The point you guys seem to be missing is that he is not even a powerlifter yet, because he has never done a meet.
Based on some of your responses, this guy could walk away coming to the conclusion that he needs to gain 100#'s before entering a competition because he won't be "competitive".
Before somebody quotes Dave Tate again (yawn), or provides some lame ass statistics, those of you who actually compete, ask yourself how many people have you met over the years that asked you the same question? What did you say to them?
If you told them they suck and need to lift more before they can compete you are a complete and total dumbass, don't know the difference from a gym lift and one achieved at a meet, and are part of the reason this sport is not growing like it should be.
If you wait to compete until you are deemed "competitive," then you have lost already.
Quit worrying about how much you need to weigh to be "competitive."
You aren't competive until you start to compete.
Enter a meet, dude. If you don't bomb, welcome to the ranks, and take it from there.