Friday, March 23, 2012


Dear Fitness And Power Fan,

Who is The Strongest Man In The World? That is a Title often claimed, rarely proved.

Well, the Strongest Man In The World is the Athlete who lifts the most weight, unassisted, on the classic, standard Powerlifts of the Squat, the Bench Press and the Deadlift. And on Sunday 1st. April, 1.30 p.m. at the Arrow Hotel 488 Swanston Street Melbourne, you can see that Man.

That is, Blaine Sumner of the USA, ex -NFL, now complete Powerlifter, 350lb. of pure muscle, will be totalling over 900kg. - that’s 2000lb. - of hoisted metal.

The event is the Pacific Raw Powerlifting Invitational.  Sunday 1st. April is the day Powerlifting stands up as a true sport in Australia, with an unparalleled international field competing in Raw style Powerlifting. That’s no Lazer-like suits, only natural strength as the Athletes' weapons.

Backing up Blaine in attacking World records will be Nick Tylutki (USA), chasing 700lb. in the Squat and Sonia Manaena (NZ), the Strongest Woman In The Southern Hemisphere. Then there will be Australia’s Strongest, headed by Richard Hozjan, pound-for-pound the best this country has.

And in the days before the Pacific Invitational the Arrow Hotel will host the Australian Raw Powerlifting Championships.  Friday night March 30th is the time for the Womens Championships, then Saturday 31st March goes non-stop from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. with Australia’s Strongest Men competing for Titles in 8 bodyweight classes.

Tickets for this spectacle of strength will be available at the door, or book now to secure your place —

For secure PAYPAL bookings click here —

For DIRECT DEPOSIT bookings, notate your name & make a deposit to Commonwealth Bank BSB 064012 Account 10182006

For PERSONALIZED TICKETING, or more information, e-mail   or call 0418 366 416 anytime.

I will be seeing you at the Arrow Hotel, 488 Swanston Street, March 30, 31 & especially 1 April.

Robert Wilks,
CEO Powerlifting Australia Ltd.