Oleksander Kutcher Sets World Records at 165

Create: 11/09/2005 - 12:09

Oleksandr Kutcher totalled 2,167 in the 165 pound weight class to set a new world record at the WPO Semis in Finland. The 2,167 total would have been a world record for the 181 pound weight class as well. Kutcher hit an 849 pound squat, 536 pound bench and a 783 pound deadlift. The squat and deadlift are also 165 world records.

Kutcher broke his own world record total of 2,121 which he had just set the week prior at the WPO Semis in Chicago.

He's on one heck of a roll, to say the least.

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Squat Depths Questioned from WPO Semis

Create: 11/08/2005 - 14:34
There's a lot of talk around the forums about the depth of the squats which were getting white lights at the recent WPO Semis in Chicago. It seems famed powerlifter Ed Coan is right in the center of all the action. He was at the meet and apparently has issues with the judging of the depth of the squats, especially on Sunday.

The Sunday lifting had very, very, lax judging. Don't put words in my mouth. IPF depth? No way.

Big Iron Gym

Create: 11/08/2005 - 11:57

You've heard of Westside Barbell and the Metal Militia coalition. How about Big Iron Gym? Big Iron Gym is located in Omaha, Nebraska. It's home to female powerlifter extraordinaire, Becca Swanson and young powerlifter Nick Hatch. It's also home to about 50 other lifters and coach Rick Hussey. Check out the discussion about the gym over at the APF Outlaws board.

Josh Bryant Takes Atlantis Strongman Contest

Create: 11/07/2005 - 12:04

Josh Bryant won the Atlantis Strongest Man In America contest held in Leicester, Massachusetts on Sunday November 6. His total of 2,165 pounds was enough to beat out Vinny Dizenzo, who registered a 1,965 pound total.

The competition was less like a traditional strongman contest and more like a powerlifting competition.

WPO Powerlifting Semi Finals (Lightweight & Middleweight Divisions) - Finland

Create: 11/06/2005 - 14:30

Check out Finish Power for the Lightweight and Heavyweight powerlifting results from the WPO Semi Finals in Finland.

The Lightweight division was taken by phenom Oleksandr Kutcher with a 2167 pound total. That eclipsed second place lifter, Vasilsiy Tzvetkov, by over 440 pounds.

The Middleweight's was won by Juha Someroja totaling 2227 pounds. Shawn Frankl finished at 2205 pounds for a strong second place finish.

WPO Bench Bash for Cash - Finland

Create: 11/06/2005 - 14:11

The results are in for the WPO Bench Bash in Finland.

Natalia Frolova took the women's division with a 209 pound bench.

For the men, Vladimir Chadkov won the Lightweights benching 584. Vitaliy Ponomarenko took home the Heavyweight crown with a 783 bench. Superheavyweights Vladimir Kravtsov and Kari Kalliola wound up tied with 761 benches but Kravtsov won on the tie breaker.

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