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CPU Discipline Committee Position Posting

CPU Volunteer Position Available:
Candidates are being recruited to be members of a new CPU Discipline Committee. MPA is looking to forward two candidates *without conflicts of interest* i.e. those in good standing without existing CPU/MPA positions. Please message Manitoba Powerlifting Association or email manitobapowerlifting@gmail.com if you are interested in being a candidate for this position

– Mathew

2018 Brickhouse Power Challenge Entry Form

2018 Brickhouse Power Challenge Entry Form

Our next contest, and first of our 2018 calendar, is the 2018 Brickhouse Power Challenge, to be held February 3rd, 2018 at the Brickhouse Gym: King Edward location. There is a 42 person cap so get your entries in quickly! You must have proof of having completed your CCES online course, bring proof of active CPU Membership, and present valid photo ID on meet day in order to compete. Contact the meet directors Paul Taylor or Amanda Burg if you wish to volunteer on meet day and/or setup, or for further details (contact information on the entry form link: https://goo.gl/forms/wX43Sr7HXYCxfg0E3 ).

See you on the platform,
Mathew

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Event: Brickhouse Gym Power Challenge Powerlifting Meet
Date: February 3, 2018

Continue reading 2018 Brickhouse Power Challenge Entry Form

17 Wing Weigh-In Order

The Weigh-In Time for tomorrow’s 2017 17 Wing Championship is 0800hrs.
 
The Weigh-In Order will be as follows:
 
Flight A
Lot# Name Class Entered
10 Susan Haywood 84
14 Thea Olalia 63
16 Amanda Moffitt 72
20 Amanda Burg 84+
24 Janet Loesel-Sitar 72
25 Johanna Theroux 72
26 Jessica Antony 84
29 Jessica Everett 72
35 Audrey Mifflin 84+
2 Jayson Plapuz 66
9 Joshua Japson 74
28 Nathaniel Woodward 74
30 Johathan Leung 74
33 Jordan Smith 59
 
Flight B
Lot# Name Class Entered
1 Patrick Barbaro 83
11 Mathew Delaurier 83
13 Jonah Dabu 83
17 Alexander Palmer 83
27 Adrian Theroux 83
36 Thomas Crandall 83
37 Olimar Guiterrez 83
38 Nhan Nguyen 83
39 Dereck Illarde 83
40 Victor Aguilar-Barajas 83
42 Russel Salada 83
43 Skyler Lanting 83
 
Flight C
Lot# Name Class Entered
4 Daniel Monteverde 93
5 Jorrel Marasigan 93
8 David Ouellette 93
12 Brett Coulter 120+
15 Andrew McPherson 105
18 Burton Duncan 93
19 Vince Green 105
21 Nolan Novotny 93
22 Gord Grimolfson 105
31 Josh Seeland 120
32 Tyler MacInnis 120+
41 Justin Foy 120

Before weighing in, remember to:
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.


We will see you bright and early. Good luck to all of our competitors.
 
– Mathew

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

 

2017 Presidents Report from AGM

2017 MPA President’s Report

 

2017 has been a very busy year for the MPA.  We successfully put forth a bid to host the 2017 CPU Western Powerlifting Championships at the CPU AGM in February.  This effort was taken on by our Meet Directors Susan Haywood and Amanda Burg.  There were many details that were discussed, decided upon and implemented which served to make the event a success.  This was not accomplished without the traditional support of the MPA membership at large.  We had excellent participation and work ethic from our members.  Many of you not only volunteered but lifted at the Westerns and contributed in some way to the success of the event.  Thank you all for this!

The MPA membership has consistently been over 100+ members throughout the year.  The present membership stands at 124 members.  Although we are not the largest of provinces by membership we have demonstrated steady growth and an increase in our competitive membership not only locally but on the National and International stage.

The MPA has invested in the future during 2017.  We purchased a trailer to house and transport the competition equipment, we also purchased another ER Rack for the Westerns.  Another investment was made in an Elieko Competition bar and collars, 2 x 25kg plates, 2 x 10 kg plates and new record plates.  This was done to accommodate larger weights on the competition platform and to replace some older plates that had fallen outside of the acceptable parameters for competition purposes.

We are presently pursuing the purchase a new set of competition lights.  These are the DSL units that we had borrowed from the CPU to run the Westerns.

The MPA did make a modest amount of money from hosting the Westerns.  Our bank balance is presently at $10,392.05.  It is important moving forward that the MPA remains fiscally responsible to our members so we can continue to invest in promoting the sport within the province.

The future is bright!  We have been pursuing and encouraging our Meet Directors to assume control of their events and to operate independently.  We have also increased our Officiating base by running Referee’s Clinics.  We have some new Provincial Referees and some who are ready to step up and write the National Referee test.

The CPU has implemented the Coaching Certification program and the first class will be run in Winnipeg in December.  The CPU has also made a significant investment in drug free sport over the past few years.  Unfortunately, a MPA member did test positive for PEDs at our Provincials.  The good news is that our entire membership has complied with the online clean sport training.  This promotes knowledge and prepares our athletes for participation in this wonderful sport of Powerlifting.

As many of you know I am stepping down as MPA President.  I have served as part of the MPA Executive for over 20 years.  It has been a privilege to witness the growth of our sport throughout this time.  This does not mean I am “riding off into the sunset” however, it does mean that I feel I have accomplished the goal of preparing you, the next generation of lifters, executive members, coaches and referees to step up and assume control of the MPA for the future.  I’ll see you on the wood.

Yours in Sport,

Brock Haywood

MPA President

IPF Category I Referee

CPU Referee Chairman