We want to thank our over 115 competitors, the Europa Expo, Europa Sports, spectators, vendors, meet officials and all meet personnel for participating or assisting in putting on an extraordinary event April 22-23!

Female Highlights:
We had 23 female lifters and all turned in great performances. Shannon Nash brought her A game, putting up an ALL-TIME WORLD RECORD RAW BENCH PRESS…380 lb. at 180.3 body weight!!!

Dawn Bogart and Alexis Eliopoulos spent the day fighting it out for Best Female Lifter. Dawn, at 132, posted a 959 total (deadlifting 402) while Alexis, at 198, posted 1163 (deadlifting 452)! Dawn edged her out by a slim margin but what a performance by both ladies.
Other women worth mentioning, Brittany Shackelford totaled 904 in winning the Raw Classic 148’s, Maureen Clary, went Open and Masters, winning the Raw 148’s totaling 876!
Tiffany Bellamy, in her first meet, lifted Raw Classic 114’s and totaled a respectable 551! Taylor Nugent and Kayce Hoover both went Raw Classic totaling 694.5 and 689 respectively!

Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate introduces AAI… Adaptive Athletes Initiative.

Re : AAI
As the Founder & President of Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate, I have never been afraid of taking bold steps and trying new ideas and stretching the boundaries of Imagination & ingenuity . And I am proud that Revolution Powerlifting has become what it has in 6+ yrs !!!
This year, I & RPS had the privilege to work with Dan Dague & the XPC to bring a new idea to the Arnold Classic . That would be the XPC Disabled Bench Press Championships & I had the Honor to be Head Official as these Outstanding Athletes demonstrated how they have persevered & overcame challenges to become Strength Athletes and to show the World on the ARNOLD CLASSIC Stage !!
Now you may ask …WHAT IS AAI ???? I will be happy to expound upon it. REVOLUTION POWERLIFTING is happy to announce the formation of a new offering in all of our Premier events in the US , Canada & The World .
AAI… Adaptive Athletes Initiative , REVOLUTION POWERLIFTING will now incorporate and offer this for Athletes who have suffered an Amputation, Spinal Trauma, Brain Injury, any type of Affliction ( I hate the word Disabled as these athletes are more than able to to live life to the fullest ) that would prevent them from competing in a fully functional competition.
In my years of being involved with Powerlifting, i have been fortunate to have some of these brave Men & women come & compete in my meets and I have spent time speaking with their Families. And the one common denominator was that they wished there was something more or bigger for their loved ones to compete in as the options were slim to NONE !! So after consulting with my good Friend Andrei Oudovikine ( who has recently become an amputee after suffering for years with an appendage that was making him physically sick and possibly compromising his long term health!! )

Shannon Nash, Women's All Time World Record Raw Bench.

Shannon Nash competed in 365Strong at the EUROPA 2017 in Charlotte on 4-22-17. She entered open full power and bench only. Shannon benched 380.29@180.3
Shannon has held numerous All Time Records. She has held the squat, bench and total in the 198's and the bench in the 181's a couple of times. Currently Shannon has the 198's ATWR 365@184.4 & 181'S 380.29@180.3

17 year old Kloie Doublin 226lbs. IPF Gold Medal Bench

17 year old high school junior, Kloie Doublin, competed and won the IPF Sub-Junior RAW World Bench Press Championships.
Kloie benched a solid 226lbs. @ 156lbs. body-weight.
She walked away as the IPF World Champion, Best Sub-Junior Lifter Award, and new American Record.
Kloie is back on the platform again this June as she prepares for the IPF RAW World Powerlifting Championships in Belarus. She currently has the number #1 total in the world for her age and weight class.

Sin Leung Breaks Into the 900s!

On April 22nd 2017 The Sinner finally broke into the 900 barrier! She weighed in at 131 pounds and hit prs in every lift! 330 squat, 205 bench and a 375 deadlift to hit a 65 pound PR total! She was lifting at the RPS Inferno II and was coached by none other the Swedemeister! Her biggest improvement came in the squat with nearly 40lbs! Her 910 Raw total places her in the top 7 raw at 132!

Sarah Lewis Takes Total Record!

As the 165 classic raw world record was re broken by Kristy Hawkins with a 1,377
just less than two weeks ago,
Sarah Lewis came to the SPF Women's Pro/Am with her sights set! The end result was a record busting 1,380 total!
She sandwiched a 290 bench press between two 545 lb attempts in the squat for a world record and in the deadlift!
Cant be more balanced than that!

Ellen Stein 1007 @ 132

At the SPF Women's Pro Am in Cincinnati Ellen went 9/9-via a 385# squat, 202# bench (a 2# PR) and 420# DL and 1007# total (7# PR). She was only paying attention to her own lifts
and came in 4th place in the Open RAW division. She was coached by the 2016 coach of the year Swede Burns who worked his tail off coaching over 20 lifters at the RPS Inferno meet in Pennsylvania then making his way to the Pro/Am in Ohio to coach! Ellen continues to defy the odds and father time with out showing any sign of slowing down! She's in her sixties and stronger today than she was in her 30's! This is an accomplishment well beyond the possibilities of most mortals, But Ellen Stein is building a legacy of immortality!

ADFPF joins the Mr. America Fitness Festival Weekend


Mr. America Promotions LLC is delighted and proud to announce that the ADFPF (American Drug Free Powerlifting Federation) is thrilled to participate in the 2017 Mr. America Fitness Festival Weekend, October 6-8, at the Baltimore Convention Center. The ADFPF will be part of the Mr. America Expo which will feature the NGA Mr. America competition along with numerous other NGA & NSL Bodybuilding and Fitness events.
“The ADFPF is the leading drug free federation in the world of Powerlifting and Strongman competitions and will be presenting the ADFPF Mr. America Power Showcase at the October event. In keeping with the theme and objective of the Mr. America Fitness Festival Weekend, we are ecstatic that the ADFPF has merged with our event” states Team Mr. America VP Brent M. Williams.

April Mathis Breaks More Records at APF Gulfcoast on 4/1/17

April does it again with a smooth 705.5 lb Raw squat (with wraps) to take the all time SHW record back. April also bettered he own record in the raw (full-meet) bench press with a lift of 440 lb and bettered her own raw total (with wraps) record with a massive 1703 total!

Kuzmin Alexey deadlift RAW 320kg@83kg

Championship of St.Petersburg 22.04.2017
class 83 kg
squat 275 kg (606 lbs)
bench press 182.5 kg (402 lbs)
deadlift 320 kg (705 lbs)
total 777.5 kg

Eddie Berglund 416 Bench at 145!

This young and talented bench star is showing the grown men how to bench! With a hell of an arch to boot!
"#sweden's @strongeddie (66kg) absolutely destroyed the open #worldrecord #benchpress about an hour ago as a junior lifter @theipf raw bench championships here in Killeen, TX. #powerlifter #ipf #powerlifting"

Dennis Cieri Wins Gold!

One of our nations best international stars Dennis Cieri nails another gold medal, 7 to be exact but who's counting!

One more Gold Medal at IPF World Bench Championship for the record books. 512 @202 lbs body weight. That makes 7 IPF World Titles. Thanks for all the support from my family and friends and best training partner/coach ever Rich Kruzsely"

Yury Belkin Break's Ed Coan's 901!!!!

It has finally been done!!!

"The untouchable Ed Coan deadlift's record has been broken by Yury Belkin. Now it is 903.8lbs/410kg at 220lbs/100kg.
Coan's record (901lbs/408.6kg) stood for almost 26 years until it was broken in 2017 by russian lifter.
April 22, 2017. IPL European Championships.


We can’t believe the 2017 US Open Powerlifting Meet has already come and gone. We had no doubt this would be the most successful meet in history, the meet that would change so many lives.
Our goal since day one of partnership is to build on our passion of PRO POWERLIFTING with one VISION, to create a world where Lifters can compete for large cash prizes. Our MISSION is to ’Support the Sport' and the community of Powerlifting. We are determined to join the hard working efforts of Emad Nayef and Markos Markopoulos with ProRaw Powerlifting and Big Dogs.
The 2017 US Open Powerlifting Meet exceeded all of our expectations. CONGRATULATIONS to our $40,000 winners Marianna Gasparyan (Kazakhstan), Ben Pollack (USA) and Yury Belkin (Russia). Thank you to all our athletes who flew in from around the world, their fans, family, friends and everyone who joined us in San Diego. Our audience energy was insane! We had many guest appearances including Ed Coan, Steve Goggins, Mike O'Hearn and their families coaching and supporting all the lifters. A huge highlight of the weekend, in true manner of ‘Supporting the Sport’, is when C.T. Fletcher refused the check we handed him and thanked us for what are doing for Powerlifting. That really hit us in the feels.

Kloie Doublin Prep For IPF World Bench!

17 year old HPT Athlete, Kloie Doublin, will be competing tomorrow at the 2017 International Powerlifting Federation - IPF Raw World Bench Press Championships. Kloie finished her training off with THIS 220lbs. bench press @ 155lbs. body-weight! She is a favorite to win her class and overall best sub-junior female bench press.
Kloie also has a raw squat of 347 and a 407lbs. deadlift to go along with her bench press. She will be traveling to Belarus this June to compete at the IPF's raw world powerlifting championships.