USA Powerlifting – Our First – April 2, 2016

USA Powerlifting Southern Indiana

Raw Spring Classic


This was our first USA Powerlifting meet – and we had a lot to learn.

We limited the number of lifters to 50 and ended up with a sold out meet at least a month prior to.

Our gym was packed with lifters, spectators and most importantly, helpers.  A meet cannot go on with people volunteering their time to do the hard work of loading and spotting.

Overall the meet was successful, and we are planning our next – scheduled for

September 10, 2016.

Hoppel Imaging volunteered to take photos of everyone and offered to make prints very reasonably from his facebook page.   All the images can be viewed at Hoppel Imaging on Facebook – and you can order direct from there.

Meet results are here

ADFPF Fall Classic Nov. 7, 2015

November 7, 2015 – Fall Raw Classic, held at The Pit Barbell Club – sanctioned by ADFPF

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Another great meet held at The Pit.  We had several lifters from The Pit compete – more pictures and videos can be found on our facebook page here .  Meet results can be found on the ADFPF Web-site here


Strongman Event 9.5.15

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The Pit Barbell Club hosted a Street Strongman Event on 9.5.15 – Saturday of labor day weekend.  We had many inquiries about this event in the month before, but we had only 8 contestants, possibly due to the heat and the holiday weekend.   It turned out to be a nice size meet for all the scheduled events.   It was 94 degrees and very humid.  All would agree it was a great FIRST strongman event!

We had sponsors for this event – and we thank them very much.

All American Home Improvement (

Neuhoff Auto Sales (

Thanks to these sponsors we were able

to purchase these awesome trophies:




The order of events was perfect:  First was the tire flip – 250′ was the distance and it was timed.  Next was the sled push – it was a timed event.  Third was the deadlift – it was inside our strongman arena and was timed for 2 minutes.  The log press was inside and timed for 2 minutes.  The last item was the farmers walk and it was down and back for time.

Eric Wedding 0-170# – 1st place

Kevin Mossberger 171-210# – 1st place

Nick DeWig 211-260# – 1st place

Ben DeWig 260+# – 1st Place

Chris Allgood – 260+# – 2nd Place

Adam Grove – 260+# – 3rd Place

Jason Habermel – 260+# = 4th Place

Chris Allgood was injured during the last event, the farmers walk – Chris completely tore his patella tendon, and had to be taken to the emergency room, and later in the week had surgery.

Also, last but not least – we thank our helpers for the day which included Jesse, Dan, Rick, Hanz, the whole Tyring family and our photographer Bud Downen.  We could not do these events without the people who are willing to volunteer – please take the time to thank them next time you see them.

see more pictures on our facebook page

also see video on our facebook page

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The Pit Push/Pull 7.25.15

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The Pit Barbell Club hosted a Push/Pull Meet July 25 2015.  A great time was had by all.  We had about 35 lifters and American records were broken by:

Shelley Frazier:  Benchpress 154, Deadlift 242

Amanda Smith:  Deadlift 330

Cole Tyring:  Deadlift 452

Pat Tyring:  Deadlift 622

All the Pit lifters received a medal – Davy Hinton was not able to finish as he tore his bicep on the deadlift.

Results of this meet:  HERE

Just a few of the photos from the meet – please check out our facebook page for more pictures and videos

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Looking forward to our next competition – The Pit Strongman Event – Scheduled for 9.5.15.