| TUESDAY JANUARY 21, 2003
- Entry Forms for the 2003 USAPL California State
PL and State BP meets are online. Check the Events page.
- Congratulations to Steve and Lisa Denison (and the
whole So-Cal crew) who promoted their first USAPL meet last weekend.
Great meet with a nice turnout including a number of first time lifters and
two high school teams. Great job! Results and record updates will be online
- Speaking of new lifters, this message contains a
surprise for one California lifter. Ryan Hebeler has been to a lot
of meets in the past couple of years and seems to always turn up at meets
with new lifters. Several people have told me that Ryan makes lifting
fun and is a great representative of the sport and for USAPL here in California.
Thanks to one of our Sponsors - Inzer Advance Designs - I'd like to say thank
you to Ryan with something a little more tangible than a card. A Gift
Certificate for a new Inzer Phenom Bench Shirt! Thanks for all you do Ryan.
- Results of NorCal Winter Classic are on line and
records have been updated. (best viewed w/Netscape. Having some trouble with
- Rules Page added to site. Check links at
- Rules Update from IPF/USAPL :
- Technical and Order of Competition Rule Changes
Posted Friday, January 17, 2003 @ 12:38
AM CST by Tony CardellaTechnical and Order of Competition Rule Changes
Following IPF Congress, and Executive Committee Meeting
December 1, 2002
The IPF Congress passed a number of rule changes which will impact USAPL
competition. These changes have been reviewed by the USAPL Executive Committee,
and some will be implemented in all competition, while some will only apply
to World Team qualifiers run under “IPF Rules.”
Those changes which apply to all USAPL competition:
1) In the event of a tie, in terms of individual lift or total, or for
the purposes of setting a record, and the lifters setting such marks weighed
in at the same bodyweight, NO REWEIGH will take place. Rather, the first
lifter reaching the mark in question, i.e. the individual lift, or receiving
the total will be declared the winner, or the record holder, as appropriate.
2) If an attempt isn’t submitted within one minute of the lifter receiving
the lights for the preceeding lift, he or she will have an attempt entered
for them, as follows: if the lifter makes the preceeding attempt, he or she
will have a weight entered for the next attempt which is 2.5 kg. heavier than
the last attempt. If he or she fails at the preceeding attempt, the weight
entered for the next attempt will be the same as the failed lift. PLEASE
NOTE: these rules only apply if an attempt is not declared for the next
3) The age of Master’s competition changes as follows: a lifter becomes
eligible for USAPL Master I (40-44) competition on January 1 of the calendar
year that they turn 40. They will be eligible for USAPL Master III (50-54)
on January 1 of the calendar year they turn 50. They will become eligible
for USAPL Master V (60-64) competition on January 1 the year they turn 60.
Records will, however, be kept as they have, i.e., based on the date the
lifter reaches a given birthday.
4) The bar, in the bench press must be lowered to the chest, not the abdomen.
The chest is defined as the ribcage, and determination of this is at the
discretion of the referees.
The following IPF rule changes will take effect only at World Team Qualifiers,
and NOT at local or state level competition at this time, but these changes
will be phased in in the future:
1) Suits: As of January 1, 2003, Marathon lifting suits will not be legal
at World Team qualifiers (which are held under IPF rules).
2) Footgear: As of now, footgear used in World Team Qualifiers, which
are held under IPF rules must consist of INDOOR ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR. Hiking
boots, work boots, etc. are no longer allowed.
| TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2002
- State Chair's Message for September has important
info. Just Click the "Chair" link.
- The Coming Event's Page has been updated.
- Team California T-Shirts are available for purchase.
| SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2002
of the 2002 State Bench Press Meet are now online. Just click the
- Pictures from December's Nor-Cal meet are up
on Pictures Page. If you have pics from State Meet or State Bench, please
send em in!
| SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2002
- Effective immediately
, the USAPL Executive Committee has approved the process of grandfathering
current USPF referees into USA Powerlifting at their current rank. Referees
must have the endorsement of a USAPL referee of equivalent rank, provide
a resume showing active involvement and currency as a USPF referee, and
go through a rules clinic. The rules clinic can be done prior to
the meets themselves, as we will not require a practical or written test.
Additionally, all interested candidates must provide
a photocopy of their USPF refs card/front page (i.e.-date of becoming an
official etc. with signature) and a copy of their valid USAPL card to the
California State Chair or USAPL Referees Committee Chair Bill Clayton.
USAPL cards may be purchased to initiate the process.
Team California was well represented at the
2001 USAPL Men’s Nationals which, by weekend’s
end, became a test of survival. By Sunday, three of the team’s seven
members were left standing led by Scott Layman (Bakersfield)
who finished third in the 67.5 kg class. Scott increased his total
by 27.5 lb. over last year’s second place finish.
Mike Kautz (Dixon), set a PR in the bench for the second consecutive
year, finishing in eighth in the 125 kg. class. Mike also improved
his total by 6 lb. over last year’s performance when he finished third which
only proves the quality of competition at national championships continues
to get better and better. Bruce Lee (Windsor), former Masters
National Champion, came to show the younger guys a thing or two in the SHW
class going 6 for 9 for a well earned sixth place finish.
- Team California, including six current or former
National Bench Press Champions, will be back in full force at 2001 USAPL
Bench Nationals to be held in Cleveland, OH on September 22-23. Any
lifter, male or female, interested in competing on the team, please contact
Lance Slaughter at firstname.lastname@example.org
- USA Powerlifting has
a new online newsletter called POWERLINES. Check it out here .