Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's ON!! 2015 AWPC European Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia...

Dear Friends,

It is my pleasure to announce the date and location for The 2015 AWPC RAW& EQUIPPED Open  European Championship in Powerlifting, Bench-press & Deadlift.  The date is  June 2 - JunŠµ 5, 2015 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. We look forward to seeing a Team from your country represented.

Meet directors: Yuri Ustinov and  Mikhail  Bogdanov 

Josh Cleveland 1,708 total (no sleeves)

Monday, March 30, 2015

You can't this make BULLSHIT up...or CAN you!!!!!!!!!

EOUL, South Korea -- A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test.
Park, who won South Korea's only ever swimming gold in the 400 meters freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Games, was handed the ban Monday by world swimming governing body FINA after testing positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition drug test. The FINA ban began retroactively the day of the positive test in early September and will expire on March 2, 2016.
Park's agency has blamed the results on an injection administered by a local hospital, which offered him free chiropractic and other treatments in July.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

He is just that good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They have gone too far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...it is time to get MAD!!

IOC plans to retest 2008 samples....

LONDON -- Armed with more effective methods and targeting specific athletes, the IOC plans to retest hundreds of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics in a bid to catch any drug cheats who escaped detection at the time.
IOC medical director Richard Budgett said Wednesday that some retests have already been carried out on stored samples from Beijing, the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2012 London Olympics.
Retesting opens the possibility of athletes being stripped of Olympic medals up to 10 years after they won them.


Let the games begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here in the America  it is time for the 2015 Illinois State Championships. Almost 200 powerlifters, two platforms, tons of weights and the stands were filled with fans....GREAT JOB by Dick Zenzen and his staff.....

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

NEWS you can use......................

Good day to all our State Chairmen and Officials    
There is some important information that I would like to have all State Chairmen and Judging Officials to take note on dealing with the rules and standards of performance.
Many of us are doing a great job and maintaining consistency in judging and applying rule standards. These standards should be maintained at every level, from local meets judging to WPC Worlds.
Everyone should refresh themselves with the rule book and take note of changes that have been made. If we maintain the standard at the local level, it will follow though to National and World meets. Unfortunately the mind set at many local meets is that we aren't so tight with the rules because it is only a local meet and we will be stricter at the higher level events.  This has been witnessed at a number of meets.  Here lays the problem, lifters are afforded lifts to them for high squats, dropping the bars at knee level and improper equipment. Then they get to a National or World meet and bomb out due to rule violations that they are not aware of.  So, this mind set does not do justice to the lifter.  If he/she knows what is needed to have their lifts passed, then that is what they will do and move on the next level of competition knowing what to do.
Secondly, if Officials are not in tune with the rules what makes you think a Non Official is going to do. YES, I SAID NON OFFICIAL. Putting a spotter/loader in the judge’s chair (head or side) is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!  Any lift made under these conditions will not be recognized, no matter if it is a record or not.
I think we all in our heart want to do a good job and sometimes we make mistakes with good intentions, but repeated actions as listed above can result in the loss of future sanctions.
Wayne Pullum

Monday, March 2, 2015