As raw lifting has become the new staple of powerlifting, can equipped lifting regain its former luster? Or at least increase in popularity, after all equipped lifting has always been a part of powerlifting in some shape or form since its inception. "Making Geared Lifting Great Again" "On Sunday November 24, 2XL will be hosting the first-ever "APF/AAPF Midwest Equipped Open." This will be an equipped only meet with single-ply and multi-ply categories and all divisions included. It will be a qualifier for 2020 APF or AAPF Nationals, as well as for the WPO series (just announced). - Additionally, at later point we will be announcing some accompanying seminars at 2XL designed for new lifters to equipped lifting to get some hands coaching and experience on how to use equipment."