Create: 08/16/2008 - 11:04
UPA President Kenny Patterson announces that the federation has finalized its definition for its new raw division. Lifters in the division will be allowed to wear wrist wraps and knee sleeves, in addition to a belt. The knee sleeves "must be one piece made of a neoprene type material and not have the ability to be adjusted". The UPA becomes the first federation to adopt this standard for raw lifting. The raw division will make its debut on November 1 at the Ironman Battle on the Mississippi in Dubuque, Iowa.