Our next MPA Event will be the 2018 Portage Strength Classic on October 13, 2018 at Central Plains RecPlex in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.
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Team Manitoba is looking for a head coach to handle and take care of our athletes competing at this year’s Westerns in Edmonton!
If you or anyone you may know is interested, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. The closing date for this position will be August 1st, 2018. Please attach resumes and a cover letter.
The 2018 Manitoba Annual General Meeting will be held on October 27th. All MPA Members are invited to attend. Location and Time to be announced. You may submit all agenda items to ManitobaPowerlifting@gmail.com. A formal agenda is to be posted but a couple things to be announced in advance:
1. We will be taking bids and awarding the 2019 Provincial Championships (*to be MPA Funded*) at the AGM.
2. Positions of Volunteer Coordinator, Athlete Liaison, Registration Chairperson will be up for election.
Bylaw proposals shall include point placement within current bylaws, proposed change or addition, and written rationale.
A Brief Backstory: I had been looking for a place to train in Selkirk after finding out that “The Gym” had closed last spring (RIP). Well, as luck would have it I stumbled upon an Open House advertisement for Iron Image last November. They were a brand new gym, and I could tell from photos they had bought out some equipment from the recently closed “The Gym”. I went and checked it out on work break one day. What I stumbled into was this massive, former warehouse, with a wicked amount of space (for activities!), with significantly less mold and rain water buckets than “The Gym” had. As MPA President – and a man forever fighting the good fight against “Perimiteritis” – my first thought was, “Meet?!”. Co-owners Matt Evans Sr. and Tom Pachal, men with goals of hypertrophy for their gym and fitness in general, were immediately interested. I spoke with Susan shortly thereafter and stated to her “…Provincials?!” She and Brock visited the venue and met the co-owners as well. Turns out that co-owner, Tom Pachal, had been strength training lately and was interested in competing in powerlifting. He took the CPU Coaching Certification workshop last year and would go on to qualify for Provincials at the Brickhouse Power Challenge. One thing led to another and we set a date. June 23rd: 2018 MPA Provincial Championships.
We would like to thank Steeltown Ford, 204 Skate Shop, Stanley Electric, Sunova Credit Union, realtor Brad Hirst, Innerstrength Products, Titan Canada, Muscletech, and Rivaluis for sponsoring this event. The Haywoods and I were in Calgary at the IPF Classic World Championships earlier in the month, which left us otherwise occupied in the lead-up to this event. Tom and Matt answered the call, stepped up for preparations, and found some terrific sponsors to help feed our volunteers, donate prize packs, and support Powerlifting in Selkirk. Thank you to Iron Image and all of its sponsors!
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MPA Provincials Best Club Award Formula
- For the 2018 Provincials, we have 5 MPA Clubs registered and vying for the inaugural “Best MPA Club” award:
- Starke Powerlifting
- Brickhouse Barbell Club
- Iron Image
- The Power Moves
- Team Wild Wind
The Formula is as follows:
- For each event category (i.e. Classic PL, Classic BP, Equipped PL, Equipped BP), the Top 5 Highest Wilks Coefficient Scores will be utilized.
- The sum of these scores will then be multiplied by the percent of total eligible lists scores.
- Example: If there were 48 Total Eligible Scores, made up of 10 Equipped PL, 15 Classic PL, 25 Classic PL, 8 Equipped BP eligible top 5 Wilks scores, the formula may look as follows for a team that entered 5 lifters in each category:
- (top 5 Equipped PL Scores Sum) x (10/48) + (Top 5 Raw PL Scores Sum) x (15/48) + (Top 5 Classic BP Scores Sum) x (25/38) + (Top 5 Equipped BP Scores Sum) x (8/48)
Good Luck to everyone!
2018 MPA Provincials Final Schedule
Weigh In: 0900hrs-1030hrs
Open F 63 KG Regine Mae Tolentino
Open F 72 KG Jennifer-Grace Cruz
Open F 72 KG Tasnim Banuga
Open F 72 KG Johanna Theroux
Open F 84 KG Kelcey MacGillivray
Masters 1 (40-49) F 84 KG Janet Loesel Sitar
Open F 84+ KG Kristie Mitchell
Open F 84+ KG Audrey Mifflin
Open F 84+ KG Lexie Elias
Open F 84+ KG Sylvie Dubé-Forslund
Junior M 59 KG Jordan Smith
Subjunior M 74 KG Elliott Hayton
Bench Only: Junior F 72 KG Ashleigh Wiebe
Junior M 74 KG Joshua Japson
Open M 74 KG Jose Vincent Laud Cortes
Junior M 83 KG Michael Lamothe
Junior M 83 KG Daniel Mondor
Junior M 83 KG Patrick Barbaro
Open M 83 KG Daniel Collette
Open M 83 KG Henry de Guzman
Open M 83 KG Adrian Theroux
Open M 83 KG Russell Salada
Open M 83 KG Thomas Pachal
Masters 2 (50-59) M 83 KG David Hrynkow
Masters 1 (40-49) M 93 KG Brennan Padraic McIntyre
Bench Only: Open M 105 KG Cameron Chorney
Junior M 93 KG Kelvin Lai
Junior M 93 KG Olimar Gutierrez
Junior M 93 KG Alexander Palmer
Open M 93 KG Devan Normandin
Open M 93 KG Stephen Sulik
Open M 105 KG Vince Green
Open M 105 KG Taylor Abolade
Open M 105 KG Daniel Monteverde
Open M 105 KG Andrew McPherson
Open M 120 KG Warren Zarichanski
Open M 120+ KG Tyler Macinnis
Open M 120+ KG Daniil Naumov
Masters 1 (40-49) M 120 KG Jean-Mathieu Kuhn
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Westman Rocked: Wheat Meet 3 Report
The 3rd annual Wheat Meet was held on April 21st, 2018 at Crossfit Rocked in Brandon. There were 40 lifters overall, with the vast majority taking part in the full meet.
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