The Army Powerlifting Team (APL) competed in the Northeast Iron Beast (NEIB) competition to qualify the team’s lifters for Collegiate Nationals. The team put up an outstanding performance with all thirteen lifters qualifying and taking home a total of 18 medals with eight gold, five silver and five bronze. With nearly 140 registered competitors, this was the largest North East Iron Beast competition in history. Although winter storms threatened to cancel the meet, most competitors braved the elements to showcase their strength. Of note, NEIB continues to be an excellent opportunity to strengthen Army Powerlifting's relationship with the USA Powerlifting Association, as well as other lifting teams across the region. From a strategic, team-internal perspective, Army Powerlifting has now qualified all but seven members of the squad for Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals 2019.