2016 USA Powerlifting Maryland State Powerlifting Championships

26 East 9th Street, Frederick, Md 21701

Saturday August 20,2016

 

Registration will open at 12:00 Noon on Friday June 10,2016 on this page.

Divisions: Raw or Equipped
Men’s & Women’s Powerlifting Divisions:
• Full Power Meet (Raw) – Open (all ages), Junior (20-23), Masters
• Full Power Meet (Equipped) – Open (all ages)
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Weight Classes:
• Weight Classes Women:
• 47 kg (103.6 lbs)
• 52 kg (114.6 lbs)
• 57 kg (125.7 lbs)
• 63 kg (138.9 lbs)
• 72 kg (158.7 lbs)
• 84 kg (185.2 lbs)
• 84+ kg (185.2+ lbs)

Weight Classes Men:
• 53 kg (116 lbs)
• 59 kg (130.1 lbs)
• 66 kg (145.5 lbs)
• 74 kg (163.1 lbs)
• 83 kg (183 lbs)
• 93 kg (205 lbs)
• 105 kg (231.5 lbs)
• 120 kg (264.6 lbs)
• 120+ kg (264.6+ lbs)
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Entry Information:
• Online Entry and Registration: REGISTRATION OPENS Friday June 10th, 2016 @ 12:00 PM (NOON)
• Two Platform Meet – ER Equipment Racks, Rogue Ohio Power Bars
• Limited to first 120 total lifters – Spaces have been allocated for each Session and Platform.
• Wait List: To get on the wait list, email the Meet Director (contact info above) with the words “2016 MD States Wait List” in the subject line. In addition to the subject line, must include your full name, gender, and weight class in the body of the email to be considered for entry into the meet.
• All entry’s must be received by July 20th
• The entry fee will be $95 dollars + PayPal and/or CC processing fees | The entry fee includes: 1 registered competitor, 1 coach/spectator ticket
• If you are competing in 2 divisions simultaneously (such as Open and Masters) a $30 additional charge will apply. You may purchase this as an addition on the registration page
• Team Competition – With many teams coming out to Maryland meets, this year will be the first annual state championship to include team/club competition. Team fee will be $50 dollars + PayPal and/or CC processing fees. Your club must be registered with USA Powerlifting prior to July 25th, 2016 and final rosters are due to the meet director by August 5th, 2016 (http://www.usapowerlifting.com/clubs/)
• Open to all USAPL members. Membership must be purchased prior to the meet and proof of membership will be required at meet day check-in (proof includes a current USAPL membership card or email receipt of full payment).
• You will also need a valid form of photo ID at check in on the day of the meet.
• You will need to sign a Release from Liability waiver when you check in. To view a copy of the waiver ahead of time: click here.
• 10% of the lifters at this meet will be drug tested for prohibited substances. For the WADA Prohibited Substance list: click here.
• Awards will be given for the top 3 lifters in each weight class (Open Only, Raw & Equipped), as well as a best Men’s & Women’s Raw & Equipped lifter by Wilks total. Masters and Juniors will be given out based on Wilks total for top 3 lifters for Men’s & Women’s. Best Team Award will be a brand new Rogue Ohio Power Bar.
• Tickets for spectators – $5 each, available at the door.
• All meet entries are final. Refunds, transfers, or exchanges for any reason will not be considered.
• Weigh in’s as listed below in the preliminary schedule are subject to change due to entries received. Final session schedule will be posted online one week before the contest.
• Friday Night: Lifters will have the option to get rack heights on the Friday before the meet, between 6:00pm and 8:00pm at the event location. Otherwise, lifters can get rack heights the day they check in.
• Warm Up Equipment will be using plates and bars in pounds (lbs).
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Preliminary Schedule – Subject to change (Two Session Meet):
• Session 1
• 6:45 AM – Check in
• 7:00-8:30 AM – Weigh in’s begin 1st session only
• 8:30-8:45 AM – Rules Briefing
• 9:00 AM – Lifting starts 1st Session
• Session 2
• 11:45 AM – Check in
• 12:00-1:30 PM – Weigh in’s begin
• 1:30-1:45 PM – Rules Briefing
• 2:00 PM – Lifting starts 2nd session
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Meet Sponsors:
Interested in Sponsoring the meet and getting your business logo on the event tee shirt & the event page? Contact the meet Director for information.

 


Finalized Schedule is below:

Session 1: Schedule
• 6:45 AM – Check in
• 7:00-8:30 AM – Weigh in’s begin 1st session only
• 8:30-8:45 AM – Rules Briefing
• 9:00 AM – Lifting starts 1st Session
Session 2: Schedule
• 11:45 AM – Check in
• 12:00-1:30 PM – Weigh in’s begin
• 1:30-1:45 PM – Rules Briefing
• 2:00 PM – Lifting starts 2nd session

Morning Session Roster:Final Roster – Session 1

Afternoon Session Roster:Final Roster – Session 2

Map of venue: Parking Map


Please do not forget your USAPL card/membership before coming to the venue.  We will NOT be selling memberships.  Also, men and women please check the equipment and clothing rules in the rulebook.  We will not let you lift without leg-less briefs (men) or non-underwire bras (women). Also Under Armour style compression shirts will not be accepted.
One final note about the meet.  Yes, there will be cash prizes and prizes from our sponsors.  Money winners WILL receive their prize (mailed) in 8-10 weeks due to drug test results.  Some winners may not be drug tested but will still be held to the standard for fairness purposes.
Good luck in your final week or preparation.
Thanks,
Brad Couillard

If this is your first meet
• Please review all the rules ahead of time.
• Review the commands for each lift
• You will need a lifting singlet (just like a wrestling singlet)
• Long socks that go up to the knee to cover the shin
• Athletic shoes (no work boots or Vibrams)
• All lifts will be in kilos. Consider saving a copy of the Kilos to Pounds Chart
• Consider reading the following helpful posts by Matt Gary, CSCS.
• Top 10 Mistakes Novice Lifters make
• Attempt Selection for Powerlifters
• Making Weight for Powerlifters
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Meet Volunteers
The Maryland Powerlifting Assoc. needs YOU! If you would like to help volunteer at this meet, please contact the meet director, Brad Couillard. General volunteers and spotter/ loaders will receive free food & early registration to future Powerlifting meets, by this organizer!

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2016 USA Powerlifting Baltimore Raw Full-Lift Open

DATE:

JULY 16, 2016

 

REGISTRATION:

Registration will open on Saturday, April 9th at 3PM, and                   will close when the 50 lifter limit is reached.

 

 

WAIT LIST:

Registration is expected to close the same day it opens. To be added to the waiting list, send an email to Brian@usbf.net with “USA Powerlifting Baltimore Open-Wait list” in the subject heading. In the body of the e-mail please include your full name, phone number, weight class, gender and current USA Powerlifting membership number.

 

 

MEET REGISTRATION LINK:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2142921

This link will open on April 9, 2016 at 3:00 PM. It will close when the 50 lifter limit is reached.

 

 

LOCATION: Exile Fitness 8101 Pulaski Hwy Rosedale, MD 21237

HOTEL: La Quinta Inn & Suites 4 Philadelphia Ct Baltimore, MD 21237 (410)574-8100

SANCTION: USA Powerlifting Sanction #MD-2016-04

 

 

MEET DIRECTOR:

Brian Washington, PO Box 20042 Baltimore, MD 21284-0042 (443)804-9132; brian@usbf.net

 

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Any male or female age 14 years or over. All lifters must have a valid USA Powerlifting membership. Memberships will not be sold the day of the meet! A membership can be purchased at http://www.usapowerlifting.com/membership-application/

A valid form of photo ID is required!

 

RULES:

http://www.usapowerlifting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/USAPL-Rulebook-2015.NGB_.pdf

 

ATTIRE:

Raw: All lifters must wear a non-supportive singlet, a non-supportive t-shirt, and athletic shoes in each event. Knee wraps, supportive suits and shirts, and boots are disallowed. Knee sleeves are allowed, provided they do not have Velcro, and are non-adjusting and non-fastening. Knee high socks are required in the deadlift.

If you are not sure if your attire is allowed, please read the USA Powerlifting rule book for details!

 

ENTRY FEE:

$80.00 for 1st event, $40 for additional events. (Active.com processing fees are not included.) Absolutely NO refunds for any reason. THERE IS NO SPECTATOR FEE; ALL SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME

 

MEET SHIRTS: Shirts are included in registration fee.

AWARDS:

TOP 3; BEST FULL-LIFT OPEN FEMALE; BEST FULL-LIFT OPEN MALE; BEST FULL-LIFT MASTER [MUST BE ENTERED IN MASTERS] BEST BENCH[MUST BE ENTERED IN THE BENCH DIVISION]; & BEST DEADLIFT[MUST BE ENTERED IN DEADLIFT DIVISION] .

 

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, JULY 16th:  Official weigh ins from 7:00AM to 8:30AM

Rules briefing at 8:30AM, lifting begins at 9:00AM

 

AMERICAN RECORDS:   IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEMPT AN AMERICAN RECORD, YOU MUST CONTACT THE MEET DIRECTOR BEFORE JUNE 1ST. THE AVAILABILITY OF NATIONAL REFEREES IS NOT GUARANTEED!

 

WEIGHT CLASSES:

MEN: 53.0Kg (Jr & Sub-Jr Only;)59.0Kg; 66.0Kg; 74.0Kg; 83.0Kg; 93.0Kg; 105.0Kg;

120.0Kg; 120.0+Kg

WOMEN: 43.0Kg (Jr & Sub-Jr Only;) 47.0Kg; 52.0Kg; 57.0Kg; 63.0Kg; 72.0Kg; 84.0Kg;

84.0+Kg

 

CATEGORIES OF COMPETITION:

RAW OPEN FULL-LIFT [MANDATORY FOR ALL LIFTERS]

RAW OPEN BENCH [MUST BE IN THE FULL-LIFT OPEN TO COMPETE IN RAW BENCH]

RAW OPEN DEADLIFT [MUST BE IN THE FULL-LIFT OPEN TO COMPETE IN DEADLIFT]

MASTER CLASSES    [MUST BE IN THE FULL-LIFT OPEN TO COMPETE IN MASTERS]

 

ROSTER & FLIGHTS WILL BE POST TO MARYLAND USAPL WEBSITE AND THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

 

 

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Introducing the new USA Powerlifting Records Database

All Maryland State records have been moved to a new website:

USA Powerlifting Records Database-Click Here

 

The features of this new website include:

-A search for meet results Nationwide

-A records search by lifter name

-Rankings by Wilks

-State records for Maryland & Washington, DC in all current weight classes (Raw & Equipped)

-State records for Maryland & Washington, DC in all retired weight classes  (Raw & Equipped)

-The ability to print a record certificate.

 

Mike Sichelman
State Chairman
USA Powerlifting Maryland

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2016 USA Powerlifting Equinox Open

2016-Equinox

There is much that is new for 2016!

For starters: this will be the first two platform meet that Maryland has hosted in a long time.  This is exciting because, by growing into a two platform format, we will be able to accommodate more lifters on the day of the event (Saturday, April 16th).  In the past this meet has sold out very quickly, so this is a welcome increase.  Organized by veteran meet director, Evan Davidson, the 2016 USA Powerlifting Equinox Open is being held at a new and larger location this year: the Field House at Dundalk Community College (CCBC-Dundalk).  This meet will be limited to the first 120 online paid registrations.  Due to this meets popularity, it is highly recommended that those who wish to participate sign-up on the same day that registration opens (February 1st) in order to secure a spot.  Participants must be a USAPL member to lift in this meet so please make sure you have an active membership before the meet. This meet will follow all USAPL rules and will use the new weight classes.


Meet: 2016 USA Powerlifting Equinox Open

Dates: April 16th

Online Registration: Registration is now FULL!!!

USAPL Sanction:  # MD-2016-05

Location: Field House of Dundalk Community College – 7200 Sollers Point Rd, Baltimore, MD 21222

Meet Director: Evan Davidson

Meet Roster: Click on link below:

USA Powerlifting 2016 Equinox Open: Roster-UPDATED 3/18/16

Gear Divisions: Raw only

Men’s & Women’s Powerlifting Divisions: 

  • Full Meet – Open (all ages)

Weight Classes:

  • Weight Classes Women:
    • 47 kg (103.6 lbs)
    • 52 kg (114.6 lbs)
    • 57 kg (125.7 lbs)
    • 63 kg (138.9 lbs)
    • 72 kg (158.7 lbs)
    • 84 kg (185.2 lbs)
    • 84+ kg (185.2+ lbs)
  • Weight Classes Men:
    • 59 kg (130.1 lbs)
    • 66 kg (145.5 lbs)
    • 74 kg (163.1 lbs)
    • 83 kg (183 lbs)
    • 93 kg (205 lbs)
    • 105 kg (231.5 lbs)
    • 120 kg (264.6 lbs)
    • 120+ kg (264.6+ lbs)

Entry Information: 

  • Online Entry and Registration: REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL
  • Two Platform Meet
  • Limited to first 120 total lifters – Spaces have been allocated for each Session and Platform.
  • Wait List: To get on the wait list, email the Meet Director (contact info above) with the words “2016 Equinox Wait List” in the subject line.  In addition to the subject line, must include your full name, gender, and weight class in the body of the email to be considered for entry into the meet.
  • All entry’s must be received by March 21st
  • The entry fee will be $79 dollars + eventbrite & CC processing fees | The entry fee includes: 1 registered competitor, 1 meet tee shirt, 1 coach/ spectator ticket
  • Open to all USAPL members. Membership must be purchased prior to the meet and proof of membership will be required at meet day check-in (proof includes a current USAPL membership card or email receipt of full payment).
  • You will also need a valid form of photo ID at check in on the day of the meet.
  • You will need to sign a Release from Liability waiver when you check in.  To view a copy of the waiver ahead of time: click here.
  • 10% of the lifters at this meet will be drug tested for prohibited substances. For the WADA Prohibited Substance list: click here.
  • Awards will be given for the top 3 lifters in each weight class, as well as a best Men’s & Women’s Raw lifter by Wilks total.
  • Tickets for spectators – $5 each, available at the door.
  • All meet entries are final. Refunds, transfers, or exchanges for any reason will not be considered.
  • Weigh in’s as listed below in the preliminary schedule are subject to change due to entries received.  Final session schedule will be posted online one week before the contest.
  • Friday Night: Lifters will have the option to get rack heights on the Friday before the meet, between 6:30pm and 8:00pm at the event location.  Otherwise, lifters can get rack heights the day they check in.

Preliminary Schedule – Subject to change (Two Session Meet): 

  • Session 1
    • 7:00 AM – Check in all females & males up to 83 kg (183 lbs)
    • 7:15-8:45 AM – Weigh in’s begin 1st session only
    • 8:45-9:00 AM – Rules Briefing
    • 9:00 AM – Lifting starts 1st platform
  • Session 2
    • 1:00 PM – Check in males 93 kg (205 lbs) and up
    • 1:15-2:45 PM – Weigh in’s begin
    • 2:45-3:00 PM – Rules Briefing
    • 3:00 PM – Lifting starts 2nd session

Note: This schedule is preliminary & subject to change. Final flights can be found in the link below.

Final Flights: Click here


Meet Sponsors:

Interested in Sponsoring the meet and getting your business logo on the event tee shirt & the event page?  Contact the meet Director for information.

 


 If this is your first meet


Meet Volunteers

The Maryland Powerlifting Assoc. needs YOU!  If you would like to help volunteer at this meet, please contact the meet director, Evan Davidson .  General volunteers and spotter/ loaders will receive free food & early registration to future Powerlifting meets, by this organizer (including MD States)!  Additionally, spotter loaders will be paid per session & receive a free event tee shirts.

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2016 USA Powerlifting Eastern Raw Bench Open

USA POWERLIFTING SANCTION #MD-2016-03

Registration link:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2142740

 

DATE: MARCH 19, 2016 (ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 13TH)
NOTE: THE CONTEST WILL CLOSE AT THE DEADLINE OR WHEN THE 50 LIFTER LIMIT HAS BEEN REACHED

LOCATION: EXILE FITNESS, 8101 PULASKI HIGHWAY, ROSEDALE, MD 21237.

MEET DIRECTOR: BRIAN WASHINGTON

P.O. BOX 20042, BALTIMORE, MD 21284-0042

443-804-9132

BRIAN@USBF.NET

 

Eligibility: Any male or female age 14 or older. USA POWERLIFTING MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. Membership can be purchased at :http://www.usapowerlifting.com/membership-application/

 

RULES: USA Powerlifting rules will be enforced. The rule book can be found here: http://www.usapowerlifting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/USAPL-Rulebook-2015.NGB_.pdf

 

Attire:

All lifters must wear a non-supportive singlet and t-shirt & athletic shoes. Belt & wrist wraps are allowed

MEET SHIRTS:

SHIRTS ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR ENTRY.  ADDITIONAL SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR $10.  AT THE MEET, T-SHIRTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR $15.

 

ENTRY FEE:  

$65 FOR THE OPEN AND $35.00 FOR ADDITIONAL EVENTS; SPECTATORS ARE FREE.

 

 

ENTRY DEADLINE:    

ENTRIES WITH FEES MUST BE RECEIVED BY SATURDAY,FEBRUARY 13TH.
(AFTER FEBRUARY 13TH, AN ADDITIONAL $40.00 LATE FEE IS REQUIRED)

 

AWARDS:
TOP 3 IN THE OPEN BY WEIGHT CLASS. AWARDS FOR JUNIORS, SUB-MASTERS, & MASTERS WILL BE TOP 3 BASED ON FORMULA [NOT WEIGHT CLASS]; BEST BENCH AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR THE MALE & FEMALE OPEN, MALE MASTERS 40 – 49, 50 – 59, AND 60 & OVER. TO MAKE IT CLEAR, EVERYONE MUST ENTER THE RAW BENCH OPEN.
 
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: 
Saturday, MARCH 19TH:  OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN BEGINS at 7:00 to 8:30 a.m.
RULES BRIEFING:  8:30 a.m.; LIFTING BEGINS at 9:00 a.m.

Click link below for meet roster:

2016 USA Powerlifting Eastern Raw Bench Open

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2016 USA Powerlifting Terrapin Open registration info:

Meet: 2015 USA Powerlifting Terrapin Open

Dates: March 5, 2016

Online Registration: Registration is now closed. See wait list information below.

USAPL Sanction:  #MD-2016-02

Location: Ritchie Coliseum – 4533 Rossborough Ln, College Park, MD 20740

Meet Director: Dawit Girma (girmada@gmail.com)

Meet Roster: Will be announced after registration

Divisions: Raw, full power only

 

Men’s & Women’s Powerlifting Divisions: 

  • Open (all ages)
  • Sub-Junior (ages 14-19)
  • Junior (ages 20-23)
  • Masters (age 40 and up)

Weight Classes Women:

  • 43 kg (94.8 lbs) (Junior/Teen only)
  • 47 kg (103.6 lbs)
  • 52 kg (114.6 lbs)
  • 57 kg (125.7 lbs)
  • 63 kg (138.9 lbs)
  • 72 kg (158.7 lbs)
  • 84 kg (185.2 lbs)
  • 84+ kg (185.2+ lbs)

 

Weight Classes Men:

  • 53 kg (116.8 lbs) (Junior/Teen only)
  • 59 kg (130.1 lbs)
  • 66 kg (145.5 lbs)
  • 74 kg (163.1 lbs)
  • 83 kg (183 lbs)
  • 93 kg (205 lbs)
  • 105 kg (231.5 lbs)
  • 120 kg (264.6 lbs)
  • 120+ kg (264.6+ lbs)

Entry Information: 

  • Online Entry and Registration is now closed.
  • Limited to first 50 total lifters
  • All entries must be received by January 15th
  • The entry fee will be $55 dollars + t-shirt ($15) & processing fees
  • Open to all USA Powerlifting members. Membership must be purchased prior to the meet and proof of membership will be required at meet day check-in (proof includes a current membership card or email receipt of full payment).
  • You will also need a valid form of ID at check in on meet day.
  • You will need to sign a Release from Liability waiver when you check in.  To view a copy of the waiver ahead of time: click here.
  • 10% of the lifters at this meet will be drug tested for prohibited substances. For the WADA Prohibited Substance list: click here.
  • Awards will be given for the top 3 lifters in each weight class, as well as a best Men’s & Women’s Raw lifter by Wilks total.
  • Tickets for spectators – $5 each, available at the door.
  • All meet entries are final. Refunds, transfers, or exchanges for any reason will not be considered.
  • Weigh in’s as listed below in the preliminary schedule are subject to change due to entries received.  Final session schedule will be posted online one week before the contest

Tentative Schedule (will be finalized after registration)

Session 1

  • 7:00 AM – Check in
  • 7:15-8:45 AM – Weigh in’s begin 1st session only
  • 9:00-9:15 AM – Rules Briefing
  • 9:15 AM – Lifting starts 1st session

Session 2

  • 11:45 AM – Check in
  • 12:00-1:30 PM – Weigh in’s begin
  • 1:45-2:00 PM – Rules Briefing
  • 2:00 PM – Lifting starts 2nd session

 

 If this is your first meet

USAPL Terrapin Open Final Roster

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2016 Athens Winter Showdown announced!

Our first meet of 2016 will be the Athens Winter Showdown at Athens Health Club in Sykesville, MD.

USAPL Athens Winter Showdown

Sanction #MD-2016-01

Location
Athens Health Club
5965 Exchange Drive
Sykesville MD 21784

Divisions (Raw Only)
• Open Full Power (all ages)

Weight Classes (in Kilos)
Men: 53, 59, 66, 74, 83, 93, 105, 120, 120+
Women: 47, 52, 57, 63, 72, 84, 84+

Schedule
7:00 AM – Check in all ages, weight classes
7:00-8:30 AM – Weigh in’s begin
8:30-9:00 AM – Rules Briefing
9:00 AM – Lifting starts promptly at 9:00 AM
***SUBJECT TO CHANGE; Dependent on number of lifters, etc.

Entry Information
Open to first 50 lifters. No refunds.
Medals will be awarded to top 3 lifters in each weight class.
Best lifter awards by Wilks formula: Open Men, Open Women
All lifters must be registered USAPL lifters. Memberships will NOT be available the day of the meet. See link on REGISTRATION page to purchase a membership with USAPL.
All lifters must wear a one-piece lifting suit. Socks that reach the knee for the deadlift.
Athletic shoes must be worn. No boots or Vibram Five Fingers allowed.
Lifters are encouraged to read the USAPL rulebook: http://www.usapowerlifting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/USAPL-Rulebook-2013_1.pdf
All lifters subject to random drug testing

 

Registration page: Athens Winter Showdown

 

Flights & lot numbers:

Athens Winter Showdown Update: Click here to open

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RESULTS – 2015 USAPL Maryland State Powerlifting Championships

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Congratulations to all of the lifters

Whether this was your fist Powerlifting competition, or if you are a Powerlifting veteran – You performed phenomenally, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2016!

I would also like to extend a heart felt thank you to all of the Referees, Spotter / Loaders, Software Technicians, and Table volunteers that make these events run so smoothly.

Results: 2015 USAPL Maryland State Championship – Results

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2015 USA Powerlifting Maryland State Powerlifting Championship

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Holding with Maryland Powerlifting tradition, this year’s State Championship will be held the weekend before Thanksgiving: November 21th & 22nd.  It is organized by veteran meet director, Evan Davidson. It is being held at a new location this year, Top Tier CrossFit in Columbia MD. This meet will be limited to the first 100 online paid registrations.  This is a popular meet, so it is highly recommended that those who wish to participate sign-up the same day that registration opens.  Participants must be a USAPL member to lift in this meet so please make sure you have an active membership before the meet. This meet will follow all USAPL rules and will use the new weight classes.


Meet: 2015 USA Powerlifting Maryland State Powerlifting Championship

Dates: November 21-22 2015

Online Registration: Registration will open on Monday, September 14th

USAPL Sanction:  # MD-2015-09

Location: Top Tier CrossFit Columbia – 6570 Dobbin Rd., Columbia, MD 21045

Meet Director: Evan Davidson

Meet Roster: 2015 USAPL Maryland State Championship – Roster

*NEW Results: 2015 USAPL Maryland State Championship – Results

Gear Divisions: Raw or Singly-Ply Gear

Men’s & Women’s Powerlifting Divisions: 

  • Open (all ages)
  • Sub-Junior (ages 14-19)
  • Junior (ages 20-23)
  • Masters (age 40 and up)

Weight Classes:

  • Weight Classes Women:
    • 43 kg (94.8 lbs) (Junior/Teen only)
    • 47 kg (103.6 lbs)
    • 52 kg (114.6 lbs)
    • 57 kg (125.7 lbs)
    • 63 kg (138.9 lbs)
    • 72 kg (158.7 lbs)
    • 84 kg (185.2 lbs)
    • 84+ kg (185.2+ lbs)
  • Weight Classes Men:
    • 53 kg (116.8 lbs) (Junior/Teen only)
    • 59 kg (130.1 lbs)
    • 66 kg (145.5 lbs)
    • 74 kg (163.1 lbs)
    • 83 kg (183 lbs)
    • 93 kg (205 lbs)
    • 105 kg (231.5 lbs)
    • 120 kg (264.6 lbs)
    • 120+ kg (264.6+ lbs)

Entry Information: 

  • Online Entry and Registration: (SOLD OUT – see “Wait List”, below)
  • Limited to first 100 total lifters – Spaces have been allocated for each Day & Session.
  • Wait List: To get on the wait list, email the Meet Director (contact info above) with the words “2015 MD States Wait List” in the subject line.  You must include your full name, gender, and weight class in the body of the email to be considered for entry into the meet.
  • Open to Maryland & Washington DC residents only.
  • All entry’s must be received by October 21st
  • The entry fee will be $79 dollars + eventbrite & CC processing fees | The entry fee includes: 1 registered competitor, 1 meet tee shirt, 1 spectator ticket
  •  I you are competing in 2 divisions simultaneously (such as Open and Masters) a $30 additional charge will apply.  You may purchase this as an addition on eventbrite.
  • Open to all USAPL members. Membership must be purchased prior to the meet and proof of membership will be required at meet day check-in (proof includes a current USAPL membership card or email receipt of full payment).
  • You will also need a valid form of ID at check in on meet day.
  • You will need to sign a Release from Liability waiver when you check in.  To view a copy of the waiver ahead of time: click here.
  • 10% of the lifters at this meet will be drug tested for prohibited substances. For the WADA Prohibited Substance list: click here.
  • Awards will be given for the top 3 lifters in each weight class, as well as a best Men’s & Women’s Raw lifter by Wilks total.
  • Tickets for spectators – $5 each, available at the door.
  • All meet entries are final. Refunds, transfers, or exchanges for any reason will not be considered.
  • Weigh in’s as listed below in the preliminary schedule are subject to change due to entries received.  Final session schedule will be posted online one week before the contest.
  • Friday Night: Lifters will have the option to get rack heights on the Friday (11/20/15) between 5:00pm and 7:00pm at the meet location before the event.  Otherwise, lifters can get rack heights the day they check in.

Day 1 Preliminary Schedule (Two Session Meet on Day 1): 

  • Session 1
    • 7:00 AM – Check in all females
    • 7:30-9:00 AM – Weigh in’s begin 1st session only
    • 9:00-9:15 AM – Rules Briefing
    • 9:30 AM – Lifting starts 1st session
  • Session 2
    • 12:00 PM – Check in males up to 83 kg (183 lbs)
    • 12:30-2:00 PM – Weigh in’s begin
    • 2:15-2:30 PM – Rules Briefing
    • 2:45 PM – Lifting starts 2nd session

Day 2 Preliminary Schedule* (One Session Meet on Day 2):

  • Session 1
    • 11:00* AM – Check in males 93 kg (205 lbs) and up
    • 11:30-1:00* PM – Weigh in’s begin
    • 1:00-1:15 PM – Rules Briefing
    • 1:30 PM – Lifting starts 2nd session

*PARKING NOTE for SUNDAY (DAY 2): Due to Church services within the building complex, parking will not be available in the main lot until after 1:00 pm on Sunday. Lifters, Judges, and volunteers are requested to park across Dobbin Rd., in the lot by Loyola College.


Meet Sponsors:

TopTier


 If this is your first meet


Meet Volunteers

The Maryland Powerlifting Assoc. needs YOU!  If you would like to help volunteer at this meet, please contact the meet director, Evan Davidson .  General volunteers and spotter/ loaders will receive free food & early registration to future TTC hosted Powerlifting meets – Additionally, spotter loaders will be paid per session & receive a free event tee shirts.

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Results posted for 2015 SSPT Invitational

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The meet results have been posted for the 2015 USAPL SSPT Invitational Powerlifting meet held at SSPT on 7-18-2015.

https://marylandpowerlifting.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/2015_sspt_invitational.pdf

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Results available for the 2015 Baltimore Open

Meet Results are available for the USAPL Baltimore Powerlifting Open held on July 11, 2015.

https://marylandpowerlifting.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/2015_usapl_baltimore_open.pdf

 

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Results available for 2015 Syke Out Classic

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sykeoutclassic_smMeet results are now available for the 2015 USAPL Syke Out Classic Powerlifting meet that was held on May 30, 2015.

Results: https://marylandpowerlifting.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/2015_sykeout_meetresults1.pdf

 

 

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Results for 2015 Equinox Open now available

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Meet results are now available to the 2015 USAPL Equinox Open held at Top Tier on April 11th and 12th.

Direct link: https://marylandpowerlifting.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/2015_equinox_open.pdf

All Meet Results: https://marylandpowerlifting.com/meet-results

Meet results will be reviewed for any state records that may have been broken.  This is a manual review process that takes a little time.

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Registration information for 2015 USAPL Baltimore Open

2015 USAPL  BALTIMORE OPEN 

RAW FULL–LIFT ONLY – USAPL SANCTION #MD-2015-02

DATE:   SATURDAY  JULY 11, 2015

REGISTRATION: Registration is closed for this contest.  REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH AND WILL CLOSE WHEN WE REACH 50 LIFTERS.  IF YOU REGISTER TOO LATE, YOU CAN BE ADDED TO OUR WAITING LIST BY EMAILING THE MEET DIRECTOR YOUR FULL NAME, ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER. 

LOCATION:   EXILE FITNESS, 8101 PULASKI HIGHWAY, ROSEDALE, MD 21237.

HOTEL:  La Quinta Inn & Suites, 4 Philadelphia Ct, Baltimore, MD 21237, 410-574-8100

MEET DIRECTORBRIAN WASHINGTON, P.O. BOX 20042, BALTIMORE, MD 21284-0042,

443-804-9132; BRIAN@USBF.NET

ELIGIBILITY: ANY MALE OR FEMALE AGE 14 YEARS OR OLDER.  USAPL MEMBERSHIP: ALL LIFERS MUST HAVE A VALID USAPL MEMBERSHIP CARD, WHICH CAN BE UPDATED AND PURCHASED AT THE MEET. USAPL/IPF RULES WILL BE ENFORCED.  10% OF THE LIFTERS WILL BE DRUG TESTED.

RULES: http://www.usapowerlifting.com/aboutus/USAPLTechnicalRules20090800.pdf

ATTIRE: RAW: ALL LIFTERS MUST WEAR A NON-SUPPORTIVE SINGLET;

NON-SUPPORTIVE T-SHIRT AND SHOES MUST BE WORN IN EACH EVENT. NO KNEE WRAPS.  Raw lifters may only use the single ply knee sleeve during their lift, and it may not have any Velcro on it, must be both non-adjustable and non-fastening. LIFTERS ENTERING THE DEADLIFT MUST WEAR SHIN HIGH SOCKS COVERING UP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE KNEE. BELT AND WRIST WRAPS ARE ALLOWED.

ENTRY FEE: $80 FOR 1ST EVENT [& MEET SHIRT] AND $35.00 FOR ADDITIONAL EVENTS; SPECTATORS ARE FREE

                                      ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON.

MEET SHIRTS: SHIRTS ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR ENTRY.  ADDITIONAL SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR $10.  AT THE MEET, T-SHIRTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR $15.

 

 

AWARDS:  TOP 3; BEST FULL-LIFT FEMALE; BEST FULL-LIFT MALE; & BEST FULL-LIFT MASTER 50 & OVER.

 

SCHEDULE: Friday, JULY 10th:  CHECK-IN – RACK HEIGHTS / RELEASE / OPENING ATTEMPTS. This is optional and can be done on Saturday. 

Saturday, JULY 11th:  OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN BEGINS at 7:00 to 8:30 a.m.

RULES BRIEFING:  8:30 a.m.; LIFTING BEGINS at 9:00 a.m.

 

WEIGHT CLASSES:

MEN:   53.0Kg(116.8Lb) Jr & Sub-Jr Only; 59.0Kg(130.1Lb); 66.0Kg(145.5Lb); 74.0Kg(163.1Lb); 83.0Kg(183.0Lb); 93.0Kg(205.0Lb); 105.0Kg(231.5Lb); 120.0Kg(264.6Lb); 120.0+Kg(264.6+Lb)

 

WOMEN: 43.0Kg(94.8Lb) Jr & Sub-Jr Only; 47.0Kg(103.6Lb); 52.0Kg(114.6Lb); 57.0Kg(125.7Lb); 63.0Kg(138.9Lb); 72.0Kg(158.7Lb); 84.0Kg(185.2Lb); 84.0+Kg(185.2+Lb)

 

CATEGORIES OF COMPETITION:  OPEN

RAW FULL-LIFT:         ___OPEN    

RAW BENCH:               ___OPEN   [MUST BE IN THE FULL-LIFT TO DO THE RAW BENCH] 

RAW DEADLIFT:          ___OPEN   [MUST BE IN THE FULL-LIFT TO DO THE RAW BENCH] 

 

WHILE COMPETING ONLY IN THE OPEN, AGE GROUP STATE RECORDS CAN STILL BE ESTABLISHED.

ROSTER & FLIGHTS WILL BE POST TO MARYLAND USAPL WEBSITE.

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2015 USAPL Syke Out Classic Roster and Flights

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05/30/2015:  2015 USAPL Syke Out Classicsykeoutclassic (#MD-2015-04).

Athens Health Club – 6000 Emerald Ln Sykesville, MD 21784.

Registration is now closed.

Please see attached spreadsheet noting the full meet roster including lot numbers, weight classes and preliminary flights.

It is important to note lot numbers dictate the order in which lifters weigh in on Saturday, May 30th.

Thank you and look for more information in the next week!

Lot Number and Flights

 

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2015 USAPL Equinox Open on April 11-12

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2015 USAPL Equinox Open
This is the Annual Equinox Open. It is an Open Raw meet held on April 11th and 12th.  It is organized by veteran meet director, Evan Davidson. It is being held at a new location this year, Top Tier CrossFit in Columbia MD. This meet will be limited to the first 100 online paid registrations, and has officially reached capacity (See below for “Wait List” information).  This is a popular meet, so it is no surprise that it filled up in about 5 hours from the time that online registration opened.  Participants must be a USAPL member to lift in this meet so please make sure you have an active membership before the meet. This meet will follow all USAPL rules and will use the new weight classes. Although this meet has only one Open division, lifters can set or break Maryland State records for their age division.


Meet: 2015 USAPL Equinox Open

Dates: April 11-12 2015

Online Registration: FULL (See below for information regarding the “Wait List”)

USAPL Sanction:  # MD-2015-05

Location: Top Tier CrossFit Columbia – 6570 Dobbin Rd., Columbia, MD 21045

Meet Director: Evan Davidson

Divisions:  There is only one division for this meet, the Open division (all ages) for Men and Women. All lifts will be unequipped (raw only meet).


Weight Classes:

  • Weight Classes Women:
    • 43 kg (94.8 lbs) (Junior/Teen only)
    • 47 kg (103.6 lbs)
    • 52 kg (114.6 lbs)
    • 57 kg (125.7 lbs)
    • 63 kg (138.9 lbs)
    • 72 kg (158.7 lbs)
    • 84 kg (185.2 lbs)
    • 84+ kg (185.2+ lbs)
  • Weight Classes Men:
    • 53 kg (116.8 lbs) (Junior/Teen only)
    • 59 kg (130.1 lbs)
    • 66 kg (145.5 lbs)
    • 74 kg (163.1 lbs)
    • 83 kg (183 lbs)
    • 93 kg (205 lbs)
    • 105 kg (231.5 lbs)
    • 120 kg (264.6 lbs)
    • 120+ kg (264.6+ lbs)

Entry Information: 

  • Online Entry and Registration
  • Registration: This meet has reached capacity.
    1. If you have already submitted your entry fee – You will receive a link to online registration emailed in you within 24-48 hours after purchasing.  Please fill out the registration information and click the “Submit: button at the bottom of the form.
    2. If you where not able to get into the meet, we will compile a list of 10 names, creating a “wait list” for the event.  To get on the wait list, please email the Meet Director (email address above).  Include the words “2015 Equinox Open Wait List” in the subject line of your email.  The wait list will be compiled in the order that emails are received.
  • Limited to first 100 lifters.  Capacity has officially been reached.
  • The entry fee will be $79 dollars and the entry is for 1 registered competitor, 1 meet tee shirt, 1 Spectator Ticket
  • Open to all USAPL members. Membership must be purchased prior to the meet and proof of membership will be required at meet day check-in (proof includes a current USAPL membership card or email receipt of full payment).
  • You will also need a valid form of ID at check in on meet day.
  • You will need to sign a Release from Liability waiver when you check in.  To view a copy of the waiver ahead of time: click here.
  • 10% of the lifters at this meet will be drug tested for prohibited substances. For the WADA Prohibited Substance list: click here.
  • Awards will be given for the top 3 lifters in each weight class, as well as a best Men’s & Women’s lifter by Wilks total.
  • Tickets for spectators – $5 each, available at the door.
  • All meet entries are final. Refunds or transfers for any reason will not be considered.
  • Weigh in’s as listed below in the preliminary schedule are subject to change due to entries received.  Final session schedule will be posted online one week before the contest.
  • Friday Night: Lifters will have the option to get rack heights on the Friday (4/10/15) between 5:00pm and 7:00pm at the meet location before the event.  Otherwise, lifters can get rack heights the day they check in.

Day 1 Preliminary Schedule (Two Session Meet on Day 1): 

  • Session 1
    • 7:00 AM – Check in all females
    • 7:30-9:00 AM – Weigh in’s begin 1st session only
    • 9:00-9:15 AM – Rules Briefing
    • 9:30 AM – Lifting starts 1st session
  • Session 2
    • 12:00 PM – Check in males up to 83 kg (183 lbs)
    • 12:30-2:00 PM – Weigh in’s begin
    • 2:15-2:30 PM – Rules Briefing
    • 2:45 PM – Lifting starts 2nd session

Day 2 Preliminary Schedule* (One Session Meet on Day 2):

  • Session 1
    • 11:00* AM – Check in males 93 kg (205 lbs) and up
    • 11:30-1:00* PM – Weigh in’s begin
    • 1:00-1:15 PM – Rules Briefing
    • 1:30 PM – Lifting starts 2nd session

*NOTE: Due to Church services in the area, parking will not be available in the main lot until after 1:00 pm on Sunday. Lifters, Judges, and volunteers will be emailed directions to a near by parking lot.


Meet Sponsors:

TopTier


 If this is your first meet


Meet Volunteers

If you would like to help volunteer at this meet, please contact the meet director, Evan Davidson

 

 

ROSTER:

Saturday Session 1:

First Name Last Name State Age Division Weight Class (in KG’s) LOT NUMBER
Shyami Murphy MD 48 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 47 (Women’s) 3
Stephanie Moliterno MD 32 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 52 (Women’s) 16
Tiffany Rohrer MD 20 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 52 (Women’s) 17
Juliana Llop MD 19 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 52 (Women’s) 24
Elaine WeddingWire MD 23 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 57 (Women’s) 7
Kimberly Muniz MD 35 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 57 (Women’s) 12
Hieu Truong MD 30 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 57 (Women’s) 20
Zoe Ubaldo MD 26 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 63 (Women’s) 4
Lyndsey Mercier VA 25 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 63 (Women’s) 5
Kristen Lang MD 24 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 63 (Women’s) 13
Katie Loomis MD 33 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 63 (Women’s) 15
Sophie Jin MD 22 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 63 (Women’s) 19
Kendall Luz MD 16 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 63 (Women’s) 21
Ashliegh Kling MD 31 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 63 (Women’s) 25
Angie Bryant MD 39 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 72 (Women’s) 11
Karen Gue MD 31 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 72 (Women’s) 14
Kerri Cuddy MD 41 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 72 (Women’s) 18
Patrice Jones MD 38 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 72 (Women’s) 26
Shauna Rowdon MD 32 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 84 (Women’s) 1
Kayla Lindsay VA 26 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 84 (Women’s) 10
Mallory Sutphin MD 30 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 84 (Women’s) 22
Angie Layfield MD 35 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 84 (Women’s) 23
Amanda Koslow MD 28 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 84+ (Women’s) 2
Kimberly Muhammad MD 35 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 84+ (Women’s) 6
Alison Squiller MD 23 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 84+ (Women’s) 8
Mona Becker MD 43 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 84+ (Women’s) 9

 

 

Saturday Session 2:

 

First Name Last Name State Age Division Weight Class (in KG’s) LOT NUMBER
José Romero MD 21 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 53 (Men’s – Junior/ Teen Only) 30
Nick Capicotto “Other” 19 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 59 (Men’s) 13
Steve Basdavanos MD 61 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 66 (Men’s) 14
Iain Burgess MD 71 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 66 (Men’s) 16
Gino Panameno-Castro MD 23 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 66 (Men’s) 20
Jeff Cohen MD 30 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 66 (Men’s) 23
Derrick Chance MD 25 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 74 (Men’s) 3
Dan Levere MD 28 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 74 (Men’s) 5
Dylan Ray MD 19 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 74 (Men’s) 6
Thomas Potter MD 37 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 74 (Men’s) 7
JJ Barry VA 42 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 74 (Men’s) 8
Doug Myers MD 49 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 74 (Men’s) 9
Justin Rhee MD 22 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 74 (Men’s) 11
Micah Shaffer MD 19 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 74 (Men’s) 12
Paul Xu VA 21 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 74 (Men’s) 17
An Vu MD 21 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 74 (Men’s) 21
Zach Johnson MD 20 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 74 (Men’s) 24
Maxwell Holmes MD 21 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 74 (Men’s) 28
Frederick Wall MD 30 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 83 (Men’s) 1
John Swenson MD 26 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 83 (Men’s) 2
Elias Zeilah MD 28 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 83 (Men’s) 4
Elliott White VA 28 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 83 (Men’s) 10
Adeola Ashiru MD 18 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 83 (Men’s) 15
David Lindoerfer MD 62 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 83 (Men’s) 18
Huy Vu MD 19 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 83 (Men’s) 19
Ryan Stanley MD 26 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 83 (Men’s) 22
Bob Gendler MD 33 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 83 (Men’s) 25
Mike Williams MD 28 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 83 (Men’s) 26
Aaron Lane DC 29 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 83 (Men’s) 27
Dylan Jackson MD 19 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 83 (Men’s) 29

 

Sunday Session 1:

 

First Name Last Name State Age Division Weight Class (in KG’s) LOT NUMBER
Ryan Revie MD 32 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 3
Ross Bowman VA 23 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 4
Ryan Cluney MD 30 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 5
Joseph leary MD 52 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 6
Konstantin Popov “Other” 31 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 8
Eric Shugars MD 25 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 11
Collin Morstein MD 24 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 12
Khaled Abdelatey VA 15 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 16
Michael Riley MD 20 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 23
Frankie Balint VA 28 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 24
William Bowman MD 19 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 26
Brad Friedman MD 31 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 28
Timothy Clavelli MD 22 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 29
Patrick Chew MD 18 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 32
Zach (Reuven) Tolchin MD 34 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 33
Evan Morton MD 20 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 35
Michael Christensen MD 19 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 36
Andrew Brown VA 23 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 38
Bryan Opitz MD 28 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 93 (Men’s) 40
Mark Chaffer MD 25 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 105 (Men’s) 2
Will Slade MD 50 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 105 (Men’s) 7
Dylan Smith VA 26 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 105 (Men’s) 10
Bruce Knox MD 29 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 105 (Men’s) 13
Kaisheem Muhammad MD 38 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 105 (Men’s) 14
Horacio Nochetto MD 28 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 105 (Men’s) 17
Steven Barker MD 28 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 105 (Men’s) 19
Alan Howlett MD 58 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 105 (Men’s) 20
Tom Haifley MD 40 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 105 (Men’s) 25
Austin Cooper MD 18 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 105 (Men’s) 27
Kevin Wittmer MD 28 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 105 (Men’s) 30
Jared Michael MD 20 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 105 (Men’s) 31
Romaine Bostick DC 42 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 105 (Men’s) 37
Greg Brock MD 30 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 120 (Men’s) 1
Grady Lincalis MD 25 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 120 (Men’s) 9
Matthew Cronin VA 24 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 120 (Men’s) 15
Wayne Eyler MD 33 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 120 (Men’s) 21
Aryhel Freeman MD 30 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 120 (Men’s) 22
Alejandro Valencia VA 32 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 120 (Men’s) 34
Ahmed Mohamed MD 18 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 120 (Men’s) 41
Keenan Ports PA 29 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 120+ (Men’s) 18
David Puckett MD 31 Open Raw – Full Powerlifting Meet 120+ (Men’s) 39

 

Explanation of lot numbers: Lot numbers are used to dictate the order of weigh ins, and to determine the order of attempts at the same weight. In each case, the lower lot number is first.

 

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USAPL Eastern Regional Powerlifting Open March 21, 2015

Our next meet is March 21, 2015 and it is the first Maryland meet with the new weight classes.  It is the 2015 USAPL Eastern Regional Powerlifting Open.  The meet director is Brian Washington, a veteran strength sport meet director and promoter.  Brian has put on powerlifting meets in Maryland for other powerlifting federations and the Maryland Chapter to the USAPL is glad that Brian is again promoting USAPL meets.   There is another USAPL meet that Brian has already planned for July 11th of this year.  This is a great benefit for Maryland lifters as these two additional meets are in addition to our normal meet schedule.

Meet:  2015 USAPL Eastern Regional Powerlifting Open

Date:  March 21, 2015

Location: Exile Fitness 8101 Pulaski Highway, Rosedale, Maryland 21237.

Meet Director – Brian Washington, Brian@usbf.net

USAPL Sanction – #MD-2015-01

Divisions – the powerlifting meet will include the following divisions:

  • Raw Full-Lift Open
  • Raw Full-Lift Juniors
  • Raw Full-Lift Sub-Masters
  • Raw Full-Lift Masters
  • Raw Bench Only Open
  • Raw Bench Only Juniors
  • Raw Bench Only Sub-Masters
  • Raw Bench Only Masters
  • Raw Deadlift Only Open
  • Raw Deadlift Only Juniors
  • Raw Deadlift Only Sub-Masters
  • Raw Deadlift Only Masters

Weight Classes:

  • Weight Classes Women:
    • 43 kg (94.8 lbs) (Junior/Teen only)
    • 47 kg (103.6 lbs)
    • 52 kg (114.6 lbs)
    • 57 kg (125.7 lbs)
    • 63 kg (138.9 lbs)
    • 72 kg (158.7 lbs)
    • 84 kg (185.2 lbs)
    • 84+ kg (185.2+ lbs)
  • Weight Classes Men:
    • 53 kg (116.8 lbs) (Junior/Teen only)
    • 59 kg (130.1 lbs)
    • 66 kg (145.5 lbs)
    • 74 kg (163.1 lbs)
    • 83 kg (183 lbs)
    • 93 kg (205 lbs)
    • 105 kg (231.5 lbs)
    • 120 kg (264.6 lbs)
    • 120+ kg (264.6+ lbs)

Registration – The registration was online

Lifter Limit – only accepting the first 50 lifters.  There will be no waiting lists.  Once the contest is closed, the link will take you to a page stating that “Registration Is Closed”.

USAPL Membership Required – It is stronly recommended you purchase a membership before the day of the meet. Join now at http://www.usapowerlifting.com/membership-application/

Location – Exile Fitness – 8101 Pulaski Highway, Rosedale, MD 21237

Times – Weigh-ins 7:00 AM-8:30 AM. Rules Briefing 8:45 AM, lifting starts at 9:00 AM.

Flights are:

SQUAT

A=ALL FEMALES + 145&UNDER

B=163 & 183

C=205

D=231&OVER

BENCH

A=ALL FEMALES

B=163&UNDER

C=183

D=205

E=231&OVER

DEADLIFT

A=ALL FEMALES & 130&UNDER

B=145 THRU 183

C=205

D=231&OVER

Roster:

NAME ST. WT. CL. B.WT. Age SEX *DIV
094 – FEMALE JR & SUB JR XXX 94 94
103 – FEMALE XXX 103 103
114 – FEMALE XXX 114 114
116 – MALE JR & SUB JR XXX 116 116
JACOB SCIBELLI VA 116.80 116.80 14 M PL-J14-15
125 – FEMALE XXX 125 125
JOY BURG VA 125.70 125.70 49 F BP-M45-49
JOY BURG VA 125.70 125.70 49 F DL-M45-49
CASEY FEINSTEIN MD 125.70 125.70 14 F PL-J14-15
HOLLY KLINK MD 125.70 125.70 44 F PL-M40-44
JOY BURG VA 125.70 125.70 49 F PL-M45-49
JOANNA RANDAZZO MD 125.70 125.70 30 F PL-O
130 – MALE XXX 130 130
DAVID EDMUND MD 130.10 130.10 36 M PL-O
138 – FEMALE XXX 138 138
RUPA DAINER MD 138.90 138.90 38 F BP-O
TROIXGEIMNE HUNT MD 138.90 138.90 24 F BP-O
TIERRA TUCKER MD 138.90 138.90 25 F BP-O
RUPA DAINER MD 138.90 138.90 38 F BP-SM
ALICE ZHENG NJ 138.90 138.90 23 F PL-J20-23
TROIXGEIMNE HUNT MD 138.90 138.90 24 F PL-O
ERICA ISAACS DE 138.90 138.90 25 F PL-O
145 – MALE XXX 145 145
GINO PANAMENO-CASTRO MD 145.50 145.50 23 M PL-J20-23
JEFF COHEN MD 145.50 145.50 31 M PL-O
158 – FEMALE XXX 158 158
ESPERANZA ESPINOSA VA 158.70 158.70 33 F BP-O
SHELBY DOMARASKY MD 158.70 158.70 21 F DL-J20-23
ALEXANDRA BIGA MD 158.70 158.70 27 F PL-O
SIVAN FAGAN MD 158.70 158.70 27 F PL-O
163 – MALE XXX 163 163
CHRISTOPHER NORTHERN MD 163.10 163.10 19 M BP-J18-19
AUSTIN AYALA MD 163.10 163.10 19 M PL-J18-19
MENACHEM PASTERNAK MD 163.10 163.10 22 M PL-J20-23
JERRY DUDLEY MD 163.10 163.00 33 M PL-O
183 – MALE XXX 183 183
COLBY EVANS MD 183.00 183.00 41 M BP-M40-44
CONRAD REYNOLDS MD 183.00 183.00 38 M BP-O
ANDREW SARNO MD 183.00 183.00 55 M DL-M55-59
ALEXANDER SPENCER MD 183.00 183.00 22 M PL-J20-23
RYAN WOOD DE 183.00 183.00 21 M PL-J20-23
EDWIN JULIEN MD 183.00 183.00 41 M PL-M40-44
SAM PENNER MD 183.00 183.00 84 M PL-M80-84
AARON BATE MD 183.00 183.00 29 M PL-O
SEAN CHUA DC 183.00 183.00 24 M PL-O
BEAU GUTRIDGE VA 183.00 183.00 18 M PL-O
EDWIN JULIEN MD 183.00 183.00 41 M PL-O
GARY PIECUCH MD 183.00 183.00 31 M PL-O
MICHAEL SHAFFER MD 183.00 183.00 26 M PL-O
185 – FEMALE XXX 185 185
185+ – FEMALE XXX 185 185
MICHELLE ARNOLD MD 185.25 185.25 44 F PL-M
205 – MALE XXX 205 205
ALEXANDER DOWNEY MD 205.00 205.00 23 M PL-J20-23
CASEY MANN MD 205.00 205.00 23 M PL-J20-23
MORDECHAI BARRON MD 205.00 205.00 23 M PL-O
NATHAN COOK MD 205.00 205.00 29 M PL-O
GABRIEL KALLEN WV 205.00 205.00 27 M PL-O
STEPHEN MCCLUNG MD 205.00 205.00 30 M PL-O
JOHN SIMPSON MD 205.00 205.00 32 M PL-O
ANTHONY SMITH MD 205.00 205.00 29 M PL-O
DUSTIN STARER PA 205.00 205.00 28 M PL-O
231 – MALE XXX 231 231
MIKE MUSKEY MD 231.50 231.50 46 M BP-M45-49
MIKE MUSKEY MD 231.50 231.50 46 M BP-O
JAMES POLEDNA MD 231.50 231.50 29 M BP-O
MICHAEL BENNETT MD 231.50 231.50 53 M DL-M50-54
MICHAEL BENNETT MD 231.50 231.50 53 M PL-M50-54
DOUGLAS MCMILLAN MD 231.50 231.50 35 M PL-O
BRYAN SCHAEFFER PA 231.50 231.50 35 M PL-O
TOM SCIBELLI MD 231.50 231.50 32 M PL-O
JAMES WEBBER MD 231.50 231.50 29 M PL-O
264 – MALE XXX 264 264
DONALD FROST MD 264.60 264.60 66 M BP-M65-69
FRANCIS DAWSON MD 264.60 264.60 25 M PL-O
MICHAEL JONES MD 264.60 264.60 39 M PL-O
SCOTT KOSCIELNIAK MD 264.60 264.60 31 M PL-O
264+ – MALE XXX 265 265
TIMOTHY SEWELL MD SHW 265.00 29 M BP-O
JUSTIN ISAACS DE SHW 265.00 26 M PL-O
TIMOTHY SEWELL MD SHW 265.00 29 M PL-O
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The SSPT Pull-up Program

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MattWeightedPullUp2Every human should be able to do one pull-up. If you can’t, you’re either too fat, weak, or both. Pull-up ability is largely a function of strength to bodyweight ratio. This explains why some men can deadlift 700+ pounds while some women are well into the 400s and beyond, but neither is able perform a single pull-up. While deadlifting may be the truest test of total body strength with a barbell, pull-ups demand greater balance and coordination than bending over and picking something up. Therefore, devoting some of your training time to pull-ups can pay dividends in a variety of athletic endeavors.

Pull-ups have less to do with one’s total body mass and more to do with your body composition. A prime example is current USAPL American Record holder in the squat, Ray Williams. Ray weighs about 170kg (374-pounds). In addition to routinely squatting 900+ pounds, Ray can do 10 pull-ups. Here’s a young woman executing 19 flawless pull-ups. Lastly, here’s former gymnast and current 52kg USAPL American Record holder Marisa Inda demonstrating prodigious strength with her unique twist on pull-ups using a Smith Machine.

In my 2008 article, I argued that the pull-up was the squat for the upper body. My stance hasn’t softened. The pull-up has been, is, and always will be one of the best exercises for upper body development and strength. They specifically target the middle to upper back and the since the back is a focal point in all three powerlifts, the pull-up is a vital exercise for any strength athlete.

Pull-ups are one of SSPT’s big five movements including the squat, deadlift, bench press, and overhead press. As long as the trainee exhibits no significant physical constraints of the elbow, shoulder, or wrist, every strength training program should include pull-ups. In addition to building a stronger, thicker back, pull-ups really build the bench press because the actions of scapular depression and retraction are similar to setting-up for a heavy bench. Consequently, they remain a staple in all of our lifters’ training plans.

This article is aimed at trainees capable of performing at least two strict bodyweight pull-ups. Strict pull-ups are defined as starting from an elbows-extended, straight-arm, dead-hang position followed by pulling the body upward until the chin is above the bar from which you are pulling. After reaching the top position, lower the body to the start position.

We use the SSPT Pull-up Program with our athletes, general population, and lifters. When followed correctly, this program produces amazing results. Here’s how to implement it:

Step 1: Test your max reps via one set to positive muscle failure. Positive muscle failure occurs when you can no longer pull your chin above the bar.

You should be fresh so choose a day when you can test first in your training session. Begin with one set at about half your bodyweight. For those with access to an assisted chin/dip machine, set the weight at 50% of your bodyweight and perform one set of approximately five to eight reps. If you don’t have access to an assisted machine, then use a heavy band. The idea is to warm-up first, ignite your nervous system, and prime your muscles for the all-out effort. Rest a minimum of three minutes. Now test with the grip you plan on using during most of your training. We mostly prefer the gold standard, double-overhand grip but if you have shoulder issues or mobility limitations, then implement another grip. Do not perform any additional pull-ups on test day.

Step 2: Record the number of full reps you achieved. Divide that number in half and that’s the number of reps/set you’ll be doing at the start of your plan. Essentially, your sets will be done with 50% of your max. If your max is an odd number of reps like 3, 5, 7, 9, or 11 then your starting point is 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 reps respectively. Always round down. Never round up, as it will blunt progress.

When? Pull-ups will be performed once per week. While rows are the antagonist action to horizontal pushes like the bench press, the pull-up is the opposite move of a vertical push like overhead presses. Pull-ups pair well with overhead presses and/or a second bench press day. If that doesn’t mesh with your current training template then simply fit them in on a day when they won’t inhibit another big lift. In other words, pull-ups should always be performed after your sport-form work.

How? Other pull-up plans focus on accumulating reps with sets taken to failure. Training to failure is a dead-end. It may work for a few weeks but it engrains bad technique and almost always ends badly. Let’s say your current pull-ups max is four reps and your plan calls for three sets to failure. Here’s how it’s likely to look:

Set 1: 4 reps

You rest a while and tackle your second set.

Set 2: you’re usually lucky to get 3 reps

You rest a while and tackle your third set.

Set 3: you’ll be lucky to 1 or 2 reps

Rep total = 9

Taking each set to failure adversely affects the following set. With nine reps, you enter the second week hoping to get more than nine. You might end up with 10 and even 11 the following week but you’ll soon regress and cease to make progress.

In the same manner we build training volume for the powerlifts, the SSPT Pull-up Program accumulates volume through the number of sets performed rather than the number of reps per set. In this case, you’ll always begin with 50% of your max (or slightly less if your max reps is an odd number). This ensures that you won’t train to failure, which increases the number of approaches (sets) and also the probability of enhanced technique via a more positive motor pattern. At SSPT, our volume goal (for most trainees) is roughly 20-25 weighted pull-up reps/week. Regardless of your current ability, you’ll notice each week starts at roughly half the volume goal or 10-12 total reps.

Looking at the spreadsheet below, find your max reps and follow the weekly plan in a sets x reps fashion. As you’re starting with 50% of your max reps, the sets should be reasonably easy. Resist the temptation to start at a different week or do more reps. This is not some quick fix routine claiming to have you at 20 reps next week. This plan is intended for trainees with a consistent, industrious, and patient demeanor.

Sample plans

You’re not racing against a clock and proper form is critical. The key is building strength with pristine form and masterful technique on every rep. Therefore; you should absolutely rest as long as necessary between sets. The key is accumulating all of the volume in each session.  If you suffer from training ADD and can’t bring yourself to rest long enough between sets, you may superset pull-ups with another exercise but your performance mustn’t come at the expense of leaving the gym earlier.

The plans are linear from week to week and the reps eventually undulate as you accrue volume. Some of our pull-up training is drawn out much longer but each of the sample plans recommend retesting in the tenth week. Once you retest, take your new max and follow the plan again using your new number. For those strong enough to perform 10 or more reps with bodyweight, you’ll soon add weight with a chin/dip belt, weighted vest, or even chains. Weight increases are usually 2.5 pounds for women and 5 for men (10 for the super-strong).

Meanwhile, here’s a look at a few success stories from SSPTers who used our pull-up program:

Theresa Ball increased her max reps from 6 to 10.

Colleen McNamara went from 3 reps to 8 in only four months while also increasing her bodyweight from 114 to 118.

Vanessa “PrettySTRONG” Gale started with 2 reps at a bodyweight of 138 and increased her max to 10 reps.

Sandra Sebastian went from 6 to 9 reps in only 12 weeks.

In 2011, Rob Schmidt doubled his max reps from 5 to 10 reps in nine weeks.

Elliott White went from 14 reps to 19 reps in 10 weeks while increasing his bodyweight from 193 to 197.

People tend to gravitate toward things they excel at while avoiding difficult tasks.   The same is true with pull-ups. Heavier lifters avoid them like the plague while other trainees fail to recognize the benefits. The bottom line is that pull-ups help build an impressive physique and can contribute greatly to practically every barbell lift.

Success isn’t an accident and training shouldn’t be arbitrary. Oftentimes lifters test strength rather than taking the time to build it. Improving at pull-ups may take some time. Patience, consistency, and hard work are the bedrock of long-term gains. Trust the plan, stay the course, and be gracious for gains both large and small. Remember that progress, no matter how small or incremental, is still progress.

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Welcome to the New Maryland Powerlifting Website

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We are excited to provide our loyal lifters and followers with a new and enhanced website.  This new website platform has a lot of updated features that simply were not possible on the old website.

Here is a quick list of new items:

  1. Better real-time integration with our Facebook page (facebook.com/mdpower) so people not on Facebook can follow discussions and posts and information being shared there.
  2. Integration with our Twitter account (@MDPower). All our Twitter activity can be seen here, just in case you are not not Twitter. Although we don’t have much Twitter activity now, we expect that to change this year – and we will be ready.
  3. Integration with our Instagram account (@marylandpowerlifting) so when we post pictures and short videos on Instagram, you see them here too.  We recently rolled this out at our 2014 MD States Championship meet and took a few pictures and video.  Similar to our Twitter account, we expect a lot more activity on Instagram this year.
  4. Mobile ready.  This website uses a responsive design that changes based on the screen size of your device.  There is no separate mobile site needed – just use this same website and the layout changes if your are on your phone, tablet, or laptop.
  5. This is a WordPress website.  You can “Follow” this website by clicking on the Follow button. This will let you choose to receive alerts when new information is posted on this website.
  6. WordPress allows for multiple “webmasters”.  WordPress provides easy to use tools to create new posts, update pages, post meet results, and update state records.  Instead of one single webmaster, tasks such as updating state records and posting meet results can now be shared with multiple approved users.
  7. Better Search.  The search box on the home page now searches all pages and posts. The search on the old website only allowed one single keyword and didn’t search all content.
  8. Comment on posts.  WordPress allows you to add your own comments to posts.  This creates the opportunity to have a running dialog directly on this website about a specific topic.

Why a new website was needed – There were numerous reasons to move to a new website platform. The old website was starting to have technical issues and was starting to go down more often – leaving visitors with only a “Service Unavailable” page.  The old website was nearly 10 years old and built on technology that is no longer supported so in many ways, we were forced to find an alternative.  This created a wonderful opportunity to set up Maryland Powerlifting for our future needs.

New weight classes for meets and state records – All the old records have been moved to this new website as an archive along with new State Records at the new weight classes.  The records were converted according to USAPL guidelines.

Migrating content to the new website – Content from the old website has been migrated to this new website including all the Matt Gary articles, old and new state records, all available meet results, powerlifting rules, and other necessary pages.  We were unable to migrate some of the customized database features from the old website such as the top 5 lifters from the last 5 meets.

Suggestions welcome – We certainly welcome any suggestions for improvement.  Simply add your comments directly to this post.

 

 

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State Records Converted to New Weight Classes

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Maryland State Records are grouped by age class on this website.  On each age class page, the records are broken out by weight class as well as whether the lift was performed Unequipped or Equipped.  For record keeping purposes the term Raw is used for unequipped.

ConvertingRecordsToNewWeightClassesStarting January 1, 2015, meets and state records have new weight classes.  In accordance with USAPL guidelines, existing state records under the old weight classes were converted as of December 31, 2014 to the new weight classes based solely on weight class (not a lifter’s body weight).  Records under the old weight classes have been archived and are located directly under the new weight classes on the same age class page.

USAPL members that are residents of Maryland or Washington, DC are eligible to set and break Maryland state records according to the rules of competition.  If you have any questions or would like to report a new record (from a meet on or after 1/1/2015), please contact the State Chair.

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