The USPF Texas Cup /
YMCA Nationals were held in Austin, Texas on November 19th
and the results are finally posted. While there were only 17
lifters there were quite a few big lift done. Also posted were
the results of the USPF
Olympics, which were held December 10th. We also ran
down the results for the NASA
Houston Open held July 30th in Alvin, Texas, the NASA
East Texas Regionals held September 17th, in Longview, Texas and
West Texas Regionals held on December 3rd, in Hereford,
Texas. Congratulations to the lifters who competed at all of
Sorry about the delay but we can't get much cooperation with most
federations posting their meet results online or sending them to
us. All this does is hurt the lifters. Anyway, the APA
Sam Houston Open
took place on Saturday, December 10, 2005.
New Caney High School assistant principal John Johnson started the day
off in the mens' masters taking first place with his 660 total.
In the mens open 165, Johnny vasques took first place with his 1530
total. In the masters 181, Chad Darby
led the pack with a 1125
total and Dr. Glenn Routhouska closely followed with his total of
1090. Dr. Routhouska also walked home with 7 Texas records
in the squat and deadlift. James "the priest" Burdette took
the drug free 198's with a 1660 total and just missed a 605 bench on
his 2nd and 3rd attempts. The Priest ended his day with Texas
records in the bench and total. In the 220's Shae Jones ended his
day with a huge 1710 total over Matt Wray's 1255. Matt is
improving each time he lifts, so watch for a big total out of this
young man soon. Shae Jones also took home a Texas record with his
successful 700 pound squat. Lifting for the first time ever,
William Franklin hit a 1560 total in the 220 submasters taking first
place in his division. Franklin also took him three Texas records
in the squat, bench and total. Don Moser, lifting in the master
40-44 division was having a great day until he took his 3rd attempt in
the bench at 500. On the way down with the weight there was
loud tearing sound and the weight fell about 1 inch off his
chest. After Don was carried off to the hospital he later found
out his left upper arm and completely broken. Don is recovering
fine and will back on the platform soon. In the 242's there was a war
between Chad Matthews and Larry Fenti. Larry won the squat war
with his 665 over Chad's 660. In the bench press Chad came back
to take the lead with his 570 bench over Larry's 460. Once the
bar hit the floor Chad confirmed his lead with a huge 700 pound
deadlift. Chad ended the day with a 1930 total and took the best
lifter award and Larry ended his day winning the submasters with a 1860
total. Lifting in the drug free 275's Randy Pike had a great day
taking 1st place with his 1705 total. Pike also earned 2 Texas
records in the squat and deadlift. Also lifting in the 275's,
Michael Fornecker finished his day with a 1375 total. In the
junior 275's , Robert Sheets had a great day setting Texas records with
his 525 and 1345 total.
In the squat only division Master lifter Chris Garcia placed 1st in his
division and took home a Texas record with his 645 squat. This
was after he missed 645 on his 1st attempt and went backward dropping
the weight on his 2nd attempt at 645.
In the bench press only division Brian Kline took 1st place and set a
Texas record with his opening lift of 350. In the 220 masters,
Keith Barbier took first time lifter John Guiterrez with his lift of
330. In the 242 open and submaster, Chester Maylone took 1st in
both divisions with 1st attempt of 355. Gene Wagenseller, lifting
in the masters took 1st place with his Texas record lift of
450. In the 275's eric Wright opened up with a huge 645 and
missed 665 on his next two attempts.
In the 181 deadlift only division, 12 year old Jessie Burttschell took
275 for a 4th attempt and got it taking home a new Texas, American and
WPA World record.
In the womens division, Dawn Morrison place 1st in the 132's with her
700 pound total. Dawn is also a new Texas record holder with her
170 pound bench press. In the bench press only division 181'er
Michelle Oeltjen took 1st with her Texas record bench of 185
pounds. In the deadlift only division, Renee Belair took 1st in
the junior 165's with her Texas record of 310.
It was a hot day for
benching at the 2005
APA Space City Bench Press Extravaganza held at the Health Clubs of
in Houston, Texas. ABCââ‚¬â„¢s Channel
Houston showed to up to
film the entire meet giving our athletes and meet lots of local
Jack Beasly missed his opener of
285to come back and nail 290.
the 165ââ‚¬â„¢s, 12 year
old Jessie Burttschell opened his day
with an easy 165. He came right back to
hit 180 and 190 both for teen world records.
Jessie took a 4th at 200 but just
do it. In the junior division, John
Calvilla got an easy opener of 315 and came back to hit 355 on his 2nd
attempt for a Texas
record. Master lifter Lee Lichtle from Florida,
got his opener of 225, but missed both his 2nd and 3rd
In the 181 teens, Blaise Abendroth, lifting for the first
time ever, got his 2nd
attempt of 185.
just missed his 3rd
Lifting in the 198
novice division and submasters, Erik
Anderson had a bad day missing all of his attempts.
Erik opened up a little heavy for his first
meet but will be back soon.
Luis Zabala, also
lifting in his first meet, nailed his
opener of 445 only to come back and miss 470 and 480 on his 2nd
3rd attempts in the 220 novice division.
In the submaster division, Raul Perez
had a rough day just missing all three of his
attempts. Master lifter Keith Barbier,
got his opener of 330 but just missed 355 and 360 on his 2nd
attempts. Also lifting in the master
division, 52 year old Steve Rosengurg nailed his 1st attempt
but missed his next two attempts of 300.
Michael Parker, lifting
in the 242 novice division had a
great 1st meet nailing all three of his attempts of 405, 445
455. Look for this lifter to come back
and set some big records soon. In the open division, Eric Wright got his 1st
attempt easily putting 630 in the books.
Wright came back with 650 and 660 but just
it. Eric walked away from the meet with
of best lifter. Chad
Matthews, also in the open division, had a rough day
575 all three attempts.
Lifting in the 275
novice division, Jason Phelps started
off a little heavy and just missed all three
of his attempts going 545. In the
submaster division, Raymond Plunkett had an easy win with his opening
of 500. Plunkett came back with 550 on his
next two attempts but just missed them both.
In the master division, 49 year old Raymond Young had a great
home 2 Texas records by
and 405 on his 1st two attempts.
Young just missed 425 on his last attempt. Taking
2nd place in the master
division, Randy Abendroth got his 2nd and 3rd
345 and 365.
In the 308 submaster,
Steve Burttschell nailed 555 on his 1st
attempt for a Texas
to come back and miss 585 twice. In the
open division, Tiny Meeker took 905 for 3 attempts just missing all 3
by an inch from lock out. Meeker will no
doubt hit 905 in the next few weeks.
Thanks very much to Pete
Lattanzi, Blake Sterling and Brian
for the great work they did spotting and loading for the meet. Also a big thanks to Josh Ash, Brian Kline,
and Brian Propst for the excellent
officiating the event. Thanks also to Maria
McCullough for her hard work as score keeper,
expediter, and photographer. I also would
like to thank Charlie Turco and
his wife for setting up a House of Pain
and the great photos. A special thanks
also to John Inzer of Inzer Advance
for your continued help and support, as well as Mike Lambert of
USA. Last but not least I would like to
thank The Health Clubs of America for your support of this sport and
providing us with the space to hold these meets. Without
all of the above, meets like this would
successful start to the hot, Houston summer with the APA
. The meet took place in Katy, Texas at the Katy Family
Fitness Center on Saturday, May 7th. We are very grateful to the
Katy Family Fitness Center for sponsoring this meet and giving us a
great venue for powerlifting meets.
The meet started off with 12 year old Jessie Burttschell who lifted in
the 165's. Jessie had an outstanding day going 265, 165,
and 255 for a total of 670. All of his lifts were World
records. Also lifting in the teen division, 17 year old Rudy
Guzman (181), ended his day with 405, 185 and 430 for a total of
1020. Master lifter Rick Jolly took home 1st in his division and
a Texas record with his 480 squat for a total of 1295. In the
198's, Wayne Hinds came out on top with a Submaster
of 575 and a Submaster Texas record total of 1580. Close behind
was James Evans with a huge 650 squat and a 1560 total. Look for
James to break 700 soon. In the 220's, Donny Adams took the lead
with his 1290 total. Teen lifter Seth Mize (14), started off with
a Teen World record squat of 385 and a Teen Texas record bench press of
170, but injured his back in the deadlift and was unable to finish the
meet. Lots of competition in the 242's. Chad Matthews
lifting in the open division took the top going 645, 550, and 650 for a
total of 1845. This was just enough to also give Chad Best Lifter
of the day. James Dunn went a big 680 on his 3rd attempt in the
squat and ended the day with a 1655 total. Twenty year old John Suggs
had a fine day taking a Texas Junior record with his 600 squat and yet
another Texas Junior record with his 4th attempt in the bench at
410. John ended his day with another Texas Junior record with his
1505 total. Brian Propst had a good day going 500, 435, and 515,
for a 1460 total. In the 275's, Brian Nugier took the lead with a
565 squat, 455 bench, a 475 deadlift and a 1495 total. Coach
Randy Abendath took home a Texas Masters record with a 500 squat and a
360 bench on a 4th attempt giving him yet another Texas Masters
record total of 1345. Teen lifter Mitch Juenke (16) also set a
Texas Teen record with his 400 squat and 215 bench. Mitch had to
leave the meet and was unable to finish. Master 308 Steve
Burttschell missed 660 two times and ended with a 635 squat.
Steve nailed 550 in the bench on a 4th attempt for a Texas Masters
record. He ended his day with a 585 deadlift and a Texas Masters
record total of 1770.
In the women's full power masters lifter Cindy Suggs, lifting for the
first time ever took home a 1st place win in the 123's and all Texas
Maters records by going 180, 80, 200, and a total of 460.
In the bench press only division, 9 year old Zachary Geiser, in his
first meet ever took home a win with a 50 pound bench press.
Zachary was not only 9 years old, but he only weighed 60 pounds.
Submaster, 148, John Geiser took home a win with his 235 bench on his
3rd attempt. Lifting in the 198's Justin Sappington just
missed 420 on all three attempts. Submaster lifter Wayne Hinds
got a win with his 2nd attempt of 430. Also in the 198's master
lifter Brian Kline was almost there with 3 attempts of 440. In
the 220's Jason McCullough took home the win with his opener of 405 and
also giving him Best Bencher of the day. Master lifter Don Moser
missed all three of his attempts of 450. In the 242's, Eric
Wright opened up with a huge 625 and his shirt blew. Putting on a
new shirt, he went 640 and 660 but could not get either to touch the
chest. In the 275's, teen lifter Elija Owens took home a win with
his 3rd attempt of 385.
In the deadlift only division, Rudy Guzman took home a win with his 2nd
attempt of 430. Rudy just missed locking out 450.
Congratulations to Texas
lifters Wade Hooper, Tony Cardella and Tiny Meeker. Wade and Tony
competed in the USAPL
Nationals this past weekend. Wade set IPF World Records in
the men's 165's with his 748 squat, 508
bench press and 1867 total. Tony got 1st place in the men's
275's with a 826 squat, 611 bench, 766 deadlift,
and 2204 total. Tiny Meeker hit a huge 847 bench at a WABDL meet
and just missed 909 and 950. Tiny Meeker was also featured in the
Chronicle and a huge interview on Houston's alternative rock radio
station 94.5 The Buzz. Look for Tiny's Bench Press Seminar on
June 4th, at The Health Clubs Of America, 14900 Westheimer, at
2pm. The cost of this seminar is $35.
once again to Kelly Blair of 1 On 1 Elite Personal Fitness of Pasadena,
Texas for hosting the APA
Texas State Powerlifting Championships
Despite the rain and cold, spectators came out in droves to watch
lifters from all over the great State of Texas compete on the platform.
In the men's 165's, 11 year old Jessie Burttschell set 8 world
and ending his day with an all time best total of 630 pounds. In
the Junior's, Christopher Golden ended up with a 1220 pound
total. Lots of competition in the 198's. Ending up with the
biggest total, submaster Wayne Hinds came out with a 1565 total
new Texas record. Master lifter Roger Lee ended his day with 4
Texas records and a total of 1255, while master lifter Glenn Routhouska
finished with a 1100 pound total. In the 220's, 15 year old Seth
Mize cleaned house with 2 American records and 2 World records and a
new PR total of 860. Also in the 220's, first time lifter Josh
Ferguson came out on the top with a big 1720 pound total for a new
Texas record and Best Lifter. Elija Adams also had a fine day
with his 1205 pound total. In the 242's, first time lifter
Gary Alford came up on top with his 1460 total, and teen lifter Lance
Fitzgerald ended up with a 1285 total. Also lifting for the first
time ever, in the 275's, Jason Ferguson ended his day with a 500 pound
bench press for a new Texas record and a big 1750 total.
In the bench press only division, lifting in the men's 198's,
Wayne Hinds pushed up a big 430 bench press while just missing 450
giving Wayne Best Bencher of the day. In the 220's, submaster
Raul Perez came out on top with a big 415, while Ryan Cidzik nailed 405
on his 2nd attempt and passed on his 3rd.
Also in the 220's,
submaster Raymond Jansky ended his day with a 375 bench. In the
242's there were some huge attempts but unfortunately no success.
Erik Wright opened with a huge 615 just missing it and then giving 640
for a ride when his bench shirt blew out. Erik passed on his 3rd
attempt. Chad Matthews opened with 540 just missing it and then
gave 550 for an unsuccessful ride on his 2nd and 3rd attempts.
Coming out on the top of the pack, Michael Dorm nailed 450 on his 2nd
attempt, giving him 1st place in the 242's. Lifting in the 275's,
submaster lifter Chester Maylone ended his day with a 355 bench
press. In the 308's, master lifter Steve Burttschell gave 520 a
ride for three unsuccessful attempts. Back on the platform after
many years, SHW submaster lifter Blake Sterling opened with a huge 675,
just missing it. He came back with the same weight on his 2nd and
3rd attempts just missing it each time.
to all the lifters who came out to compete our platform and
the great people who came to support them. A special thanks to
our Judges Steve Burttschell, Ryan Cidzik, Maria McCullough, head judge
Shannon McDougal, and our spotters/loaders Brian Propst, Brian Nugier,
and James Evans. Thanks also to the Burttschell family and the
McDougal family for their help cleaning up after the meet.
A special thanks also to Mike Lambert of PLUSA and John Inzer of Inzer
Advance Designs for all of your continued support.