"After having a meeting with the Arnold staff last week it was determined that having raw in the Arnold under the XPC was a conflict of interest. XPC will only have multiply power lifting at the Arnold venue. So with that said the XPC has decided to move the XPC raw to a later date in March most likely at the sports center in Columbus Ohio where the semi finals are held.
He holds the national record of 634 lbs. in the bench press, dead lifts 684, and squats 871-those numbers made Steve Mann from Clarks Summit the US Open National Powerlifting champion last year. Now he tries to defend his title in Killeen Texas on June 23rd.
“We’ll I’m just going to hit the numbers I can get. It’s tough to get aggressive when you only have so many attempts so you really got to make every lift count and just don’t mess up,” said Steve Mann.
We are a month away from a few important deadlines:
1. Entry Deadline (without late fee): July 17, 2013
2. Hotel Reservation Deadline: July 26, 2013
All of the information can be found on the website at: http://www.usaplgeorgia.com/upcomingevents/benchnationals
From Casey "Big Dawg" Sumner (308): just wanted to update you on my 6th full RAW (with wraps) meet results at the SPF Ozark Mtn. Classic at Strong Gym in Springfield, MO. Finished the day going 9 for 9 with a PR total of 2,020 with a 800 sq, 520 bench and a 700 dl. First time in a long time that I have been injury free prior to a meet and everything came together on that day. Here are the footage of his lifts.
From etwade: Check out this footage of Alexander Obukhovich breaking Fedorenko's all-time equipped record @ 242 at the 2013 Siberian Challenge.
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Here's Brandon's footage from this weekend's RPS Summerslam in Columbus, OH.
He competed in the junior division at age 20 and lifted raw with wraps.
He went 675/320/675 at 198lbs.
Check out Dan Greens 367.5kg (810) pull for a 985kg @ 110Kg (2171) Total!
We have included all his lifts from the meet.
Thanks Markos for all the footage.
Pat Helber competed at the 2013 Lexen Summerslam meet on June 15. Weighing in at 239, he finished the day with a 900lb squat, 600lb bench press, and 640lb deadlift for a 2140 total in the 242 class. His 2140lb total will rank #20 (Mp) on powerlifting watch (current) lifter rankings. Pat trains out of Lexen Xtreme in Grove City Ohio. Here is the footage of his lifts.
On June 14th Gillian Ward won the SPF/GPC Nationals women's open raw 165 class with an 1107.9lb total qualifying her for GPC Worlds in Eger, Hungary in September 2013.
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