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Presidents Update – April 2018
Congratulations to our new Treasurer, Richard Hammer. We will be transitioning treasurer duties over the next few weeks. I also want to thank Michael Chase for his past work as treasurer. Mike has been a valuable board member for the ADFPF and has agreed to stay on the board as an at-large member to assist where needed.
The 2018 Single Event Nationals were held at the Old National Events Plaza with great success. Many records (both American and World) fell. Some of the younger ADFPF/WDFPF talent showed up to show their stuff. Jeremy Rodgers upped his lifts from his 2017 World Championship and easily won his class. Jason St. Clair continues to break world squat records. He did so in both equipped and unequipped divisions (671 and 650lbs respectively). Finally, Ben Motl, broke the existing World deadlift record by pulling 732 lbs (at 220lb bodyweight).
In the women’s division, Master lifter and OWOW team member Kim Morgan Jones broke world records in each lift and truly set a high standard for excellent performance.
While these were the lifts that stood out, please check the results as there were numerous records set and several outstanding lifters.
Single Event World Championships will be contested in Malta this June. Any USA lifters who wish to go should go to the event on the ADFPF site and fill out the team application form.
The Full Power National meet will be contested in New York this summer. I would encourage all lifters to enter as soon as possible as this meet may reach the maximum number of lifters. There are going to be some truly spectacular lifts completed. IPF and WDFPF World Record holder Matt Sohmer will be competing. Matt will likely exceed 800lbs in BOTH squat and deadlift.
With Nationals beginning next year, we will likely require some type of qualification. Please support the ADFPF by entering or volunteering for meets in your area. As always, we encourage any feedback you may have!
American Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation Mission Statement
The ADFPF is a non-profit organization formed to provide all amateur athletes with legitimate drug-tested powerlifting, Strongman/women and Highland Games competitions through local, state, regional and national championships while encouraging the growth of international amateur drug-free competition. To ensure that the ADFPF, as well as all ADFPF competitions, are governed with integrity and by the highest standards of meet structure, officiating and organizational administration.