USA Powerlifting is pleased to announce that will sponsor the pro raw powerlifting meet at the Arnold Sports Festival on March 6, 2015.

Starting Strength founder Mark Rippetoe said, “Starting Strength is pleased to again sponsor USA Powerlifting’s Pro Raw Challenge at the Arnold Sports Festival. The event is very well run, and we are glad to be a part of the growth of raw powerlifting.”

USA Powerlifting President Dr Larry Maile said, “USA Powerlifting is thrilled to welcome back Starting Strength for the second year as a sponsor of our Pro Raw Challenge at the Arnold Sports Festival. This meet is extremely popular with our competitors and Starting Strength’s Mark Rippetoe is one of the top authors on raw strength training.”

The Arnold Sports Festival is the largest fitness expo in the country, with over 175,000 visitors. USA Powerlifting hosts six events at the Arnold, including the Pro Raw Challenge. was founded by Mark Rippetoe. He has written numerous books on strength training, including Practical Programming for Strength Training, Starting Strength, Strong Enough?, and Mean ol’ Mr. Gravity. He is also a regular contributor on several outlets, including PJ Media, and has numerous other resources available at Starting Strength hosts strength training seminars and strength training certifications around the world.