2018 Manitoba Powerlifting Association Report
• MPA Membership increased on average around 10% throughout the calendar year.
• Lifter Cale Lewis won a free year membership for winning our new logo design contest.
• MPA doubled its event calendar in 2018 – we hosted 6 local meets, meeting our new mandate of a competition on average every two months.
• MPA reinstituted its club system and had 7 different clubs register and compete at MPA Provincials.
• Team Manitoba sent 29 lifters to CPU Nationals in Calgary; our largest Nationals team ever by a wide margin. We sent 18 lifters to CPU Westerns and one lifter to CPU Easterns.
• MPA had two more referees pass their Provincial Referee Exam, bringing our referee count to 15! As a result, we are able to begin hosting multiple session contests in order to meet the wishes our members.
• Manitoba won the bid to host 2020 CPU National Championships. The event is scheduled to run between March 2nd and 8th, 2020 at Winnipeg’s Airport Victoria Inn. We hope to see you there!
• We were able to afford to purchase our first set of requested CCES Doping Control Tests at our 2018 Provincials, helping to further increase the principles of True Sport Clean as a province.
2018 MPA Best Lifter Awards
Best Female: Hailey Kostynuik
Hailey took gold at the CPU National Championships and Bronze at the IPF World Championships in the 84+kg Open Class.
Best Male: Olimar Gutierrez
Olimar won best Male junior at both MPA Provincials and CPU Westerns.
Best Club: Brickhouse Barbell Club
MPA continues to strive for growth and expansion. 2019 will see the implementation of requirements to compete at MPA Provincials in order to advance to Nationals; MPA will crown a volunteer of the year, and award a Junior Scholarship We are confident our membership will continue to uphold standards of volunteerism, community, hard work and True Sport Clean.
Mathew Bowen, B.Sc.P.N. RPN