Mid-August Update

Greetings!

Second annual Wolf Open is next Saturday in Winneconne. 60 competitors on two platforms.  Early thank you to Ron Burmeister and the Winneconne HS powerlifting team for hosting.

Take a look at the schedule for our state:

  • 2016 USA Powerlifting Pure Fitness Open September 24, Mequon – registration full
  • USA Powerlifting Western Wisconsin Open October 29, Hudson– registration full
  • USA Powerlifting Blizzard Classic December 10, Necedah – registration to open soon
  • 2016 Winter Pure Fitness Open December 17 Mequon – registration opening Oct. 9th
  • 2017 USA Powerlifting Wisconsin State Open January 28, Greenfield (Milwaukee) – – registration opening Oct. 23rd

The 14th Annual IPF/NAPF North American Regional Powerlifting Championships will be starting soon – August 14-19, 2016 in St. Croix, US Virgin Island. WI members competing: Erik Kasabuske 93 kg open class equipped, Remington Trewyn sub-jr 63 kg raw/classic, Rebecka Cook juniors 84+ kg raw/classic, Kat Kasabuske 57 kg equipped, Brittany Rabe 72 kg equipped, Carlie Walker 84+ kg equipped, Dakota Irek 84+ kg equipped, Jordan Whipple 57 kg junior equipped, Lacey Winters 84 kg junior equipped, Joni Mach Women Masters II / 50+ Equipped – 63 kg  My apologies if a name was missed – wasn’t intentional.

The NAPF sub-junior / junior coaching team is led by Joe Lewis of Neenah and two of the assistant coaches are also Wisconsinites, Dennis Smits and Steve Zahn.  Good luck to all!
Time Schedule

Live stream links:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

I am happy to share even more great news with you. As of September 1, 2016, Wisconsin will have a co-chair for the first time in all the years of being an established state within the ADFPA / USA Powerlifting association. This role will be filled by Katherine (Kat) Kasabuske, a competitive and active member since 2006. Kat’s enthusiasm, energy, experience and interest along with a fair amount of notoriety in the country will be most welcome as a ‘colleague’ / co-chair here in Wisconsin. Please welcome Kat to this new role. I am certainly excited about this latest growth aspect within Wisconsin.

Tonya L.
USA Powerlifting co-state chair – Wisconsin
IPF Category II official
Wisconsin High School Powerlifting Association
Your biggest PL fan!

Wisconsin Strong!

At the end of June, Classic (Raw) World Championship national team members from Wisconsin returned home with gold medals:

  • In the Open 83 kgs class, current college student John Haack with a 813 kgs world record total!
  • Recent high school graduate, Stephanie Rattunde in the 43 kg class.  She returns to the platform at the upcoming IPF Sub-Junior / Junior World Equipped Championships in Szyczyrk, Poland in less than five weeks.
  • Andy Askow had a 116 kg lead over the second place competitor in the 120+ kg juniors weight class!

The Wisconsin High School Powerlifting Association (WHSPA) Raw State Championships this past Saturday was the first for the association.  Fifty-eight competitors competed and despite the heat, there were so many smiles and raw records broken.  WHSPA is the first in the entire country to offer equipped and raw state championships as sanctioned USA Powerliftng competitions.  We should be proud of our 20+ years of providing drug-free powerlifting to so many teens in the state and with the inclusion of raw competition, even more can compete with their peers on the platform.  ***I approved 87 state level records today for this competition alone!***

The 920 Open held in the Green Bay area by meet directors Scott Lade, Matt Gunville and Eric Destache was a fun, smooth-running raw competition.  Could not have asked for a better crew and setup to work with.  The competitors had a great experience on the platform.  We may see another announcement from 920 CF to host another.  Fingers crossed.

We have received our 14th sanction approval for the 2016 calendar year with the Necedah Blizzard Classic on December 10th with teen, open and master categories.  Working to add two more, at min, to the schedule before year-end.  You are asking for more and working hard to deliver.

Another competition opportunity is the USA Powerlifting Mid-West & Central Region Championships in Columbus, OH November 5 & 6. So far, Wisconsin has the highest number of registrations.  Link for more information.

The registrations for the Sept. Pure Fitness & October’s Western Wisconsin Open are both closed as they are full.  Will make the rosters available as soon as possible.  Watch for posts on the USA Powerlifting Wisconsin Facebook page.

There are many WI members training for either the NAPF Regional Championships in mid-August in St. Croix or the IPF Sub-Junior / Junior World Championships the first week of September in Poland.  Serious summer days!

One final note: You can find all recent USA Powerlifting results and records on the database.

Keep cool, be healthy and get out into the sun!  Please excuse the grammatical errors as I am hurrying to get outside myself.

Tonya L.
USA Powerlifting state chair Wisconsin
IPF Category II official
WHSPA voting member
Your biggest fan!