
 
  • Per CPU policy, first-time Nationals athletes must have competed at CPU Regionals within two years of that year’s Nationals
  • All MPA athletes attending Nationals must volunteer within one calendar year of that specific Nationals
  • MPA athletes must obtain a total at MPA Provincial Championships within two years of a CPU National Championships in order to compete at CPU National Championships
  • All athletes must have met the qualifying total for their respective age class in any prior CPU event
  • MPA members who compete at IPF International Events or referee at MPA Provincial Championships may be permitted to volunteer or referee at MPA Provincial Championships in lieu of competing, at the discretion of the MPA Board of Directors