From the Chair: Age is relative

‘We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.’ – George Bernard Shaw

These four Wisconsin master lifters are making their way home from the IPF masters world championships held this past week in Estonia. Clearly their age isn’t keeping them from having a great competition experience representing USA Powerlifting at any level.  Congratulations to all four! Welcome back to Wisconsin.

  • Rob Keyes, Pleasant Prairie took gold in the 120+kg M2 division.  Squat 275 kg, bench 232.5 kg, dead 287.5 kg, total 795 kg. His Monster Garage workout crew is very proud of his achievements on the Estonia platform.
  • Jason Johnson, Racine took silver in the 105kg M1 division (40-49 years old). He squatted 292.5kg, benched 235kg, and pulled 290kg for a 817.5kg total.
  • Joni Mach, Necedah took 6th place in the 63 kg M2 division (50-59 years old). Squat 147.5, bench 72.5 kg, dead 140 kg for a 360 total.
  • Robert Crawford, Whitefish Bay took 4th place in the 120+kg M3 division (60-69 years old).  Squat 185 kg, bench 185 kg, dead 185 kg, for a 555 kg total.

*Definition of the Masters age category: from 1 January in the calendar year the lifter reaches 40 years old. There are divisions within for 40-49 (I), 50-59 (II), 60-69 (III), 70 and up.

‘Pop-up’ meet – the USA Powerlifting Wolf PUP is Saturday November 5th in Winneconne, WI. Register here.  Great little meet for the 1st timer or someone wants to know their PRs on platform or try out a new piece of gear or get a big workout in one day.  Sign up now.  This is a fund raiser for the Winneconne High School powerlifting team.

The USA Powerlifting raw nationals in Atlanta is only four days away.  30+ lifters and referees will be representing Wisconsin during this four day, five platform, 2-3 session per day event.  Here is the competition schedule and roster.

UW-Milwaukee now has a collegiate powerlifting team as of this past Wednesday thanks to the efforts of current students Bobby Teel and Lauren Lent.  We look forward to seeing UWM team members on the WI platforms and beyond – yet this year.

All the best in training and health,
Kat K. and Tonya L.
USA Powerlifting co-state chairs – Wisconsin