Powerlifting America Podcast Powerlifting America’s podcast! Interviews, news and information from Powerlifting America, the official United States affiliate of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF).
Jim Brown: Coaching the US National Team, PA Junior Nats and more!
by Powerlifting America on 06/01/2023 at 10:03 am
US National Team coach and Brown’s gym owner, Jim Brown. He talks about his background getting involved in powerlifting in the 80s, coaching many US national teams over the years and looks forward to the upcoming National Championships in Scottsdale, where Jim and a big squad of Brown’s Gym lifters will be competing. Brown’s Gym is celebrating its 30 year anniversary this year (officially […]
Preview: Powerlifting America Equipped National Championships
by Powerlifting America on 05/31/2023 at 3:59 pm
Preview show for the 2023 Powerlifting America Equipped National Championships with experts Natalie Hanson and Joe Cappellino. The equipped side has leveled up this year, bringing in reigning World Champions Kelsey McCarthy and Kimmy Johnson, along with stars like Taylor LaChapelle, Natalie Hanson and Greg Johnson, in addition to returning stars like Noah Johnson and Zen McCollum. And on top of […]
Layne Norton: Quick Check In Before Powerlifting America Nationals
by Powerlifting America on 05/30/2023 at 4:36 pm
Quick check in with the reigning 93kg M1 World Champion Layne Norton, just four days out from defending his national title at Powerlifting America Nationals in Scottsdale Arizona. Layne has a battle on his hands in the 93s, but if you know Layne, you know he’s up for the challenge. He talks about his prep for nationals, winning the world title in 2022, how he embraces competition and more. […]
Preview: Powerlifting America Masters National Championships
by Powerlifting America on 05/30/2023 at 12:58 am
Preview show for the 2023 Powerlifting America Masters National Championships with experts Melissa Copeland, Amy Hutchison and Julia Williams giving picks and analysis for every weight class. The Masters are loaded with 13 reigning World Champions like LS McClain and Shelly Stettner, as well as a host of newcomers to Powerlifting America like Dr. Pat Johnson and the legendary John LaFlamme. Who […]
Vin Mangione: Coaching the US National Team, PA Junior Nats and more!
by Powerlifting America on 05/27/2023 at 11:59 pm
Vin Mangione is a US National Teams coach for the Juniors and Sub-Juniors. Vin owns Kenmore Barbell in Buffalo New York (technically it’s Kenmore New York, one of the towns that makes up the greater Buffalo area). Vin is a coach, a lifter, referee, meet director and a gym owner. He does a lot for the sport of powerlifting and he’s bringing a big squad of lifters to Powerlifting America […]
Preview: Powerlifting America Junior and Sub-Junior National Championships
by Powerlifting America on 05/25/2023 at 8:18 pm
Preview show for the 2023 Powerlifting America Junior and Sub-Junior National Championships with experts Sam Sikora, Julia Williams and Mike Gold, giving picks and analysis for every weight class. Junior and Sub-Junior Nationals is special this year because it’s the third and final event of the year for these age classes after High School and University Nationals earlier in the year. This is […]
LS McClain: A love letter to the sport of powerlifting!
by Powerlifting America on 05/23/2023 at 10:22 pm
LS McClain has won the open world championships twice, but he’s so much more than his accolades on the platform. LS always has the most fun. He’s a family man, a coach, an entrepreneur, a trail rider, sneakerhead, gamer and so much more. He’s one of the most uplifting ambassadors for the sport of powerlifting. Now he has an official role with Powerlifting America as Co-Chair of the Athlete […]
Melissa Copeland: A fierce competitor that gives back to the sport of powerlifting!
by Powerlifting America on 05/21/2023 at 11:43 pm
Melissa Copeland is the reigning Powerlifting America +84kg M1 National Champion and is the co-chair of the Athlete Committee on the Powerlifting America board. She took the silver medal at the IPF World Championships in 2022. She talks about powerlifting as a 40-something, her role with Powerlifting America, how she managed to finish second despite a dramatic injury during squats at the World […]
Joy Rindfleisch: Powerlifting’s Superstar!!
by Powerlifting America on 05/19/2023 at 1:03 am
Joy Rindfleisch is the 63kg subjunior national champion who finished second at the world championships in 2022. Now she’s a junior, two weeks out from Nationals where she’ll be one of the youngest lifters in her class. Joy had a meteoric rise to fame on social media this year, gaining over a million followers on Tiktok and over 600k on Instagram! She uses her platform to inspire people and […]
Shelly Stettner: World Champion, Best Lifter, World Recorder Holder!
by Powerlifting America on 05/17/2023 at 1:51 am
Shelly Stettner is the reigning world champion in the Masters 4, 63kg class. She also won best lifter at the world championships and walked away with all four world records in her class. She’s currently under three weeks out from defending her national title at Powerlifting America Nationals in Scottsdale. Shelly talked about her big year in 2022, how she stays motivated while being so […]
Austin Brown: Quick Check In Before Bench Press Worlds!
by Powerlifting America on 05/16/2023 at 12:48 am
Quick check in with US National Team coach Austin Brown. Austin is the 105kg equipped bench press national champion and two weeks out from the Bench Press World Championships in Sun City, South Africa. He talked about his experience coaching on the biggest stages in powerlifting at the World Games and the Open World Championships in 2022. He tells his backstory, recaps some of his notable […]
Meg Scanlon: The World Champion is heating up!!
by Powerlifting America on 05/05/2023 at 6:32 pm
World Champion Meghan Scanlon 6 weeks out from worlds in Malta. We talked about her big year in 2022 where her total went up 42.5 kilos in 8 months, how she won worlds without her biggest weapon, competing sick at nationals and a lot more. Meg has an amazing story that inspires everyone who hears it so please enjoy this one and be sure to cheer her on at the world championships on June 13. You […]
Dayna McNeal: Back to Back National Champ, Japan, and Competing with the GOAT!
by Powerlifting America on 05/01/2023 at 4:57 am
The back to back National Champ, Dayna Mcneal talks about her life in Japan, what it’s like being in one of the most competitive and most watched weight classes in the world, competing against her idol and GOAT Kimberly Walford and so much more. Dayna is in the US Military stationed in Japan, so even competing at Powerlifting America Nationals is an international event for her. She has two […]
Anthony McNaughton: Rising Star of the 105s on Life, Worlds, Rivalry with France, and more!
by Powerlifting America on 04/30/2023 at 12:44 am
Anthony McNaughton the 105kg Junior National Champion and Junior Worlds silver medalist, talking about his rise in powerlifting, life after college, the bad taste in his mouth from Worlds 2022, and his redemption arc for 2023. Anthony is a rising star, who has already put up a 900kg total in 2023 and has big plans for nationals, worlds and beyond. He’s got a great team and supportive community […]
Zen McCollum: A Huge Year, National Champion, Junior Worlds, Open Worlds and a Chance to Repeat!
by Powerlifting America on 04/24/2023 at 9:10 pm
Zen McCollum, the reigning equipped +120kg National Champion talking about his big year in 2022, and a mini-preview for PA Equipped Nationals 2023. Zen was 6 weeks out from Equipped Nationals when we recorded this. He tells about his harrowing experiences on bench at two world championships in 2022 and all the big things coming for the equipped side of Powerlifting America. You can find Zen […]
Matt Gary: New Game Day Coaching Manual and Sheffield Breakdown from the Legend!
by Powerlifting America on 04/14/2023 at 2:27 pm
Matt Gary on his new book the Game Day Coaching Manual and his breakdown of some key performances at Sheffield. Matt and his wife Sioux-z are game day coaching legends. His new book should be essential reading for anyone involved in powerlifting. We talk about the core tenets of Matt’s gameday approach and get into Sheffield, which we all agree is the most important competition in powerlifting […]
Natalie Richards: the first 57kg to break 500kg!!
by Powerlifting America on 04/13/2023 at 10:04 am
Interview with superstar athlete Natalie Richards, the first 57kg athlete to break the 500kg barrier. Natalie is hilarious! Subscribe to her Youtube!! She put up a crazy huge total at Powerlifting America Nationals in Austin, with a lot left in the tank for IPF Worlds. We talk about overcoming adversity, coaching, Sheffield and look forward to IPF Worlds in Malta. You can watch or re-watch […]
John Burford: National Team Head Coach, HS Nats, Junior and Sub-Junior National Team Standings
by Powerlifting America on 04/08/2023 at 10:55 pm
Interview with John Burford and Julia Williams. John Burford is the head coach of the Junior and Sub-Junior US National Team. We talked about his background, the results of Powerlifting America High School Nationals in Scranton PA, the current standings for the US National Team, and look ahead to Junior and Sub-Junior Nationals in Scottsdale this June 2-4 and IPF Junior and Sub-Junior worlds in […]
Sheffield recap with Heather Connor and Julia Williams
by Powerlifting America on 03/26/2023 at 11:36 pm
Sheffield recap episode with Heather Connor and Julia Williams. The 2023 Sheffield Powerlifting Championships was the most important competition in powerlifting history. The team at SBD pulled off something truly special with this event, and it will surely do more than any other competition to elevate our sport to the next level. Thank you to everyone at SBD for all that you do for powerlifting. […]
Jesus Olivares: Quick Check In Before Sheffield!
by Powerlifting America on 03/22/2023 at 11:28 pm
Quick check in with two time super heavyweight champion of the world, Jesus Olivares, who was 10 days out from Sheffield when we recorded this episode. Jesus has big goals for Sheffield and beyond, chasing the heaviest total of all time across all federations. We talked about his prep, worlds 2022 and what it means to represent the USA. He’s a young man, wise beyond his years, and he was very […]
Amanda Lawrence: Legendary Numbers! Quick Check In Before Sheffield!
by Powerlifting America on 03/20/2023 at 12:01 pm
Quick check in with 3x world champion powerlifter Amanda Lawrence, who was 12 days out from Sheffield when we recorded this episode. Amanda is fired up and ready to reclaim her throne! Her lifts are going off this prep and she is due for some world records at Sheffield. We talked about her prep, her performance at worlds 2022, and her dominance in the 84kg class. Don’t miss this one, you’ve […]