Monday, October 31, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

.....it is WONDERFUL being PART of THIS!






My thoughts on KURSK as a location for WPC/AWPC POWERLIFTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Interview with WPC President Mr Mike Sweeney before the Europe Cup WPC/AWPC (1-4 of December, 2016, Kursk, Russia)

Interview with Mr Mike Sweeney, WPC President, for “Iron World” on the threshold of the Open Europe powerlifting, benchpress, deadlift and multy-repeat benchpress Cup WPC/AWPC that will take place on Dec. 1-4th 2016 in Kursk within the annual International Sports Festival “NOSOROG PRO-8”.

*Interviewed by Ms Marina Kamyshnikova

On the eve of the Sports Festival that will include the Open Europe armlifting Cup WAA, Open Kursk region bodybuilding and fitness IFBB, Open Black soil mas-wrestling Cup, we managed to talk to Mr Mike Sweeney, WPC President. Mike Sweeney is a unique person who heads both the WPC Federation and referee board; without whom it is hard to hold international competitions. Also, Mike still successfully competes at WPC/AWPC tournaments, boosting a fine example of sports longevity.

1.      Iron World: Let’s begin with the question re. the World Championship that took place in August 2016 in Kursk. How do you evaluate such a significant and expected event of the year? Please, summarize.
Mike Sweeney: The World Championship 2016 was a cheerful and successful event, for all that – it is the main tournament of the year. The competition was high, but Russian sportsmen are strong and promising. A great deal of work was done by organizers; it went off without a hitch. The Congress of the WPC/AWPC selects only the very best meet directors with a proven history of success. Igor and his staff are at the top of the list. Every detail was engineered to give the sportsman the extreme and ultimate power lifting experience. We listen when the sportsman speaks and take action!

2.      I.W.: The World Championship has surprised by the number of its participants. What’s the reason for it?
M.S.: If fact, The World Championship has recorded a phenomenal number of participants – more than 1300 athletes from 20 different countries (USA, Germany, France, Mongol, Iran and others). Every championship is designed to be more improved than the one before. After each championship I review all the comments and we discuss what needs to be done in the future. Power lifters that come to one of our International Championships tell their friends and we grow and grow. We have to accept that sport industry is growing up and it’s normal.

3.      I.W.: Have you enjoyed the atmosphere during the competitions? How was the organization?
M.S.: The atmosphere was fantastic; it’s done both by sportsmen and organizers. Our concept of extreme power lifting is spectacular! Safety, credibility, and fun are part of every event. At Kursk, Igor set a new gold standard! There was an emotional elation throughout the competitions; the Russian people are completely devoted to work.

4.      I.W.: The US sportsmen made first appearance at the World Championship in Kursk-2016. Have you worried and supported them?
M.S.: The US sportsmen had to make a long way to Russia – visa arrangement, several transfers, time difference they had to adjust to. All the sportsman from America loved coming to Kursk. They found the city beautiful and everyone helped them. A special thanks to organizers for arranging the interpreter at the tournament and help assistance all the way throughout the Championship. Was I worried, no, they are powerlifters!

5.      I.W.: The International Sports Festival “NOSOROG PRO-8” is coming; we have to ask you about it. Will you come?
M.S.: It is my job to serve. It is never about me, it is about you! I will come again and it will be my 8th visit to Russia. It is a pleasure that Festival has become annual. The tournament of such level is a result of the fruitful cooperation of organizers, partners and participants.

6.      I.W.: Do you plan to participate at the NOSOROG PRO-8? Have you ever competed in Kursk? What are your impressions and plans?
M.S.: Well, I’ve had a pleasure to compete in Kursk and I really liked it. The organization and judging were on high level. I plan to participate at the Cup of Europe and I hope I’ll set up the new world records in raw bench press.

7.      I.W.: Within the NOSOROG-PRO8 Festival, the Open Europe powerlifting, benchpress, deadlift, multy-repeat benchpress and armlifting Cup WPC/AWPC/WAA will take place. What gives such a combination?
M.S.: It is great! Strong men and women need to be with other strong men and women. We are powerlifters, but respect all that are strong. The organizers provide a variety of choices for sportsmen in competing in power, endurance, beauty in different nominations both for amateurs and professionals.

8.      I.W.: Do you expect any honoured guests at the forthcoming Cup of Europe?
M.S.: It is the end of a very successful WPC/AWPC season. We invite everyone, and all we can do is ask!

9.      I.W.: You perfectly combine both the coaching and competition careers, and you’ve got many fans in Russia. Do you plan to coach in Russia?
M.S.: Of course! (laughing). It is Russia that inspires me. It was Russia that first brought science to all sports in the 1950’s. I have been blessed to witness, report, and record the tremendous spirit of the “Russian Bear”! We’ll see, anyway I plan to come back to Russia.

10.  I.W.: Do you have a motto that you follow both in life and sports?
M.S.: Motto in Life - I not death, so don’t act like it!
Motto in Sport - More Weight!

11.  I.W.: Do you have other hobbies besides sports?
M.S.: Every day is a hobby for me…at 64 years old I enjoy swimming, weight training, powerlifting, yoga, everything!

12.  I.W.: How has powerlifting changed for the last 5 years?
M.S.: The popularity of extreme sports has increased significantly. The total amount of athletes has risen as well. In general, powerlifting is growing actively. With social media being both good and bad. Information is confusing. The WPC/AWPC has grown and grown. Our total number of countries and sportsmen membership is at all time high. Every day more requests for information come in. We always remember our beginning, “for the lifter”. Also we have the strongest drug free policy, lifetime banned.

13. I.W.: Do you plan new tournaments in 2017? Are their venues possible in the USA?
M.S.: The New schedule will be vote on at the 2016 WPC Worlds in America and then reported.

14.  I.W.: In conclusion, what would you wish to the participants and organizers of the Cup of Europe?
M.S.: First of all, I invite everyone to participate at the forthcoming Festival. Train hard and wisely. I wish good luck and new records to sportsmen. I wish physical and emotional strength to organizers. Hopefully, everything will be held as planned! If you love sports, you have to be in it. Remember I work for you!

Submit an application for the Open Europe Cup, please follow this website link http://www.nosorogpro.ru/

Thursday, October 27, 2016

In December 2016 in KURSK, I will be joined by my two favorite people........

...one a legendary powerlifter and record holder, bodybuilder, meet director, parent, etc....

...the other YURIY!!!!

woof...woof!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey, it's the WEEKEND...have fun!


EAT!!!!!


Monday, October 24, 2016

The Land of the GREAT KHAN!

I have travel very far and many times to report the GREATNESS of the MONGOLIAN POWERLIFTERS. The WPC/AWPC has and always WILL support the sportsman of this GREAT COUNTRY. Your efforts and results have been reported to the WORLD.

..I look forward to seeing the Mongolian Sportsman at KURSK and in the future....

...you can ask me anything... irnmike@aol.com

Kursk will be tremendous....the last INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP of 2016....WPC/AWPC FOREVER!

Updated entry-list for the Europe  powerlifting, benchpress, deadlif, multy-repeat benchpress and armlifting  Cup WPC/AWPC/WAA-2016 (1-4 of December, 2016, Kursk, Russia) from USA, Iran, Estonia and Russia: http://www.nosorogpro.ru/21/

New country –BELARUS!!!!

Official web-site of the International Sport Fest «RHINO PRO-8»http://www.nosorogpro.ru/en/


7 days before  deadline..

-- 
Best regards,
Igor Umerenkov.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Thank You...Thank You...Thank You!

Since our start in 1986 to 2016 our motto is "FOR THE LIFTER"....We LISTEN!...you TALK!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Did YOU notice THIS!!!!!

Igor has ADDED new events to try!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...I like the MULTI-REPEAT BENCH PRESS.....YES records can be set and YES you can enter....contact IGOR for more information....the more events YOU sign up for the more FUN you will have.......................thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nice Jump!......

Let's go...SIGN up!

Updated entry-list for the Europe  powerlifting, benchpress, deadlif, multy-repeat benchpress and armlifting  Cup WPC/AWPC/WAA-2016 (1-4 of December, 2016, Kursk, Russia) from USA, Iran and Russia: http://www.nosorogpro.ru/21/

More pre – entries from Russia!

Official web-site of the International Sport Fest «RHINO PRO-8»http://www.nosorogpro.ru/en/



12 days before  deadline..

...always add more weight!


Possible final test for WPC/AWPC Judge!..................


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

How do I feel at a WPC/AWPC Championship!...RELEASE HELL!

YES!!...you can buy these in Kursk.....


These are the HIGHEST quality cotton workout shirts that money can buy.....BUY SEVERAL!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

YES, YOU can attend this event in KURSK in December!!!!!!!!!!!!!

....I will be in the front row and so will YOU!....






COME TO KURSK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Come...Come...Come...Be Part of This!....Kursk!

You can not buy these awards....YOU have to WIN them....these are the HIGHEST QUALITY...This is the LAST International WPC/AWPC Championship of 2016....YES, I will be there!...

Monday, October 17, 2016

EAT!


2016 WPC Worlds in AMERICA is three weeks out and here is the "officials list"...

Thank you very much for committing to support WPC World’s 2016 per the schedule below.  If you’re scheduled to judges it’s with intent of the full day (excepting noted comments to support weigh-ins).  If shown as an alternate on a platform, please function as an expeditor through the day ensuring anything needing attention for improvement receives it.  I’ve tried to take in everyone’s requests/preferences, but in some cases what’s scheduled is the best we can do with available resources.
 
Thanks again and I look forward to seeing you at the completion.
Mike McDaniel
 
Sunday                11/06/16
Weigh-Ins           9-12
                              Women                Lisa Pullum, Amy Jackson
                              Men                      Wayne Pullum, Tom Nelson
                              3-6
                              Women                Beverly McDaniel, Amy Jackson
                              Men                      Mike McDaniel, Tom Nelson
 
Monday              11/07/16
Weigh-Ins           9-12
                              Women                Lisa Pullum, Teresa Frank
                              Men                      Kenny Lieux, Greg Theriot
                              3-6
                              Women                Lisa Pullum, Beverly McDaniel
                              Men                      Kenny Lieux, Greg Theriot
Platform 1          Wayne Pullum, Vladimir Omelkov, Kalle Ylitalo – alternate Mike McDaniel
Platform 2          Tom Nelson, Andrea Sterns, Trey Love – alternate Beverly McDaniel (afternoon weigh-ins)
 
Tuesday              11/08/16
Weigh-Ins           9-12
                              Women                Lisa Pullum, Debbie Damminga
                              Men                      Wayne Pullum, Trey Love
                              3-6
                              Women                Lisa Pullum, Teresa Frank
                              Men                      Wayne Pullum, Trey Love
Platform 1          Beverly McDaniel, Vladimir Omelkov, Kalle Ylitalo – alternate Tom Nelson
Platform 2          Greg Damminga, Petteri Hosio, Kenny Lieux – alternate Mike McDaniel
 
Wednesday        11/09/16
Weigh-Ins           9-12
                              Women                Lisa Pullum, Teresa Frank
                              Men                      Tom Nelson, Mike McDaniel
                              3-6
                              Women                Lisa Pullum, Beverly McDaniel
                              Men                      Tom Nelson, Mike McDaniel
Platform 1          Wayne Pullum, Thieux Didier, Petteri Hosio – alternate Platel Eric
Platform 2          Beverly McDaniel, Andrea Sterns, Minna Turtiainen – alternate Bruce McIntyre (Bruce step in for Beverly when she leaves for weigh-ins)
 
Thursday             11/10/16
Weigh-Ins           9-12
                              Women                Lisa Pullum, Teresa Frank
                              Men                      Kenny Lieux, Trey Love
                              3-6
                              Women                Lisa Pullum, Beverly McDaniel
                              Men                      Kenny Lieux, Trey Love
Platform 1          Wayne Pullum, Andrea Sterns, Oleg Pivovarov – alternate Kalle Ylitalo
Platform 2          Beverly McDaniel, Minna Turtiainen, Bruce McIntyre – alternate Tom Nelson (Tom step in for Beverly when she leaves for weigh-ins)
 
 
Friday                   11/11/16
Weigh-Ins           9-12
                              Women                Lisa Pullum, Teresa Frank
                              Men                      Mike McDaniel, Kenny Lieux
                              3-6
                              Women                Lisa Pullum, Teresa Frank
                              Men                      Tom Nelson, Trey Love
Platform 1          Beverly McDaniel, Debbie Damminga, Ano Turtiainen – alternate Wayne Pullum
Platform 2          Gregg Damminga, Larry Mistric, Andrea Sterns – alternate Mike McDaniel (morning weigh-ins)
 
Saturday             11/12/16
Weigh-Ins           9-12
                              Women                Lisa Pullum, Teresa Frank
                              Men                      Kenny Lieux, Trey Love
                              3-6
                              Women                Lisa Pullum, Debbie Damminga
                              Men                      Gregg Damminga, Kenny Lieux
Platform 1          Wayne Pullum, Gregg Damminga, Oleg Pivovarov – alternate Mike McDaniel (Mike step in for Gregg when he leaves for weigh-ins)
Platform 2          Debbie Damminga, Andrea Sterns, Tom Nelson – alternate Beverly McDaniel (Beverly step in for Debbie when she leaves for weigh-ins)
 
 
Sunday                11/13/16
Platform 1          Mike McDaniel, Debbie Damminga, Vladimir Omelkov – alternate Tom Nelson/Andrea Sterns
Platform 2          Beverly McDaniel, Gregg Damminga, Oleg Pivovarov – alternate Petteri Hosio/Wayne Pullum
 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Music Please!!!

This sportsman is just like WPC/AWPC...NEVER GIVE UP!!!


We have everything YOU need....Igor has made the effort, all YOU need to do is come!

Updated  entry – list for the Europe  powerlifting, benchpress, deadlif, multy-repeat benchpress and armlifting  Cup WPC/AWPC/WAA-2016 (1-4 of December, 2016, Kursk, Russia) from USA, Iran and Russia: http://www.nosorogpro.ru/21/

More pre – entries from Russia!

Official web-site of the International Sport Fest «RHINO PRO-8»http://www.nosorogpro.ru/en/


19  days before  deadline..


-- 
Best regards,
Igor Umerenkov.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

WOW!....GREAT JOB!


National physique competitor (and mother of 3), Amy Kozle decided to try her hand at powerlifting. With the help from her boyfriend and training partner Kenneth Richardson she competed at the APF Michigan Fall meet in the deadlift only division on Oct 7th. There at 132, she went 319 on her first attempt to break the APF record of 314 held by
Julia Ladewski! She took 330 on her 3rd and then finished with 341! She may do a full meet in March 2017 depending on her national physique contest...
Currently, this places her number 3 in the deadlift nation wide in the 132 Raw Masters!

Kursk is COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Updated  entry – list for the Europe  powerlifting, benchpress, deadlif, multy-repeat benchpress and armlifting  Cup WPC/AWPC/WAA-2016 (1-4 of December, 2016, Kursk, Russia) from USA, Iran and Russia: http://www.nosorogpro.ru/21/


Official web-site of the International Sport Fest «RHINO PRO-8»http://www.nosorogpro.ru/en/



22 days before  deadline..

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The WPC ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...What are we doing RIGHT???...EVERYTHING!


Hi there,
first of all how are you guys doin?I hope everything is ok...We just came back from Prague the EVLS BENCH PRESS WORLD CUP - WPC. The show was Great, not so many lifters but the RAW VIP BENCHPRESS PRO CATEGORY was just amazing. /YEREMASHVILI won it cause he did 232,5 kg =511,5 pounds and his body weight was round 70 kg =154 pounds, i was impressed how strong this small guy is...second was Laszlo Meszaros from Hungary his weight was around 130kg = 286 pounds and he benched 297,5 kg = 654,5 pounds and third i think one of the russians but i forgot who it was oh i got it > 3rd.Giorgi Beroshvili ... It was a  perfect way to present our WPC to the public i think.This is the way to get bigger and popular...