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.

Gary Frank vs Andy Bolton

Create: 11/05/2005 - 16:08

A thread over at the APF Outlaws forum discusses the chances of Andy Bolton out totaling Gary Frank. Powerlifting legend, Frank's already has the individual numbers to put together a 2850 total. Billy Mimnaugh and others think Andy has an outside shot at 2825 in him. The knock on Bolton continues to be his bench press. Others think Jeff Lewis will be the one to break 2800.


Subscribe to Powerlifting Watch RSS