Matt Smith

Matt Smith began powerlifting in 1989 while playing high school football in Thornville, Ohio. After three years, he chose to walk away from football and then began a serious powerlifting career in 1997. He started in NASA federations to get meet experience and hit a personal best total of 1818 pounds (744 squat, 452 bench, 622 deadlift) before coming to Westside in Columbus, Ohio. Matt trained at Westside for 16 years and recorded personal best lifts of an 1160-pound squat, 749-pound bench, 850-pound deadlift, and 2673-pound total. Matt now offers online personal training and consulting.