The Irish Pro invitational powerlifting competition takes place at the South Court Hotel Limerick on next Saturday April 7th with lifters from around the world competing for cash prizes on the day. The event is a WPC international sanctioned championships and the Irish Pro was formed in 2016 by promoter and president of the IPO/WPC Ireland and Limerick man Shane Brodie.
The concept behind the Irish Pro Invitational was set up to create an International platform with a strong and competitive field of elite lifters. The format sees lifters going head to head battling it out in an open category lifter with the highest wilks score taking the cash prize.
All lifters must have proven total and wilks score required in past 2 years to be invited. The competition is shelling out the biggest cash prize pay-outs in Ireland UK and western Europe. The Irish Pro event has given out up to €8000 in cash each year and hope to better that in 2018.
Cash prizes will be given out to the winners in each category based on highest Wilks score!
Best female raw €1000
Best male raw €1000
Best male equipped €1000
Best equipped = €1000
KING OF THE DEADLIFT:
Best raw = €1000
There’s also cash prizes for biggest lifts completed in squat, benchpress and deadlift. The 2018 running of the competition sees lifters from 12 different countries take to the platform from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Holland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Finland, Czech Republic and Dubai.
An epic line up of lifters means that this is a day not to be missed with some of the worlds greatest lifters big names including Zahir Khudayarov (Finland) Eduard Khanjyan of Finland, Paulo Santos of Portugal, Dan Blacky Chan Stewart from Great Britain, Ruairi Mc Cann (Ireland), Andrew Cariney (Scotland) Hassan Zaid of Dubai, Witold Wolnowski (Poland), Dayle Longford of Wales, Curtis Arnold (Great Britain), Sean Hoey of Ireland Joanne Connolly (Ireland), Emma Ylitalo-James of Great Britain just to name a few.
Sporting Limerick are the media partners of the event and will be streaming the event with a charge of €6.38 for the whole day of action. Click on the IPO logo below to reserve your PPV stream of what promises to be a big day for fans of the sport.
The 2018 IPO Invitational is sponsored by SNC Gym Equipment one of Ireland’s leading gym suppliers.
The IPO – Irish Powerlifting Organisation putting the lifters first the Irish Pro Invitational Ireland’s number 1 comp!
Date: Saturday 7th of April
Venue: Great National South Court Hotel
Admission €15 kids free
An epic line up of lifters a day not to be missed with some of the worlds greatest lifters big names including Zahir Khudayarov Finland Eduard Khanjyan of Finland Paulo Santos of Portugal Dan Blacky Chan Stewart from Great Britain Ruairi Mc Cann Ireland Andrew Cariney Scotland Hassan Zaid of Dubai Witold Wolnowski Poland Dayle Longford of Wales Curtis Arnold Great Britain Sean Hoey of Ireland Joanne Connolly Ireland Emma Ylitalo-James of Great Britain Just to name a few of these awesome line up of lifters.