View Full Version : How do I find a local powerlifting competition?
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
WABDL House Of Pain World Cup
For info: Call Gus "Buzzsaw" Rethwisch (yes, this is THE Buzzsaw)
USPF Texas State
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.
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..
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
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.)
UAPC National Powerlifting and Benchpress Championships (I don't really know anything about this federation.)
Info? Steve Bevill 1-903-288-8101 or Luke Bevill email@example.com
NASA East Texas State Championships
Rich Peters 1(405)527-8513 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
APF South 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.
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