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Male Lifter Of The Year 2016

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 00:00 -- admin
John Haack
6% (450 votes)
Ray Williams
36% (2522 votes)
Blaine Sumner
7% (484 votes)
Dennis Cornelius
3% (200 votes)
Larry Williams
11% (755 votes)
Kevin "Oak" Okolie
2% (151 votes)
William Lee
34% (2393 votes)
Total votes: 6955

Comments

Submitted by Heather Connor on
Yay ray!!!

Heather Connor

Submitted by Neil john stewart on
No Yury Belkin, Andrey Malanichev, Kirill Sarychev or Kalle Rasanen?

Submitted by admin on
[quote=Neil john stewart]No Yury Belkin, Andrey Malanichev, Kirill Sarychev or Kalle Rasanen? [/quote] You must nominate the lifters. You had one week to nominate the lifter you wanted. Then only the top 5 lifters with the biggest nominations were placed on the pool. None of the lifters you mentioned were nominated by any one except Yuri, but he only had one nomination.

Submitted by Neil john stewart on
[quote=admin][quote=Neil john stewart]No Yury Belkin, Andrey Malanichev, Kirill Sarychev or Kalle Rasanen? [/quote] You must nominate the lifters. You had one week to nominate the lifter you wanted. Then only the top 5 lifters with the biggest nominations were placed on the pool. None of the lifters you mentioned were nominated by any one except Yuri, but he only had one nomination.[/quote] I see. i must have that week then. thanks for the clarification.

Submitted by Jeff Hackett 1 on
[quote=admin][quote=Neil john stewart]No Yury Belkin, Andrey Malanichev, Kirill Sarychev or Kalle Rasanen? [/quote] You must nominate the lifters. You had one week to nominate the lifter you wanted. Then only the top 5 lifters with the biggest nominations were placed on the pool. None of the lifters you mentioned were nominated by any one except Yuri, but he only had one nomination.[/quote] Sadly many people don't come here as often as the used to and are getting their powerlifting news on social media. I believe this is why many great Lifters weren't even nominated. Testosterone Nation took their comment section off of their site and put it on facebook. This allowed them to still have and manage their site while generating more views on FB. I think if Powerliftingwatch did the same thing people would start coming back here and we could have good discussions again. Lately their are only a few or less comments per topic and has made this site less interesting. One thing I would do different than Tnation is have a link to each topic. Over there when you go to comment you just go to their main FB page and you spend all day looking for the topic you want to comment on. That is a real pain in the ass and sometimes I didn't comment because I got tired of looking for it.

Submitted by admin on
[quote=Jeff Hackett 1][quote=admin][quote=Neil john stewart]No Yury Belkin, Andrey Malanichev, Kirill Sarychev or Kalle Rasanen? [/quote] You must nominate the lifters. You had one week to nominate the lifter you wanted. Then only the top 5 lifters with the biggest nominations were placed on the pool. None of the lifters you mentioned were nominated by any one except Yuri, but he only had one nomination.[/quote] Sadly many people don't come here as often as the used to and are getting their powerlifting news on social media. I believe this is why many great Lifters weren't even nominated. Testosterone Nation took their comment section off of their site and put it on facebook. This allowed them to still have and manage their site while generating more views on FB. I think if Powerliftingwatch did the same thing people would start coming back here and we could have good discussions again. Lately their are only a few or less comments per topic and has made this site less interesting. One thing I would do different than Tnation is have a link to each topic. Over there when you go to comment you just go to their main FB page and you spend all day looking for the topic you want to comment on. That is a real pain in the ass and sometimes I didn't comment because I got tired of looking for it.[/quote] Jeff you are right! With Facebook and Instagram now so readily available for news, every powerlifting site has been effected.. people just post their own news and only come here for records and rankings. Even when we post news, lifters will talk about it on their facebook pages rather than on here! Its ok, its just the way of things. However, our new website will be up and running very soon with our facebook pages more involved in the site. Due to our records and rankings we're still doing well and still actually growing. Just in a different way then before.

Submitted by Jeff Hackett 1 on
[quote=admin][quote=Jeff Hackett 1][quote=admin][quote=Neil john stewart]No Yury Belkin, Andrey Malanichev, Kirill Sarychev or Kalle Rasanen? [/quote] You must nominate the lifters. You had one week to nominate the lifter you wanted. Then only the top 5 lifters with the biggest nominations were placed on the pool. None of the lifters you mentioned were nominated by any one except Yuri, but he only had one nomination.[/quote] Sadly many people don't come here as often as the used to and are getting their powerlifting news on social media. I believe this is why many great Lifters weren't even nominated. Testosterone Nation took their comment section off of their site and put it on facebook. This allowed them to still have and manage their site while generating more views on FB. I think if Powerliftingwatch did the same thing people would start coming back here and we could have good discussions again. Lately their are only a few or less comments per topic and has made this site less interesting. One thing I would do different than Tnation is have a link to each topic. Over there when you go to comment you just go to their main FB page and you spend all day looking for the topic you want to comment on. That is a real pain in the ass and sometimes I didn't comment because I got tired of looking for it.[/quote] Jeff you are right! With Facebook and Instagram now so readily available for news, every powerlifting site has been effected.. people just post their own news and only come here for records and rankings. Even when we post news, lifters will talk about it on their facebook pages rather than on here! Its ok, its just the way of things. However, our new website will be up and running very soon with our facebook pages more involved in the site. Due to our records and rankings we're still doing well and still actually growing. Just in a different way then before.[/quote] cool, now if I could only give this post a like, lol. What is the new site going to be like?

Submitted by admin on
[quote=Jeff Hackett 1][quote=admin][quote=Jeff Hackett 1][quote=admin][quote=Neil john stewart]No Yury Belkin, Andrey Malanichev, Kirill Sarychev or Kalle Rasanen? [/quote] You must nominate the lifters. You had one week to nominate the lifter you wanted. Then only the top 5 lifters with the biggest nominations were placed on the pool. None of the lifters you mentioned were nominated by any one except Yuri, but he only had one nomination.[/quote] Sadly many people don't come here as often as the used to and are getting their powerlifting news on social media. I believe this is why many great Lifters weren't even nominated. Testosterone Nation took their comment section off of their site and put it on facebook. This allowed them to still have and manage their site while generating more views on FB. I think if Powerliftingwatch did the same thing people would start coming back here and we could have good discussions again. Lately their are only a few or less comments per topic and has made this site less interesting. One thing I would do different than Tnation is have a link to each topic. Over there when you go to comment you just go to their main FB page and you spend all day looking for the topic you want to comment on. That is a real pain in the ass and sometimes I didn't comment because I got tired of looking for it.[/quote] Jeff you are right! With Facebook and Instagram now so readily available for news, every powerlifting site has been effected.. people just post their own news and only come here for records and rankings. Even when we post news, lifters will talk about it on their facebook pages rather than on here! Its ok, its just the way of things. However, our new website will be up and running very soon with our facebook pages more involved in the site. Due to our records and rankings we're still doing well and still actually growing. Just in a different way then before.[/quote] cool, now if I could only give this post a like, lol. What is the new site going to be like?[/quote] Its going to have a forum plus more mobile friendly.. drug tested rankings too

Submitted by Altered Beast on
[quote=admin] Its going to have a forum plus more mobile friendly.. drug tested rankings too[/quote] Happy to hear that drug tested rankings will be better tracked. Y'all have been doing rather well on the All Time records and American records. Will y'all post federation records? I'm confused. Not sure as to what will be different.

RAW POWERLIFTERS PUT IT DEEPER IN THE HOLE! THE IRON NEVER LIES!

Submitted by admin on
There has been some "hacking" with one of the nominees. If it continues, he will be disqualified. First and last warning. Poll is closed temporarily until I find out the ip address associated with it.

Submitted by admin on
Alright after looking into all this, there hasn't been any wrong doing. Just good promotion of a lifter. Voting ends on the 19th!

Submitted by Chris Thomas on
I had to do some research to find out who William Lee was, undoubtedly a great lifter (more accomplished than I ever will be), but to be voted second right now on this elite list is crazy to me. Maybee someone can enlighten me to what I am missing, but from what I read his lifetime best bench is 650 equipped @ 242, Jeremy Hoornstra beats that raw at same weight?! It also looks like he has been competing push / pull or bench only recently (with a 683 PB DL) , am I missing something here guys or is my information correct?

Submitted by Derek Worden on
Looked up William Lee he's a decent bench presser from WABDL, but not world class or anything (pressing 630ish at -308 in single or multy ply) I don't know how he got on this list, I guess it was open to suggestions but the other 6 guys on this list have had huge accomplishments breaking multiple world records, not to mention it feels as though whoever added that guy has worked very hard to get him butt-loads of votes... I know how pools like this work so I guess that's still fair, but it just feels kinda wrong for this guy to beat out those other 6 who I feel are much more deserving based on their accomplishemts in 2016...

Submitted by Chris Thomas on
[quote=Derek Worden]Looked up William Lee he's a decent bench presser from WABDL, but not world class or anything (pressing 630ish at -308 in single or multy ply) I don't know how he got on this list, I guess it was open to suggestions but the other 6 guys on this list have had huge accomplishments breaking multiple world records, not to mention it feels as though whoever added that guy has worked very hard to get him butt-loads of votes... I know how pools like this work so I guess that's still fair, but it just feels kinda wrong for this guy to beat out those other 6 who I feel are much more deserving based on their accomplishemts in 2016...[/quote] I am glad someone else is on the same page. I felt bad for posting, because I never want to put down another lifter, and that was not my goal. But the guys on that list have accomplished some historical/ unbelievable feats this year, and that should not be overshadowed by someone campaigning their way to a victory. I can not see someone who truly loves this sport voting for that guy over these other great ambassadors of our sport.

Submitted by admin on
Today is the last day of voting!!! (It will automatically close on its own at exact time it started 7 days ago)