PurePowerlifting September 2008 Newsletter


Well it's been a while since we have consistently taped new podcasts. A lot has been going on for me and Jason Beck, so Podcasts have kind of fallen off at the waste side, as my priorities are a bit different. I plan to restart the Podcast at a more random basis. Our last Podcast was a live interview of Wade Hooper directly from the USAPL Men's Nationals. We might do this down the road if the technology allows us to talk with lifters from the lifting events. I love doing the PurePowerlifting Podcasts, so they will be back!

Listen to our first 60 Podcasts by going to ITunes!

PurePowerlifting.com Events:

We had a busy 2008 and will continue to promote high quality events in Pennsylvania going forward!  If you haven't been to one of our events, come check it out. When and where possible we use the highest quality equipment and technology we can.  Many of our events have closed circuit video of the platform that is viewed by all the lfiters in the warm-up area. We also use barload projections and scoring, that is also shown to the lifters in the warm-up area. We have many plans to improve our technology, even beyond our current standard.

Live and Learn

We will continue to work on improving our events, as we feel it's important to enhance what we can do, along with learn from mistakes we have made. Last year, the first year of RAW division being offered at PA States, we did awards by formula accross weight classes. Well we planned and purchased our awards, based on the count. Based on a formula based trophies, a lot of lifters were very dissappointed. The competition was great, but RAW competitors had over 15 lifters going for 3 medals. This was really great to see, but very hard, since most lifters did not medal. So with that lesson learned the 2009 Pennsylvania State Championships will include RAW divisions for all weight classes and we will award to top 3 lifters in each class.

Upcoming Events:
Date Contest Title Contest Location Applications
Oct. 18-19th, 2008 2008 NE USA Regional Powerlifting and BP Championships King of Prussia, PA

Robert Keller
rhk@verizon.net
954.790.2249 Applications

Nov. 22nd, 2008 2008 USAPL Stars and Stripes BP Championships Clarks Summit, PA
Meet Director: Steve Mann
Stars and Stripes Event Web Site
January 31st, 2009 2009 USAPL NE Regional HS Powerlifting Championships Scranton, Pennsylvania
Meet Director: Steve Mann
NE Regionals "High School" Event Web Site
2009 USAPL High School RAW Powerlifting Championships
Meet Director: Steve Mann
High School RAW Event Web Site
Feb. 1st, 2009 2009 USAPL Collegiate RAW Powerlifting Championships Scranton, Pennsylvania
Meet Director: Steve Mann
Collegiate RAW Event Web Site
2009 USAPL NE Regional Collegiate Powerlifting Championships
Meet Director: Steve Mann
NE Regionals "Geared" Event Web Site
March 2009 2009 USAPL PA State Powerlifting Championships Scranton, Pennsylvania
Meet Director: Steve Mann
Event Web Site Coming Soon!




Current USAPL Push and Pull to Kenya Lifters

Name Sex Wt. Class Division Event(s) State Age
Nicole Simonis Female 105 S BP/DL NY 17
Ranata DeGennara Female 132 S BP/DL NY 14
Shanon Kara Female 132 S BP/DL NY 17
Ellen Stein Female 132 M2 DL NY 55
Jennifer Sulkoski Female 132 O BP/DL PA 31
James Kavarnos Male 148 M2 BP/DL NY 52
Stephen Christensen Male 148 RO DL PA 24
Chad Jones Male 148 RO BP/DL PA 32
Braidy James Male 165 RJ DL PA 15
Joe McAuliffe Male 198 RM BP NY 42
Toby Grzenda Male 198 RJ BP/DL PA 22
Brian Donnelly Male 220 M3 BP PA 66
Sabre Schnitzer Male 220 RO BP/DL NY 39
Evan Munsing Male 220 RJ BP/DL PA 20
Robert Costigan Male 242 HM BP PA 59
Josh Hundley Male 242 S BP.DL NY 19
Tom Favata Male 242 O BP/DL PA 36
Steve Mann Male 242 Guest BP/DL PA 32
Russ Smith Male 242 M1 BP/DL PA 49
Levi Perillo Male 275 S BP PA 18
Joe Zwick Male 275 RM BP PA 50
Lou Demarco Male 275 RO DL PA 25
Daniel Patrisso Male ? RO BP/DL PA 26
John Keiper Male ? RO DL PA 29
Joseph Cappellino Male 275+ J DL NY 20
Divisions Key: S = Sub-Junior 14-19, J = Junior 20-23,M1= Masters 40-49, M2 = Masters 50-59, M3 = Masters 60-69,
RO = Raw Open, RM = Raw Masters 40+, RJ = Raw Junior 20-23, HM = Handicaped Masters

State Record Certificates 2 for 1!

Now until August the 31st, you can purchase 2 state certificates for the price of one. That's $8 plus shipping. This goes for any USAPL Pennsylvania or any other USAPL State Record that can be verified.


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e-Mail me at steve@purepowerlifting.com to request your order.

Thanks,
Steve Mann

PurePowerlifting Updates

Entry Deadline Nears:
This is a reminder the entry deadline for USAPL Push and Pull to Kenya event is August 1st! We have limited space for this event, get your application in today!

State Record Certificates:
The PurePowerlifting State Record Certificate Store is back up! For lifter or family member interested in purchasing a custom State Record Certificate, to show off their or a loved ones lifting accomplishment, you can order on-line today.

High School and Collegiate Event News:
Updated Application for the January 31st and February 1st, 2009 Event.

This is going to be a High School and Collegiate event weekend only. The first event is the USA Powerlifting RAW High School / Collegiate Powerlifting Championships, this event is our first annual RAW championship and is expected to be highly contested by High School and Collegiate teams from around the country. The second event held on the same weekend is the USAPL North East US High School / Collegiate Regional Powerlifting Championships. This annual event was highly contested last year, by teams and lifters who lift in gear and who are preparing their team for the USAPL High School / Collegiate "Geared" Powerlifting Championships. There will be no qualifying total required for either of these events. The consolidated application can be found here.

Upcoming PA Contests




Dec. 10th -  USA Powerlifting Holiday Havoc Championships - (PA-2017-12) in NEPA Crossfit, Wilkes-Barre, PA - On-line Entry

Feb. 17-18, 2018 - USA Powerlifting  Winter Open and NE Regional Collegiate Cup (PA-2018-01) - On-Line Entry

Apr. 7-8th, 2018 - USA Powerlifting  Pennsylvania State Championships (PA-2018-02) - On-Line Entry

Sept. 15-16th 2018 - USA Powerlifting Bench Press Nationals - (NS-2018-03) - On-Line Entry Coming soon!







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