Shannon Nash sets All-time WR Bench in Womens raw 181's

April 18th, 2015 in Berea, Ky. SPF "Battle of the bluegrass". Shannon benched 350lbs to break the previous record of 347lbs. The Meet was run by Chris Miller and Brandon Lilly. Shannon also holds the American Bench record in the 198's of 360lbs.

Matt Claussen totals 2028 Raw w/ wraps at 275

Matt Claussen 2028 Raw total w/wraps. First place at UPA Nationals in the 275lbs class. He will be competing again in 4 weeks to push closer to a 2100 raw total!

Matt Claussen 2028 Raw with wraps @ 275:

JP Carroll 2132 raw with a 903 squat!

JP Carroll at the UPA Nationals totaled 2132.9 lb Raw via 903.8 lb (410 kg) squat
556.6 (252.5 kg) bench press and he pulled 672.4 (305 kg). JP is currently ranked 4th with a 2143 total at SHW Raw/ wraps !

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*******REMINDER NASA NEW MEXICO STATE MEET COING UP!!*********************

This is a reminder the the NASA New Mexico State Meet is coming up Saturday, April 25th at the Gallup High School Gym, 1055 Rico St., Gallup, New Mexico

$5.00 Late Fee begins April 20th

Lifting will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday

Official Weigh-In Times
Friday (Early Weigh-Ins) 7-8 PM: All Women & Men
Saturday (Regular Weigh-Ins) 8-9 AM: All Women & Men


This is a reminder the the NASA Power Sports & Bench Press Nationals and Colorado Open is coming up in Denver Co at the Ramada Inn, 4849 Bannock St., Denver, CO, 1-800-345-2995.

Local Contact: Sharon Wortham | 720-323-0643,

$10.00 Late Fee begins May 11th, 2015

Nicole Gonzalez Reaches Number One!

Fast rising 132 star Nicole Gonzalez moves up the current raw ranks from number 3 to number one!
Her 380 raw squat is also now the top squat on the ranks! She improved her total from 876 to 964! This was accomplished via 380 181 and 402 no wraps total!

Karen Campbell: 501.5 BP - WABDL - Women's Single Ply WR @ 198

From the WABDL site:
Nobody would have faulted Karen if she immediately retired to her room upon arriving at the WABDL World Cup to recoup from the flight from Maine to Milwaukee and the subsequent one hour drive to the meet. However, those of us who know Karen know that she usually puts others before herself. Sure she came to this meet with a monster goal in mind, but given her dedication to the WABDL she wanted to do everything she could to make the WABDL World Cup an event to remember for all lifters, not just herself. So with the thought of a massive bench press tucked neatly into the back of her mind she worked the weigh-in room the entire day prior, sold shirts and handed out meet programs. Only at the end of the day did she allow herself to begin to concentrate on the incredible challenge that would greet her the next morning.

Tom Finn 635 Slingshot Bench/Squats 735x3 750x2

Recent training footage from Tom Finn!
635lb Slingshot Bench, 315lb x 4 standing Overhead Press, 750lb x 2 Squat. Currently Tom is weighing around 225lbs and his next is meet 4 weeks away.

New Comer: Alexis Sweeney

Trained by Iron Arena's Jason Manenkoff,
Alexis Sweeney made her debut at the USPA Central New York Championship
and totaled 832 @ 148 to start her powerlifting journey at number 25 on the current raw rankings!

Kevin OAK 2,050 Lb (930 Kg) Total Raw at 238 Lbs

Here's Kevin's performance at the UPA Nationals!
350 kg 771 lbs good lift
370 kg 815 lbs good lift
380 kg 837 no lift

Manenkoff 1,488 @ 165

On 4/18/15 one of the nations top 165 pounders Jason Manenkoff
competed at the USPA Central New York Championship. There he posted a PR total of 1,488!
He improved his squat to 518 moving him up to 6th on the squat rankings!

Ken Morris 1,900 @ 303

Ken Morris hit a Raw no wraps total of 1900 yesterday weighing 303lbs at the Raw United meet. Lifts were 705 squat, 460 bench, and 735 deadlift.
This will give Ken the number 7th spot on the Raw rankings!

Adrian Larsen 556 Bench Press

Adrian Larsen benched 556 raw at the Portland
APA powerlifting meet this past April 12th!
Watch footage of his 535 and 556 attempts:

Eric Lilliebridge 2,425 @ 308!

Competing at the UPA nationals,
Eric Lilliebridge just hit 1025/551/848- 2425lbs/ 1100kg in the 140kg class! Eric now holds the biggest raw w/ wraps squat in history, and he breaks his own total record! Eric didnt take a 3rd dead
lift from what we are being told and had missed his first due to it slipping out of his hands.