I’m a father, a husband, and a powerlifter.  In that order.  This is the story of my journey through life and my quest to be strong.  I began lifting in high school for football and then continued to lift on and off in college.  After taking a couple years off from the gym I returned in the spring of 2007.  My focus has always been on getting stronger in the big 3 lifts:  squat, bench press, and deadlift.  I finally competed in my first meet in April of 2010 (AAPF Raw Nationals) and posted a 1405 lbs total, which was good enough to earn second place.  My next journey in life will be juggling my training with the demands of a growing family, as my wife gave birth to our first son on July 28th, 2010.  I’m sure it will be a struggle at times, but he is my new inspiration.  Follow along with me as I reach new heights in my quest for strength.