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Volunteer at the Team Phoinix Holiday Classic

  • September 9, 2014



Team Phoinix is seeking referees and volunteers to help out at the December 6 meet.

Please contact Kevin Stewart at fuzzystu62@yahoo.com or Colleen Hansford at graymadylen@icloud.com.


Updates Through 2014 YMCA Seattle Summer Classic

  • July 20, 2014



Records are now updated through the 2014 YMCA Seattle Summer Classic, and the results are posted on the Results page. 

Information for upcoming meets can be found to the right. Entry forms may not be posted until the meet director has received a sanction from the National Office.

If you find a mistake in the records, please send an email to usaplwa@gmail.com

Include in your email: 

  • Your name, age division, and weight class
  • The date and name of the meet
  • The record weights (in kilos if that is what you lifted in)
  • A link to the results if they are posted online, or the results file (obtained from the meet director)

I will try to get them updated as soon as possible. If you set a record out of state, it is your responsibility to inform me of the records, and where they were set.


June Newsletter

  • June 28, 2014


Newsletter #1

This is the first statewide update from your State Co-Chairs. Jill is just back from the National Governing Board meeting at Men’s Nationals. She also became our newest National Referee while there. Washington is rich in both national and state referees, but you can’t have too many so if you are interested in taking your state exam, please contact one of us and we’ll help you set it up.

Washington USAPL continues to grow and thrive. It’s been great to have meets in both eastern and western Washington. Meets continue to be in demand and all of our meet directors have been doing a great job. But, as they say, it takes a village to put on a good meet. Volunteering is a fun way to stay involved in the sport and give back. Don’t hesitate to contact a meet director to offer your help.

Lots of our lifters have hit the national and world stage this year and will continue to do so throughout the year. Both Team Phoinix and Seattle Strength and Power had strong teams at women’s nationals in May, Glenn May had a strong performance at Men’s Nationals, many folks are planning to go to Raw Nationals, and four lifters will be at North Americans. 

Both of us are interested in increasing the numbers of high school and collegiate lifters in our state and Danna has made a great video for high schools. Let us know how you can help us get the word out about WA USAPL.  Sarah Bohlen continues to do a great job keeping up the website and the records and our Facebook group can be a lively place to hang out. If you have questions, concerns, ideas/suggestions, please let us know. We can only fix that which we see. 

There are several changes coming down the pike that you may want to know, some as a result of the National Governing Board meeting, and some that our state is just catching up to.  Please read the draft minutes from the NGB meeting.
 

  • All USAPL meets and records will now use the IPF weight classes except high school only meets starting 1/1/15
  • Impact on WA State:
    • All meets after 1/1/15 will be run using the IPF weight classes
      • Women: 43k (youth, teenage, jr), 47k, 52k, 57k, 63k, 72k, 84k, 84+k
      • Men: 53k (youth, teenage, jr), 59k, 66k, 74k, 83k, 93k, 105k, 120k, 120+k
  • All existing records will be retired as of 1/1/15
  • New records will be established with new weight classes. They will be populated with the old records by rounding up to the next weight class.
  • Age classes are aligned with IPF age classes.  All meets/records will be aligned with the following rules for age groups effective immediately:

    • * Open from the day s/he reaches 14 upwards (no age limit)
    • * Youth 8-13
    • * T1 – from the day s/he reaches 14 to the day before s/he turns 16
    • * T2 – from the day s/he reaches 16 to the day before s/he turns 18
    • * T3 – from the day s/he reaches 18 to the day before s/he turns 20
    • * Junior – from the day s/he reaches 20 to the day before s/he turns 24
    • * Masters 1A – From January 1 in the calendar year s/he reaches 40 throughout the full calendar year s/he reaches 44
    • * Masters 1B – From January 1 in the calendar year s/he reaches 45 throughout the full calendar year s/he reaches 49
    • * Masters 2A – From January 1 in the calendar year s/he reaches 50 throughout the full calendar year s/he reaches 54
    • * Masters 2B – From January 1 in the calendar year s/he reaches 55 throughout the full calendar year s/he reaches 59
    • * Masters 3A – From January 1 in the calendar year s/he reaches 60 throughout the full calendar year s/he reaches 64
    • * Masters 3B – From January 1 in the calendar year s/he reaches 65 throughout the full calendar year s/he reaches 69
    • * Masters 4A – From January 1 in the calendar year s/he reaches 70 throughout the full calendar year s/he reaches 74
    • * Masters 4B – From January 1 in the calendar year s/he reaches 75 throughout the full calendar year s/he reaches 79
    • * Masters 5 – From January 1 in the calendar year s/he reached 80 and upwards
  • From here forward there will be a combined Equipped Nationals for all Open, Teen, Junior, and Master Men and Women.  2015 equipped nationals will be held in San Antonio, May 16-17, 2015.  2016 Equipped Nationals will be in Aurora, CO.
  • There will be qualifying totals required for Raw Nationals starting in 2015; exact numbers are yet to be determined.  Raw Nationals will be held October 16-17, 2015 in Scranton, PA.  2016 Raw Nationals will be held in Atlanta.
  • American Records can only be set with a calibrated weight set or when the weights have been weighed and verified by the referees.
  • All USAPL committee chairs, including state chairs, will now be three-year positions; committee chair term expirations will be staggered to have no more than seven committee chairs elected per year.
  • Change to Law/Fire division:  section now reads: Law Enforcement officers and firefighter members are those individuals employed full-time as either a law enforcement officer (federal, state, local, or tribal) or firefighters not including those employed as a paramedic or a member of an ambulance crew.

If you have any questions, please ask.
Jill Arnow jillar@gmail.com 
Danna Snow dsnowpfz@gmail.com
Washington State USAPL Co-State Chairs

June Updates

  • June 3, 2014



Records are now updated through the 2014 Spokane Spring Challenge, and the results are posted on the Results page. 

Entry information for upcoming meets can be found to the right.

If you find a mistake in the records, please send an email to usaplwa@gmail.com

Congratulations to our new State Co-Chairs Jill Arnow and Danna Snow!  They can be reached at the following email:

Strong lifts and white lights to all!

2014 Seattle Summer Classic

  • April 27, 2014



Saturday, June 14, 2014
Local's Gym
2031 196th St SW B101
Lynnwood, WA 98036

2014 Washington State Powerlifting, Bench Press and Dead Lift Championships

  • Decembe 18, 2013



Saturday & Sunday, February 22 & 23, 2014
Royal Esquire Club
5046 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

Entry Form (doc)


2013 Golds Gym Team Phoinix Powerlifting Bash

  • September 22,, 2013



Saturday, October 12, 2013
Golds Gym Team Phoinix Powerlifting Bash
12138 Mukilteo Speedway
Mukilteo, WA 98275

Lifting begins at 9:00 am

Updates Through 2013 YMCA Seattle Summer Classic

  • July 22, 2013



Records are now updated through the 2013 YMCA Seattle Summer Classic, and the results are posted on the Results page. 

Entry information for upcoming meets can be found to the right.

  • The 2013 Alki Beach Classic is  August 17, 2013 in West Seattle
  • The 2013 Summer End Powerlifting and Push-Pull Contest is August 24, 1013 in Spokane
  • The 2013 Golds Gym Team Phoinix Powerlifting Bash is October 12, 2013 in Mukilteo
  • Information about the 2013 Fife Power Company Holiday Classic will be posted later

If you find a mistake in the records, please send an email to usaplwa@gmail.com

Include in your email: 

  • Your name
  • The date and name of the meet
  • The record weights (in kilos if that is what you lifted in)
  • A link to the results if they are posted online, or the results file (obtained from the meet director)

I will try to get them updated as soon as possible. If you set a record out of state, it is your responsibility to inform me of the records, and where they were set.





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