Male Lifter Of The Year 2016

John Haack
7% (234 votes)
Ray Williams
34% (1100 votes)
Blaine Sumner
9% (303 votes)
Dennis Cornelius
1% (39 votes)
Larry Williams
14% (438 votes)
Kevin "Oak" Okolie
2% (56 votes)
William Lee
32% (1035 votes)
Total votes: 3205

Frank Wakakuwa RIP

On Sunday, January 8 th , 2017, the powerlifting world lost a fantastic

bench presser and an even better friend, Frank Wakakuwa. Frank was

a stalwart in WABDL Bench Press contests for decades. His greatest

bench press came at the 2012 WABDL Worlds where he pressed 677@

231lbs body weight. He has over 20 World Titles in Bench Pressing

SAMMY GRAHAM AKA ALIENMODE HITS 480 X 3 X2

IF YOU FOLKS LOVE POWERLIFTING, YOU MUST COME SEE SAMMY GRAHAM AKA ALIENMODE IN BAKERFIELD, CA, FEB. 5TH AT LORD ELLIOTT NASPOWER MEET, HE WILL NOT ONLY BE BENCHPRESS FOR CALIFORNIA STRONGEST 242 RAW BENCHER, BUT WILL BE BREAKING BRICKS OVER HIS HEAD EVERY ATTEMPT FOLKS.GET OUT AND SEE THIS SPECTULAR MEET WITH THE TOP 5 242 BENCHERS IN CALIFORNIA BATTLES IT OUT FOR FIRST PLACE.

$210,000 Prize Money for San Diego Powerlifting Meet!!!!

This will be the biggest payout ever in the history of Powerlifting with $210,000.00 in cash to be awarded.
This year's event is being held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, CA, April 15-16, 2017. We've invited the top 5 ranked lifters in each weight class and the roster is already full for the 2 day event!! The meet will be USPA sanctioned.

Best Lifter Prize Payouts:
3 Divisions - Men's LW up to 82.5 kg , Men's HW and Women will each be awarded
1st place: $40,000
2nd place: $10,000
3rd place: $5,000

Willie Williams "Im Not Done Here"

Back in the early 90's a 700 pound bench was rare. Names like Anthony Clark, Ken Lain, Ted Arcidi were the only lifters doing it.. Then on Oct 31 1994 Willie Williams joined this group..Jamie Harris quickly followed with Chris Confessore, James Henderson (The shirtless Sheriff) and Tim Isaac not to mention a host of others that came out of nowhere! But in 1994 the stage was Willie's as he joined the illustrious group! Now many years later and with a "bum" leg Willie isn't ready to hang things up.. like many of us.. we just can't. Willie Williams the man from West Virginia... Here's to you!!!! Now get it done.

2nd time squatting without smith machine since I got a prostatic.. High box squats for speed.. Went on to 300 lbs for 5. But no video. The little woman had to spot me.. High box 2 more weeks , then down to the 12 inch box.. This old 1 legged fat man wants to hit some huge numbers this year in the open class... THE HELL WITH THE MASTERS AGE CLASS OR HANDICAP CLASS I WANT TO BUST SOME YOUNG SNOOTY EGOS !!!!!!! Lol.. Hell yes....

Ellen Stein 936 @ 63!!!

Ellen Stein (coached by Swede Burns and his 5th Set program) defier of both logic and time! She is 63 yrs old .. let that sink in a min... she squatted 330 benched 198 and pulled 407 pounds.. has it sunk in yet? The highest total raw by a woman over the age of 60 in the IPF is 838 by a super heavyweight, nearly a hundred pounds less than Ellen who only weighs under 132! She battles the young top females in her class and is now currently ranked number 5 in the open class and is over 80 lbs over her nearest master competitor over 40!!!! At over 50 shes 200 lbs over!

There isn't anyone who can match her ability... Nobody.

Nick Best 2,221 Total at 48!

Nick Best has been around for some time and has competed among the best for many years and now back in the powerlifitng world, he is at it again!
In April he made a 2,171 pound total at 308 in just wraps for the number 4 open raw (classic) ranking and he topped the master rankings with that total! Now here is with an 854 squat 523 bench press and an 843 deadlift for a whopping 2,221 total!!!

Rob Hall Preparing for USPA Meet In Corpus Christi Tx

Rob will be facing off against Dennis Cornelius at 308!
Heres Rob as he rips a big deadlift in preparation to do battle with an all time world record holder!

The top 10 of Powerlifting these days that I see too often:

Posted by Joey Smith

The top 10 of Powerlifting these days that I see too often:

  • 1. Acting internet tough
  • 2. Pretending or thinking your a Viking
  • 3. Giving yourself a cool nickname that you have given yourself
  • 4. Thinking you know everything
  • USPA American Cup, Day 1 and 2 - LA Fit Expo ( Roster and Streams )

    Full rosters and stream links:

    Stream link: Saturday, January 7, 2017

    American Cup, Raw Full Power (knee sleeves)

    Flight A:
    48kg, Vipa Pukasamsombut, North Hills, CA
    52kg, Nicole Lamartine, Laramie, WY

    Lifter (Male/Female), Gym, and Forum Of The Year!!!

    Its that time of the year! Just who was the best? 2016 had a ton of great performances! We will start our annual polls beginning with the Male Lifter Of The Year. Rules are as always, they must have been active in 2016 (obviously). They must have had some kind of impact on the sport I.E record performances, mainstream media coverage anything that made them stand out above the rest in 2016. Only the top 5 lifters will be on the poll! This will be determined by how many times each lifter is nominated. Please post nominations on this thread or you may also email them to me @ johnny@powerliftingwatch.com. YOU HAVE UNTIL 01/11/17 to nominate your lifter.

    Leroy Walker prepares for Uspa Fit Expo 605 Incline


    600 LAST WEEK VS 605 THIS WEEK.... MEET PREP FOR #lafitexpo @uspapower You can overcome anything once you tell yourself failure is not an option. Surround yourself with a great team and the sky is the limit. #newyear #isymfs #ironaddict #ironman #mikeohearn #goldsgym #leroywalker #titan #powerlifting #goals #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #transformationtuesday #bench #benchpress #arnoldschwarzenegger #bodybuilding #npc #mma #bjj #tuffwraps #lockjawcollars #handarmorliquidchalk #tuff

    Single Ply SHW, Tyler "Big Cat" Butcher totals 2,627 Lbs!!!

    Tyler "Big Cat" Butcher, 28, member at The Animal House Gym located in Toledo, Ohio competed recently at the USPF Winter Wreckage meet held on December 3, 2016 in Mineral Wells, West Virginia. Weighing in at 348#, his best lifts of the day were a 1040# squat, an 810# bench, and a 777# deadlift, finishing the day with a 2627# total. His squat, bench, and total set new American records in the single ply SHW open division.

    Osher Softi 1,940 at the INPC/ WRPF Open Israel Championships

    Osher Softi an exciting young
    24 old lifter totalled 1,940 lbs. at the INPC Mediterranean and WRPF Open Israel Championship 2016
    capped off with a solid 782 lb deadlift!!!
    Looking forward to seeing what this young man will do going forward!

    USPA Corpus Christi Classic Headliners!!

    The USPA Corpus Christi Classic Feb 11th, 2017 is going to be jam packed with incredible talent. First off, we have the triple threat with Rob Da'Savage Hall vs Dennis Cornelius and Jaisyn Mike this will be a battle at 308 !!!
    Then we have the 198lb phenom Ben Pollack aiming for 2000lb total. Also, we the newest texas superstar Cailer Woolam looking to hit a 1900lb total and pull OVER 900lbs @ 198lbs !!!!
    We also have Christov Wayne Bridgeford traveling from iowa to eclipse the all time 275lb deadlift record. Lastly we have a battle with two very talented 165'ers looking to hit international elite totals and their going head to head De'Marcus J Snell Williams vs JerryAlaniz !!!
    This event is not to be missed !!!!