CrossFit Football has been working for the last few months to bring a powerlifting meet to Southern California. We worked with Cara Westin from Supertraining Gym in Sacramento, CA to host a powerlifting meet at the home of CrossFit Football, SoCal S&C/CrossFit Balboa in Costa Mesa, CA.

We felt this was excellent fit for more than a few reason. The biggest being, what a great way to test the CrossFit Football training by competing in a sanctioned powerlifting meet. The second reason is we have the equipment to host it.

SoCal S&C sports a monolift, competition bench, bars and enough iron plates to make this happen.

I have received hundreds of emails from athletes looking to test the training they follow on the CrossFit Football site. We have athletes competing in Highland Games, Olympic lifting, adventure racing, track, football, rugby, hockey and now powerlifting.

If you are looking for an opportunity to test your strength against top athletes and lifters in Southern California sign up for the SPF SoCal Open Powerlifting Meet on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011.

Please email Cara, with questions.

Prizes for be provided by CrossFit Football, Paleo Brands and select sponsors.

Click here to download the entry form SPFSoCalOpen2011.


John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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  1. Hi I would like to get the rules and divisions for the Powerlifting meet. Thank you

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  3. Cara Westin

    Check out the meet entry. The divisions are on it. As for the rules, this is a Southern Powerlifting Federation sanctioned meet. You can find all the rules on their site. For a simplified explanantion or to answer any questions, feel free to call or email me. My info is on the meet entry. Hope to see you there!

  4. I am trying to find a program for my 12 year old son who plays running back and line backer. Smaller frame, fast hard hitting. Need more strength, and quickness to progress or surpass other players, self improvement.

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