My name is Jarod Morey and I have been Powerlifting since 2013. I have always played sports. I played every sport my school had all the way up into high school. My senior year I focused on Football and Track. Track is what I really excelled at and set a State Record that lasted just over 13yrs. I received a Div. 1 Full ride for Track. Shortly after school I got into Law Enforcement and started working in the county Jail. I’m now at the Federal level and have been in Corrections for over 15yrs. After a few years of just recreational sports like Softball, Flag Football, volleyball, shoot even a couple of years of Dodgeball leagues. Every time I would get a small injury. I found out I was more upset about not being able to lift, then getting back to playing whatever sport again. I quit all the extra recreational sports so I could continue to lift. By this time I have been lifting for 14yrs and now not playing any sports. I needed to compete again. I quickly found Powerlifting at the ripe age of 33yrs and switched all my focus into it. My first Powerlifting meet in 2013 was 375 Squat, 275 Bench, and 465 Deadlift for a 1,115 total. Best Current meet was 480 Squat, 320 Bench and a 520 Deadlift for a 1,320 Total. This gave me the State Records for Open Bench and Total. Also all the Sub-Masters and Police/Fire/Military in the 181wt class. I’m just moving up to the 198wt class and weights are jumping up. Best gym lifts have been 520 Squat, 340 Bench and a 585 Deadlift. This year is also my first year of training in some single ply gear. What little I have done so far I have really enjoyed. It is not as easy as most think. It’s much harder than RAW and takes more training to make it work. I think that appeals to me. Powerlifting is a Sport that only gives what you put into it. If your work ethic sucks, your lifts will suck. Put the Hard work in and train smart. It pays off in the long run.