A discussion on the USAPL Transgender Policy took place at the 2019 USA Powerlifting National Governing Body (NGB) in early May, 2019. Dr. Kris Hunt provided science-based facts and powerlifting-specific data regarding the issue. The policy change proposal was read by Ms. Rebecca Fox, who also spoke in defense of it. At the end of the presentation, both answered questions from the audience. NGBv=370OHWNTsqs&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2a0BHouXXp_q0Teu2I6NxPH8-J7pqDLJ7gIu5zsA7iUsTnq3YKyoRe6dY
Congratulations to Kathryn Cordeiro, Nicholas Guidice and Cindy Tilton for the exceptional way they represented the United States of America at the 2019 International Powerlifting Federation’s World Bench Press Championships over the past several days in Tokyo, Japan. Kathryn won second place in the Womens M2 47 kg Women’s Division, earning her first IPF silver medal with a 62.5 kg (137 lb) bench press on her third attempt. Nicholas won fourth place in the Men’s 120 kg Open Division with a highly impressive 240 kg (529 lb) bench press on his third attempt. Cindy won her second silver medal in the Women’s M2 84+ kg Division with a strong 125 kg (275 lb) bench press. Cindy is now the proud recipient of one IPF gold medal and two IPF silver medals.
As of January 1, 2019, USA Powerlifting has a couple of new rules
that have to do with the type of clothes you may, may not, or must wear
when competing at a USA Powerlifting meet:
Lifters now have the option of wearing boxer briefs with legs. Bike/compression shorts are still not allowed to be worn during weigh-in or on the platform.
A t-shirt must be worn for all lifts, including the deadlift, by both male and female competitors.
Please become familiar with these simple changes to the rules. USA Powerlifting New Hampshire will be following the new rules at our first meet of the year, the Granite State Grand Prix III, on Sunday, January 27.
The 2018 USA Powerlifting Phoenix Task Force Powerlifting Festival held this past September in Dover began on a high note with Master of Ceremonies (and Phoenix Task Force member) Kelly Smith proudly and powerfully singing our country’s National Anthem. Kelly’s impressive knowledge of USA Powerlifting rules coupled with his positive energy set the tone for a dynamic meet. Everyone had a great time!
While it wasn’t our largest meet, it definitely was a fun and exciting one. We got to see 10-year-old, 57Kg Phoenix Task Force lifter Addie Sylvester go 9-for-9 in her first powerlifting meet, then watch USA World Team member M3 lifter Denise Thomas win the 63KG weight class in the Open Division, and Masters Division, resulting in her being awarded best female lifter by Wilks.
Twenty-seven year old, 83Kg competitor Alex Schwartz was a force on the platform, and won the Male Best Lifter award with a 595Kg lifting total. Both Denise and Alex received gift bags courtesy of GNC.
Phoenix Task Force lifter Esteban Rubens came in first place in the Men’s Masters Division with a winning Wilks of 363.102, followed by Christopher Engebretson who was a close second with a Wilks score of 362.718.
A very special thank you to all of the lifters, volunteers and the spectators who came out to support this event. Katherine Berger, you are a miracle worker. Thank you for all that you do for USA Powerlifting New Hampshire. Thank you also Steven Milioto-Crowe, Stephen and Jaime Staples for being our spotters and loaders. You were all so professional and did such a great job. You guys are the best.
Thank you also to Royce Claflin and Sara Zela for once again opening up your fitness center and extending your wonderful New England hospitality to everyone who walked through your doors. Your team is a big part of USA Powerlifting New Hampshire. Thank you for your positive influence on our community.
And finally, thank you to Michael Zawilinski for driving all the way from Rhode Island during the early hours of the morning to make it to New Hampshire on time to setup and run our meet.