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Ron Moormeister

Alan Aerts

Jose Hernandez

Hello Lifters!

I’m currently working on the preliminary roster for the Olympia Powerlifting Invitational as well as the Olympia Benchpress and Deadlift Invitational. The roster will be posted on the USPA National Forum and PowerliftingWatch.com when its completed. The final Olympia roster comes out on June 15 so if you think your name should be on the invite list then email and let me know your current meet results from 2010 or 2011 and you will be considered for selection.

April was a really busy month with USPA meets in Indiana, Hawaii, Florida and California!

April 9th was the Indiana State Bench Press and Deadlift Championships directed by Carl Lamb.  To view meet results click here: Indiana State Championships

April 9th was also the Hawaii State Powerlifting Championships directed by Darren Matsumoto. To view meet results click here: Hawaii State Championships

April 10th was the Florida State Powerlifting Championships directed by Brian Burritt. To view meet results click here:  Florida State Championships

April 23rd was the California State Multi-ply Championships directed by Bob Packer in Fresno, CA.  To view meet results click here:  CA State Multiply Championships

April 30th was the Santa Barbara Open directed by Kevin Fisher and Steve Denison. To view meet results click here: Santa Barbara Open

The Results Are In, Santa Barbara Wins!

Costa Obliterates Hoekstra’s Record

Article by Ron Moormeister

The first year of a new local meet the promoter might hope to get 25 or 30 lifters to attend. The 65 entries for the USPA sanctioned Santa Barbara Open held April 30th at the Earl Warren Showgrounds certainly exceeded the expectations of meet co-directors Steve Denison, and Kevin Fisher.

While Denison did his usual great job of providing platforms, equipment, referees, and running the scorers table, Kevin Fisher was hard at work promoting the meet to Santa Barbara area gyms and high school coaches. San Marcos High School, and Fisher Strength and Health sent a score of first time lifters who were well prepared… strong and knew how to conduct themselves on the platform.

The participants were well supported by family and friends in attendance. The meet was a featured event with the Santa Barbara Fair & Expo, so many people who had never seen a powerlifting meet came by to see what was going on and stayed to watch the excitement of our sport.

The USPA thanks the participants, the enthusiastic supporters, the hard working referees, the spotters and loaders who worked so hard to keep the lifters safe, and Gina and Mike Stein who kept the meet moving in their roles as scorekeeper and expeditor. Their hard work and enthusiasm should make this just the first of what will be an annual event.

Dozens of records were set by junior, open, and master lifters. One big one was by Ricardo Costa, who broke Scott Hoekstra’s submaster record with a clean 650 lb. bench press. Ricardo, and Scott are training partners who have been known to engage in a little smack talk, so we expect to see some fiery competition between them at the USPA Nationals in Coasta Mesa, CA, July 1-3.

GySgt Brian Kiraly joins the ALLMAX team!

The USPA is extremely proud to announce that GySgt Brian Kiraly, has recently been selected by ALLMAX Nutrition as a sponsored athelete. In addition to his sponsorship, he has joined their team as a Strength and Conditioning article writer for their online magazine.  Click on the link Intelligent Contest Weight Loss for Strength Athletes to view the article.

SrA. Dan Johnson Memorial and Patriotic Games Challenge

May 21, 2011 is the date to save for the Senior Airman Dan Johnson Memorial Patriotic Games Challenge!  This is the meet with a purpose!  This is the meet where we have the opportunity to honor those veterans that fought for our freedom so we could have this meet the way we want to have it!  This is the meet where we take a few minutes of our lifting time to thank so many brave men and women who have fought for our great country, the USA.

This year we are honoring the Air Force and a local young man, SrA. Dan Johnson, 23, who gave his life in Afghanistan Oct. 5, 2010 while trying to disarm an explosive device west of Kandahar.  The device detonated before it could be made safe killing SrA. Johnson and injuring Tech Sgt. Robert Butler.  He leaves behind his wife Kristen, his parents, brothers and sister-in-laws, grandmother, niece and nephew, and his in-laws.

We are also honoring veterans from past wars including Iraq.  We have WWII veterans, including a Tuskegee airman and a B17 Bomber Co-Pilot, a Vietnam War veteran whose daughter will be lifting in the meet, a Korean War veteran and an Iraq veteran.

We have not forgotten our fallen officers, Sgt. Robert Ramos, a motorcycle officer with the Santa Maria Police department and Scott Williams, a Federal Corrections Officer.  Both officers died in the line of duty and have yet to have justice served.  We will be having the Robert Ramos/Scott Williams Memorial Bench Press open to any current or retired military/police/federal corrections officers entered in our meet for no additional charge.

As a new event this year, we will be having the Little Britches Deadlift competition.  This event is open to the child or grandchild of a lifter entered in our meet between the ages of 5 and 12.  Depending on how many entries we get, the child will get 1-3 lifts and will be judged in age groups with the best lift in each age group getting a trophy and the rest a ribbon.  All will get a bag of goodies for participating!  They will be the finale before awards are given out.

Babes in Frames Photography will be taking photos during the meet.  Photographer, Kristi Williams, wife of fallen officer Scott Williams, will offer a package of photos for $20.  The package will include 1 8″x10″, 2 4″x6″, and a CD with all your photos on it.  I think you’ll agree this is an offer too good to pass up!

There will also be a 50/50 Raffle to benefit the SrA. Dan Johnson Memorial Fund, a raffle of some great prizes to benefit C.O.P.S. an organization that helps kids at risk, Food, and Fun!  You can find entry forms, fliers, and more info at www.uspla.com.

RAW National Championships

The USPA will hold their 1st RAW Nationals on July 1-3 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida. There will be Open, Junior, Sub Master, Master divisions for both men and women.

Port St. Lucie is located about 30 minutes north of West Palm Beach. It is just a few miles from the beach and about 90 minutes to the Orlando attractions and The Kennedy Space Center. The nearest airport is the West Palm Beach International airport, which is located approximately 30 miles from the Civic Center.

The meet hotel is the Holiday Inn, 10120 S. Federal Highway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 . Phone number is (772) 337-2200. There will be shuttle service provided to and from the meet site.

For additional information, contact Brian Burritt at (812) 204-2886, email at brian.burritt@comcast.net, or visit the USPA’s website at www.uspla.org.

Western States Multi-ply Invitational

On July 1-3, the USPA will hold their first Multi-ply Invitational!  There is a limited number of Full Power (45) and Bench Press (30) slots, so if you would like to be considered, please contact Ken Wheeler at hogpit804@yahoo.com  or me at steve@uspla.org.

Saturday evening, after lifting and awards, the USPA is hosting an «After-party» at the Costa Mesa Hilton. It’s going to be an awesome night of mixin’ music with Southern California’s premier DJ’s, dancing, taco bar, cash bar, and plenty of socializing and partying!  Cover charge is $10 per person and MUST be paid for, along with your entry, prior to the event. Due to event planning, tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.

You can check out more on the Costa Mesa Hilton at  Hilton Hotel. For questions about the party, contact Shelley Denison at 714-308-2556.

Welcome Our Newest Referees!

Steve Bloom-California
Pete Wilson-California

Louie Morrison-Maine

I’d also like to congratulate the following National Referee for promoting to International Referee:

Bob Gaynor-Florida

Texas State Chair

The USPA is pleased to announce that Chris Pappillion has accepted position of State Chair of Texas.  Chris has competed in powerlifting since the age of 15, where one of his football coaches took him to his first meet in Corpus Christi, Texas and he fell in love with the sport. Chris is currently ranked #1 on total on Powerlifting Watch in the 242, Single-ply division.  Chris won the USPF National Championship two years in a row, along with Best Lifter honors last year. He also was on the winning USA team at the WPF Worlds in Las Vegas, NV.

Chris says «I am happy to be a part of bringing powerlifting back to Texas, as it was in the 80’s and 90’s. Texas truly needs more meets so that lifters can compete, as well as have a set stage to do it on.  I feel that the USPA will be good for Texas and I will do whatever I need to do to help both the sport and association grow.»

Hi s first meet will be on October 1st in Victoria, TX.

Our Newest Meet Directors
We’re always looking for some enthusiastic and orangized people to run USPA meets, so if you’re interested, please do not hesitate to contact me. Our newest Meet Directors are:

Tim Sparkes/Tracy Garcia-Phoenix, AZ.
Kevin Fisher-Santa Barbara, CA.
Chuck LaMantia-Norwalk, CA.
Ted O’Neill-Concord, CA.
Bob Packer-Fresno, CA.
Brian Burritt-Port St. Lucie, FL.
Steve Goggins-Atlanta, GA.
Darren Matsumoto-Honolulu, HI.
Carl Lamb-Bloomington, IN.
Rob Muelenberg-Banger, Maine
James Burdette, Minneapolis, MN
Rodney Woods/Jay Shelton-West Plains, MO.
Ben Brizendine-Portland, OR.
Chris Pappillion-Victoria, TX.
Dennis Brochey-Buffalo, NY.
John King-Rocks Springs, WY.

As always, a big THANK YOU to our dedicated referees’, supportive EC members, webmaster and designer, Dennis Reneau, and hard-working spotters and loaders for all of their hard work!

And, thank you to to all of you for your continued support! The success of the USPA, and the success of powerlifting, is because of you!

Train hard, train smart!

Steve Denison

USPA President


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