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A selection of our world-class equipped sponsored athletes in the United States

Equipped Powerlifting

Blaine Sumner

  • United States of America
  • Oklahoma City
  • Brewhouse Barbell
  • The Vanilla Gorilla
  • +120 KG
  • Gorilla Warfare
  • 2,803 LBS.
  • 1,102# Squat/885# Bench/816# Deadlift
  • Brad Gillingham
  • Chicken Shake
  • Setting the biggest Squat, Bench, and Total World Records in IPF History at the 2016 Arnold
  • “WOOOOOOOO!”

Jona Leo

  • United States of America
  •  Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  •  LeoStrength Private Gym
  •  Jona
  •  SHW
  • Tia Boxing & windsor pilates
  •  865.5 bench
  •  Randy Earle
  •  Beef Steak
  • Winning my first World Championship in 2013.
  • “Quotes don’t motivate me….competition does”

Ian Bell

  • United States of America
  •  Austin, Texas
  •  Longhorn Powerlifting Training Facility
  •  93 kg
  • Linear progression with autoregulation- Bell Power Systems
  •  972.5 kgs
  •  Gene Bell
  •  Brisket
  • Winning my first Junior World title on my last deadlift
  • “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a Champion.'”- Muhammad Ali

Liane Blynn

  • United States of America
  •  Milford, Connecticut
  •  Gold’s Gym Milford, Baystate and home gym (With ER Rack, TITEX)
  •  Slow Twitch
  •  84kgs
  • The Blynn Method
  •  657.5
  • Brad Gillingham, Priscilla Ribic, Wade Hooper, Jessica O’Donnell, Tamara (Dianda) Lopes
  •  Sushi
  • Finally hitting a 501 deadlift at Nationals & breaking the Open/Masters world record bench in Luxembourg 2016
  •  “Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your lifetime its about what you inspire others to do”

Ryan Carillo

  •  United States of America
  • Anchorage, Alaska (by way of San Antonio, Texas)
  • Southside Strength and Fitness by way of The Olympic Gym and Team Bell Power Systems.
  • El Mesa Fuerte’
  • The greatest weight class in the world; Super Heavyweight
  • I utilize the training system used by Titan Champion Jona Leo for my bench press. Jona has helped guide me and coach me since 2013. For the squat and deadlift I utilize the methods of Titan Legend Gene Bell. Gene was the man to really get me into powerlifting and taught me how to work hard and train smart. I still use his methods today.
  • 2,044lbs / best bench press 722-lbs
  •  Brad Gillingham. Big Brad has always been a role model for me and is a true legend of strength sports. He is a class act on the platform and off, and I feel that his career and the way he conducts himself has an ambassador and athlete should be what everyone should strives to be like.
  • All of it. No, but really, as a Super Heavyweight I consider myself an authority on good food and drink. There is nothing I enjoy more than a great bacon cheeseburger, a close 2nd is pizza. But truly, my favorite food is any meal I get to enjoy with my Team Titan brothers Jeff Snyder, Brady Stewart, Jona Leo, or Ian Bell and Gene Bell and Titan CEO Pete Alaniz and of course, Isiah. It is these moments that make a meal special and make any food my favorite food in that moment.
  • My favorite moment is a tie. When I won the 2013 Collegiate National Championship on the final deadlift under immense pressure, I was on cloud 9. This is the quintessential powerlifting experience. With everything resting on the final attempt, and coming out triumphant, there is no greater feeling. The other moment happened just 4 weeks after this. I won my IPF Junior World Championship in a similar fashion. On my 3rd attempt I locked out the winning bench press and left a World Champion. These moments have stuck with me since and they always make me happy when I think about them.
  • “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson

Knute Douglas

  •  United States of America
  •  Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Revolution Fitness
  •  83 KG
  • I train 4 times a week. The first day is raw bench day, the second day is competition deadlifts, the third day is competition bench day, and the final training day of the week is competition squats. Each training day has its own specific auxiliary exercises based on the main lift for that day or the main group of muscles being trained on that day. I use a basic linear periodization style of training with subtle variations. I only train squats and deadlifts once a week, which is in today’s world not the norm. It is a bit of an old school style of training, but it works for me and for the people that I have coached and trained. I train raw usually about 8 months out of the year unless I do more than 2 meets. For those 2 meets(nationals and worlds) I train with gear for 8 weeks leading up to the competition.
  • 897.5kg/1978lbs
  • Jeff Douglas and Wade Hooper. Could not choose between the two. Both have helped me throughout my career and I would not be where I am today without either of them.
  • No doubt bacon is my favorite food
  • While in high school I was the runner up to the State Champion for 3 straight years, until finally winning it all and breaking the all time records my senior year. I was then voted by coaches and media writers throughout the state as the Best Powerlifter in the State of Mississippi at the annual Sports Awards Banquet. All of the sports in the State of Mississippi give out the Pop Star Award for each sport for the best athlete in every sport, both male and female. It was such an honor, after the last 3 years of falling short of winning the state title. It is still my favorite trophy I have ever received in my career.
  •  “If you ain’t 1st your last”

Jeff Douglas

  •  United States of America
  •  Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Revolution Fitness
  •  105 KG
  • Base of 40yrs of trail & error
  •  967.5 kg
  •  Bill Kazmaier
  • Favorite Food: Steak
  • eing the only father/son(Knute) to lift in IPF World Open Championship in 2010 Potchefstroom,South Africa
  •  “It is what it is”

Adam Mamola

  •  United States of America
  •  Staunton, Virginia
  •  Home (Basement)
  • Nickname: Stone cold killer, Manimal
  •  93 KG
  •  Bill Gillespie training philosophy
  • 329 kgs (725 pounds) USAPL Bench
  •  any dessert my wife makes
  •  Winning OPEN Bench worlds IPF
  •  “Every Champion was once a contender that refused to give up”

Gary Pamplin

  •  United States of America
  •  Quinlan, Texas
  •  Royse City Fitness
  •  105 kg
  • I have a strange training method that most people say it makes no since, it works for me. I do the standard bench press movement, however I bench three time a week for example; Monday only do 37%-42% of a projected max foe a total of 80 reps this includes warmup, Then I do 450 reps of upper body stuff divided by 6-8 different movements (light). Wed do 63%-74% (using a Bench block and Ram) of a project max for a total of 50 reps with warmups, Tri and Bi work out only.  Friday, the is my heavy day, I will never do 100% in the gym.  I do 80%-93% and done nothing else.  Squat only once every 7 days each week jumping a percentage each week until I get to 93% and go from single to double or whatever up to 7-10 before a meet, I do not do any other leg work on a squat day.  Deadlift is somewhat like my squat workout, but I add in landmine squats and Hi-bar squats.  I do 30-45 min of cardio before every work out, and core work after every work out.  I never do the same work out two years in a roll.
  •  1863 lbs
  • Wow, this is hard, I have been in Powerlifting as a lifter for 35 years and have been blessed to be around/learn for some of the best in the sport, I can’t name just one.
  •  Asian.
  • Every meet I competed in and the lifters I’m around is a special moment for me. But if I had to pick it would my first meet 1980, I finish last in my weight class at 162 lbs., But was hooked on the sport of powerlifting and now a World Champion.
  • “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

Gary Grahn

  •  United States of America
  •  Atwater, Minnesota
  •  Gary’s Gym
  •  93 kg
  • Brad Gillingham Program
  • 580 kg back in the day
  •  Brad Gillingham
  •  Crab legs
  •  Winning Nationals and qualifying for Masters Worlds 2016
  • “Make hard work your friend.”

Jeff Snyder

  •  United States of America
  •  Denver, North Carolina
  • Thompson’s gym
  • 120+ kg
  • hybrid
  •  771
  •  Randy Earle
  •  Chicken Wings
  •  Masters world championship
  •  “You can’t be common, the common man goes nowhere; you have to be uncommon”

Pete Grohoski

  •  United States of America
  • The Gym
  •  93 kg
  •  Various, Sponge training
  •  1681 equipped, 594 bench
  •  Chicken Parmigiana
  •  First world meet placing second Masters
  • “If your focus isn’t first, you’re not focused”

Nick Weite

  •  United States of America
  • High Ridge, Missouri (St. Louis area)
  • Max Effort Strength & Conditioning (St. Louis, MO), 22nd Street Barbell (when I’m back home in Iowa)
  •  264 lbs
  •  RTS
  • 1060 kilos, Raw 887.5 Kilos
  • My uncle, John Ware
  •  Pizza
  • Probably a tie between getting 2nd overall (silver) at the 2010 IPF Open Worlds or representing the USA at the 2013 World Games as one of only two male lifters.
  • “Success is a journey, not a destination”

Chris Tran

  •  United States of America
  • Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Revolution Fitness
  • 59 KG
  • Shieko (I bench 4x a week. Squat twice and deadlift twice)
  •  640 kg
  • Ervin Gainer. He is the man and he handed the torch to me.
  • Fried Chicken and Pizza
  • Winning my sixth USAPL Open Nationals. It was my fourth in a row. There was a lot of stuff that got in the way but I stayed consistent and it paid off.
  •  “Your next move can’t erase your past moves.”

Matt Craig

  •  United States of America
  •  Corpus Christi (home of Titan Support Systems)
  •  Pete’s basement
  • 59 KG
  •  Robert Wilks Hybrid for Equipped
  • 282.5
  •  Nathan Baxter, Randy Earle, Jona Leo, Jeff Snyder
  • Merxican food
  • First Bench Natiionals
  •  “Shut up and lift it!”

Steve Mann

  •  United States of America
  • Summit, Pennsylvania
  • Brown’s Gym
  • Nickname: MannOfSteel / MOS
  • 264.5 / 120
  • Pyramid / Progression
  •  1015.5
  • Jason Beck
  •  Steak
  • 1st USA Powerlifting National Open Championship win in 2012
  • “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Brady Stewart

  •  United States of America
  • Carterville, Illinois
  •  Zion Barbell
  • Nicknames: Bulletproof, B.A. Stewart, BAS
  • 120kg / 264lbs
  • Early on I trained with Mike Tuchscherer’s Reactive Training System and had much success in raw powerlifting shortly becoming the USAPL OPEN RAW Squat, Bench, and Total American Record Holder AT 110kg/242lbs.. Now I do my own forms of auto regulation mixed with a linear approach for competition. My off season protocols require me to do as much or more volume than most full power lifters do and I’m just bench pressing. In the off season I am typically bench pressing 5-6 days a week for high volume. It is brutal but it conditions me like nothing else. It isn’t uncommon for me to accumulate 130,000 lbs of volume per week in this phase. Roughly a half million pounds of volume in a months time.
  • 340.5kg / 750lbs IPF/USAPL Bench Press
  • It would be a bench presser by the name of Dave Doan. Dave is a good friend, great mentor, legendary bench presser, family man, and man of God. He has been a great inspiration to me and has encouraged me like no other to take this as far as I can.
  • Yes food is my favorite
  •  My most memorable moment was earning an IPF OPEN World Bench Press Championship SILVER MEDAL in 2016 Rödby Denmark.

Lauren Lent

  •  United States of America
  •  Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  •  Pure Fitness (Mequon, WI)
  • Nicknames: “L”, “Laura”
  •  57kg
  •  Equipped
  •  490kg
  • Ian bell, Preston Turner, Priscilla Ribic, Kimberly Walford, Kat Kasabuske, Natalie Hanson
  • Pizza and wings!
  •  Winning my first world title (Hungary 2014)
  • Favorite Quote: ” I have overcome. My fear now is my strength, my enemy is now my friend, my nightmare is now my dream, and my defeats are my victories”

Priscilla Ribic

  •  United States of America
  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • Southside Strength & Fitness
  •  72kg
  • Larry Maile
  • 630kg / 487.5kg raw
  • Jenn Maile – She was light-years ahead in her performance for that period of time in female powerlifting. Bettina Altizer, a legend from the get-go.
  •  Pizza / ice cream
  • Winning my first Open IPF Worlds in 2004 and being part of the Opening and Closing ceremonies at the World Games.
  • Favorite Quote: “Making my mark on history”

Chris Rege

  •  United States of America
  • Mogadore, Ohio
  • TNT Strength
  • 242lbs/109.7KG
  • Conjugate Based, With a TNT Strength Twist
  • 625lbs/283.5KG
  •   Scot Mendelson
  • Anything Mexican
  • Hitting 625lbs and proving to myself I can do this and this is where I belong
  • Favorite Quote: “A Strong Mind can Override A Weak Body”.
    Currently I am Retired from the U.S. Army and have been since 2009.  I sustained a brain injury while deploying to Iraq with the US Army in 2006. This affected my motor skills, speech, memory, nearly every part of my body. I spent 4+ yrs in physical therapy and 3+ yrs in speech and occupational therapy. I currently have leg braces on both legs and walk with a cane, I was medically retired from the Army in 2009 at 24 yrs old.  For me competing itself is a huge blessing from having to learn how to walk and talk again, and now being able to compete it show people that you can do anything.  Getting in the gym keeps me sane and centered, having to deal with all the bull and issues my life tosses at me every day can be overwhelming, but the gym is a place I can go and get it all out.  It’s all about the mindset, if you have issues that hold you back, whether physical, mental, disabilities or in my case all 3, setting you mind on a goal and pushing yourself as far as you can go, it’s amazing what you can achieve.

Dustin Meaux

  •  United States of America
  •  Victoria, Texas
  •  Pure Fitness
  •  SHW
  •  Modified Sheiko
  •  985kg – 2171lbs
  •  Brad Gillingham
  •  Steak
  • Winning the Arnold Pro American Equipped Meet in 2015
  • Discipline Equals Greatness

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