465 WORLD RECORD SQUAT attempt at 2007 AAU World Championship held at Disney's Wide World Of Sports Complex in FLA.April 14, 2007  AAU Winston Salem, NCJune 28, 2008 IBP Rockingham, NCApril 2010 IBP Winston Salem, NCApril 2009 IBP TARHEEL STATE 285 lbs. IBP N.C. State & National Record set at 2009 IBP Tarheel State Championships (Rear View)April 26, 2008  IBP TARHEEL STATE   WINSTON SALEM, NCApril 2007 AAU Winston SalemApril 2010 IBP TARHEEL STATE500 lbs. IBP N.C. State & National Record Deadlift.3rd Outstanding Lifter award in a row at the IBP TARHEEL STATE POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN WINSTON SALEM, NC
2008, 2009, 2010June 2008 IBP in Rockingham, NCRob 485 x 1 Gym Squat   12-29-08Rob head judging April 2012Rob sharin' medals with his Mother, outside Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex after the 2007 AAU World Championships2010 IBP Tarheel State outstanding liftersChip Martin presenting Rob 08 IBP Tarheel St. best lifterRob & Chip Martin backstage after Chip hitting IBP Raw Elite 2009Rob presenting Hall of Fame member Jim Shoaf a recognition award from the IBP at the 2011 IBP National ChampionshipsRob presenting Hall of Fame member Michael Neal his IBP Elite Award in 2008Rob with Chip Martin and his best lifter award after hitting IBP Raw Elite in 2009.Rob with Keith Payne at Keith's Hall Of Fame induction 2008.Rob with Jim Shoaf and Timmy PayneUsapl newspaper article Rob & Adam WoodsOutstanding Lifters Rob Wess and Michael Belk 2008.Rob with friend, fellow judge and Hall Of Fame Member Jim Shoaf
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Rob has worn many hats during his powerlifting career. He has championed the cause for "Drug Free" athletics from the beginning. Rob has served as both the IBP NC State Chairman and IBP National Referee Chairman since 2005. He has promoted and directed several powerlifting events in the Carolinas as well as judging at over 70 powerlifting meets under the AAU, WNPF and IBP federations.
Rob’s competitive powerlifting career didn’t begin until age 40. During which he has set over 50 state records and competed in seven different states including: NC, SC, VA, GA, TN, PA, and FL. Rob also represented the United States on two occasions as a member of Team USA at the WNPF World Championships by taking first place. He has set NC State & National records in AAU, IBP, USAPL and WNPF. Rob has multiple National and World titles as a Master’s 148 lbs. lifter and has been ranked as high as 12th on the top 100 for all 148 lbs lifters by USA POWERLIFTING MAGAZINE. He has been ranked as high as 6th by USAPL and is currently ranked #1 with the IBP in the Squat, Deadlift and Total.