What is your name and where are you from?
Eric Laubach from Loveland, Co.
When did you start powerlifting and was there a reason for it?
I started powerlifting in 1992 after being influenced by my brother-in law who never competed but was really good in powerlifting.
What are some of your best lifting accomplishments so far?
When I was in High School I sumo deadlifted 505 at 148 and in 2003 I did a 620 squat to parallel in the gym weighing around 190lbs.
What are some lifting goals that you have set for the future?
Since turning 40 I have noticed more aches and pains than I used to have however, I would like to set a World Record before I decide to stop competing.
What kind of training program do you follow?
Currently I am doing one week heavy and one week light while focusing on my weaknesses and not just on my strengths.
How long have you been involved with NASA Powerlifting?
I did my first meet with NASA in January 2001.
Can you recall your first NASA powerlifting competition?
On my opener on the Squat I wrapped my knees way to early and by the time I un-racked the bar I just about dumped the whole thing forward.
If you could lift against anybody else heads up in NASA who would it be?
If I could take my best day and go back a little in time I would love to go against Jim McDermott.
What are some of your favorite moments from being at NASA meets?
I think each time I see somebody compete that has been in the sport for 40-50 years that is impressive to witness.
When can we expect to see you step on the platform again?
I am battling through some nerve damage in my neck at the moment but I plan to compete at the World Cup in Denver this year.
Is there anything else you’d like to let the NASA Powerlifting world know?
Just stay humble through your journey in powerlifting and help others along the way. Keep learning and strive to always make a better version of yourself.