Thanks for your comments, and it was a pleasure to meet you in Peoria. It is good to see a master lifter with such a good bench. Usually the bench is the first to go in master lifters.
The RAW division will be included in the APC Nationals as well as all other regional and state meets. We had the first meet including the raw division in January and it was equally divided among raw and equipped lifters. The response to the RAW division has been very good. The Central US meet in Peoria was the first APC meet in Illinois but look for it to be an annual event. The APC has separate records for the RAW bench division and RAW powerlifting divisions.
Our meets are advertised well in advance on our web site, www.americanpowerliftingcommittee.com as well as by mail out notices to our membership. Now that you have found us I hope you will continue to post here. We see our activity statistics on our server so we know that the page is viewed each month in 80-90 countries as well as by most of the powerlifting community in the US. We don't allow trols or lifter/federation insults on our forum so that limits the posting activity to serious postings.
L B Baker