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IPF Hall of Fame...
Posted By: Jason Burnell
Date: Tuesday, 20 December 2005, at 6:07 p.m.
I was just checking out the IPF Hall of Fame and a few things jumped out at me:
1) There are as many administrators (17) in the IPF Hall of Fame as lifters.
2) Since 2000 - 2 lifters and 4 administrators have been placed in the hall of fame.
The rules say that a maximum of 2 lifters and 1 admin can make it in any given year but over the last 5 years the opposite has happened.
I can't believe that in 5 years, with 10 spots available, only TWO lifters have made it.
3)While I can understand that some administrators have given a lot to the sport, and are deservedly in there, I can't figure out how some of these people got in before some lifters.
Grahame Fong is in the Hall of Fame but Kirk Karwoski is not.
Grahame Fong - 1 Term as President.
Kirk Karwoski - 6 IPF World Championships. One of the most exciting lifters ever.
Gaston Parage and Kalevi Sorsa aren't exactly household names. They may be great administrators but I've never heard of them. They got in in 2004 and 2005.
Mike Bridges. What powerlifter doesn't know that name. He did not get in in 2004 or 2005.
I know there is a rule that says lifters (but strangely, not administrators) have to be retired for two years but that rule should be scrapped here's why:
These guys have been around for a loooong time and don't seem like they are ready to quit. Ok... Inaba might be ready. I think I'd heard he was retiring but I'm not sure.
Here's one - Brad Gillingham 2x World Champion
I'm sure there are several more. What is up with that?
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