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Idaho State Meet - Brief Report
Posted By: Andy Anderson
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2007, at 4:31 a.m.
Saturday, November 17th, Fitness Inc. of Pocatello, Idaho held its 17th annual USAPL Idaho State/Open Powerlifting Championships and "Bill's Bad Ass Bench Press Meet."
We had 39 lifters competing from 8:45 a.m. until about 4:30 p.m. with 21 lifters from Idaho and eight from our home gym and the rest from out of state.
Seventeen Idaho State Records were broken by two Men's open lifters, two teenage lifters (a male and a female) and one Masters men's lifter.
For the past two years we had been barely getting 20 lifters each meet so the increasing numbers are a great encourgement to the meet director and the rest of the Idaho State USAPL organization.
A number of lifters gave us thumbs up on our administration of the meet.
The spotters and loaders did a class job and prevented at least three near misses with benchers almost crushing their necks and also a few failed squat attempts. There were no injuries and only one case of a lifter getting blood on the barbell which was addressed immediately.
Sadly two lifters bombed out in the bench - the older more experienced lifter just took it on the chin but I fear the novice lifter felt humiliated and did not appear for the third attempt after missing the opener twice.
We had three Idaho state teenage lifters - Danny Flonta, Nick Stevenson and Amanda Moe who have already gone to two High School Nationals meet and who have gone to Sub-Juniors Worlds and who are doing very well. This is greatly encouraging since the youth are the future of our sport.
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