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Powerlifting Championships Hosted at York Barbell

The International Powerlifting Association (IPA) will be running it’s annual State Championship on June 26th and June 27th in York Barbell’s historic Bob Hoffman Auditorium at the corporate headquarters building. The 2021 Strength Spectacular Powerlifting Championships will include powerlifters from amateur and professional levels. In addition to watching the events, visitors will want to tour the on-site Weightlifting Hall of Fame museum and the York Barbell Total Fitness Outlet Store

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Growing a Legacy

Bob Hoffman was a pioneer in the use of physical conditioning and strength training. His official weightlifting club produced a four-decade progression of world and Olympic champions. Through Hoffman’s efforts, philanthropy, and public attention he brought to the industry, the International Weightlifting Federation officially recognized his efforts by designating him “The Father of World Weightlifting” in 1970.

It’s only fitting that we hold various powerlifting/weightlifting events and competitions in our Bob Hoffman Auditorium to honor our founder and keep growing the legacy he set forth for York Barbell.

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Relationships Built From Passion for Powerlifting

York Barbell is proud to affiliate itself with the IPA in past, present, and future weightlifting events for the passionate lifter. We share a combined love of connecting with those that enjoy the benefits of weightlifting and want to improve their lifestyle. “Powerlifting’s greatest prize transcends the physical trophy by shaping lives with a heightened sense of personal self-respect and confidence gained from the thrill of athletic achievement and life shaping memories,” explains IPA. We couldn’t have said it any better ourselves. We are looking forward to the Strength Spectacular Championship as our first post-pandemic event.

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The next IPA/York sponsored event will be on November 20th-21st, 2021 for those who are interested in preparing to compete or wanting to watch. 

Check out our events page for updates on all of our future weightlifting events.


Event Details


Mark Chaillet,, (717) 495-0024 

Ellen Chaillet, 

24 hour weigh-in rules are in effect. For an entry form please follow this link: Microsoft Word – 2021 STRENGTH SPECTACULAR ENTRY (

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June 26         June 27


York Barbell

3300 Board Road

York, PA 17406


+1 (800) 358-9675


International Powerlifters Association