The Mighty Gene Rychlak Moves On....

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 22:44 -- admin
The first time I heard of Gene was during the Bench America contests. I had never seen or heard of him 'till then, but he stood out with his shades and mohawk, looked like a jacked biker! He eventually became the first to bench a grand and also the first to lift a grand in both the squat and bench.. He made his mark on the powerlifitng world and did it with out question, his lifts were that solid! He started the RPS and held it to a high standard and to that we say thank you and he will be missed by us all.

"Some of you may know that Gene had a heart condition. This morning it took its last beat. Gene is now at rest and is reunited with his mother and beloved dogs.
As prepared as someone can be when a loved one has a life threatening condition, nothing can prepare you for them suddenly not being here.
Gene's life, our life is powerlifting. Even though these are the worst circumstances for those who love him, The RPS PA State Championships and GPC Summer Qualifier will continue as scheduled is his honor. There are no plans to cancel any meets based on his passing. This is what he would want. We may have started RPS, but its legacy belongs to the lifters. ~Ame
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A GREAT HUSBAND,LIFTER,PROMOTER AND FRIEND! I WILL MISS YOU GENE!
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