Platform Report – NOV 2013
USAPL Longhorn Open
November 23, 2013 – Austin, TX (University of Texas Campus)
Meet Director: Kim Beckwith
The winner of the raw division, lightweight outstanding lifter, was Shawn Fransquilla who had a new personal record total of 593kg/1,307lbs. Shawn weighed in at 66.9kgs. This is a 10.5kg/23lbs increase to his total from the 2013 Raw Nationals in July.
Shawn was on his way to a perfect 9 for 9 day and a 600+kg day. However, on his last deadlift, he got a little too excited and put the bar down before receiving the signal.
Going 9 for 9 and taking the raw division, heavyweight outstanding lifter, was Gregory Johnson. He totaled 757.5kg/1670lbs for the win.
We will add more details as we receive them.
USAPL Raw Collegiate Cup – Northeastern Univerisity
November 17, 2013 – Boston, MA
Meet Directors: Roy Apostle & Mike Zawilinski
Article by: Michelle Ryan (NU’s Social Chair)
This past Sunday, powerlifters from Boston, MA area schools gathered at Northeastern University to test their strength and skill in the 2013 Northeastern University Raw Collegiate Cup.
The meet was held at the Cabot Center, and it was co-hosted by the Northeastern University Men’s and Women’s Powerlifting teams. A constant flow of energy and excitement was in the air as lifters from Boston College, Boston University, University of Connecticut, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, competed against the most competitive Northeastern University Powerlifting Team members.
Many of these competitors spent many months preparing mentally and physically for the chance to win the Raw Cup for their school.
Northeastern picked up first place in the Women’s competition, beating out MIT and Boston University. Elena Nulvesu (MIT) won best female lifter (350kg/771lb total at 55.4kg/122lbs). Additionally, three lifters from the NU Women’s team successfully qualified for Collegiate Nationals later this April as a result of their lifting.
Northeastern dominated the Men’s competition, winning first place over Boston College and Boston University.
Thomas O’Malley of Boston University took home the best lifter prize. Thomas totaled 740kg/1,631lbs at 103.6kg/229lbs.
Meet director Roy Apostle (Men’s team secretary) and NU Powerlifting Team Head Coach Michael Zawilinski would like to congratulate all who competed. A special thanks goes out to the many alumni who returned to help staff the meet, as well as Club Sports for helping make the meet a successful reality. The team looks forward to hosting more meets at Northeastern University in the future.
The final results can be found here
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USAPL Georgia & Southern States BP and Powerlifting Championships
November 9, 2013 – Norcross, GA
Meet Director: Josh Rohr
Hosted at Meadowcreek High School, this meet was very competitive and had a large amount of spectators.
Keeping the meet to one day required capping the entries to 150 lifters. Meet director Josh Rohr quickly filled up a great roster of Georgia powerlifters. His problem was keeping up with an alternate list of 70+ lifters. This level of interest really opened up a supply and demand question about future meets in Georgia.
This is promising news for growth potential in the state of Georgia Powerlifting (north and south).
From Josh Rohr when asked about recent growth in Georgia, “In 2010, we had about 50 lifters, in 2011 about 75, in 2012 about 90, and this year we cut it off at 150 [and had another 78 on a waiting list]. The final number was 139 because a few people didn’t show and/or backed out the week of the meet.”
Josh will be hosting another meet on December 7th in Phenix City, AL/Columbus, GA and it is filling up fast. 2014 upcoming Georgia Powerlifting meets can be found here
It was good to see so many high school lifters and collegiate lifters participating (Life, Georgia, Georgia Southern, & Georgia Tech).
Several Georgia High School Powerlifters of interest:
Lydia Mele – Raw Total 630 @ 148
Kyle Houser – Totaled 1,019 @ 148
Charles Scarborough – Totaled 1,273 @ 198
A total of $1,000 was awarded in prize money!
Female – Open Equipped – Lara Sturm $175 (906@132)
Female – Open Raw (1st Place) – Alicia Webb $175 (1,003@198)
Female – Open Raw (2nd Place) – Angela Bivens $75 (848@165)
Male – Open Equipped – Matt Christie $175 (1,918@242)
Male – Open Raw (1st Place) – James Vang $175 (1,328@165)
Male – Open Raw (2nd Place) – Brooks Conway $75 (1,488@181)
Male – Open Raw (3rd Place) – Arin Canecchio $75 (1,543@242)
Male – Open Raw (4th Place) – Sherman Mathews $50 (1,427@198)
Team Rohr reclaimed the Georgia Powerlifting team title from Team Townsend.
“Overall, I was very happy with the event. The quality and depth of lifting was incredible. There were some weight classes that were 10 or 11 people deep. I have never seen anything like that at a state meet, especially in Georgia,” says meet director Josh Rohr.
The final results can be found here
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