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Sept. 23, 2006
Rockview PL event entry deadline September 26th - Event Scheduled for Saturday
Sept. 11th, 2006
Buy a State Record Certificate get a PurePower T-Shirt sale!
Updated Multiple State Record Categories
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September 7th, 2006
USAPL Rockview PL Event October 29th! How to enter here!
2006 USAPL BP National Championship Results Here!
Check out the PP contest calendar for more events!
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host your contest web site!!
August 28th, 2006
Motivations BP Championships III Results
2006 USAPL Northeastern USA Regional Bench Press & Powerlifting Championships announced in the regional events section
August 6th, 2006
PurePowerlifting.com teams up with Travelocity.com
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July 5th, 2006
July IPF News Letter - Picture of PA's Jim Brown at NAPF Championships!
Final Nominations for USA Powerlifting Men's Nationals!
June 29th, 2006
Pennsylvania Powerlifters set eyes on Men's Nationals in Miami, Florida
on July 8th and 9th.
Lifters Maliek Derstine in the 148, Mike Cagliola in the 165, Mike Mastrean
in the 220, Steve Mann in the 242 and Niko Hulslander in the SHW division, will all be competeing to become the USA Powerlifting Men's National Champion in their respective weight classes. Winners of this event will qualify to compete at the International Powerlifting Federation World Championships in Norway this November. .
Full Nominations Here
Men's National Championship Preview Video
June 28th, 2006
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania husband and wife win golden hardware in NAPF American Regional Powerlifting Championships
Janel Brown - 1st place 123 Open
Jim Brown - 1st place 198 Open
Full Results Here
June 16th, 2006
Congrats to Janel Brown winning gold in the 123 at NAPF North American Regional Championships - Results here!
June 10th, 2006
Good Luck to Janel and Jim Brown in their competition this week in the
IPF/NAPF North American Regional Powerlifting Championships in Puerto Rico.
May 30th, 2006
Results from the 2006 USAPL Single Lift Championships
May 9th, 2006
New PA Message Board
Applications for the Motivations BP III
March 22nd, 2006
Results from the 2006 USAPL PA State Championships
Get profesional pictures from USAPL PA State Here!
March 1st, 2006
February 28th, 2006
2006 PA State Championship Nominations are up! Entry deadline coming soon!!!!
2006 USAPL Rockview PL Event Results are up!
February 1st, 2006
Updated USAPL Pennsylvania State Records Page
New and improved Online State Records Certificates Store
USAPL PA Single Lift BP and DL Applications
January 26th, 2006
2006 USAPL Collegiate National Championships Web Site
Penn State Powerlifting is BACK!
November 28th, 2005
2006 PA State Championship Web Site Updated!!
November 18th, 2005
PA Alum Jason Beck wins Silver Overall in the IPF Men's Open Worlds!
October 7th, 2005
PA's Jimmy Kavarnos wins IPF Masters Worlds!!!!
October 6th, 2005
American Open National event in Philly Web Site Here!
August 30th, 2005
2nd Annual Max Metal BP Championship Results - Aug. 6th, 2005
3rd Annual Hudson River Strongman Results - Aug. 20th, 2005
2006 USAPL PA State PL Championships Web Site - Mar. 18-19th, 2006
August 2nd, 2005
Nominations for the Max Metal BP
July 10th, 2005
PA Lifters Make Powerlifting USA
Jason Beck, Jim Kavarnos and Steven Mann
May 27th, 2005
USAPL 2nd Annual Maximum Metal BP Championships - August 6th, 2005
NAS 3rd Annual Hudson River Strongman - August 20th, 2005
May 26th, 2005
USAPL PA Single Lift BP & DL Championship Results!!
May 24th, 2005
USAPL Men's Masters Nationals Results Here!
May 11th, 2005
Nominations for the USAPL PA State BP and DL Championships
PurePowerlifting.com's Steve Mann Places 3rd at Men's Nationals
May 8th, 2005
Day 3 Results are up!!
May 7th, 2005
Men's Nationals Day 1 and Day 2 Report/Results
April 20th, 2005 - Posted by Steve Mann
Updated State Records Here!
April 4th, 2005
2005 PA State Championship T-Shirts For Sale!!!
March 27th, 2005 -
2005 PA State PL State Championship Nominations
March 17th, 2005
IPF March Media Newsletter
PurePowerlifting Merchandise on auction in EBAY
PurePowerlifting.com's Steve Mann in the News
March 2nd, 2005
IPF Men's Worlds Comes back to the USA! Event Web Site Here!
February 17th, 2005
2005 PA Cup Results
2005 PA BP and DL Web Site Here!
Moved News Items from September 2004 and back to PP Archieve
Updates made to the 2005 PA State PL Championships Web Site!
February 8th, 2005
The New Secure PurePowerlifting.com Message Board
Minutes from the PA State Meeting Held in December
September 16th, 2004
2004 American Open Powerlifting Championships Information
2004 USAPL Bench Press Nationals Results
Latest USAPL Newsletter
USAPL's New Drug Testing Database
Special Olympics Volunteers Needed Please E-mail Steve Mann Here!
August 9th, 2004
More State Record Updates
PA's Mike Kuhns 2004 Men's 123lb National Champion - Powerlines Interview
August 6th, 2004
USAPL PA State Records Updated
Regional Contest Results Updated
Events Calendar Updated
USAPL Suspended Athletes List
July 14th, 2004
3 PA National Champions - Results Here
Applications for the Maximum Metal BP Applications
June 22nd, 2004
Lehigh Valley Bench Press Results and Article
2004 USAPL Men's Nationals Home Page
April 28th, 2004
USAPL BP/DL Ironman/Ironwoman Championship Results
USAPL Collegiate National Championship Results
April 13th, 2004
PA Powerlifter Jason Beck Returns from Iraq
April 8th, 2004
POWERLINES 18 (USAPL's On-line Newsletter)
2003 USAPL Lifter Ranking
Men's National Championship Applications On-line
March 25th, 2004
Results from the Pennsylvania State PL Championships
March 8th, 2004
Announcement New Co-State Chair - Terri Kunsman and Mike D'Amore
Minutes from the 2004 USAPL State Meeting
Archieved Dec. 2002 thru Oct. 2003
USAPL Pennsylvania State Records Policy Section Added
February 20th, 2004
USAPL PA State Championship Lifting Roster Here!
February 2nd, 2004
Pennsylvania State Records Update Complete
Buy a State Record Certificate On-line Today!!
Buy cheap, used PL Gear Here!!
December 20th, 2003
Applications for the USAPL Pennsylvania State PL Championships
December 17th, 2003
The Pennsylvania State Powerlifting Records are being updated today!!
So far Men's Open, Men's Junior and Men's Teen are completed!
Buy a State Record Certificate for yourself, family or friend on-line today!
December 16th, 2003
2003 American Open PL Championship Results here!
The New USAPOWERLIFTING.COM
December 14th, 2003
State Single Lift BP Records now online!!
Buy a State Record Certificate for yourself or for someone you know!
November 12th, 2003
IPF 2003 Men's Worlds Results here!!
USA's Brain Siders wins the IPF SHW World Title. Check out video of a 893 LB squat!
October 28th, 2003
2004 Pennsylvania State Championships to be held in Clarks Summit, PA on
October 23rd, 2003
American Open Deadline nears More Here
PA Lifter Jim Kavarnos in USAPL Powerlines 15
USAPL adds a youth lifting program read more here
Find how you match up using the USAPL Contest Database
Check out what's new with Steve Mann
October 9th, 2003
Volunteer to The Special Olympics Fall Festival
August 31st, 2003
USAPL American Open in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Updated the Links Page with new USAPL State
June 30th, 2003
USAPL Pennsylvania State Records Get a New
USAPL Men's National Championship Roster
"Have you seen this picture" Recent
June 12th, 2003
Breaking News: Legendary Powerlifter Anthony Clark in head on collision
June 5th, 2003
Feature Story: USAPL Records: What, When, Where and How
PA Drug Testing Resume Suspended PLEASE READ
USAPL Pennsylvania State Records back up on PurePowerlifting.com coming
Updated USAPL Pennsylvania Administration Page
June 1st, 2003
May 6th, 2003
Minutes from the 2003 State Meeting
Updated the Regional Meets Section
May 1st, 2003
The New Pennsylvania EC
USAPL PA State BP Championships Results
Contest Results Updated
Regional Events Calendar Updated
March 30th, 2003
2003 IPF NA Cup Results
2003 USAPL Pennsylvania State PL Championship Results
2003 PA State Championships - Awards and Meet Director Comments
2003 USAPL Pennsylvania State Meeting Minutes(coming soon)
Updated Contest Results Section
Updated Pennsylvania Drug Testing Resume
Updated Pennsylvania State Records
Updated Regional Contests Calendar
February 16th, 2003
Agenda for the PA State Meeting - February 28th, 2003
Lifting Roster for the 2003 USAPL Pennsylvania State Championships - March
1st and 2nd
Lifting Roster for the 2003 IPF NA Cup March 1st
Applications for the 2003 PA State BP Championships sponsored by Met-Rx
IPF Rule Changes here
USAPL Powerlines #11
Archieved Article: What can I wear in the USAPL and what are the commands!!!
January 13th, 2003
My future with USAPL Pennsylvania by State Chair Steve Mann
January 1st, 2003
PurePowerlifting.com can bulid and support your contests applications
December 20th, 2002
2002 American Open PL Championship Results
Updated Pennsylvania Drug Testing Resume
Updated Pennsylvania State Records
Updated Pennsylvania Results section
2003 Pennsylvania State PL Championship Applications here!
December 9th, 2002
Reminder: Session 1 of The USAPL American Open is now going to start lifting
at 8:00 AM
American Open final entries are all posted!
Rockview Icebreaker Bash Entry is posted
December 5th, 2002
American Open Entry Deadline is upl! Check who is entered here!
American Open start time and flights have changed!!! Check it out here!!
USAPL National Champ Rob Wagner to host FREE seminar on December 14th read
November 30th, 2002
American Open Nominations here!
January 18th, 2002 - USAPL Rockview "Winter Bash" PL Championships
March 1 & 2nd, 2002 - USAPL PA State PL Championships - Applications
April 6th, 2002 - USAPL PA State BP Championships
October 18th, 2002
Pennsylvania State Records Updated
October 5th, 2002 Rockview Fall
October 12th, 2002 PA Ironman
Pennsylvania Drug Testing Resume
Sept. 30th, 2002
August 11th, 2002
August 21st, 2002
July 22nd, 2002
July 15th, 2002
July 12th, 2002
- Team Pennsylvania Arrives in Chicago for this weekend's USAPL Men's National Championships
Below Team Pennsylvania Roster
1 - 165 - Shawn DeCataldo
2 - 165 - Jerry Hill
3 - 181 - Rob Wagner
4 - 181 - Jim Brown
5 - 198 - Jason Beck
6 - 220 - Angelo Poulich
7 - 242 - Erik Steiner
8 - 275 - Willie Croner
9 - 275 - Chris Dippre
10 - SHW - Wayne Droesser
11 - SHW - Niko Hulslander
12 - SHW - Brian Siders
- USAPL Keystone State Games Applications are on-line!!!
- This contest is a first time partnership with the Keystone Games organization.
A long time Pennsylvania event that has decided to team up with USAPL Pennsylvania.
To help officiate and run their annual BP and DL competition. Entry and
information can be found above!!
- USAPL Slippery Rock Bench Bash date set for September 15th!!
- Slippery Rock University Powerlifting hosted event. This Western Pennsylvania
event should spotlight some great Steel Town benchers. USAPL Elite Jason
Beck will be the meet director for this event. We look for this to be a
huge success! Applications will be on-line soon!!!
- USAPL NE Regional Powerlifting Championships Needs a Meet Director!
- A temporary setback has forced us to find another location for this big
event!! Last year we had over 100 lifters. So if your a meet director and
are interested in hosting this event please e-mail me at email@example.com.
We already have candidates trying to lock down locations, so if your interested
please contact me ASAP.
- 2003 USAPL Pennsylvania States Championships is set for March 1st and 2nd!!!
- Rob Keller a long time National meet director in the USPF has been awarded
the 2003 USAPL Pennsylvania State Championships. He will be running the
contest right in King of Prussia. A venue he has used for very large contests
and is just a great place to watch and lift. Entries will be out soon,
wait till you see what he has in store!
June 10th, 2002
April 22nd, 2002
2002 USA Powerlifting Pennsylvania State
2002 State Members Meeting Slides (Microsoft
Explorer Browsers ONLY)
March 12th, 2002
USA Powerlifting Powerlines Issue
National On-line Newsletter)
Click here to read a great article on Squat
Depth in USA Powerlifting
To Read All the Powerlines Novice
February 20th, 2002
USA Powerlifting Collegiate National Championship
February 4th, 2002
Pennsylvania HS and Open State Championship Applications Here!!!
January 22nd, 2002
December 7th 2001
Nov. 27th, 2001
Nov. 11th, 2001
Oct. 31th, 2001
September 20th, 2001
September 16th, 2001
September 11th, 2001
- God bless the families, friends and anyone affected by this tragedy.And
God Bless America!!
September 10th, 2001
- The 5th Annual USAPL Judgement Day BP Championships
a huge success! Results here!
- Next contest in Pennsylvania the Ironman/Ironwoman
Championships, Get applications here!
September 4th, 2001
Pa State Chair & 1998 Jr. World Lifter
Steve Mann & 2001 Jr. World Lifter Erik
Both co-founders of PSU Powerlifting
August 28th, 2001
August 8th, 2001
Via August 2001 powerLines Newsletter
"Effective immediately, USPF referees
in good standing are eligible for grandfathering
as USAPL referees at the level equivalent
their USPF standing. For example, a State
level referee my be certified as a USAPL
State level referee, and a National as a
USAPL National Referee.
Referee applicants must submit their current
USPF referee certification to Mr. Bill Clayton,
USAPL Referee Chair. This may either be done
through their State Chair, or through the
National Office. They must then be endorsed
either by an equivalent level USAPL referee,
and complete a rules clinic. No practical
or written examination is required."
USPF Pennsylvania Referees that are interested
please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 21st, 2001 - National Championships
Every year at the National Championships
there is a meeting where new rules are established,
motions can be raised, bids for national
contests happen and members get to be heard.
As your state chair, I am their to represent
Pennsylvania members. To read about what
was discussed and decided at this meeting
click here.NEW RULES!!!
Men's National Championship results and article
to come soon!!
- Pennsylvania Lifter going to Men's Worlds
Rob Wagner, alternate at 198 Mike Mastrean.
- 2001 Men's National Results are now up!!
Junior National Championship results and
article to come soon!!
- Pennsylvania lifter going to Junior Worlds,
at 198 Jason Beck and at 242 Erik Steiner
- 2001 Junior Nationals Article by Erik Steiner
- 2001 Junior World Nominations - location
Are you a USAPL member?
Have you been drug tested in ANY USAPL contest in the last 3-4 years?
If your answer is yes. Please e-mail me your name and what contest you
were tested in? I am trying to build a USAPL Pennsylvania Drug Testing
History Record. This record will be used not only for our own record purposes.
It will also show to others that we are committed to being Drug-Free athletes.
E-mail me at email@example.com
Congrats goes out to new USAPL Pa Referees!
Dennis Hulslander - State Referee
John Kearney - State Referee
Steve Mann - National Referee
Pa needs more referees!! If you would
like to become a USAPL referee or
you are already are a State Referee and
would like to become a National Referee
please e-mail Steve Mann at
USAPL PA State Chair Message
Yes I live in New York and I am the
Pennsylvania State Chair. This is
something that really confuses people and
just doesn't seem right. How and why
would a NY resident be State Chair?!
Well to give you a little history, I
was born and raised in Pennsylvania,
Clarks Summit to be exact. I attended The
Pennsylvania State University and
graduated in 1999 with a Business
Logistics degree. While at Penn State I
restarted the Penn State Powerlifting
team. The club grew and we even
sanctioned qualifying USAPL events right
there at University Park. As a
Pennsylvania lifter I won the 1995
Teenage World Championships under the
ADFPF/WDFPF, I competed in the IPF Jr.
Worlds and IPF Pan-Am games. I then got a
job working for IBM in the Hudson Valley
region of NY. So yes I now live in NY,
one hour drive from the Pennsylvania
border, but my roots are
Not to get into the whole philosophy
with the world going virtual, but it has.
I work in a global company where I get
things done at my job while working in
conjunction with people in different time
zones and even different continents. So
why not Powerlifting? Is it nice to have
your state chair right down the street,
of course. Is it necessary to be
successful, absolutely not. Say I did
live in Northeastern PA. What difference
would that make the people in Pittsburgh?
It makes no difference to the people in
Pittsburgh whether I live 6 or 7 hours
away, it's not convenient either way. To
get in touch with me they would still
have to call me or e-mail me. So having a
State Chair right down the street is only
good to the people in that immediate
area, it doesn't help everyone.
How can I be in multiple places at
one time? Well that sounds impossible, but
with the right people I can do it. I have
recently established a State Executive Board.
There are people who showed desire in improving
USAPL PA. So I have put them as responsible
people in the State and they are the go to
people in regions of Pennsylvania. This is
a first go around and I know all the regions
are not covered but over time there will
be. So for local representation you can use
these executive board members to let your
voice be heard. Plus there are other ways,
like the USAPL Pennsylvania Forum. Whatever
way you are most comfortable, but as you
can see there is more ways to get your voice
heard then ever before!
There have been a lot of questions to
what the State Chair is supposed to do.
So I have scanned the pages of the USAPL
rule book and put links to them below.
These are very generic and can be
interpreted differently. But the key to
the State Chair, I believe is to help
Drug-Free Powerlifting grow. And I am
excited at this opportunity here in
USAPL Rule book Description of the State Chair Duties (Hit Back to Return)
By the rules there is a fuzzy
reference to being a state resident to be
qualified to be State Chair. I questioned
the National Office before the election
in February and they had no problem with
me running for State Chair. I was elected
unanimously at the State Championships by
card holding members of Pennsylvania.
Hopefully this helps explain why you have
a NY resident as your PA State Chair.
If there are ANY questions or concerns, please
feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
USAPL Pennsylvania State Chair
50 Rinaldi Blvd. Apt 2C
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
By: Steve Mann
New Pennsylvania State Chair
Now that the 2001 State Championships
are complete. I can truly say
Pennsylvania Powerlifting is BACK!! It's
been a couple years since the USAPL has
had a true 3 lift contest in the State of
The championships were
an excellent two day event that included
the best lifters in the state of
Pennsylvania. Lifters from Georgia,
California, New York, Ohio, Maryland, New
Jersey, Canada and the Slovak Republic
attended to compete against OUR
Click here for the
2001 State Championship Results!!
State Records breakers were Carol Winkelblech, Ruth Snyder, Pat Johnson,
Jessi Kirker, Dennis Hulslander, Todd Hess, Russell Jenness, Andrew Halko
and Angelo Poulich. State Records Updated March 1st!! Click here!!
State Meeting - State Chair Election
By the USAPL
constitution it is the members rights to
call for an election during the State
Championships for the State Chair
position. On Saturday February
24th, 2001 a meeting was called after the
first day of lifting. The minutes from
this meeting click here.
state chair Bob Granko Sr. is a great
man, with a great family that has helped
me personally in the past. His
involvement with bringing and keeping
Pennsylvania Powerlifting strong has
fallen off in the last couple years and I
thought, along with many others that it
was the time for change. I think if you
will read my background information at
the link below, you will see that I am
very involved already and will help in
promote the sport of Powerlifting even
more at this new position.
A couple of
things I have done in the last couple
years include creating this web site to
help the USAPL Pennsylvania members and
USAPL members in general. You can find
out about regional meets, records and
rule changes. It gives USAPL PA lifters
something they didn't previously have.
Plus as a National caliber open lifter, I
am impacted by the same rules and changes
you are. Some might ask why someone who
lives in New York is the State Chair in
PA. As I stated earlier I believed it was
a time for change and this change is a
bit drastic, but it is what I felt would
be best for USAPL Pennsylvania and as you
can see by the vote count at the
election, the members at the meeting
believed the same thing. To learn more
about me and my lifting background click
Want to buy
the 2001 States Video?
Send check or money order to the address below. $15 per day or $25 for
the weekend. (Unfortunately the deadlifts for the 242, 275, and SHW were
50 Rinaldi Blvd. Apt 2C
In the News:
Article Click Here
I established a club forum on Yahoo to
get communication going. In this forum I
will be posting proposals and hosting
virtual meetings, telling you of rule
changes, updates and more detailed
information pertaining to holding a
contest in the USAPL. This forum can used
to voice your concerns with USAPL
Pennsylvania Powerlifting. Click
here to get to the Pennsylvania Forum
New Lifters and rules to know
By Steven Mann
If your planning on lifting in your first
contest, please be sure to read this
article to get yourself up to speed on
some rules and some background on things
that real important to having for a
successful day. more
Changing rules can catch the experienced and novice off guard
There is always some confusion on what
exactly the rules are and what has
changed. A recent post on the USAPL
Unofficial Forum discussed denim shirts
in the USAPL and whether more
A LIFTER PROFILE: JON DeFOOR
"The Comeback Trail!" by
As a lifter prepares for a competition, we all know what kind of dedication,
hard work, sweat, blood, tears, and moral support it takes for the preparation.
This kind of preparation, whether it be or a local, state, regional, or
national level meet can be summed up in one word... "INTENSE".
As you read this article, the word "intense" and its definition;
"very strong, severe", can and will illustrate every aspect of
the gentleman/lifter Jon DeFoor.
I believe it was early June, just
weeks prior to the 2000 USAPL Sr. Men's
Nationals to more
States Angelo Poulich takes Bronze at the
2000 IPF Junior World Championships
2000 Penn State Graduate and a member of
the 2000 Penn State
Powerlifting team traveled to Taiwan for
the 2000 IPF Jr. World Championships. He
placed 5th overall and took a bronze
medal in the Bench Press, breaking his
own American Record at 200 kgs. or 440
pounds in the 198 pound weight
The USA Team
placed the highest it's been in many
years with a second place Men's team
finish and a third place Women's Team
finish. For complete USA team results Click Here
prepare for USA Powerlifting Lifetime
On October 7th and 8th, some of the top Lifetime Drug Free lifters will
collide in Newark, New Jersey for Lifetime Nationals. Some top caliber
lifters from PA will be in attendance, like Dennis Hulslander, who placed
4th at the 2000 Men's Open. Delaware resident Willie Croner looks to rebound
his bomb out at the Men's Open in the 275 lb class. New York resident Steve
Mann looks to continue his improvements in the 242 class. Many of the lifters
who competed at the 2000 Men's Open Nationals in July plan to bring whatever
they can muster. Good luck to all the lifters competing a Lifetimes!!
Pennsylvania Lifters Compete in the USAPL Men's Open Nationals
Rob Wagner, a Philadelphia resident and strength coach at the University
of Pennsylvania placed 3rd in the 198 lb class. Rob squatted an enormous
782 lbs taking the Best Squat in all the weight classes at the Men's Open.
Mike Mastrean from Pittsburgh had a rough day not making an attempt in
the Squat in the 198 wt. class, this eliminated him from the competition.
Patrick Johnson in the 242 class placed 8th in a very deep 242 pound class.
He completed a squat of 700 on his second, only hit his opener in the bench
hitting 474 and pulled 622 for a solid 1796 total. Missed lifts non strength
keep Patrick from placing higher in this class. Ray Ebner also had
a tough day in the 242 class, he missed all of his attempts in the squat,
which in turn disqualifies him from the contest. Jon Deefor from Punxsutwani
was originally scheduled to lift in the 242 class. He had a severe injury
at work two weeks prior to the contest that could have cost him his life.
Jon's foot was badly crushed but expects to recover fully from his injuries
and to return to the platform very soon. God Bless Jon! Wayne Droesser
from Pottstown placed 6th in the 275 lb class. Wayne lifted very consistently
making 8 of his 9 attempts, totaling 1857 pounds. In the land of giants
Dennis "Niko" Hulslander took 4th in the SHW class. Niko had
a rough start in the squat, but to no surprise he had to much heart to
pack it in an pulled out an impressive 700 pound pull on his final lift.
Many of the lifters didn't have there best days. Competing on the National
stage is a great accomplishment that all lifters have bleed, sweet and
persevered to accomplish. Great lifting guys!! Keep it up and good luck