Powerrackstrength.com has brought together an experienced team made up of the most professional, diverse and strong athletes that you will find anywhere on the web.
We are proud to share this team’s experience and expertise to you, all for free.
Our athletes and coaches range from top Raw Powerlifters to #1 ranked Equipped Powerlifters, Bodybuilders, Marathon Runners, CrossFit athletes, and even some athletes that do it all. Many (if not all) of this team eat, sleep and breath strength training and are honored to share this process with you. We hope you find the information as valuable as we think you will.
Allison is an accomplished multi-discipline strength athlete. She has been coached and mentored by Brian Carroll and used the 10/20/Life principles since 2012. She is a pro-level multi-ply powerlifter at 181 and has also totaled elite in two different weight classes, both raw and equipped. Her best lifts are 556, 347, 501; 1405lb total @ 181. Additionally, in 2014, she has taken on strongman, winning Canada’s Strongest Women three years in a row. She continues to compete in both strongman and powerlifting, with equipped powerlifting being her main priority.
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Brian has been a competitive powerlifter since 1999 when he broke into the sport with bench-only competitions. In 2004, within a year of his first full power meet, he finished second at the WPC Worlds in the open class as a junior – totaling 2000 pounds. Since then, Brian has recorded numerous top-two finishes including the XPC Finals, WPC Worlds, WPO Finals, APF Seniors and the IPA & SPF Pro-Am. Currently, Brian works full-time from 10/20/Life HQ and runs tentwentylife.com, briangcarroll.com and of course Powerrackstrength.com - home of some of the strongest and most diverse athletes you'll find anywhere. Brian is one of only a select few to ever hold a pro total in 3 different weight classes. He’s also one of only a handful of lifters to ever be ranked in the top 10 in 3 classes at the same time. He currently lifts at 242 and is currently ranked 1st in the world for his total of 2610. His current goal is to achieve a number 1 all-time total & squat in the 242 class and is coming off an overall win at the 2015 Arnold XPC Finals via 1065, 765, 780 - 2610tot. Best official lifts: 220 – 1030 Squat, 633 Bench, 755 Dead – 2375 TOT –10th alltime 242 – 1100 Squat, 785 Bench, 780 Dead – 2640 TOT — 2nd alltime 275 – 1185 Squat, 785 Bench, 800 Dead – 2730 TOT – 3rd alltime Brian has trained with Team Samson Powerlifiting of Jacksonville, FL for over 11 years now. Team Samson is the home of some of the top lifters in the nation. Mainstay training partners of Team Samson have been Adam Driggers (founder), Tony Garland, Jonathan Byrd and Clint Smith. Newer recruits are Keith Price, Filipe Gusmao, and Conrad Dove. They train in Adam Driggers’ Gym, which is made up of the best powerlifting equipment around, enabling them to train at the highest level possible. Brian is available for seminars, consults, programming, coaching, diet and supplement guidance. Contact him directly via email: Brian@PowerRackStrength.com
Brandon is a PL who has totaled elite in two weight classes with both equipped and raw. He has performed a 1700 raw total, no wraps at 220 and a half marathon in the same weekend. Clearly Brandon is mentally unstable enough to even attempt that. He finished the 666 challenge with meet lifts of 600 raw no wraps squat, 655 deadlift and 5:52 mile. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.S. in Health Studies and Bio-Ethics. His best meet lifts are 750/535/645 @ 184 equipped and his best Raw meet lifts @ 214 of 600/425/655.
Clint Smith has been competitively powerlifting since 2004 and has registered multiple top 10 totals in the 220 and 242 classes in the multi ply division. He currently has a best total of 2502 lbs. Best individual lifts include a 960 lb squat, a 810 lb bench press, and 770 lb deadlift. Clint has trained out of Team Samson Gym in Jacksonville, FL since he began competing. Clint is also a University of Florida Graduate and practices Roadway Civil Engineering.
Dain comes to the PowerRackStrength Team with many years of competitive experience. He started competing in southwest Michigan in 2001 and has primarily lifted multi-ply since then. He has totaled pro in 3 weight classes; 2304@275, 2435@308 and 2500@SHW. His best lifts include a 1060 squat, 800 bench and 715 deadlift.
Dan Dalenberg is a pro level raw and equipped powerlifter with elite totals in the 220, 242 and 275 class. Best official raw meet lifts include an 804 squat, 507 bench press, 715 dead lift and 2006 total. Best equipped lifts include an 940 squat, 700 bench, 730 deadlift and 2370 total at 242. Dan has been training under Brian's guidance using the 10/20/Life methodology since late 2010.
Danny Vega is a 220lb raw powerlifter with meet bests of 640 squat in wraps (610 raw), 400 bench, and 700 deadlift. A native of Miami, Florida, Vega received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University in 2004, where he was a member of the football team and a three-time Dean’s List recipient. Vega earned his masters of science in human performance from the University of Florida, where he worked with the national championship men’s basketball team along with women’s basketball, tennis, and golf programs. He then went on to become the Strength & Conditioning coordinator for VCU basketball. The Rams were 2007 conference champions and made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Dean Guedo is a raw powerlifer from Edmonton Alberta, Canada with an elite total in both the 198 and 220 weight classes. His best official total is 1620@198 and 1719@ 220 with a 600 squat, 413 bench, and 705 deadlift. Having an athletic background playing football for the University of Alberta Golden Bears, powerlifting became the most natural sport to stay competitive. Most recently he has taken on the task of trying to become a multi-dimensional athlete taking on endurance races, more specifically a marathon, while still competing competitively in powerlifting.
Derek Wilcox is a multi-faceted strength athlete currently living in Tennessee with his wife, Emily. He is studying at East TN State for Sport Physiology and Performance. He works through Renaissance Periodization as a Nutrition and Training Consultant and has an impressive personal list of strength accomplishments. Strongman since 2009, National Meet Qualifier in Weightlifting in 2009 at 94kg and 105kg. Class A Highland Games Athlete since 2009. Elite PL Totals at 165, 181, 198, and 220. Pro Totals in 181, 198, 220. All time WR Squat at 181 with a 935. Lightest to ever squat 1000 pounds doing it at 194 pounds. His best meet lifts are 1000 squat at 198, 565 bench at 220 and 725 deadlift at 220.
Jonathan Byrd is a competitive powerlifter, with over 16 years of training experience. Byrd has been ranked nationally for the past 6 years under multiple categories. His total has ranked as high as second nationally in the 275 class. He currently has a best total of 2500lbs. Best individual lifts include a 1040lb squat, a 750lb bench press, and 735lb deadlift. His 1040lb squat ranks him 26th all-time squats at the 308 class. Jonathan currently trains out of Team Samson Gym in Jacksonville, FL. Before powerlifting Jonathan was a college athlete at Methodist University as both an all-conference football player and track athlete. Following graduation he played four years of arena football in various leagues.
Jason joins team Power Rack Strength after a lackluster lifting career of pursuing a 1000 pound squat and pulling approximately double body weight. He is currently training to not get trapped in a house fire and die.
Jason Kowalewski is an up and coming raw powerlifter. Jason resides in Jacksonville, Florida where he trains with fellow PRS teammates Adam Driggers, Clint Smith, Jonathan Byrd and Brian Carroll with Team Samson. Jason began training under Brian’s tutelage in February 2013. Jason has seen significant gains since his commitment to Brian and the 10/20/Life methodology. To date his best total is 1605 via 575 squat, 430 bench and 600 deadlift at 275lbs. Jason strives to perform consistently at 242lbs and break his current standing total.
A former high school band nerd turned meathead nerd, Lisa has been coached and mentored by Brian Carroll using 10/20/Life for 2 years. She started Crossfiting in 2006 but gave that up after realizing all she wanted to do was squat, bench and deadlift heavy. She now competes as a raw Powerlifter in the 114 and 123 weight classes with an pro total of 903lbs at 114lbs. Her best competition lifts are a 350 squat, 170 bench and 386 deadlift. Lisa has all-time top 10 lifts in the squat, deadlift and total in her weight class and currently ranked in the top ten at the 114lb weight class in the world. Lisa has a B.A. in Political Science, but hates politics and political debates, and a Masters in Public Administration. She is a mom of two and works as a full time as a litigation paralegal.
Low Country Strength
Will Kuenzel is the owner of Lowcountry Strength (www.LowcountryStrength.com) in Charleston, SC. Will started his athletic endeavors as a pole vault; finishing up his collegiate career with a best vault of 16’9” at a whopping 160lbs. He the track and field world to pursue bodybuilding, his first show in 2005, he won 1st place in Men’s Novice as a middle weight. One year later he took 2nd as a Men’s Junior heavy weight. Since 2007 he has been a competitive powerlifter and totaling elite as a 220lber. His best lifts in multiply equipment are a 710lbs squat, a 605lbs bench press, a 615lbs deadlift and a 1930 total. In 2008 Will started Lowcountry Strength out of his garage. Since then it has moved into a 16,000 sq/ft facility and shares space with a mixed martial arts studio. With all disciplines of powerlifting, strongman, MMA, jiu jitsu and other sports in the Charleston area getting trained under one roof, Will heads up the strength and conditioning for a wide variety of athletes and clients.
Paul is an elite level raw Powerlifter with personal bests of an 805lbs squat, 440lbs bench, 725lbs deadlift and a 1960lbs total in the 242lbs class. Paul is a former D1 Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach, who now works as a Functional Rehabilitation Specialist in his hometown of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada where he trains out of the strongest gym in Canada, Dynamo Barbell Club. Paul brings a deep educational background to the team as he has earned Master’s degrees in both Sports Management and Exercise Science. Look for Paul to push his numbers even higher as he aims for a +2000lbs total in his next meet.
Sabrina is owner/operator of Catalyst Training Center in Grand Rapids, MI. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2011 with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health-Fitness Instruction and has been working as a personal trainer since 2010. Sabrina started her Powerlifting journey in early 2012 when she began her internship at Endurance Fitness Center and was introduced to the sport. Her first full meet was at the Detroit Barbell Relentless meet in November 2012 where she totaled 960 pounds, which was an Elite total and placed her in the raw top 20 all time for the 181 pound weight class. Since then Sabrina has done nothing but win, most recently n 2016 taking 2nd place at Laura Phelps' Cincinnati Women's Pro-Am totaling 1125 raw and 1st place at Relentless Detroit totaling 1443 both in the 198 weight class. Best Raw lifts: Squat - 410 Bench - 240 Deadlift - 501.5 Best Equipped lifts: Squat - 551 Bench - 352 Deadlift - 540
Team Samson Powerlifting
Team Samson was founded by Adam Driggers who built the Team Samson compound. Some of the biggest names in powerlifting have trained with Team Samson including: Dondell Blue, Al Caslow, and Gary Frank. What began as a small group of members has grown into an accomplished team of lifters that continue to chase after new strength gains. Team Samson is made up of pro lifters Brian Carroll, Clint Smith, and Jonathan Byrd along with lifters in various stages of their lifting career including: Adam Driggers, Keith Price, Filipe Gusmão, Jason Kowalewski, Paul Key, Shane Ford, Shane Shepperd, and Tony Garland.
Tony boasts an impressive resume, as both an athlete and as a coach. Tony has 20 years in the Special Operations world... nearly 9 years conducting operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Central Asia. While in Army Special Forces, he served on a combat dive team. Members of dive teams have the well deserved and hard earned reputation for being among the most fit soldiers in Special Forces. In an accident in 2004, Tony sustained a fractured spine and paralysis in his right leg. He first began strength training to help rehab the injury and regain function of his leg. He was exposed to Crossfit while in Iraq and in 2007, created Crossfit Wilmington. Well known for developing some of the strongest CrossFit competitors, Tony trained and sent his first athlete to the games in 2009 and has since sent 16 more. Tony is both an accomplished strength and endurance athlete, in 2012 he completed a Half Iron Distance Triathlon in 6 hours with only 3 weeks of specific training prior to the race. In 2013 he completed an Ironman Triathlon (2.4 miles swim, 112 mile cycle, 26.2 mile run) in 14 hours... 90 minutes slower than planned due to breaking his foot on a fall very early in the race. The follow day he pulled 545lbs to show even after an exhausting endurance event, humans can produce strength. In 2015, Tony completed a half iron distance race, squatted 505 and deadlifted 565 on the same day. In April, Tony became one of the the very few men to have successful completed the 666 Challenge... a 600lbs Squat, 600lbs Deadlift, and a sub-6 minute 1 mile run, making him, along with Brandon Crabill, the second of two Team PRS athletes to do the 666 Challenge.
Zane Geeting is a pro multi-ply powerlifter with best lifts of a 935 squat, 625 bench, and 765 deadlift. He is coming back to competitive PL after a year and a half layoff that was a result of several serious injuries including a severe rupture of the right pec that could not be repaired. Zane has an extremely busy schedule that would make most people quit before Friday. He works 55+ hours a week as a finance manager. As a renaissance man, he is also currently restoring a 140 year-old farmhouse and maintaining a hobby farm. Despite all this, Zane still finds time to train 2-3 times per week, as well as coach other lifters.