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To all athletes/coaches/Family Members:
Due to the recent travel advisories and snowfall in some counties – measuring in some places to nearly two feet with numerous power outages – as well as the numerous closing of federal, state and country agencies, the USAPL New Jersey State Championships has been [rescheduled] for a date to be named during the spring.
Officials from USA Powerlifting have made this decision to maintain the safety of all of our members and family members traveling to the competition! I am meeting with the management of the Hyatt Regency Hotel today to iron out a new date for the competition information will be posted within the week.
Lastly, participants and family members that made reservations at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Princeton will not be charged a cancellation fee.
Questions please email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and my apology for any inconvenience.
Dear USAPL Collegiate Lifters
Thank you for accepting our bid for the 2011 USA Powerlifting Collegiate National Powerlifting Championships, to be hosted in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
In the last three years I have hosted multiple 100+ lifting events in the State of Pennsylvania, including the USA Powerlifting American Open National Championships. At each event we have utilized current technology, including automated barload scoring application created by Joe Marksteiner. We have included closed circuit TV back stage, along with projections of the scoring program. We will equip the warm-up area and competition area with ER racks as well as other high quality equipment.
Our equipment, facilities, and staffing will be top notch. We will have a dedicated event web site. It will be on-line for 12 months prior to the event. We will also advertise via Powerlifting USA, PurePowerlifting Podcasts.
I am planning, to keep the National Championship a one platform event, unless lifting enrollment would drive us beyond 8 PM. I would then move portions of the event to a dual platform setup. Going two platforms, has been seen in the past as a negative, but I also believe you need to weigh a dual platform approach, against 12+ hours of lifting per day. Based on the 2007 competitor list, it would not warrant a two platform approach though.
Scranton is an ex-coal mining town that now homes to The University of Scranton and Lackawanna College. There are many things to do in a short walking distance, making Scranton a great location for a collegiate event.
Our event hotel is the Hilton in downtown Scranton, the date of the event with be April 7-9th, 2011. The hotel offers free shuttle service from the Scranton Wilkes Barre Airport (AVP). You will not need a car, there are restaurants, stores, a mall, a movie theatre and entertainment, all with-in walking distance from the hotel.
I plan to have applications out as early as February 2010.
Below is a link to the results from this
last weekends event at Penn State. I'd like
to thank everybody for all the help, including
all the crew from the Penn State Powerlifting
team, good luck at Collegiate Nationals.
Thanks to our judges Rebakah Lair, Erik Steiner,
Eliot Feldman, Nick Theodorou and Al Siegel.
Thanks our equipment providers Brown's Gym, Garageink Powerlifting and Penn State Powerlifting.