I am not sure if you know who I am. I am a sponsored powerlifter with Elitefts.com. I was just featured on page 36 of the August 2007 issue of Powerlifting USA in a full page ad for Elitefts.com. I am putting together a true "National" raw meet where I am inviting the top 10 raw lifters (regardless of federation) as kept by Jon at http://www.powerliftingwatch.com. I am also accepting applications from any interested lifters and granting invitations on a fairly strict basis. It has been dubbed the "Raw Unity Meet" and it will take place in Tampa, Florida, on January 26-27, 2008.
You are here because you are currently in the top 10 in your weight class or you have posted a very competitive raw total in the last 2 years that would place you in the current top 10 listings.
The meet will be conducted according to IPF rules and there will be both a drug tested and non tested division. The legendary Ed Coan has agreed to be one of our judges.
I have received pretty good feedback from lifters thus far in terms of interest and participation. Some big names include Tony Conyers, Beau Moore, Scott Weech, Donnie Thompson and Sam Byrd just to name a few.
I have sponsorship/support from Elitefts.com, BMF Sports, Titan Support Systems and at thetime of this writing there is sponsorship interest from APT Pro Wrist Wraps, Adrenaline Gear, Critical Bench, AtLarge Nutrition and a few others. It is my belief that we will have cash payouts to at least 3 of the best lifters by formula and hopefully more.
Please let me know if this is something you might be interested in, and if so I can send you more information.