USAPL Raw Nationals Results

Create: 07/27/2009 - 15:41
(updated with full results) Cathy Marksteiner has posted the results from the USAPL Raw National Championships which were held Friday through Sunday in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jennifer Thompson dominated the women's competition and will become the number one ranked raw lifter in the world on the Powerlifting Watch Power Rankings. Thompson (132) totaled 931 pounds, more than any other women in the competition, regardless of weight class. Kelly Moore was runner-up in the best lifter standings. She was followed by Becky Rich. Eric Kupperstein (132) handily took the men's best lifter battle. Kupperstein totaled 1,251 pounds. That gives him the top spot on the Powerlifting Watch Lifter Rankings. He was followed by Thad Benefield (275). Benefield edged out Joe McAuliffe (198) by a single Wilks point. Just off the podium were Mike Mastrean (who injured his leg on his final squat), Michael Neal, and Scott Layman. The 148's featured stiff competition between Layman and Ron Hackasper. Layman pulled it out in the end by a mere five pound margin. In 220 class competition, Sabre Schnitzer built up an 82 pound cushion at the sub-total, only to have Mike Bishop reel all 82 pounds in with his final pull. That left the two in a tie, with Bishop winning on bodyweight as a result of weighing in about 2.5 pounds lighter. Open Results Men 132 1. Eric Kupperstein - 429/242/578 - 1,251 148 1. Scott Layman 473/330/485 - 1,289 2. Ron Hackasper 451/336/496 - 1,284 3. James Adair 4. Paul Kadlec 5. Jon Dyer 6. Alexander Kang 165 1. Larry Dyles 485/358/507 - 1,350 2. Pat Keenan 3. Travis Bates 4. Justin Caputo 5. Mike Cagliola 6. Ian Wylie 7. Jeff Preskar 8. Daniel Ferrari 181 1. Andrey Grebenetsky 473/286/512 - 1,273 2. Anthony Biasetti - 1,262 3. Donovan Thompson 4. Joe Warpeha 5. Daniel Finkenstadt 6. Greg Eckard 198 1. Joe McAuliffe - 573/424/606 - 1,603 2. Eli Burks - 1,471 3. Kristopher Semon 4. Andrew Cohn 5. Larry Traub 6. Kaisheem Muhammad 7. Grant McCaulley 8. Nick Miceli 9. Joe Varani 10. William Mennell 220 1. Mike Bishop - 529/402/666 - 1,598 2. Sabre Schnitzer 573/440/584 - 1,598 3. Scott Roberts 4. Russ McDonnell 5. Todd Shelton 6. Robert Trettin 7. Mike Barcelone 8. Henry Gerard 9. Cary Soloyna 10. Bill Schmidt 11. Ben Bittner 12. John Demchak 13. Mike Randolph 14. Tim Smallwood 15. Ray Law 16. Cam Lorendo 242 1. Mike Mastrean - 705/407/622 - 1,736 2. Jessie Betzinger - 1,658 3. James Heely 4. Jerome Williams 5. Phillip Wylie 6. Richard Wilcox 7. Deranda Mason 8. Chris Dennis 9. Sid Zullinger 10. Aaron Joyce 11. Robert Hanington 12. Dale Hammond 13. Ira Brooks 275 1. Thad Benefield - 617/490/694 - 1,802 2. Gary Bess - 1,609 3. Lyndon Samuels 4. Brent Pendleton 5. Bill McCarthy 6. Al Saavedra Shw 1. Michael Neal - 716/501/633 - 1,851 2. John Grosulak - 1,736 3. Kirt Studevant Women 105 1. Karen Poyner - 545 2. Katia Porretta - 540 114 1. Collen McNamara - 633 2. Natalie Freed - 628 3. Martha Thompson 123 1. Kelly Moore - 733 132 1. Jennifer Thompson 292/281/358 - 931 2. Becky Rich - 281/198/319 - 799 3. Jennifer Varner 4. Susan Boyce 148 1. Cindy Hochstetler - 611 2. Caryn Daniel - 567 3. Cathy Cox 165 1. Tammy Walker - 793 2. Ivy Finkenstadt - 644 181 1. Rebekah Lair - 733 2. Elizabeth Brown - 666 3. Kim Keen Shw 1. Jerrian Doll - 788 2. Jan Koenig - 683 Bombs Susan Zabawa (shw) Charles Doyle (198) Eric Neil (242) Frank Panaro (242) Ed Kutin (242) Chris Harris (shw) Friday Morning and Afternoon results (xls). Saturday Morning and Afternoon results (xls). Sunday Morning and Afternoon results (xls).

Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Wow! Great Lifting from Jennifer Thompson. She is such a phenominal female bencher. Not to say she isn't very good in the other lifts as well, but man what a great raw press at 132!

Submitted by Johnny Vasquez on
Jennifer did great, and Kupperstein was also very impressive. He came close to hitting the best raw total at 132 in american history! 1275 is the best and he is with in 25 lbs of it. Dyles proved to be the real deal as he has hit 1300+ totals at 165 no matter what federeation and Scot Laymen proved to be one of the best 148ers out there regardless of equipment. Awesome lifts to say the least.

Submitted by JordanLinteris (not verified) on
Jennifers raw bench is almost mind-blowing for a 132 pound woman!!!

Submitted by Kate Baird on
Simply fantastic, Jennifer! You just keep showing us your excellence -

Submitted by krat7260 on
Nice lifting, Sabre... tough to lose a tie breaker, but that was one hell of a performance. Eric Kratz

Submitted by Ellen Stein (not verified) on
I want to congratulate my friend Andrey Grebenetsky who at 18 and in only his second meet (first national one) won not only the 181 teen class but the Open too! Coached by none other than 198 class winner Joe McAuliffe! Also congrats to my friend and lifting partner Sabre-man if you had gotten that second bench...damn...but great performance anyway!

Submitted by Steve Winburn on
Just one year left until powerlifting continues on the road back to it's roots with an ever increasing raw fan and athlete base. Great work everyone that competed this year. Looking forward to seeing and competing with you next year. All my best and thank you for the inspiration you provide to everyone.

Submitted by Ellen Stein (not verified) on
Wanted to thank meet directors Will Morris and John Shifflett for putting on an outstanding meet. Everything was perfect and well run from the weigh-ins to the (lack of) equipment check -LOL! The hotel was spectacular (great hot tub and food!). The equipment both in the warmup room and on the platform, the dual platforms, the projection screen with the flights, lifting orders and stats. The judging was strict but fair-it was fun seeing all those ATG squats! Good strong pure lifting! Thanks to the unbelievably gracious and modest (and beautiful too-did I mention that?) Jennifer Thompson for sharing her secret bench tips (gonna start doing those T shirt presses asap so I can add 100 lbs to my bench-LOL!). It was great seeing Eric Talmant in the crowd cheering everyone on. It was also great to see some of my former teammates from IPF Masters World meets such as Scott Roberts, Larry Taub and Eric Kupperstein who gave great performances. I was excited to meet some of the ladies whose names I see in the PL Watch rankings e.g. Kelly Moore and Jennifer Varner, not to mention the always adorable Natty Freed and Colleen McNamara. It was a great crowd full of adoring parents, friends, husbands, wives & adorable little children-your support was appreciated! Nice to see lifting legend Bettina Altizer in the ref's chair too. Thanks to the immortal Al Siegel for his dedication to this sport and thanks to Cathy Marksteiner and Angela Simons for putting up with me at the scorer's table! Thanks to eveyone for making this meet what it was (sorry if I left anyone out)!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
1603 AT 198 IN THE USAPL WOW AND THAN THE BATTLE AT 220 YIKES GREAT MEET

Submitted by Staff on
[quote=Anonymous]WHAT FORMULA DO YOU USE FOR YOUR POWER RANKINGS?[/quote] It's a formula developed by Powerlifting Watch which takes into account weight classes and federation rule differences.

Submitted by Sabre on
2 hour weigh in. Lots of competition. Judges required DEEP squats. Knee sleeves at that depth provide nothing but warmth. I wore the Inzer Knee sleeves with velcro and wrenched them down as tight as they could possibly go (they are illegal now) and they provided little and max depth. A lot of people were blowing out the Inzer vercro at depth which is why I'm glad they are banned now. It was a great meet nonetheless. Many weight classes were dead even down to the last deadlift. Many lifters won or lost on their last lift.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
THANKS TO EVERY ONE WHO PITCHED IN TO HELP,AND A VERY SPEACIAL THANK YOU TO AL SIEGLE AS HE DID A SUPER JOB IN NOT ONLY PROVIDING THE NICE PLAQUES THAT WERE GIVEN TO THE TOP 5 LIFTERS IN EVERY DIVISION AT A VERY REASONABLE PRICE BUT FOR RUNNING THE MEET AS OUR TECH SECRETARY,BIG AL JUDGED EACH DAY.ALSO SPEACIAL THANKS TO JACK MARCUS FOR HANDLING THE TESTING,AND I ENJOYED OUR CONVERSATIONS,TO DOUG CURRENCE WHO BROUGHT IN HIS RACKS,WEIGHTS AND HIS HELP AT THE MEET,JEN AND DONAVAN THOMPSON ALSO TOOK THE TIME TO BRING IN THEIR GEAR,AND THANKS TO DONAVAN FOR HELPING ME WITH MY PROBLEM. BILL ENNIS IT WAS GOOD TO SEE YOU AND THANKS FOR JUDGING THE ALL 3 DAYS AND TO CATHY AND JOE MARKSTEINER,WE COULD NOT HAVE HELD THE MEET WITH OUT YOUR HELP,TO ANGELA SIMMONS WHO JUDGED AND WORKED THE TABLE AND PROVIDED THE COOKIES,THANK YOU.THIS WAS JOHNS AND MY THIRD USAPL NATIONAL MEET IN 10 YEARS AND WE HAVE TRIED TO IMPROVE EACH MEET AND WE HOPE THAT USAPL RAW NATS NEXT YEAR IS A BIG SUCCESS AND ANY THING THAT WE CAN DO TO HELP,PLEASE LET US KNOW,OH I ALL MOST FORGOT TO THANK THE GREAT LOADERS SPOTTERS FROM GOLDS GYM IN STAUNTON,VA. HOPE EVERY GOT HOME SAFELY, WILL MORRIS

Submitted by eggers (not verified) on
[quote]Judges required DEEP squats.[/quote] Deep or legal parallel? Big difference between the two as I'm not a fan of having to go beyond what the rules state. BTW - It's hard to read when people post in full caps.

Submitted by Gordon Lake on
the squats were deep, not parallel at all, those squats were ATG! seriously some of the deepest squats i've seen in competitions Bigger, Stronger, Wilder

Submitted by mrbeefy (not verified) on
Just a few words on the GREAT job everyone did this weekend. John, it was great meeting you. Everything came together and the meet was enjoyed by all. JOB WELL DONE! Cathy & Joe...what can I say but you guys are the greatest. The high tech you provide is like no other. Cathy, you epitomize the ultimate in powerlifitng. You were "on-the-spot when it came to helping out with injuries, and you showed the calm leadership of a seasoned professional. It was impressive to see you in action. Greg Page and everyone else who pulled things together.....you guys are the glue that holds these meets together, and it's always a pleasure. A little shout out to our Ohio Team ~ Gary Bess...you are Da' Bomb my man! A quiet giant who could melt your hearts. I bet your glad the ride home is over! Bernie...Love you Baby....what can I say....you are my hero. 2 x Raw Champ Baby! Greg Page....We couldn't be here without you brother...we are blessed to know you and call you our friend. Gary Kanaga.....Anyone who is a friend of Gary's has got the best of the best. Gary's meets are going to be THE standard in Ohio Powerlifitng. Team Ohio...YOU ROCKED IT! Wait till Bench Nationals.......we will be there to rock your world! Best to ALL the lifters, supporters, family and friends....was great seeing you, and can't wait to meet up again! and on an aside.... Ellen...you're right the hot tub was great! ;) Becky Rich..I think you left a shirt at the pool :) Ms. Freed....I think you got extra points for "cute"! WELL done.........EVERYBODY!

Submitted by Sharron Serpan (not verified) on
My daughter did a great job. She has only been lifting a little over a year now. Shelbie (age 17) was encouraged by Angela and by Greg, and to them we are greatful. Thanks we had a great time. 896.5 isn't to shabby. Proud of you Peaches!!

Submitted by mrbeefy (not verified) on
YES...we talked with Shelbie and it was impressive watching her lift. GREAT girl with loads of potential....EVERYBODY needs to keep on eye on this up-and-coming champ! Nice job Shelbie! You are a Sweetie!

Submitted by Shelbie Serpan (not verified) on
[quote=mrbeefy]YES...we talked with Shelbie and it was impressive watching her lift. GREAT girl with loads of potential....EVERYBODY needs to keep on eye on this up-and-coming champ! Nice job Shelbie! You are a Sweetie![/quote] Thanks for your compliment "Mr. Beefy". Whats your real name? It would be nice to have a face to go with your compliment.

Submitted by Shelbie (not verified) on
[quote=mrbeefy]YES...we talked with Shelbie and it was impressive watching her lift. GREAT girl with loads of potential....EVERYBODY needs to keep on eye on this up-and-coming champ! Nice job Shelbie! You are a Sweetie![/quote] Thought I would give you an update. Shelbie Serpan lifted at the AAU Jr. Olympic meet with 931.9 Lbs. It was a great day !!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Did anybody remember bout Tht guy name Mike Mastrean or even Jessie Betzinger Guess u have to kiss ass to get noticed. Both of those guys put on a hell of a performance. Let that leg heal up and show these haters where it is at. Nice job to the both of u. Way to represent the equiped guys gone raw.

Submitted by C (not verified) on
was mike mastrean hurt? 282,5kg DL in this raw competition but at worlds 340??? this can't be just the equipment.

Submitted by Modi on
[quote=C]was mike mastrean hurt? 282,5kg DL in this raw competition but at worlds 340??? this can't be just the equipment.[/quote] Mike hurt himself on his final Squat and was a warrior just to continue the meet.

Submitted by AdamBAG on
Congrats to Phil Wylie of BAG. #5 in Men's Open 242 and first in the Masters! Way to go Rockman!

Submitted by AJ on
Mike suffered an injury to his left quad on his 3rd attempt in the squats. He wanted to finish what he started and basically benched and deadlifted with one good leg. It was an impressive effort and one that took a lot of heart and courage

Submitted by BJN (not verified) on
I WAS AT THE RAW NATIONALS AND IT HAD SOME GREAT LIFTERS! THAT WAS A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE IT.AWESOME AREA. THE SCORING TABLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON WERE BAD! RUSHING EVERBODYS NEXT ATEMPT THESE GUYS WERE JOCKING FOR THE POSITIONS TRYING TO MAKE TOP 5.GIVE THEM A BREAK.REMEBER WITH OUT THOSE LIFTERS YOU WOULD NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF A MEET. SUNDAY MORNING THOSE JUGDES WERE NUTS CALLING SOME OF THOSE SQUATS HIGH! READ THE RULES NOT ASS ON THE GROUND.THE AFTERNOON JUDGES WERE GREAT AND ON THE MONEY. I COULD SAY A FEW MORE THINGS I SAW BUT IAM NOT. WHT HAVE A RULE BOOK? JOHN YOU PUT ON A GREAT SHOW!! IT WAS GREAT TO SEE IRON MIKE,SABRE,TODD,BILL, AND BIG MIKE NEAL, AWESOME! GOOD LUCK GUYS

Submitted by Joe Marksteiner (not verified) on
[quote=BJN]I WAS AT THE RAW NATIONALS AND IT HAD SOME GREAT LIFTERS! THAT WAS A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE IT.AWESOME AREA. THE SCORING TABLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON WERE BAD! RUSHING EVERBODYS NEXT ATEMPT THESE GUYS WERE JOCKING FOR THE POSITIONS TRYING TO MAKE TOP 5.GIVE THEM A BREAK.REMEBER WITH OUT THOSE LIFTERS YOU WOULD NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF A MEET. SUNDAY MORNING THOSE JUGDES WERE NUTS CALLING SOME OF THOSE SQUATS HIGH! READ THE RULES NOT ASS ON THE GROUND.THE AFTERNOON JUDGES WERE GREAT AND ON THE MONEY. I COULD SAY A FEW MORE THINGS I SAW BUT IAM NOT. WHT HAVE A RULE BOOK? JOHN YOU PUT ON A GREAT SHOW!! IT WAS GREAT TO SEE IRON MIKE,SABRE,TODD,BILL, AND BIG MIKE NEAL, AWESOME! GOOD LUCK GUYS[/quote] The rules allow 1 minute after the lights are shown to submit the next attempt. If the next attempt is not submitted on time a lifter gets an automatic 2.5 kg bump if he/she was successful or a repeat. The scoring program keeps track of the times for every lift - the scoring table was rushing folks when they were LATE. I'm sure the lifters/coaches would rather be rushed than have no choice. All the referees for the contest are national or IPF refs and everybody who worked the computer and scoring table is a lifter. Many of them are/were national champs and world championship team members - some even lifted in this meet. [quote=BJN]REMEBER WITH OUT THOSE LIFTERS YOU WOULD NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF A MEET.[/quote] I couldn't agree more!! Joe M

Submitted by BioLayne on
[quote=Anonymous]it's not RAW) it's Half-equiped[/quote] by your definition. I suppose you are the lifting god then :)

Submitted by BillDuncan on
Congratulations to Becky Rich and Eli Burks for representing the MU Strength Club in a very impressive fashion. Just one thing -- plan your travels a little better, ok?

Submitted by Carl amstone (not verified) on
When will we ba able to see the full results of the meet and not just the 2 top lifters in each class?? And, is this list for the open class lifters only? b.c. before the meet the roster for the 242 class had 23 lifters and here there are only 13 listed.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Carl amstone]When will we ba able to see the full results of the meet and not just the 2 top lifters in each class?? [/quote] Wow!! You find the results posted at beginning of the topic, but you can't scroll down to the end of that same post to see the full results from Friday, Saturday and Sunday???? Every lifter, body weight, Wilkes Coefficient, every lift (good/ no lift), records, Sub-totals, placing (even if someone was in 3 different divisions), Wilkes Total and state. Need more? Heck the results were posted daily!!!

Submitted by Carl Amstone (not verified) on
[quote=Anonymous][quote=Carl amstone]When will we ba able to see the full results of the meet and not just the 2 top lifters in each class?? [/quote] Wow!! You find the results posted at beginning of the topic, but you can't scroll down to the end of that same post to see the full results from Friday, Saturday and Sunday???? Every lifter, body weight, Wilkes Coefficient, every lift (good/ no lift), records, Sub-totals, placing (even if someone was in 3 different divisions), Wilkes Total and state. Need more? Heck the results were posted daily!!![/quote] Maybe it's my computer? I'm only seeing the total for the first 2 lifters in each wt. class. That's what is showing at the top of the post.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Carl Amstone ][quote=Anonymous][quote=Carl amstone]When will we ba able to see the full results of the meet and not just the 2 top lifters in each class?? [/quote] Wow!! You find the results posted at beginning of the topic, but you can't scroll down to the end of that same post to see the full results from Friday, Saturday and Sunday???? Every lifter, body weight, Wilkes Coefficient, every lift (good/ no lift), records, Sub-totals, placing (even if someone was in 3 different divisions), Wilkes Total and state. Need more? Heck the results were posted daily!!![/quote] Maybe it's my computer? I'm only seeing the total for the first 2 lifters in each wt. class. That's what is showing at the top of the post. [/quote] Go to the links for the files below the bombouts at the very bottom of the introductory post. Or go to the USA Powerlifting forum at: http://www.usapowerliftingforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7729

Submitted by Nick Zhukov (not verified) on
I think it's geared lifting. Raw is - something without the knee wraps (only belt in a bad case)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
[quote=Nick Zhukov]I think it's geared lifting. Raw is - something without the knee wraps (only belt in a bad case)[/quote] I compete without either.

Submitted by BioLayne on
Nick, I know of no powerlifting feds/divisions where a belt is not allowed. Please correct me if I am mistaken. Knee wraps are up for debate. Personally I can see both side of the debate; I fall in the category of preferring knee sleeves; something to keep the knees warm and add a bit of safety without adding much to the actual lift. I believe the USAPL RAW division does not allow wraps, only sleeves so there you go. If you think sleeves aren't raw then you are entitled to your opinion. But I see a lot of arrogance around here regarding people's opinions. I have mine but that doesn't make me right and everyone else wrong. People need to pull the sticks out of their asses & get off their high horses in many cases. Not necessarily referring to you; just a LOT of people in general. www.biolayne.com

Submitted by phreak on
Not trying to be a dick (it just comes natural!) but I find the bench numbers a bit low. Is that just my skewed perception?

Submitted by Judas (not verified) on
This meet looks like it was absolutely bad-ass. Too bad it wasn't closer... Where are the raw nats next year? And were there qualifying totals for this meet? Which numbers were used if so?

Submitted by Ellen Stein (not verified) on
[quote=Judas]This meet looks like it was absolutely bad-ass. Too bad it wasn't closer... Where are the raw nats next year? And were there qualifying totals for this meet? Which numbers were used if so?[/quote] I think they are in Denver next year-no qualifying totals as yet but the Raw Committee is thinking of having them next year.

Submitted by MrBeefy (not verified) on
Shelbie! My name is Frank...my wife is Bernie..(132 Masters 50-54 1st Place)and we train with Greg Page. I was the one Greg asked to check your depth on your squat back in the warm-up area! Hope to see you at many more meets too!

Submitted by Shelbie (not verified) on
[quote=MrBeefy]Shelbie! My name is Frank...my wife is Bernie..(132 Masters 50-54 1st Place)and we train with Greg Page. I was the one Greg asked to check your depth on your squat back in the warm-up area! Hope to see you at many more meets too![/quote] Hey, thanks. I know exactly who you are now. you can keep in touch by e-mail serpan@aol.com I am getting ready for AAU this weekend in Des Moines and a USAPL Bench press in Kansas in September, really hoping I can improve my press by then. Any ideas would be helpful. Hope to see you too.

Submitted by cindy hochstetler (not verified) on
Want to thank my trainor, Brian Liahr for the great job he did training me for this competition. It was a great opportunity and you will see me again. Cindy Hochstetler

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