2014 SC State Championships update from meet director W. Barry Rickards:
The 2014 USAPL South Carolina State Championship will take place Saturday December 13th, 2014 – with early equipment check on Friday evening between . This year it will be held at the YMCA Fort Mill, SC 29708, just off 77 about 15 miles from Charlotte. The Battle on the Border was held at this venue in 2012.
There are plenty of hotels and good restaurants close to the venue.
The YMCA is a great venue and we will have 2 platforms at the meet.
Start planning your training now. To qualify for a free Meet T shirt you must register beforeNovember 10th.
No entries will be taken after December 7th OR the first 75 lifters registered. Last year the roster was full 5 weeks before the meet.
We have a Meet website set up, which you can find at http://www.scusaplmeet.com. You can link to the SCUSAPL Facebook page from this web page (top right).
I will keep this website updated with a Meet Roster as entries are received.
Note that we will be using the new 2015 USAPL Kilogram Weight Classes.
We are always short of spotter/loaders at State Meets, so if you are not lifting or are new to powerlifting, please volunteer for one of these positions. It is a great way to learn and observe experienced lifters close up. We cannot hold meets without spotters/loaders.
Last year we had a very successful meet with several American records set and at least 30 State records set.
Place this meet on your calendars and let’s put our State Powerlifting on the map again!
Note for your training schedule that GA State Champs is being held on October 25/26, 2014 in Norcrosse, GA, and there is a NC USAPL meet held on , in Cary, NC. (Fall Festival of Power).
2014 RAW NATIONALS UPDATE
The USAPL Raw Nationals were held in Colorado earlier this month.
Congratulations to our 4 SC lifters:
· Keith McHoney who won Gold in the Open 66kg (145lb).
· Regina Hackney who won Gold in the m4b (75-79) 84kg (185lb).
· Donny Bigham who won Gold in the m1a (40-44) 93kg (205lb)
· Scott Gardner who came 9th in a World Class 120kg+ (265lb) Open division with 16 lifters.
Keith and Regina set several American records and Donny and Scott beat their PR’s handily.