Erin Shaw, 148.5 pound deadlift at age 14. 2013 UPA Nationals. Erin competed at Nationals,
breaking her own National record total of 270 pounds by hitting new PRs in the squat, bench and deadlift.
19 year old Nick Smith and 29 year old Leland Tien pulling 680
off low blocks in prep for the 2013 Beast of the bench/deadlift in Allenwood,PA
From Brian- Orlando Barbell had a great showing at the Orlando Europa this past weekend. Our girls represented well with Nikki Bowles placing 1st, Shannon Thompson 2nd, and April Harper 3rd overall by formula in the raw meet. Here's the video of their attempts:
"Attached are the results for the 2013 USAPL Texas State Championships. Thank you to everyone that came out to help with judging, spotting, and scoring. Also, thanks to everyone who came out to compete, coach, and support everyone. I hope everyone had a successful and enjoyable experience and we look forward to putting on more great meets for USAPL Texas. If anyone one has any great pictures of videos from the meet, please post them within my Texas Strength Systems FB group wall: Facebook I will be emailing out a post-meet survey to all those who competed, so please take a few minutes to provide some feedback"- Wes Zunker
From Eric Lilliebridge- UPA Nationals 990kgs - 2,182.5lbs Raw Total @ 273.8lbs Full meet video of all my lifts from UPA Nationals. Missed my 3rd attempt Squat and Bench. Went 3 for 3 on my pulls and got a meet PR on my final attempt with 375kgs - 826.7lbs.
From John Gaglione- This meet was on April 13th 2013 at Sparta gym with over 75 lifters and two SHW with Top 30 totals battled it out for 1st Place. Rob KerbStat previously only pulled around 600 in training since he works out at a New York Sports club with subpar bars and plates he hit a huge deadlift PR to match Dom Minicci and seal the win. Check out the footage.
Here's the latest footage of my Bench this Wednesday. Worked up to opener @710lb for a double to a 2board without hanging bands, then worked up to 825lb & 950lb hanging Blue BANDS for a double to a 2board. Body weight is sitting at 228lb right now. Currently 6.5 weeks out from the APF Senior Nationals in Baton Rogue, LA
Animal is proud to announce the signing of three tremendous national and world ranked powerlifters. What makes these three so unique is that they not only share a common bond in the iron, but also in blood. While all three are seasoned competitors, they are also men of character – fathers and sons.
On behalf of Animal and the entire company, I’d like to welcome father, son and son to the Animal Crew: Ernie Sr. (“Ginormous E”), Ernie Jr. (“Medium E”), and Eric (“Big E”). The Lilliebridge clan spans generations and have, between them, close to fifty years of powerlifting experience. We know they will share that experience and knowledge to the betterment of the entire Animal Nation.
"Wesley Kampen, was murdered 5 days ago in Phoenix , AZ.
He leaves behind his son and donations can be made to help for funeral arrangements. Wesley was the FIRST internet powerlifting giant when he created MONSTERMUSCLE.COM.
Candace Puopolo got an unexpected surprise at the 2013 SPF Cincinnati Women's Pro/Am last weekend...her first Elite Raw total! She initially thought totaling Elite would be a bit out of reach for this meet, but things went better than planned, and a major all out grinder on her third attempt deadlift gave her a 705lb Elite total at 132lb. Check out her lifts: