Wednesday, October 30, 2013




Thank You

Another great event! I want to thank all the lifters, coaches and spectators who participated in the meet last Saturday. We are always appreciative of the fact that you choose to participate with the IBP.  

Also, I want thank Michael Belk, Shane Gouge, Jon Allen, Andrew Hinson, Rob Wess, Chip Martin, Walter Ferguson, Sharon Frith, Lucy Paxton, and (Ginger, Ashley, Timothy, Tom, Alyssa, Brenon) Payne for doing what you do. I have always said it takes a small army to run one of these events. I can’t thank you enough!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Important IBP Announcement


Effective: July 27, 2013

In conjunction with our "Lifter First" initiative, we are happy to announce a new addition to the types of competition offered by the IBP. 
Effective immediately we will offer a Pure Raw division. This is our answer for lifters who prefer a more classic approach to weightlifting. The Pure Raw division will be contested with absolutely no supportive gear. (No supportive shirts or suits, No wraps, No belt allowed.) Many of you have asked for a division like this so here it is! 
Pure Raw competition is defined as lifting with absolutely no supportive wear.
Apparel items are limited to:
  • A Non-Supportive one piece suit.
  • Non-Supportive Shirt.
  • Shoes and socks.
  • Headwear
  • Non supportive briefs / underwear.
  • Bra / Sports bra (women)
-Lifters of any age group may enter Pure Raw competition.
-State and National Records will be kept for all lifts done in Pure Raw competition.
The current Raw and Equipped divisions will remain unchanged and available to all lifters as usual.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Classifications for Single Lifts

We are excited to announce that IBP classification numbers for Single Lifts will be released soon. This will give our single lift specialist an opportunity to obtain IBP ELITE lifter status!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Agustin Reza


Agustin Reza posted a total of 1545 pounds at the IBP TARHEEL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS last weekend in Concord, NC. He was only 21 pounds short of hitting an ELITE total in the 220 class. Congrats Agustin! We look forward to seeing you hit ELITE next time.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Time to get busy!

Want to wish all the lifters good luck at the meet this weekend!

Thursday, March 7, 2013


We have just posted a new event on the website. The IBP CAROLINA ODD-LIFT CHALLENGE will be held May 11, 2013 at Flex Gym in Morganton, North Carolina. This will kick off the new Odd-Lift meets that IBP will holding in the future.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Blast From The IBP Past

Paul Bossi at the 2002 IRON BOY BENCH PRESS CLASSIC.   Paul benched 545 pounds.