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.
WI USAPL State Chair