August Update

Busy week and month for powerlifting in Wisconsin:

  • Ron Burmeister and the Winneconne HS powerlifting team ran a very successful competition this past weekend for 44 lifters.  At least half of them were participating in their first competition.  I think we will see them all at another contest now that they have one under their belt.
  • This Saturday is one last opportunity for Wisconsin lifters of any age to qualify for the upcoming USAPL Raw Nationals in mid-October.  Erich Mach and Necedah HS powerlifting team are hosting this competition.  Raw Nationals is already over 750 registered competitors and will be the contest of the year.  Hopefully all on Saturday will qualify – that is their goal.
  • The Western Wisconsin Open on October 31 has reached the halfway mark on number of registered competitors, thirty slots remain.  Remember, what you wear on the platform is referred to as a ‘costume’ in the USAPL rulebook.  Look like a lifter and be a lifter at this contest on Halloween.
  • Are there specific types of vendors you would like to see at the contests?  Let me know so I can help this happen.
  • Traveling this week? To school. To work. To the gym. To Scranton, PA for BP Nationals. To Prague for Sub-Junior and Junior World Championships.  Good luck to all of these competitors.
    • BP Nats competitors from WI:
      • Dave Doan – M2A category
      • Robert Crawford – M3A
      • Dave Johnson – M1B
      • Luke Hanifen – Open
      • Tyler David (Necedah) – T2 (16)
    • IPF Sub-junior & Junior competitors & coach from WI that are on the national team:
      • Stephanie Rattunde – 43kg – Necedah HS
      • Taylor LaChapelle  – 47 kg – Adams-Friendship HS
      • Tristyn Hutchins – 52kg – Necedah HS
      • Lauren Lent – 57kg – Whitnall HS
      • Samantha Kroll – 63kg – Eau Claire North HS (great article on Sam)
      • Mackenzie Curtis – 84kg – River Falls HS
      • Kim Johnson – 57kg – UW Green Bay
      • Mariah Hamm – 84kg – UW Eau Claire
      • Ken Johnson – 53kg – Horlick HS
      • Mike Voegel – 66kg – Whitnall HS
      • Mitch Cowman – 105kg – Whitnall HS
      • Alex Stoll – 120kg – Osceola HS
      • RG Lukow – sub-junior national team assistant coach
  • If you know Wisconsin teenagers interested in powerlifting, do show them this list above. Every year teenagers from Wisconsin go on to represent the US on the national team.  They started in the Wisconsin High School Powerlifting Association (WHSPA).
  • Keep checking this website for updates on all of the meets mentioned here.
  • Are you a geek about data entry? A 9 key whiz?  I am looking for someone to assist throughout the year in record database updating.  A way to contribute behind the scenes.
  • Two more individuals are state level referees for the USAPL; Neil Steinmetz and Frank Jones
  • Keep the technical questions coming to me.  I will get you the correct, vetted answer in a timely manner.  It’s one of my duties as your state chair.

This email is long enough.  Best to all at home and those traveling this week.

Tonya L.
WI USAPL State Chair
IPF Category II official
WI State Open meet director – 1-16-16