Then spend 19+ years lifting and 8+years prioritizing competitive powerlifting, just like he has (so far), and see where you end up.
I'm going to say that this is very likely your problem. Dude, I might be off but it seems like you're always bouncing from one thing to another, or cutting for something, or pairing up contests in different sports and trying to get it all done.
I'm certainly in no position to choose your goals for you, but have you considered setting one long-term goal (12 months or longer) and actually focusing on one thing for an extended period of time without getting "distracted" by a contest, show, similiar-but-different sport, or other short-term issue? Unless a meet comes up along the way that you can do seamlessly, without having to peak or cut or modify your training one fraction, is it really worth doing? (That's rhetorical and something only you can answer.)
If you can wrangle your enthusiasm into a narrow beam, I think you might be surprised at the end result. Like if you decide to focus just on getting a 1300 or 1400 total without going over 185ish by March 1, 2016.