I live in cambria county PA (about an hour east of pittsburgh PA) and I was wondering how to find some powerlifting meets in my area. I plan on competiting next year? I'd also be willing to travel up to 2-3 hours away to do the meet.
Not sure even which federation to lift in or any of that jazz... I'd probably like to do my first one raw since I won't be able to have enough time to get and train in gear by then especially since I'm on an epic cut right now.
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
Find a federation that has a lot of meets in your area using powerliftingwatch, and then use that federations website to stay updated. Powerliftingwatch can sometimes be a few weeks or even a month behind if meet promoters don't send in the information to PLwatch. That you have adequate time to prepare and make arrangements if necessary.
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The IPA definitely runs meets there. One of my training partners has a house in PA and lives there half the week. He has done a few meets down there.
Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL
Thanks a bunch guys I'll check it out.