Robert Gains Virginia State Strength and Power HoF inductee 2021

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A brief personal history: 
I have always stride to be the best at everything I do- from high school athletics, collegiate level D2 football, U.S. Army Track and Field (shot put/discus), and finally Powerlifting. However, being considered for the Powerlifting Hall of Fame, it is more than I could fathom. Everyday is a new beginning so that you can achieve new goals and memories with family and friends, and when you achieve those goals and memories it leaves you motivated to strive for more. No words can express the honor of being considered for this prestigious distinction. I hope the works I’ve done, speak for me.  

What lead you to your sport:
I started participating in sporting activities as a way to test my unfounded abilities and as a tool for setting goals to achieve. Played football at the high school (Menchville High School) , collegiate (Norfolk State university), and international level (Nurnberg Rams, Germany). I participated in track in field (Shot Put / discus), at the Junior High school, High school, collegiate, and on the Army's track and field Team. 

Achievements in your sport 
!00% Raw Powerlifting Federation 
• 2014 – Won World Powerlifting Championships / 50-54 Age Group / 308lbs weight class
• 2014 – Won World Benchpress Championships / 50-54 Age group / 308lbs weight class
• 2014 - Won World Deadlift Championships / 50-54 AGE Group / 308lbs weight class
• 2015 – Won World Powerlifting Championships / Open Age Group / 308lbs weight class
• 2015 – Won World Powerlifting Championships / 50-54 Age Group / 308lbs weight class
• 2016 – Won World Powerlifting Championships / 50 -54 Age Group / 308lbs Weight Class
• 2016 – Won World Powerlifting Championships Law/Fire/Military/ 50 – 54 Age group / 308lbs Weight Class
• 2017 – Placed 3rd in World Powerlifting Championships / Open Age Group / SHW Class
2017 – Won World Powerlifting Championship / 50-54 Age Group / SHW weight Class
• 2018 – Won World Powerlifting Championships / 55-59 Age Group / SHW weight class
• 2018 – Won World Deadlift Championships / 55-59 Age Group / SHW Weight Class
• 2018 – Won World Push-Pull Championships / Open Age Group / SHW Weight Class
• 2018 – Won World Push-Pull Championships / 55-59 Age Group / SHW weight class
• 2019 – Placed 2nd in World Powerlifting Championships (Canada)/ Open Age Group / SHW weight class



• 2020 – 1st Place Drug Tested Nova Fall Classic / 55-59 Age group Master / men 140+kgs/SHW, full powerlifting
• 2020 – 1st Place Drug Tested National Championship / Men’s – 104+kgs/SHW, 55-59 age group Masters. Benchpress only
• 2020 – 1st Place Drug Tested National Championship / Men’s – 104+kgs/SHW, 55-59 age group Masters. Full Powerlifting
• 2020 – 1st Place Drug Tested National Championship / Men’s – 104+kgs/SHW, Open Age group, Deadlift only.
• 2020 – 1st Place Drug Tested National Championship / Men’s – 104+kgs/SHW, 55-59 age group Masters, Deadlift only.
• 2020 – 1st Place Drug Tested Beartown Beatdown / Men’s – 104+kgs/SHW, 55-59 age group Masters, Full Powerlifting
• 2020 – 1st Place Drug Tested Beartown Beatdown / Men’s – 104+kgs/SHW, Open age group / Full Powerlifting

 

State, National and World records.
100% Raw Powerlifting Federation
• 2005 - Present (still standing) – Virginia State Raw Record / 45-49 Age Group – 308lbs weight class / Deadlift – 282.5kgs / 622.7lbs / set Cira 2008
• 2016 – Present (still standing) - Virginia State Raw Record / Police/fire/mil / 308lbs weight class / SQ 245.0 kgs / 540.1, Bench – 200.0 kgs / 440.9lbs, DL 277.5kgs / 611.7lbs, Total 703.0kgs / 1549.8lbs
• 2016 – Present (still standing) – World Record / 50-54 Age Group – 308lbs weight class / Bench 20.0kgs / 440.9lbs, set Oct 2016  


• 2017 – Present (still standing) - Virginia State Raw Record / 50-54 Age Group – SHW weight class / SQ 252.5kgs / 556.6lbs, Bench 200.5kgs / 442.0lbs, Total 715.5kgs / 1577.3lbs / set Oct 2018 -19 
• 2017 – Present (still standing) – World Record / 55-59 Age Group – SHW weight class / 267.5 kgs / 589.7lbs, Bench 197.5 kgs / 435.4 lbs, DL 197.5 kgs / 435.4 lbs, Total 737.5 kgs / 1625.8lbs
• 2018 – Present (still standing) – Virginia State Raw Record / 55-59 Age Group / SHW weight class / Bench 197.5kgs / 435.4lbs, set March 2018
• 2018 – Present (still standing) Virginia State Raw Record / 55-59 Age Group / SHW weight class / DL 272.5kgs / 600.7lbs, set February 2018
• 2019 – Present (still standing) – Virginia State Raw Record / 55-59 Age Group – SHW weight class / SQ 267.5kgs / 589.7lbs, Total 737.5kgs / 1625.8lbs set Oct 2019

USPA Powerlifting Association
• 2020 – Present (still standing) Virginia State Raw Record / Men’s – 140+kgs/SHW / 55-59 Master Age Group 275lbs weight class / Sq 245kgs/540.1lbs, BP 202.5kgs/446.4lbs, DL 272.5kgs/600.8/bs, Total 710kgs/1565.3lbs 440lbs Bench Press 
• 2020 – Present (still standing) Raw National Record / Men’s – 140+kgs/SHW / 55-59 Master Age Group / Sq 230kgs/504.1kgs, BP 200kgs/440.9lbs, DL 272.5kgs/600.8lbs, Total 702.5kgs/1548.7lbs
• 2020 – Present (still standing) Raw National Record Men’s – 140+kgs/SHW / 55-59 Master Age Group / DL Only 272.5kgs/600.8lbs

Other accomplishments.
OpenPowerlifting.com Rankings

• 2017 – Ranked #6 in All Fed according to Openpowerlifting.com / 50-54 Age group / 308+ weight class
• 2018 - #1 Ranking in All Fed according to Openpowerlifting.com / 55-59 Age group / 308+ weight class
• 2018-#6 Total ranking / Open Age Group – SHW weight class
• 2019 - #1 Ranking in All Fed according to Openpowerlifting.com / 55-59 Age Group / 308+ weight class
• 2019 - #19 All Time 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation Total Ranking – SHW class / Open Group 
• 2019 - #1 Total Ranking / 50-59 Age Group – SHW weight class
• 2019 - #6 Total Ranking / Open age Group – SHW weight Class
• 2020 - #1 Ranking in All Fed according to Openpowerlifting.com / 55-59 Age group / 308+ weight class

 

Other activities within the sport i.e. Judge, meet director, trainer, demonstrations, community actvities etc.
Thanks goes out to the following team/s and teammates that allowed sorted me out for coaching, mentoring, and assisting them in achieving their goals as state, national, and world champions in the sport we love. I also like to thank those that have assisted and manage me during my competitions. 
• Natasha Beasley
• Latisha Floyd
• Linda Lee (Bland)
• Gary Teeter
• Randy Ebert
• Mona Espinoza
• Liberty Buccello
• Lenard Jones
• Valerie Blakemore (Handler)
• JustUs League Lifters (JLL)
• Gorilla Squad 

Author: By Strength and Power Hall of Fame | Created: Fri Jun 04 20:25:26 GMT 2021 | Last Updated: Thu Jun 10 16:37:35 GMT 2021