Ryano wrote:BRENTSGTROCKHOWARD wrote:I will merely ask this....why is WABDL the only fed that doesnt allow specialty records to be broken in the OPEN division? Example, go to any feds state championships, and you will here MASTERS records etc being broken all day, and they are lifting in the OPEN division, why should one be forced to lift in a SPECIALTY division if he is good enough to compete in the class where the best of the best go....the OPEN?
WABDL is not the only federation to do this. I had a Masters bench record in the UPA, but since I didn't pay for the Open division, I didn't get the Open record. I currently have a Master bench record in WABDL that is over 100# higher than the Open record(Illinois State). Doesn't make sense to me, but I lift to beat myself anyway. PR's are what its about.
Ok bro perhaps I should state WABDL IS IN THE MINORITY FROM THE FEDS I HAVE COMPETED IN, IN REGARDS TO THIS. I agree with you on one thing bro, PRs are certainly very important, but when I am on the world platform, the ONLY thing that matters to me, being in the OPEN division, is VICTORY. I have won a few world titles on bodyweight, 3 I believe, and another couple by just a KG, but a win is a win is a win!