2022 Hall of Fame Inductee - Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Family: Wife Sammi, daughter Grace

Occupation: Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Hometown: Ruston, Louisiana

High School: 1981

College:  Health and Physical Education 1987, Masters Exercise Science 2001

Hobbies:  powerlifting, golf

First meet: La. Tech High School Meet 1980

Best meet: 2009 La. State meet

Last meet: 2018 Southern Regionals

What are some places that you have traveled to for powerlifting: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Las Vegas, Denver, Pennsylvania, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas

Where did you train: Starrs Gym

Best Lifts/PR’s: Squat 490, Bench 264, DL 512

Accomplishments in Powerlifting:  2003, 2004 USAPL National Master Champion 60 kg, 2003 USAPL World Master Team competed in over 40 plus meets

Records: La. State Masters SBD and total in 60kg and 67.5 wt. class

How did powerlifting help shape you as an adult: Nothing comes easy, you have to put in the work

What did you get from powerlifting, other than physical strength? My professional career

Advice for young lifters? Be patient, train consistently

Anyone that you would like to thank: My Family, Dr. Billy Jack Talton, Doug Holland, Larry Benson, Ray Riley, Jim Starr, Everyone at Starr’s Gym