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Product Pricing

Another question we get asked a LOT is, "What are your prices." In fact, I get asked this question pretty much daily, and rather than tell people to figure it out themselves, here is a handy-dandy pricing sheet for public consumption. The only other addendum not...

Happenings at 9for9 Media

Ok, so this is long overdue, but we feel that I owe everybody something that resembles an official update from the company. To start out, we survived March and April productions. We covered as many events in those two months as we did in all of 2016 and consequently,...

We Captured Something Incredible – Part 3

Townsend, Townsend, I’m gonna squat a fuckin thousand (to the tune of Juicy J’s “Bounce It”) The Open National team Men and Women took home Team Awards this year. At the helm of both teams was new head coach James Townsend. James has been an assistant coach for the...

We Captured Something Incredible – Part 2

Bonica is stronger than all of us             Let this be a warning to you all, if you ever find yourself near Bonica Lough after she makes a lift, run and hide. This strong woman is going to Bobby Bouche’ your ass and tackle you into the ground in her excitement....

We Captured Something Incredible – Part 1

The views expressed in this article are solely that of Ryan Carrillo himself and not that of 9for9 Media or USA Powerlifting. I’m a nostalgic person, memories give me warm fuzzy feelings inside and recalling the good times I have with great people fills my heart with...

2016 USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals Preview – Part 3

This article will be the third in a series on the upcoming 2015 USA Powerlifting Raw National Championships to be held in Atlanta, GA from October 13th thru the 16th. In this, I'd like to draw attention to the top names in every weight class in the open division and...

2016 USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals Preview – Part 2

This article will be the second in a series on the upcoming 2015 USA Powerlifting Raw National Championships to be held in Atlanta, GA from October 13th thru the 16th. In this, I'd like to draw attention to the top names in every weight class in the open division and...

Upcoming Stuff and Things

SO... I had been meaning to put out some information with a well put-together and informative / professionally done video clip, but life has other plans for me and I have been OBE these past few weeks. So, I've resorted to typing my thoughts out in blog format. IPF...

Social Media: The Catalyst

Powerlifting is growing. Since 2008 USA Powerlifting has seen a huge increase in membership, from 3,300 to over 12,000 members at the time I am writing this article in September of 2016. This increase in popularity is tied to the rise of raw powerlifting’s popularity,...

2016 USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals Preview – Part 1

This article will be the first in a series on the upcoming 2015 USA Powerlifting Raw National Championships to be held in Atlanta, GA from October 13th thru the 16th. In this, I'd like to draw attention to the top names in every weight class in the open division and...

Apples to Oranges: Raw versus Equipped Powerlifting

For whatever reason, I've recently seen a rise in my friends (on both sides of the sport) commenting on how equipped powerlifting isn't real lifting, or conversely, raw lifters have no appreciation for equipped lifting. Having been both a raw, and now, relatively new...

IPF Worlds Recap and Beyond

I realize this post is a bit overdue, but this was by far the largest undertaking of any meet 9for9 has covered thus far and it was a grueling 8-day marathon of just non-stop coverage for all of Team 9for9, with days averaging between 14 and 16 hours. On the second...

A word about commercial vs non-commercial creative work

This isn't directed at any single person or entity, but it's a recurring theme that I've had to deal with over the course of the past six months or so and that is getting the powerlifting community at large to understand the difference between commercial use and...

Arnold Weekend is in the Bag

To say this weekend at the Arnold Sports Festival was epic would be an understatement. This was probably the most intense few days of shooting I've done yet. Altogether 9for9 Media produced more than 17,500, 24-megapixel, still images of the athletes, volunteers, and...

CPU Nats

I just spent the last week or so up in Regina, Saskatchewan at the Canadian Powerlifting Union National Championships. It was overall a great experience. From my end this was a true adventure being that it was the first of hopefully many future international...

Happy New Year, 2016 and beyond…

I have just updated the event coverage schedule for this year. Some of these are unconfirmed, but most of them I will be attending! Check it out on the event schedule page.

Update

As 2015 draws to a close, I've got some big plans for 2016. First, I am looking to expand the number of events I will be covering in 2016. Some big events on the horizon include the USPA American Pro Cup Invitational at the end of January, the Arnold Sports Festival...