The anticipated Women’s 8th weight class has finally been announced by the IPF. Beginning January 1, 2021, the 72kg will be eliminated and will now include a 69kg and 76kg weight class. Lifters who achieve the 63kg QT can lift in the 63kg class go up to 69kg Lifters who achieve the 72kg QT can go down to 69kg or up to 76kg Lifters who achieve the 84kg QT can lift in the 84kg class Read More
USA Powerlifting would like to invite all members ages 8-18 to participate in the United Through Sports (UTS) Virtual Youth Festival. UTS is an international non-profit organization working to help kids from disadvantaged backgrounds through sports. UTS is in allegiance with the IOC, Sports Accord and AIMS. The Virtual Youth Festival (VYF) encourages kids to participate in international sport in a time that our entire world is facing a pandemic. We have all seen first Read More
USAPL President Larry Maile joins 6 Pack Lapadat, IPF World Champion Ryan Stills, and two time IPF World Champion LS McClain, for his first podcast appearance ever! We took the public’s discussion topics, and Larry spoke on every one of them. Find out where the USAPL stands on issues, the past that brought the USAPL here, what the role of the President is in modern times, and the future for the USAPL!
Maura Shuttleworth of Santa Fe represented both New Mexico and the United States on Sunday, March 5th at the Titan Pro Bench Bash as part of the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. The Santa Fe resident placed 5th overall in the women’s portion of the international invite only event and also smashed two New Mexico State Records in the process. Maura went 2 for 3 in the competition just narrowly missing her third attempt Read More
Athletes, First, let me apologize for the timing of this update, I wanted to get this out to everyone at least two weeks out. This competition reached the cap a couple of months ago with dozens of people asking to be added to a waitlist. We tried to accommodate as many as possible as we learned of withdrawals. This meet will be right at our capacity to run a one platform meet over two days, so we had to Read More
Over the last year USA Powerlifting has seen some tremendous growth. As of year’s end the organization had 15,026 members in 2016, that is up from just over 10,000 in 2015. The membership numbers in Massachusetts were up to 665 with a growth of 37%, we also have one of the top Teen/ High School memberships in the country. Here is the year in review for 2016. Local Level January started off the year with Read More
September 29, 2016: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published their 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods; along with, the 2017 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. The List – which designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition, and which substances are banned in particular sports – was approved by the Executive Committee on 21 September and comes into force on 1 January 2017. “WADA is pleased to publish the Read More
The 14th Annual North American Championships was held last week in St. Croix. For those that don’t know the NAPF (North American Powerlifting Federation) is our regional affiliate to the IPF, it includes all North America and the Caribbean. This year was a little different as the meet also was a qualifier for the World Games next year. Results in Kilos: Eric Cordeiro 83kg M1 262.5-165-235 1st place. Liane Blyn 84kg Open and M1 240-190.5-220 1st Read More
This past May Massachusetts lifters took to the platform in Aurora, CO to compete at the Men’s and Women’s National Championships. This was the second year that the USAPL Open National Championship hosted male and female lifters at the same meet and Massachusetts sent 14 athletes to battle for gold and a spot on one of the USAPL National Teams.