Some have new flashy equipment, a flashy web site, a new sales pitch and yet another round of "we're the best ever" slogans. The lifters should realize that when the meet comes round it's all about what you get for your money and what you get as a person/lifter that really matters.
Rather than run down our competition or point out their short comings I would like to take a few minutes to point out many of the pluses NASA offers our lifters. Here goes-
1- We have been here for 39 years. We go to your area and we do not depend on local gyms, local meet directors or the buddy system to conduct our meets. Local meet directors many times tend to show favortism to some.
2- Results are posted almost immediately. Some of our competition will take up to 2 months to post your results.
3- National Records are updated every month or less depending on the meet volume for that month.
4- Drug and Lifter monitoring is done constantly for all lifters, year round and since 1996.
5- Drug Tested meets and Lifter monitoring keeps the competition as clean as it gets in this sport. Our Records are reasonable and acceptable for a drug tested Fed.
6- Trouble makers, con artists pretend drug free lifters are not welcome in NASA.
7- Family Oriented lifting where the entire family can come and enjoy our meets without fear of drunk and disorderly lifters, officials and spectators ruining their day.
8- Top quality lifting with some of the very best drug free lifters in America lifting.
9- Qualified and responsible Referee's who are also lifters in many cases and who respect you as a lifter and a person.
10- Credibility- Lifters, Referee's and lifters are very credible in NASA and lifters can rest assured that when they make lifts in NASA they are GOOD lifts and not garbage which will embarass the lifter later.
11- Awards- The Best of the Best, bar none.
12- Meet directors who really do care about you as a lifter and a person. NASA is one huge family type organization of truly great powerlifters and who are a great group of people in the real world.
13- NASA refuses to run meets where drugged up lifters and drug free lifters are mixed together. Drug Free lifters should never be downplayed and be forced to be over shadowed by non-drug free lifters. It's more about credibility with NASA than it is the dollar bill.
14- NASA's own Top 250 Lists. Every lifter in NASA knows where they compare to other NASA lifters.
15- Over All NASA Athlete's of the Year Awards. We are the ONLY Federation in the World which does this and it's for loyal NASA lifters only.
When you decide to lift in your next meet please do some comparing and please remember NASA is a Family Organization which is owned and operated by a PL Family for Powerliftings who are real lifters and for their Families.
Thank You to everyone who supports NASA.