Watch Live Streaming of the Arnold Sports Festival March 6 - March 8

Watch Live Streaming of the Arnold Sports Festival at www.bodybuilding.com/usapl
Friday (3/6) StartingStrength Pro Raw Challenge - 8am
Saturday (3/7) SSP Nutrition Pro Raw Bench - 9am
Saturday (3/7) Rogue Fitness Pro American - 10:30am
Sunday (3/8) Titan Support Systems, Inc. Pro Bench Bash - 10am
Sunday (3/8) NextLifter Ohio Classic - 1pm

**********REMINDER********** NASA IOWA State Meet Coming up on March 14th!!!!!!!

This is a reminder that the NASA IOWA State Meet is coming up on March 14th!

The Meet will be held at the Magnuson Hotel, 1810 Army Post Rd., Des Moines, IA. (515-287-6464)

Venue Details: Special rates if mention “NASA Powerlifting.” Free breakfast & Bennigan’s restaurant attached to the hotel along with plenty of parking spots.

$1,500.00 Raised for Operation Homefront @ RPS Retribution!!!

Feb 28, 2015 saw 60 competitors come together from the United States & Canada at the inaugural RETRIBUTION Meet in Auburn, NY. NYS was well represented with approximately 1/3 of the competitors hailing from Hercules Gym in Syracuse owned by Rheta West & Pete Knutsen. Many spectators braved the cold to come and cheer their favorite lifter and provided an electric environment for al to soak in. Many Thanks to Charles Lemon who spearheaded this endeavor and to the staff & Ownership of Finger Lakes Health & Fitness who opened their doors to us and provided an excellent facility to host this competition.

Red Brick Joins Forces with REVOLUTION POWERLIFTING !!!!

It is with great Honor and Respect I make the following announcement!!!! Effective Immediately REVOLUTION POWERLIFTING will become the Official Sanctioning Body for the Red Brick Bench Press Championships that was founded by Dennis Brochey. The Red Brick is Annually held in Western NYS around the Buffalo/Niagara Falls Vicinity.

69 year old Jack Stevens at the Senior Games

Jack lifted this past weekend at the Polk County Senior Games in Lakeland Fla. Jack lifted in the 181lb class, his lifts were 215 and 510. Jack competes, Judges, and is always available to help. Jack has been involved in the sport for 50 years

REMINDER********* NASA Indiana State Meet Coming Up March 7th!!!!!!

This is a reminder that the NASA Indiana State Meet is this Staurday, March 7th!

The Meet will be held at The YMCA, 200 North Union St., Kokomo, Indiana

Lifting will be begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

New Titan TITEX Bar and Plates to Debut at the Arnold!

"Pleased to announce that USA Powerlifting will debut the new Titan Support Systems TITEX Plates and Bar at the Arnold Sports Festival events this coming weekend! Thanks to Pete and the entire Titan crew for their continued support of the USAPL!" -Priscilla Ribic

Dave Smiley Returns To The Platform After Injury Hiatus


Dave Smiley's Report:

"This is my first meet back in 20 months since suffering a quad tendon tear last April and a bicep rupture in June of 2013. Its been a tough road back dealing with these major setbacks and life in general. I feel blessed being able to compete again, it felt great to be up on the platform with the other competitors. Although I wasn't a 100%, (dealing with a knee and pec strain), and only really starting to train heavy again on the squat and deadlift the last couple months,

Derek Kendall 617 Bench!


At the IPA Barbell Central Open contest held in Aurora Illinois,
a 343 lb Derek Kandall upped his bench to a massive 617 lift! This is an 11 pound PR for Derek and moves him up to number 5 on the current raw rankings!

Sergio Luna 1504 @ 165

Report from Sergio Luna nailing a 9x bw total at 165 with just wraps:

"This is my first 1500 and 9X bodyweight total. Was not feeling 100% so I plan to come back in May for 1550. I ended up placing 3rd in the Men's Open next to my teammates Ernie Lilliebridge Jr and Tom Finn"

Hannah Hits A Grand!

Weighing in at 145 pounds Hannah Johnson- Hill hit the magical 1000 pound raw total going 350 in the squat, 230 in the bench press and 420 in the deadlift! Individually these lift are ranked 5th, 8th, 8th and the total is ranked 4th! She is also tied with the top 20th spot on the all time rankings! All this in her very first raw meet since 2006! The 1000 pound total was special to her because she did it for a reason, a reason you will read in her Elitefts write up. Hannah has become more than just a top level lifter but also a role model for many lifters out there. There's a lot more coming from Hannah so keep your eye on her!

The 4th Annual Lifting for a Miracle

From Charlie Lyons- I really don't know where to start with thanking everyone involved with the meet yesterday. It was the biggest meet that we've ever hosted!!! I have to start with my Volunteers/helpers/judges/and score table girls!!!! This meet would not happen with out you, PERIOD!!! Every year I am blown away by the gratitude, hard work and kindness you all show me.

*Flash News* Kristos Papanotis 1,581 @ 148 !!

Yesterday Kristos competed at the 2015 GPC South Australian Titles where he squatted a new wr of 277.5KG (611.77 LB) and totalled 717.5KG (1581.8 LB) at 67.5KG (148LB) and 20 years old! The individual lifts were 611, 314, and 655 deadlift.
More news when available...

Seminar Portland Oregon

Adrian Larsen will be addressing raw benching how to incoporate accessory lifts into your program along with some motivational tips. Jeron Kerridge will be discussing how to increase your raw squat quickly along with programming must haves.

This seminar is March 7th Tigard, Oregon Noon start time at Savage gym

Tom Finn totals 2028 @ 220 raw w/wraps


Tom Finn totaled 2028 @ 220 Raw w/wraps at the IPA Barbell Central open on Saturday feb 28. He nailed 804 squat, 518 bench, 705 deadlift and has now joined the top 5 with the worlds elite American lifters! His name is along side Dan Green, Chris Duffin, Kevin Oak and Ernie Lilliebridge Jr all over 2,000!