2015 Badger Open

USAPL 2015 Badger Open Powerlifting Meet and Bench Press Meet
Sanctioned by USA Powerlifting

DATE: Saturday, June 13th 2015
LOCATION: Neenah High School – CAFETERIA RM 310


  • 7:00-8:30 am – check in and weigh in
  • 9:00 am – lifting begins

This will probably be a two platform and one session meet depending on the number of entries received.  This is subject to change based on the number of registrations received.  Please check back here or on the WHSPA website for updated information.


  • Mens & Women’s (Open) 1st-3rd by weight class
  • Mens & Women’s (Raw) 1st-3rd by weight class, (open division only)
  • Mens & Women’s (Raw Master) 1st-3rd by formula
  • Mens & Women’s (Raw Teen)1st-3rd by formula
  • Mens & Women’ (Masters)1st-3rd by formula
  • Mens & Women’s (Teen) 1st-3rd by formula
  • Men’s & Women’s Bench Press:
    • (Women’s 105-148) (Women’s 165-198+) 1st-3rd by formula each grouping
    • (Men’s 123-181) (Men’s 198-275+) 1st-3rd by formula each grouping

Best Lifter Trophies

  • 1st place Mens Open
  • 1st Place Raw Mens Open
  • 1st Place Raw Womens Open
  • 1st place Womens Open

Entry Fee:

  • $60.00 per lifter (3 Lift)
  • $30.00 per lifter (Bench Press)
  • $80.00 (Both 3 lift/bench)
  • $90 for two 3/lift divisions

All registrations this year will be done online.  Payments will be made online at the completion of your registration.

Proof of current USAPL membership will be done at registration morning of contest. Purchase on-line at the USAPL website for $45.  Bring this and a government issued photo ID as both will be asked for by the referees.

The meet will be capped at roughly the first 100 entries received.  High School athletes will be capped at roughly 30-40.

Registrations will not be accepted after May 30.

Pure Fitness Power Lifting Team

Wisconsin will have a team at the 2015 USAPL Women’s & Men’s Nationals in San Antonio, TX May 15-17. First time in many years! The team is sponsored by Pure Fitness in Mequon. Mike Steinmetz, owner of Pure Fitness is hosting a fundraiser on February 21 at his facility. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the team. If you are in the Milwaukee area, consider putting together a team to compete in the bag tourney.

Team members include:

2015 WI USAPL State Open – Updated Results

It’s been a full week since the WI State Open competition at Whitnall High School in Greenfield.  The gym was packed with 144 competitors, hundreds of fans, coaches and volunteers.  Four platforms busy nearly the entire day.  Many competitors have sent messages to state what a great time they had and I am very proud of the Whitnall team for making it happen.  We have updated results now available.

The next endeavor for me is to update the state records with the new weight classes.  Large task – I will let you know when this is done.

Thought to start a chat on how to deal with deadlift callus tears.  If you had one, what did you do to keep it from happening again?  Post on our Facebook page.

There is still lots of powerlifting going on around the state; Wisconsin High School Powerlifting Association (WHSPA) regionals last weekend and more coming up in February.  So many trying to qualify for the state championships in Necedah on March 14-15.  Also many trying to qualify for the USAPL High School Nationals at the end of March in Milwaukee.  Conversations and questions are heating up as I take calls and messages from around the state and country.  Spoke with Billy Jack Talton tonight and he is simply inspirational.  He has helped thousands of young people in Louisiana learn about this great sport and is considering a trip north to support more teenagers in their quest for the top of the podium.

High school nationals March 26-29: Looking for volunteers (link to sign up) or donations of needed items in exchange for advertising your business / employer.  Pencils, pens, 1 ¼” course thread drywall screws, gymnastic chalk, wire brushes, sheets of ¾” drywall (need something like 30 sheets for the competition platforms).  Please contact me if you have donations.

Best regards,
Tonya L.
WI USAPL State Chair