My father and I started this in 1988 as a Lift-a-Thon to raise money
for my high school athletes who couldn't afford to play football or wrestle. Now here we are 33 years later - 24 years Sanctioned -
and THE BATTLE, THE OHIO CUP and THE SUMMER CLASSIC are the premier power meets in Ohio.
What makes our meets the biggest and the best, you might ask? We pride ourselves in making the lifter our top priority. There isn't anything we won't do for our lifters.
My father is gone but the values he brought to his meets carries on.
He always said, "Our meets are SO MUCH MORE than a
powerlifting meet. They're about Family and Community
and Building Relationships".
If there is anything you need or if I can be of any assistance to you please feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email.
- The Kanaga Family
We offer two different types of events a Sanctioned Tested Event and a Sanctioned Non-Tested Event. Either event will have several meets going on for you to choose from.
Most lifters choose to enter our "FULL" Meet which is the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. Some lifters may choose to compete in the "PUSH/PULL" Meet which is the bench press and the deadlift. Others may choose to focus on just one lift and participate in the "BENCH ONLY" or "DEADLIFT ONLY" Meet. Many of our lifters choose to compete in the "FULL" Meet with a Cross-Over "BENCH ONLY" Meet. Regardless of your interest we have a meet for you!
All of our meets feature the safest and finest equipment on the platform and in the warm-up area. Each platform will be equipped with a Competition Combo Squat/Bench Rack, Kilo Plates and 3 specialty bars; a Texas Squat Bar, Texas Power Bar and a Texas Deadlift Bar.
Our Spotter/Loaders are from our gym, The Kent Barbell Club, The Kent State University Powerlifting Team and The Kent State University Football Team.
World Raw Powerlifting Federation for North and South America.
We aim to grow the sport of powerlifting in our regions by offering lifters a place to showcase their strength under fair standards and affordable prices! Please contact us if you would like to receive more information about WRPF.
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04.10.21 The Battle XXIV - Streetsboro, Oh.
04.24.21 The Clash of The Titans - Brownstown, Mi.
06.05.21 The 2nd Annual Border Wars - East Liverpool, Oh.
08.07.21 The 4th Annual Kent Barbell Classic - Kent, Oh.
09.18-19.21 WRPF National Championships - San Antonio, Ca.
11.6-7.21 Relentless Detroit 2021 - Detroit, Mi.
11.13.21 The 17th "Drug Tested" Ohio Cup - Kent, Oh.
12.04.21 The 4th Annual Winter Power Bash - Brunswick, Oh.
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