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5-16-04

On May 8th 2004 lifters came from all parts of Texas to kick of the summer in Houston with the APA Summer Bash.  In the men's 132's. sixteen year old Justin Kees set  four Texas records by going 255, 190, 355 for a total of  770 pounds.  In the 148's there was a battle between 15 year old John Cortinez and 17 year old Chase Mott. Cortines lead the pack with a 325 squat.  Both came back in the bench to set Texas records with John's 230 and Chase's 235.  In the deadlift Chase Boutte - 625ruled with a 400 pound deadlift.  In the end Chase took the 148's  with a 910 total.  In the 181's 54 year old Paul Boutte ended up ahead with a huge 585 squat. for a new world record.  47 year old Rick Jolly squatted  475 for a Texas record.  Boutte came back to take a 4th attempt at 625 and was almost there when his leg hyper extended, losing the weight.  The spotters did a great job of catching the weight but Paul's knee was in pretty bad shape.  Jolly benched a Texas record of 320 and believe it or not, Boutte came back, knee wrapped in ice and benched a Texas record of  340.  Jolly pulled a huge 520 deadlift for a Texas record, but Boutte stayed in the game hurt and only needed a 440 deadlift to win best lifter.  Jolly ended with a Texas record of 1315 and Boutte a 1365.  In the 198's it came down to junior lifter Justin Higgs, Donny Adams lifting in the open division, and 60 year old Jim Stovall.  Stovall came out on top with a Kansas record squat of 440 pounds.   Higgs came back to with the bench with a 265, while Stovall's 240 was just enough for another Kansas record.  In the deadlift Stovall came out on top once again with a 440 deadlift for another Kansas record.  Higgs came out on top at the end with an 1165Meyers - 725 total, but Stovall took another Kansas record with his 1120 total.  In the 220's  there was a tight race between 19 year old Ihab Alnahhas and master lifter Chuck Bybee.  Chuck had a squat of 505 putting him on top.  In the bench press Bybee came out on top again with his 330 bench.  In the deadlift Bybee once again ruled with a 505 pull for a total of 1340.  In the 308's there was a huge total between 19 year old Sean McElroy, submaster Joe Lopez and 47 year old Nolan Meyers.  Joe did a great job with a 660 squat for a Texas record and Meyers came right back to hit 700 for a Texas record.  In the bench press Nolan came out on top once more with his 465 for yet another Texas record.  In the deadlift McElroy set a world teen record with his 530 pull, while Lopes set a submaster's Texas record with his 555 pull.  Nolan Meyers came out on the top of the pile once again by pulling 645 for a new master's World record.  In the end Meyers easily won the 308's with his total of 810 pounds and a new masters world record.

In the men's bench press only division, Chase Mott took 1st with his 235 bench in the teen 148 division.  Beau Harris set a Texas record in the teen 220's with a bench press of 365.   Charlie Turco hit an easy 400 for a Texas record in the masters 242's and  Glenn Wilkerson hit a 300 bench for a Texas record in the masters 60-64.

Burttschell - 225In the deadlift only division 10 year old Jessie Burttschell lifting in the 11-12 year old 148 division pulled a 225 for a World record in his first meet ever.  Deave Rodriguez lifting in his first meet ever set a Texas record in the teen 148's with his pull off 327.5 pounds.  Donny Adams lifting in the open 198's pulled a  430 deadlift.

In the women's 97 pound youth 11-12 division, Amanda Harris had a great day with 185 squat a 105 bench World record bench press, a 175 World record deadlift, and a 465 pound World record total.


4-10-04


The 2004 APA / TMSPA Teen Nationals and Tri State Open started off  at 9 am Saturday, April 3rd,  in Houston, Texas with a battle between  95 pound Amanda Harris of Texas and 88 pound Sarah Biddle.  Sarah set one world record after another only to have Amanda come back to break them all.    Amanda ended her day Amanda Harriswith  a  205 pound squat, 100 pound bench, a 155 pound deadlift, and a 440 total all Texas, American and World records.  Sarah went nine for nine all for Indiana State records.  In the 144's , 18 year old Gina Shafer. had a great day with a huge 235 squat, a 140 bench, a 250 deadlift and a  620 total all for Texas, American and World records.  Sixteen year old Abigail Biddle lifting in the 181's ended her day with four Indiana records with her  570 total.  In the women's unlimited division  thirteen year old Hanna Biddle took home 4 Indiana records with her  total of  435.

In the men's divisions sixteen year old Glenn France from Louisiana won the 165's easily with his 1292.5 pound total.  Glenn also setGina Shafer Louisiana records with his squat,  bench,  deadlift and total.  As well as American and World records with his 535 squat and total.  At the end of the meet Glenn also took home best Teenage lifter.  Eighteen year old Matthew Miller lifting the the 308's set 3 Texas records with his 575 squat, 345 bench, and 1405 total.  Master lifter Brian Kline lifting in the 198's had a great day winning best lifter of the Tri State Open. 

Dan FlunkerIn the bench press only division, Brad Kotwitz, lifting for the first time ever set a Texas record with his bench of 395.  Brad just missed 425 on his 2nd and 3rd attempts.  Beau Harris lifting in the teen 220's set a 18-19 year old Texas record with his bench press of 355 pounds.  In the masters division, Pat McElroy set a Texas bench press record with his 365 bench in the 242's.

In the deadlift only division Josh Ash opened up with a 600 pound deadlift and came right back to just miss 705 on his 2nd and 3rd attempts.  Eighteen year old Sean McElroy pulled a 525 deadlift for a Texas, American and World record in the teen 308's.

3-28-04


Texas was well represented on March 20th in Dallas, Texas at the WABDL World Cup Bench Press and Deadlift Championships.  The team from San Antonio's Joeís Gym on Fredericksburg Road took top honors.  Trey Jewett ( age 17), competing in Teen men 16-19 year old group 181 lb. class benched 374 lbs. for a new state record breaking the old mark by over 50 lbs. and also was Best Lifter for teen men.  Johnny Campbell ( age 41) set a personal best with a 451 lb. bench in the Masters 220 lb. class  and came in 2nd among 5 in his division.  Jason Laskowski ( age 39), competing in Submaster men 259 lb class, benched 512 lbs. and deadlifted 622 lbs., both for new state records and also won Submaster Best Lifter in both.  Ed Wilkinson (age 40) in the Masters 220 lb. bench set a new World Record doing 551 lbs., breaking the old mark by over 27 lbs.  and just missing 562 lbs.  Ed also was Best Lifter for Masters Middleweight Bench, and Kenneth Cooke (age 32) competing in the Law/Fire 165 lb. class benched 385 lbs. and also won Best Lifter for the Lightweight Law/Fire bench.  Jay Whitney ( age 38) in the  Submaster 198 lb class for Law/Fire set a new state record doing 424 lbs.  Jay also won Best Lifter for the Submaster Bench, and finally Sheldon Weingust (age 49) competing in the Masters 165 lb class set a new World Record benching 435 lbs, just missing 446 lbs., breaking the old record by 10 lbs.  Sheldon also was Best Lifter for Masters Lightweight bench.

Looks like 21 lifters showed up for the USPF Texas State meet  in Round Rock, Texas on Saturday the 27th.  Congratulations again to those who lifted in this meet

3-21-04

On Saturday March 27, the THPSPA will be putting on the boys Texas championships at the University of Houston, in Houston, Tx.  If you want to see some great teenage powerlifting, get out there!  Also on that same Saturday the USPF will be putting on their Texas championships in Round Rock, Texas.  In April, the APA will host the Teen Nationals and Tri-State Open at Revere Middle School, in Houston, Texas.  Be sure to come out and see the most exciting meets in Texas.

If you like the sport of bodybuilding, NPC 1st Annual Craig Titus & Kelly Ryan Bodybuilding, Figure & Fitness Championships, will be held in Austin, Texas on April 14th and in Dallas, Texas the NPC Ronnie Coleman Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Classic National Qualifier will held on April 24th.  For more information on either of these meets check out the Texas NPC or MetroFlex Gym web sites.

3-06-04

The results of the 4th Annual USAPL Bobcat Open are in.  NASA has also posted the results of the East Texas Open in Longview, Texas on January 17, 2004.  Congratualtions to all the lifters who competed in both meet.

2-21-04

The 2004 APA / TMSPA got started about 9am on a cold Saturday morning.   It didn't take long until the lifters heated up the building.  We started off with the men's teenage division. In the 114's, 13 year old Ethan Duhon ended up with an American and Worlds records squat, bench and deadlift with his 440 pound total. Justin Baty 675Dustin Askew, lifting in the 123's at 13 years old also set American and World records with his squat, bench, deadlift and total. Thirteen year old Lane Cherry, lifting in the 148's came right back and got American and World records with his squat, bench, deadlift and total.  The teen 196's was loaded and 14 year old James Ecford of the Revere Power Team took 1st place in the his 335 deadlift and 695 total. In the 181's James Burdette got the crow on their feet with a 505 opener on his bench press.  He came right back to hit an easy 510 and just miss 525 on a 4th.  Burdette got a Louisiana state record with his bench and deadlift and an American andJames Burdette - 515 World record with his 1510 total.  Junior lifter James Evans was not very excited about his day but regardless he walked out of the meet with a Texas, American and World record with his 515 squat and a Texas record for his 1305 total. IN the 198's Donny Adams was the clear winner with a 1095 total.  The 220's came down to a war between Josh Ash and Justin Baty.  Josh has the crowd crazy with his 2nd attempt in the deadlift of 700 pounds. After Josh just missed it Justin thought he was sure to win with a 643.5 attempt in the deadlift. Justin missed his attempt and lost the battle in the end but Josh did come back on his 3rd and final attempt to give 700 a ride once again.  The crowd was crazy, but Josh just missed locking the weight out.  Fifty-seven year old Tony Galavez, leader of the Galavez Power Team had a great day with Teas records in the squat, bench, deadlift, and his 1320 total.  Also in the 220's 62, year old Terry Lancaster got 3 Texas records with his squat, deadlift and 1330 total.  Terry also got Josh Ash - 700a Texas, American, and World record with his 370 bench press.  By the end of the meet, Lancaster also walked out as Overall Lifter. In the 242's, James Dunn took the lead with a 1570 total. Masters Lifter Pete Grasso had a big day in the 308's by setting Texas records in his bench, squat, deadlift and total.  Grasso also got American and World records with his squat, deadlift and total.

 In the men's bench press only division 198'er Grant Garner hit 380 and John Hendrix in the 242's got 460 pounds.

In the women's teen division, 14 year old Ifeatu Okafor, lifting in the 181's took home a Texas record in the squat and with her 620Tom and Maria McCullough - meet directors total.  Also in the 181's, 65 year old Dorothy Rawe had a great day with Texas, American, and World records in her squat, bench. deadlift, and total.  In the 198's, 19 year old Ashley Gonzalez also walked out with Texas, American, and World records in the squat, bench press, deadlift and total.  Junior lifter Ashlea Ritchie lifting in the unlimited bench press only division set a Texas record with her 285 bench.  At 72 years old and lifting in the 181 deadlift only division, Nora Revilla got a Texas, American and World record for her 160 pound deadlift.

Congratulations to all who lifted in this meet. 

1-17-04

This weekend the APA / TMSPA Patriot Challenge took place at Revere Middle School in Houston, Texas.  Thanks to all the great lifters and the great people who gave their time to work at this meet.  Thanks to judges Brian Kline, Josh Ash, and Thane Harrison;  loaders/spotter James Evans and Ian, and score keeper Maria McCullough.  A special thanks to Houston ISD and Principal Ken Estrella of Revere Middle School for supporting this sport and giving us the facilities to have this contest.  Thanks also to HISD Police Officer Joe Rodriguez for working as security for the day.

It was rainy and cold but the action heated up early starting out in the men's division with 9 year old Austin Cook lifting in the 11-12 year old youth division.  This fine young lifter set the pace with a 465 total.  Lifting sensation T.J.. Horner, lifting in the 148's, set the roof on fire with a 625 and 665 squat, both for world records.  In TJ Horner 665 world recordthe deadlift, T.J. pulled a massive 605 for a world record and just missing 620 for a world record total of 1605.  This 11 time his body weight total got him best lifter of the meet.  In the 181's, 14 year old Marcus Mitchell broke two world records with his 405 and 425 back to back squats.. Mitchell ended his day with a world record total of 1040 pounds. In the 181 master 50-54 division, Paul Boutte had a great day setting 3 world records in the squat going 475, 525, 555 and 575.  He set a new Texas record with his 325 bench coming back in the deadlift to hit a big 510 for another world record.  Boutte ended his day with a world record total of 1390.  Robert Jenkins from Louisiana set to State records with his 375 and 425 squats in the 220 Juniors.  Jenkins also set records in the bench with a successful 365 and 405.  In the deadlift Jenkins once again set two State records with his pulls of 455 and 500 and his total of 1330.  In the 242 submasters, Don Broseman set two American records with his back to back 615, 635 and 645 squats.  Broseman ended his day with an American record total of 1515.  Dean Jones lifting in the 308 submasters got two Texas records with his back to back pulls of 530 and 550 and his total of 1575. Nolan Meyers 685 The BIG guy from Vidor, Texas, Nolan Meyers squatted 655 for a Texas record and then went over backwards with a huge 685.  Thankfully no one was injured and Nolan finished the meet with a 615 deadlift and a 1715 total both for Texas records.

In the women's division Ifeatu Okafer, lifting for her first time ended up with a 445 total in the teen 13-15 181's.  In the 132's , thirteen year old Megan Cook had an exceptional day hitting 215, 250 and 265 squats all for world records.  Megan benched 110 for a Megan Cook 265 world recordTexas record and just missed 125.  In the deadlift Cook pulled a Texas record in her opener of 225, a world record with 255 and just missed 280 on the 3rd.  Megan ended her day with a world record total of 630 pounds.

After the chalk dust settled 36 Texas records, 22  American, and 15 World records were either set or broken.  We has several lifters in the 13-15 age divisions who lifted for their first time ever.  All of the lifters who entered this meet put out some of the best efforts I have ever seen.  The sportsmanship was just amazing.
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A very special thanks to  Inzer Advance Designs who support for our lifters, the sport, and our meets is deeply appreciated.  Also a special thanks to Mike Lambert and Powerlifting USA who have been there supporting us all for almost as long as the sport has been around.  Thanks also to Discount Awards in Houston, Texas for always coming up with some great trophies, even at the last minute.   These great companies have worked hard to help us enjoy the great sport of powerlifting.


12-06-03

The 2003 APA / TMSPA Patriot Open started off with the teen men's divisions.  Many of these lifters had just entered the sport of powerlifting 4 weeks ago and this was their first meet ever.  In the 123's Patrick Moore totaled 315 and 165 pounderBrian Kline - 535 pounds James Ecford totaled 540.  Eighteen year old Daniel Cogbill had an outstanding day going 455, 240, 450 for a total of 1145 in the 198's.  Masters lifter Brian Kline had yet another great meet with going 540 and 560 all for world records.  Brian came came a little short in the bench ending with his 350 opener.  In the deadlift Brian finished going 520 and 535, both Texas records and giving him a new world record total of 1445.

In the men's bench press only meet 105'er Jessie Paris went 110 and 125 both Teen 13-15 world records.  Justin Keys set 2 Texas records with his 140 and 175 bench in the 132, 16-16 year old division.  Junior lifter Trey Werner ended up with a 525Steve Burttschell - 525 pounds bench, while Dan Flunker ended up with his 400 opener in the 242's.  Thirteen year old Thomas Moore walked out of his first ever meet with a 100 pound bench.  In the 308 masters,  Pete Lattanzi opened missing a 500, 3 times while  Steve Burttchell  opened at 510.  Burttschell finally got 525 on his 3rd attempt for a Texas record and came back to just miss 550 on his 4th.

In the men's deadlift only 105'er Jessie Paris pulled 225, just missing 255 on his 4rd attempt.  Justin Kees lifting in the 132's went 225, 275, 425 and 340 all for Texas records.  His 325 and 340 deadlift ended up as new world records.

In the women's 123's Martha Yberra lifting in her first meet went 300, 130 and 185 for a Texas records total of 715.  Yberra Martha Ybarraalso set Texas records with her 2nd squat of 275 and 3rd of 300.  She set yet another Texas record with her 130 bench press. Ferleshare Starks lifting in the 148's went 225, 120, 300 for a 648 total.  Starks just missed a 300 lb. squat. 

In the women's bench press only division, 96 pound Cindy Gary opened with 125 mailing it, but came back to just miss 135 in both her 2nd and 3rd attempts.



11-29-03

Looking for results?  NASA held their West Texas Regional in Lubbock, Texas on November, 22, the USPF held their Texas Cup in Round Rock, Texas and the USAPL held the Longhorn Open, held in Austin, Texas.

11-08-03

The APA Lonestar Powerlifting Championships was a big success this weekend thanks to all the great lifters and the great people who gave their time to work at this meet.  Thanks to Steve Burttschell, Brian Kline, Shannon McDougald, and Josh Ash who judged the meet and  Lowell Holmes, Josh Devereaux and the spotting and loading crew for all your great work.  A special thanks to Houston ISD and Principal Ken Estrella of Revere Middle School for supporting this sport and giving us the facilities to have this contest.  Thanks also to HISD Police Officer Joe Rodriguez for working as security for the day.Dan Deuter

We got started off with a bang in the menís division when 18 year old Michael Muzyka lifting in the 148ís set 4 Texas records with his 350 squat, 225 bench, 325 deadlift and 900 total. From Houston Texas, James Evans lifting in the 181 Juniorís had a great day walking away with 2 Texas records with his 500 squat and 1240 total.  The 198ís were deep and master lifter Paul Boutte ended on top with a 1315 total in the 50-54 age group.  His total and squat got him not only a Texas record, but an American and World record.  In the master 40-44 division Dan Deuter set 3 Texas records with his 430 squat, 385 bench and 1265 total.  Sixty-two year old Whitley Price also walked away with 3 Texas records in the masters 60-64 division with his 450 squat, 300 bench, and 1250 total.  Coming here from Louisiana, Ryan Cidzik, lifting in the open 200ís had a fantastic day.  Ryan managed to set 3 Louisiana records and a Texas record with his 650 squat, 456 bench and 1665 total.  After all the chalk dust settled, Ryan also left the meet as the 2003 Lonestar Championshipís Overall Lifter.  In the 308 master 45-49, the big man from Vidor, Texas, Nolan Meyers ended up with 4 Texas records hitting a 650 squat, 440 bench, 610 deadlift, and a 1700 total.Noland Meyers

In the Menís Bench Press Only division lifting in the 198 master 50-54, Brian Kline from Houston set a Texas record with his 360 bench.  Steve Burttschell give up the judges chair when it came time to bench and opened with a strong 475 and just missed 510 and 520.

In the Womenís division Gina Shafer from Vidor, Texas lifting in the teen 16-17ís had a great day hitting a 220 squat, 130 bench press, 250 deadlift and a 600 total.  Gina walked away with 4 Texas records, 3 American records and 3 World records.  In the Junior division, Charity Kelley hit a 290 squat, 105 bench, 290 deadlift and a 685 total ending up with 4 Texas records, 3 American records, and 3 World records.  By the time the meet had ended 52 Texas records, 10 American records, and 10 World records had been set or broken.Ryan Cidzik

A very special thanks to  Inzer Advance Designs who support for our lifters, the sport, and our meets is deeply appreciated.  Also a special thanks to Mike Lambert and Powerlifting USA who has been there supporting us all for almost as long as the sport has been around.  The great companies have worked hard to help us enjoy the great sport of powerlifting.
 


8-9-03

The results for the APF South Texas Regional Chamionships, on June 14th  and the APF Barbie Classic, on July 26th , both in Seguin, Texas are finally up.  Congratulations to all the lifters who competed in these two meets.


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