I am a Mother of a Junior in HS this year. He got into Powerlifting last year since our new AD is big on powerlifting. My son LOVES it and is doing quite well. He now benches 675 (this is during summer workouts and w/o wraps). BP 435 and Dead lifts 550 (this past season lift). I am looking to start researching colleges/uiversities that are big into the powerlifting. My son plays football, a guard and does quite well but he is only 6.0 and I feel he probably doesn't have a chance to play in the bigger universities (and don't know if we want the politics of it anyway). Do any of you know where I can start looking? Maybe some of you know of univ. that are big in this. I feel that if he can do this as a JR., what could he do in the spring of his Sr. year.
La tech is the best....most texas schools have teams....as well as la. schools...
Take a look at the Iron Raiders powerlifting club at Texas Tech. They are very oganized and very well run. They are also great people and fun to be around.
Texas Tech powerlifting coach, Bobby Warren:
I am a graduate student at Texas Tech and compete for their Powerlifting Club. I think it is great that your son loves the sport, as do I, but there are no scholarships available. I lifted in high school as well, and had grand expectations as a state champion for scholarships, but was very disappointed to find there are none. Powerlifting is a club sport, and the most that a university could do for you is to wave out-of-state tuition... but still very few organizations can even do that. If your son has the opportunity to play ball, I'd encourage him to pursue that and keep on powerlifting on the side. There is much more money available to assist him in his education. Powerlifting is a great hobby to complement his other game. If he is interested in lifting, the Texas Tech Iron Raiders would love to have him. We are a small, but growing organization and have a commitment to excellence in the lifting community. Best of luck as your son approaches his Senior year.
If your son loves powerlifting, there's only one place to be to train with the best. Shoot me an e-mail for further info. Best Wishes,
Depends where you are located. Ball State University down in Indiana has a nice tradition. Naval Academy is into it, and he would fit in as the kids have to fit into the weight/height chart. I would check out federations that have collegiate championships and see what schools have been the top dogs the past few years. Even if the University is not big on powerlifting, if he is in a town that has a powerlifting gym...just as easy to train off campus as it is on.