All posts by Brock Haywood

Starke Benchpress Meet Report

The MPA’s fist Benchpress single lift meet is in the books.  It was held at Starke Fitness which turned out to be a great venue!  In usual Manitoba fashion our MPA volunteers stepped up.  We had more than enough volunteers to unload and set up the platform in 30 minutes!  What a crew!

There were eleven (11) competitors and three of them were competing for the first time.  Zena Van Rooyen was back after starting her family and did her self proud with a 60 kg Bench!  Our own MPA Referee Chair, Janet Loesel Sitar managed to go 1/3 but this was good enough for the Best Female Benchpresser with a 75 kg Bench.  Last but not least was Susan Haywood who was in the “Gear” and finally managed to touch the bar to her chest.  She managed a 62.5 kg Bench which was a new Provincial Record and an Unofficial Canadian Record for an Equipped Woman of the tender age of 70 years old!

Continue reading Starke Benchpress Meet Report

CPU Coaching Certification Opportunity

Save the date December 15 – 16, 2018 Fort Rouge Leisure Centre will be the location for the CPU Coaching Certification Course. Please Register here Winnipeg CPU Coaching Certification

12 Spaces are available. First come first served. As per the feedback from the course last year I will make an attempt to mail you the workbook and study materials prior to the course dates.

For those of you not familiar with me I have been involved in Powerlifting in Manitoba and the CPU for 31 years. I have been a National Referee since 1993, an International Referee since 1996. I have coached at the local, National and International level as well as participating as a member of the CPU Coaching Committee since it’s inception. I am the Past President of the MPA and a former CPU Vice President. I look forward to meeting you as we continue to grow the pool of qualified Coaches within Manitoba.

Brock Haywood
IPF Cat I Referee
CPU Referee Chairman
CPU Certified Coaching Instructor

MPA has a new IPF Cat II Referee

Please join the MPA in congratulating Susan Haywood who successfully passed her IPF Cat II Referee Exam and practical test two weeks ago at the 2018 IPF Classic World Powerlifting Championship in Calgary, Alberta. In doing so Susan became the FIRST Internationally certified Female Referee in Canada. We are very proud of Susan’s accomplishments. Please stop by the 2018 MPA Provincial Powerlifting Championships in Selkirk MB. on Saturday to watch the event and congratulate Susan in person.

Brock Haywood
IPF Cat I Referee
CPU Referee Chairman
Past President MPA

Notice to ALL 17 Wing Lifters

Attention All 17 Wing Competitors:

When you come to the 17 Wing on Saturday morning (before the 08:00 Weigh In time) please be prepared. This means the following:

1. Get your ATHLETE WEIGH IN DOCUMENT
2. Check your Rack Heights and enter your starting weigh in Kilos on this form
3. Have your CPU Card, CCES Certificate and Photo ID out and ready to be
verified by the Referees doing both the Equipment Check and the Weigh In.
4. Have all the equipment you wish to wear on the platform ready for inspection.
That includes your powerlifting gear, socks, shoes, and yes your underwear
(briefs only no leg allowed, bras must be non-supportive)
5. When weighing in, hand your Athlete Weigh In Document, CPU card, CCES
Certificate and Photo ID to Referee. Now strip to your socks & underwear or
nude and step on the scale. Once your weight is agreed upon get dressed, get
your attempt cards and go and eat.
6. Re hydrate, eat, warm up and have some fun lifting heavy stuff.

Changes to Bylaws from AGM

There is a lot that happened this Saturday at the annual MPA AGM.

  • We elected a new Executive (see the “Contacts page”)
  • New standards to qualify for Provincials (this will be posted very soon and the Bylaws updated
  • The addition of a new position to the Directors of the MPA in the form of Past President (please see the Bylaws when uploaded)

We are at the beginning of a new era in the MPA.  This is exciting and also a little intimidating.  Our sport is growing and on Saturday the MPA took a step into the future with the next generation taking the reins.  We are in good hands and it is my ongoing hope that our sport will continue to grow in popularity and the MPA will continue with the attributes that have made us who we are today.  That is, we will continue to help eachother grow and learn in our chosen sport, represent ourselves well in the  larger sporting community and remain open and welcoming to all those interested in powerlifting and getting stronger through consistent planned drug free training practices.

Brock Haywood

MPA Past President

IPF Cat I Referee