View Full Version : How do I find a local powerlifting competition?

03-02-2004, 03:20 PM
I'm in Fort Worth, TX and I'd like to compete but I don't know how to find a competition. Can anyone help me?

03-02-2004, 05:22 PM
March 20-21st
WABDL House Of Pain World Cup
Dallas, Texas
For info: Call Gus "Buzzsaw" Rethwisch (yes, this is THE Buzzsaw)

March 27th
USPF Texas State
Austin, Texas


Saturday Fever
03-02-2004, 05:42 PM
Decide which federation/etc you want to compete with, and look them up on the web. google.com is your friend.

03-02-2004, 05:47 PM
well I plan to compete in may/june time, hopefully my bench will be in the range of 280-320 ish. Does that make me competitive at all for my age? I would be entering the 181 category possibly 198 but probably 181. Also, is it possible to compete in just bench? And, how much will a bench shirt add? I've never seen one before haha..

Saturday Fever
03-02-2004, 05:50 PM
There really is no "good or bad" in powerlifting. Yes there is glory in being the best, but the atmosphere is friendly enough tat what you should be worrying about it "Will I do improve?"

03-02-2004, 10:38 PM
April 17th
APF Louisiana State
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Info? Garry Frank (the strongest powerlifter in history) 1-630-892-1491 (If you're interested in competing in this contest, please hold off on calling him until after he returns from the Arnold Classic, thanks.)

May 22-23rd
UAPC National Powerlifting and Benchpress Championships (I don't really know anything about this federation.)
Irving, Texas
Info? Steve Bevill 1-903-288-8101 or Luke Bevill llivebsb@aol.com

May 29th
NASA East Texas State Championships
Longview, Texas
Rich Peters 1(405)527-8513 sqbpdl@aol.com

In most powerlifting competitions, you can compete in the 3 lift, just the benchpress and/or (sometimes) just the deadlift.

You should get yourself a bench shirt now, so that you've got a few months to train in it. At your lifting level, I'd suggest getting a single ply Inzer phenom. That's a great shirt and you'll be able to work with it for a year or so. Also, I think that it's legal in all federations, so you won't have to worry about getting your shirt denied by the promoter (you should always check with the promoter though.)

In powerlifting, just compete against yourself and work to hit a higher number at each contest (don't sweat what the other lifters are doing.) The lifters in powerlifting are really cool and they'll be cheering ya on whether you're benching 200 or 600 pounds.


03-02-2004, 10:46 PM
June 12th
APF South Texas
Seguin, Texas
Info? Call Gary at 1(800)378-6460

03-06-2004, 07:02 PM
Go to www.apa-wpa.com. The APA does plenty of meets in Texas.