Video Explaining the Pro Series

Watch this video for an explanation of how the Pro Series works.

 

How Do I Earn A Pro Card?

Raw (40 Total Female & 40 Total Male Pro Cards available) 
    • Female: 
      • Minimum DOTS score 475 + one of the following Placings
      • Top 3 in Weight Class at Nationals (33 pro cards)
      • Top 5 DOTS of all 4th place and below finishers at Nationals (5 pro cards) 
      • Best Lifter at Arnold Raw Challenge (1 pro card)
      • Best Lifter from Junior Series Finals (1 pro card)
    • Male: 
      • Minimum DOTS score 500 + one of the following Placings
      • Top 3 in Weight Class at Nationals (36 pro cards)
      • Top 2 DOTS of all 4th place and below finishers at Nationals (2 pro cards)
      • Best Lifter at Arnold Raw Challenge (1 pro card)
      • Best Lifter from Junior Series Finals (1 pro card)
Equipped (28 Total Female & 28 Total Male Pro Cards available)
    • Female: 
      • Minimum DOTS Score 475 + one of the following Placings
      • Top 2 in Weight Class at Nationals (22 pro cards)
      • Top 4 DOTS of all 3rd place and below finishers at Nationals (4 pro cards)
      • Best Lifter at Arnold Pro Am (amatuer female equipped) (1 pro card)
      • Best Lifter from Junior Series Finals (1 pro card)
    • Male: 
      • Minimum DOTS score 500 + one of the following Placings
      • Top 2 in Weight Class at Nationals (24 pro cards)
      • Top 2 DOTS of all 3rd place and below finishers at Nationals (2 pro cards)
      • Best Lifter at Arnold Pro Am (amatuer male equipped) (1 pro card)
      • Best Lifter from Junior Series Finals (1 pro card)
Raw Bench (27 Total Female & 27 Total Male Pro Bench Cards available)
    • Female: 
      • Top 2 in Weight Class at Nationals (22 pro bench cards)
      • Top 4 DOTS of all 3rd place and below finishers at Nationals (4 pro bench cards)
      • Best Lifter from pro/am bench (amateur only) (1 pro card)
    • Male: 
      • Top 2 in Weight Class at Nationals (24 pro cards)
      • Top 2 DOTS of all 3rd place and below finishers at Nationals (2 pro bench cards)
      • Best Lifter from pro/am bench (amateur only) (1 pro card)
Equipped Bench (27 Total Female & 27 Total Male Pro Bench Cards available)
    • Female: 
      • Top 2 in Weight Class at Nationals (22 pro bench cards)
      • Top 4 DOTS of all 3rd place and below finishers at Nationals) (4 pro bench cards)
      • Best Lifter from pro/am bench (amateur only) (1 pro card)
    • Male: 
      • Top 2 in Weight Class at Nationals (24 pro cards)
      • Top 2 DOTS of all 3rd place and below finishers at Nationals (2 pro bench cards)
      • Best Lifter from pro/am bench (amateur only) (1 pro card)

How Do I Earn A Master Pro Card?

Raw Masters (13 Total Female & 13 Total Male Masters Pro cards available + any Pro Card Holders that are Masters).  Must compete at Finals.
    • Female:
      • M1: Top 4 Series Finishers of all M1’s (4 masters pro cards)
      • M2: Top 4 Series Finishers of all M2’s (4 masters pro cards)
      • M3: Top 3 Series Finishers of all M3’s (3 masters pro cards)
      • M4: Top 2 Series Finishers of all M4’s (2 masters pro cards)
      • Any Pro Card Holder that is also a Master Lifter (does not need to compete at Finals)
    • Male: 
      • M1: Top 4 Series Finishers of all M1’s (4 masters pro cards)
      • M2: Top 4 Series Finishers of all M2’s (4 masters pro cards)
      • M3: Top 3 Series Finishers of all M3’s (3 masters pro cards)
      • M4: Top 2 Series Finishers of all M4’s (2 masters pro cards)
      • Any Pro Card Holder that is also a Master Lifter (does not need to compete at Finals)
Equipped Masters (13 Total Female & 13 Total Male Masters Pro cards available + any Pro Card Holders that are Masters).  Must compete at Finals.
    • Female:
      • M1: Top 4 Series Finishers of all M1’s (4 masters pro cards)
      • M2: Top 4 Series Finishers of all M2’s (4 masters pro cards)
      • M3: Top 3 Series Finishers of all M3’s (3 masters pro cards)
      • M4: Top 2 Series Finishers of all M4’s (2 masters pro cards)
      • Any Pro Card Holder that is also a Master Lifter (does not need to compete at Finals)
    • Male: 
      • M1: Top 4 Series Finishers of all M1’s (4 masters pro cards)
      • M2: Top 4 Series Finishers of all M2’s (4 masters pro cards)
      • M3: Top 3 Series Finishers of all M3’s (3 masters pro cards)
      • M4: Top 2 Series Finishers of all M4’s (2 masters pro cards)
      • Any Pro Card Holder that is also a Master Lifter (does not need to compete at Finals)
Raw Masters (10 Total Female & 10 Total Male Masters Pro Bench cards available + any Pro Bench Card Holders that are Masters).  Must compete at Finals.
    • Female:
      • M1: Top 3 Series Finishers of all M1’s (3 masters pro bench cards)
      • M2: Top 3 Series Finishers of all M2’s (3 masters pro bench cards)
      • M3: Top 2 Series Finishers of all M3’s (2 masters pro bench cards)
      • M4: Top 2 Series Finishers of all M4’s (2 masters pro bench cards)
      • Any Pro Bench Card Holder that is also a Master Lifter (does not need to compete at Finals)
    • Male: 
      • M1: Top 3 Series Finishers of all M1’s (3 masters pro bench cards)
      • M2: Top 3 Series Finishers of all M2’s (3 masters pro bench cards)
      • M3: Top 2 Series Finishers of all M3’s (2 masters pro bench cards)
      • M4: Top 2 Series Finishers of all M4’s (2 masters pro bench cards)
      • Any Pro Bench Card Holder that is also a Master Lifter (does not need to compete at Finals)
Equipped Masters (10 Total Female & 10 Total Male Masters Pro Bench cards available + any Pro Bench Card Holders that are Masters), Must Compete at Finals.
    • Female:
      • M1: Top 3 Series Finishers of all M1’s (3 masters pro bench cards)
      • M2: Top 3 Series Finishers of all M2’s (3 masters pro bench cards)
      • M3: Top 2 Series Finishers of all M3’s (2 masters pro bench cards)
      • M4: Top 2 Series Finishers of all M4’s (2 masters pro bench cards)
      • Any Pro Bench Card Holder that is also a Master Lifter (does not need to compete at Finals)
    • Male: 
      • M1: Top 3 Series Finishers of all M1’s (3 masters pro cards)
      • M2: Top 3 Series Finishers of all M2’s (3 masters pro cards)
      • M3: Top 2 Series Finishers of all M3’s (2 masters pro cards)
      • M4: Top 2 Series Finishers of all M4’s (2 masters pro cards)
      • Any Pro Bench Card Holder that is also a Master Lifter (does not need to compete at Finals)

How Is the Series Scored?

Overall by DOTS (for each division) (Open / M1 / M2 / M3 / M4)

    • Placing Overall (1st - 20th)
    • Points: 50, 45, 40, 35, 30, 25, 22, 19, 16, 13, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

For example, 1st place earns 50 pts, 2nd place earns 45 pts, 3rd place earns 40 and down to 20th place, earning 1 pt.

  • 1 Pro Meet Points (placing via DOTS) + Nationals Points (placing via DOTS) = Series Points
    • One must achieve a DOTS score above zero at Nationals (achieve a total) in each respective division to remain in the Pro Series rankings for said division.
  • Top Series Points go to Finals 
  • 12/4/21 Virginia Pro
    • Pro Raw
    • Pro Raw Masters
  • 3/4/22 Arnold
  • 6/6/22 Nationals
  • 6/18/22 UBU Dallas
  • 7/2/22 UBU Orlando
  • 8/6/22 UBU Phoenix
  • 12/3/22 Virginia Pro
    • Pro Raw
    • Pro Raw Masters
  • 3/3/23 Arnold (The Finals)

Additional Pro Events may be added.

Are you a SubJr or Junior aged lifter?  Here is how you can earn your Pro Card.

  • Qualifiers
    • Teen Nationals
    • High School Nationals
    • Junior Nationals
    • Collegiate Nationals
  • Finals
    • At Mega Nationals (top lifters by DOTS selected from above meets)
      • Top 10 Collegiate/Junior + Top 4 High School/Teen Male Raw (winner earns Pro Card)
      • Top 10 Collegiate/Junior + Top 4 High School/Teen Female Raw (winner earns Pro Card)
      • Top 10 Collegiate/Junior + Top 4 High School/Teen Male Equipped (winner earns Pro Card)
      • Top 10 Collegiate/Junior + Top 4 High School/Teen Female Equipped (winner earns Pro Card)

Pro Card Status

All Pro Cards earned are valid for 3 years for members. 

Competing in Pro Events within the three year period will continue to validate your Pro Card status (when meeting criteria listed under "How do I earn a Pro card").

Pro Cards are delivered within your Membership email.

Pro Card - Eligible to compete in any Pro Meet (excluding the finals)

    • Any Master Lifter holding this card automatically qualify for the Masters Series Finals
    • Any Master Lifter holding this card automatically earn a Masters Pro Card

Pro Bench Card - Eligible to compete in any Pro Meet (excluding the finals)

  • Any Master Bencher holding this card automatically qualify for the Masters Bench Series Finals
  • Any Master Bencher holding this card automatically earn a Masters Pro Bench Card

Masters Pro Card - Status earned through competing in the Pro Series.

Masters Pro Bench Card - Status earned through competing in the Pro Series

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