Tuesday, November 21, 2023

2023 RAW Powerlifting Federation World Championships in VA Beach USA


The Journey to Worlds...

Sporting my RAW American Challenge Shirt with my lady and a beer in Curacao!

My Background Profile

Henderson Open

Last Competition before Worlds...

Just an example workout...

Just a fun meme

Finishing my 33 Marathon or greater distance... this was my 21st Ultra Marathon!

Unfortunately, it's difficult to be a good runner and a good powerlifter at the same time so I have accepted the fact that I will be moderate with both.

Another training session to prepare for Worlds...

My weight before the drive to the official weigh in

The Arrival!!

It's getting REAL!!


Made weight!!!

Rickey's turn!

YIKES!  They go all out!  I'm looking official now!

Gotta get my World Championship Shirt complete with all the competitor names on the back!

Hanging out with Eric and Rickey after Wednesday Weigh Ins

Hanging out with Multi World Title Holder for 123lb class "Buck"

Trying to be cool like the RAW President Paul Bossi!!

I simply can't hang with this Multi-Record Holder Gary Teeter!!

This man can curl his weight!!!

So many cool people here at Worlds!


The View From Our Room

These Awards have got to be some of the most amazing ones I've ever seen!  A GOLD Curl Bar!!! WOW!!!!

My Strict Curl Flight

TC, RAW VP awards me my World Title for the Strict Curls in the 67.5kg 50-54 class!

TC the Vice President of RAW and another amazing powerlifter has his own business with supplements and personal training.  I love these Protein Brownies I bought from him!!

Winning the 2023 RAW Powerlifting Federation Worlds Championship Strict Curl 50-54 Men's 67.5kg division...

Rickey Strict Curls

New friend, Eric and I celebrating some Strict Curl Bling!!

My Bench Press Flight

Winning the 2023 RAW Powerlifting Federation Worlds Championship Bench Press 50-54 Men's 67.5kg division...

George James

Special thanks to these 2 men who helped psych me up for my final lift!

Matt, like all these men, is a beast.  I'll be in his age group after December!  55-59 here I come!

Some of the 67.5 / 148.8 class

Lots of Motivation and Inspiration from all these men!!!

2023 Hall of Fame Banquet

Rickey earns 3rd in Pro-Curl Event

This was after the Hall of Fame Banquet

Tribute to my friend Rickey

Randoms from Thursday's Strict Curl Competition

Strict Curl Results

Friday Weigh Ins

Randoms from Friday's Kids' and Women's Competition

Youth and Women's Results

Randoms from Saturday's Light Weight Men's Competition

Light Weight Men's World Competition Results

Link to World's Light Weight Men's Competition

Rickey and Harry await their turn for the Bench Press Attempts

Randoms from Sunday's Heavy Weight Men's Competition

Link to Results

Link to All Time Men Ranks

Other Meets and Results

Link to Meets and Results


Reno was a cool dude who took over the background music when the DJ was not available.  He was not only a strong powerlifter but I loved the way he played the music in the background to pump us up!!

Lots of Cool Shirts

My long awaited meal after Wednesday Weigh Ins the day before the Strict Curl Event

After making weight AGAIN but this time on Friday for Saturday's Bench Press Competition, this place called the "Roosters Cafe'" was outstanding!!  I love a basic old school breakfast.  Toast and Jelly, Corn Beef and Hash, 3 fried eggs over medium and grits!  Let's go!!!

Important Information
After each weigh in you have to give your first attempt for that event.  Of course, at this level, it's in kilograms not pounds.

Well, we were all disappointed on the bait and switch when Lee Haney didn't show up for the Hall of Fame Banquet but I did get a chance to hang out with this BEAST!!!

Oh you don't know him?
Check out this video link!!

My wife's cousin Eric (another crazy 500lb bencher) introduced me to this NC Hall of Famer Harry Orr.  We've been friends ever since!

This is Harry's brother Casey Orr! Yep! As you may have guessed, he's a NC Hall of Famer too!  Lots of good genes in that family!

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