FAQs

What if I don't hit the tryout total for my weight class?

Good news! We hold tryouts every semester, so if you miss it , you have a few months to work (be sure to be training with the tryout standards in mind) and can tryout again the following semester. It is best to follow a powerlifting specific program, and you can find templates here to get started in the right direction.

What if I've competed before?

If you have competed raw in a USAPL sanctioned meet in the past year and would like to join the team, reach out to one of our board members. We will look your profile up in the database to double check and let you know if you need to complete a tryout or not!

What if I've never powerlifted before?

Our team has a very broad range of members ranging from 6+ years of experience to complete beginners. As long as you're able to hit the tryout total, you will be admitted onto the team. Our coaching staff and board members will help answer any questions you might have, and set you up for success in your first meet!

Is there a way to be on the team without competing?

Right now we require all active members to compete in at least one meet per year. We try to send a group of members to a few local meets each semester to give you a choice in location and date.

What if I am a graduate/doctoral student?

Our main team focus is scoring points at collegiate meets, which you have to be 25 or younger to qualify for. If you are over this age but are still a full time student, you can still represent the team at non-collegiate meets, but we will not be able to provide you with funding, practice space, or coaching.

Will I be provided with an individual program?/Do I have to follow a specific program?

Our coaches both provide their own individualized programming and coaching services, but they charge a separate fee. You can check out their coaching profiles as well as make inquiries about their services here.

You are not required to follow any one particular program, as long as you are following some form of powerlifting specific program. You can find information about template programs our coaches recommend here.