Appalachian Powerlifting is not new to the lifting scene. Formerly known as the bench press organization called the West Virginia / Virginia Bench. The WVVAB held bench press only competitions in the two Virginia's. The WVVAB had a short but run (founded in 2008). The former president of the WVVAB, Donnie Robbins, turned the WVVAB over to Derek Wingo (President) and Zane Perkins (Vice President). Both Wingo and Perkins agreed to rename the organization to Appalachian Powerlifting in hopes of expanding the federation to new territories. Appalachian Powerlifting will hold raw, single, and multi ply full power, push-pull, squat, bench and deadlift only meets. They will also include raw bench body weight for reps and strict curls events. Two divisions are offered. Division 1: Lifters must wear a singlet in all events. Division 1 will be for athlete that is looking to be taken seriously in the powerlifting scene. (you can enter this division even if you have not competed before). Division 2: Lifters must wear a non baggy t-shirt and non baggy gym type shorts. Division 2 is for the younger / amateur powerlifters. Drug Testing The APL does not drug test. Equipment
Appalachian Powerlifting allows bench shirts up to 1 ply in any material. Shirts can be of any design and also can open back or velcro enclosed. Lifting suits may also be up to 1 ply and be made of any material.
Appalachian Powerlifting allows bench shirts up to 3 plies in any material. Shirts can be of any design and also can be open back or velcro enclosed. Lifting suits may also be up to 3 plies and be made of any material. A pair of briefs of any design may be worn, provided that the length of the legs does not exceed mid thigh. Briefs may consist of multiple plies.
In raw divisions, knee and wrist wraps are allowed. Note: Knee and wrist wraps allowed in all divisions.
Men & Women Age Divisions
Open - from 12 years upward
Teenage - from 12-13,14-15,16-17,18-19 years
Junior - from 20-23 years
Master - from 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69,
70-74, 75-79 and 80+.
As of January 1, 2010 all lifters must pay a $15 membership fee.
Derek Wingo - President
Warriormine, WV 24894