2011 USA Powerlifting Collegiate National Championships - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Dear USAPL Collegiate Lifters

Thank you for accepting our bid for the 2011 USA Powerlifting Collegiate National Powerlifting Championships, to be hosted in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

In the last three years I have hosted multiple 100+ lifting events in the State of Pennsylvania, including the USA Powerlifting American Open National Championships. At each event we have utilized current technology, including automated barload scoring application created by Joe Marksteiner. We have included closed circuit TV back stage, along with projections of the scoring program. We will equip the warm-up area and competition area with ER racks as well as other high quality equipment.

Our equipment, facilities, and staffing will be top notch. We will have a dedicated event web site. It will be on-line for 12 months prior to the event. We will also advertise via Powerlifting USA, PurePowerlifting Podcasts.

I am planning, to keep the National Championship a one platform event, unless lifting enrollment would drive us beyond 8 PM. I would then move portions of the event to a dual platform setup. Going two platforms, has been seen in the past as a negative, but I also believe you need to weigh a dual platform approach, against 12+ hours of lifting per day. Based on the 2007 competitor list, it would not warrant a two platform approach though.

Scranton is an ex-coal mining town that now homes to The University of Scranton and Lackawanna College. There are many things to do in a short walking distance, making Scranton a great location for a collegiate event.

Our event hotel is the Hilton in downtown Scranton, the date of the event with be April 7-9th, 2011. The hotel offers free shuttle service from the Scranton Wilkes Barre Airport (AVP). You will not need a car, there are restaurants, stores, a mall, a movie theatre and entertainment, all with-in walking distance from the hotel.

I plan to have applications out as early as February 2010.

Steve Mann

2010 USAPL Pennsylvania State Championships Results

Below is a link to the results from this last weekends event at Penn State. I'd like to thank everybody for all the help, including all the crew from the Penn State Powerlifting team, good luck at Collegiate Nationals. Thanks to our judges Rebakah Lair, Erik Steiner, Eliot Feldman, Nick Theodorou and Al Siegel. Thanks our equipment providers Brown's GymGarageink Powerlifting and Penn State Powerlifting.

Although this was a smaller turnout this year, we had 20 American Records broken!

2010 USA Powerlifting Pennsylvania State Championship Results