Powerlifting is by far the dumbest sport of all time (even dumber than basketball).
Here is powerlifting in nutshell:
Step 1: buy expensive wraps and bench shirts
Step 2: practice putting on those wraps and bench shirts
Step 3: practice lifting weights
Step 4: burn expensive diesel to drive to another school
Step 5: have your school give another school a check so your kids can lift someone else's weights
Step 6: have your coach turn his hat backwards and try yell "UP!" louder than any other coach (bonus points if it startles small children)
Step 7: hire judges that know super obscure rules that are different for boys and girls
Step 8: feed the kids that have starved themselves in order to "make weight"
Step 9: get on the bus and drive back to the locker room that is located right next to a perfectly good weight room