BRICKHOUSE POWER CHALLENGE 2019 Meet report

The 4thannual Brickhouse Power Challenge was a huge success this year!

The meet was one of the largest hosted in Manitoba with 56 lifters competing, 3 of which represented Special Olympics Canada. Thanks to the expansion of Brickhouse Gym, we were able to comfortably hold the meet with the same set up as last year and run 2 sessions – using the newly renovated side as the athlete warm up area.  

Several provincial records were broken at this meet:

Johanna Theroux – 72 Open 82.5 kg bench press

Sylvie Dube-Forslund – 84 Open 190 kg deadlift and 430 kg total

Lynell Johnson – 52 Masters 1 82.5 kg squat, 52.5 kg bench press, 95 kg deadlift, and 230 kg total

Teresa Vanderzanden – 84 Masters 1 107.5 kg deadlift and 232.5 kg total

Daniel Mondor – 93 Junior 235.5 kg squat

Nhan Nguyen – 83 Open 250 kg squat

Brent Smith – 83 Masters 1 and Masters 2 182.5 kg squat, 125 kg bench press, and 502.5 kg total

Our best lifters were Sylvie Dube-Forslund and Nhan Nguyen. Sylvie totaled 430 kg at 82.70 kg body weight, registering an IPF coefficient of 661.22. Nhan totaled 672.5 kg at 78.40 kg body weight, registering an IPF coefficient of 705.83. 

An event like this is not possible without all of our volunteers. We owe a huge thank you to the following people who offered up their Friday/Saturday to make this meet run as smoothly as it did! Thank you to Michael Lamothe, Lexie Elias, Dean Smith, David Hrynkow, Jocelyn Espenell, Janique Philippe, Dave Ouellette, Lisa Smith, Russell Salada, Shawn Obradovic-Mollons, Audrey Mifflin, Michelle Curry, Regine Tolentino, Randi Chase, Vince Green, Tamra Potrebka, Darryl Conrad, Drake Moslenko, Jessica Antony, Alex Palmer, Margo Morberg-Berry, Reece Pattyn, Ryan Kolesar, Andy Orobko, Mikal Thrones, Nathan Eisbrenner, and Sara Gregory.

We would also like to thank our sponsors for helping to make this event happen: Black Rifle Coffee Company, Car-Lou Automotive, White Lion Athletics, Electra Sign, Gear Up and Go, Popeye’s Supplements, Teeyah’s, Optimum Nutrition, Fitness Experience, and Clear Spring Ice. 

Finally, we would like to thank all the athletes, coaches, MPA members and spectators who made the Power Challenge the biggest meet to date! We look forward to next year!

Paul Taylor & Megan Swidnicki

2019/2020 FISCAL Year Tentative Calendar

Future dates:

  1. April 6, 2019: Movement Powerlifting Classic 2.0
  2. June 22 & 23, 2019 – 2019 MPA Provincial Championships
  3. August 10 – WHEAT MEET IV – Details and Location TBD
  4. September 6-8 – CPU Western Championships – Saskatoon, SK
  5. October 5 – Shake the Interlake (SELKIRK, IRON IMAGE, DETAILS TBD)
  6. October 19 – 2019 MPA AGM
  7. Nov 2 – 2019 Bench Press Only Provincials TBD
  8. Dec 14 – 2019 17 Wing Open
  9. Feb 1 – 2020 Brickhouse Power Challenge
  10. March 2-7, 2020 – CPU Nationals 2020

Everything winnipeg

Everything Winnipeg​ sat down with MPA President Mathew Bowen​ to discuss Manitoba Powerlifting, the Brickhouse Power Challenge, and to record the Best Lifter 2018 Awards ceremony. A huge thank you to Popeye’s Supplements Winnipeg​ and White Lion Athletics​ for providing prizes and sponsorships for our best lifters, Hailey Kostynuik​ and Olimar Gutierrez​.

https://www.everythingwinnipeg.com/news/2019/1/30/manitoba-powerlifting-association-amp-4th-annual-brickhouse-power-challenge-february-2-2019

updated brickhouse roster (Jan 29 update)

We now have 5 flights! All Special Olympics, Subjunior, Junior, M1, M2, M3 lifting will take place in the morning session. All Open Lifting will take place in the afternoon session. Weigh-in Times are still at 7AM and 1230PM. Lifting is still at 9AM and 2:30PM.

Session 1: Weigh in 7am / Lifting 9am
ALL SUBJUNIORS, JUNIORS, MASTERS, SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Flight A
Bui, Vicky 57 F-J-U
Morberg-Berry, Sophia 72 F-J-U
Johnson, Lynell 47 F-M1-U
Hardt, Tammy 52 F-M1-U-SO*
Smith, Lisa 72 F-M1-U
Melnyk, Rebecca 84 F-M1-U
Johnson, Jocelyn 84+ F-M1-U
Vanderzanden, Teresa 84 F-M2-U
Kell, Patricia 72 F-M3-U
Chahal, Chanreet 84+ F-O-U-SO*
Wood, Elijah 83 M-SJ-U-SO*
Laurin, Kaydon 74 M-SJ-U
Flight B
McCorriston, Joshua 74 M-J-U
Martin, Jeremy 74 M-J-U
Espiritu, Brandon 74 M-J-U
Simms, Joey 74 M-J-U
Bertrand, Riley 83 M-J-U
Caissie, Aaron 83 M-J-U
Sim, Hao-Yi 83 M-J-U
Mojica, Gideon 93 M-J-U
Mondor, Daniel 93 M-J-U
Alistair, Friesen 105 M-J-U
Johnson, Adrian 93 M-M1-U
Alberts, Greg 93 M-M1-U
Smith, Brent 83 M-M2-U
Girard, Roger 120 M-M2-U
Session 2: Weigh in 12:30pm / Lifting 2:30pm
FEMALE OPEN, MALE OPEN
Flight C
Mateo, Aricelle 63 F-O-U
Mutch, Rebecca 63 F-O-U
Theroux, Johanna 72 F-O-U
Cruz, Jennifer-Grace 72 F-O-U
Gyselinck, Jiness 72 F-O-U
Wiebe, Amy 72 F-O-U
Green, Lisa 84 F-O-U
Dube-Forslund, Sylvie 84 F-O-U
Wereschuk, Tanya Rae 84+ F-O-U
Flight D
Dizon, Julius 66 M-O-U
Smith, Jordan 66 M-O-U
Ng, Dennis 66 M-O-U
McIntyre, Jared 74 M-O-U
Aguilar, Ryenel 74 M-O-U
Rocha, Robert 74 M-O-U
Gutierrez, Olimar 83 M-O-U
Collette, Daniel 83 M-O-U
Nguyen, Nhan 83 M-O-U
Gutierrez, Kevin 83 M-O-U
McFarlane, Craig 83 M-O-U
Flight E
Turner, Mat 93 M-O-U
Bertrand, Brenden 93 M-O-U
Sulik, Stephen 93 M-O-U
Carriere, Jari 105 M-O-U
McPherson, Andrew 105 M-O-U
Soriano, Scott 105 M-O-U
Blad, Troy 120 M-O-U
Slater, Dave 120 M-O-U
Chartrand, Andrew 120+ M-O-U
Aitken, Cory 120+ M-O-U
Tesarski Michael 105 M-O-BP

2019 Brickhouse Power Challenge Roster

Registration has closed for the 2019 Brickhouse Power Challenge! *Note* that there will be *!TWO!* SESSIONS. Flights A and B weigh in at 7AM and flights C and D weigh in at 12:30PM. Lifting begins at 9AM and 2:30PM respectfully. See you all, Saturday!

Session 1: Weigh in 7am / Lifting 9am
ALL JUNIORS, ALL MASTERS, 83 OPEN
Flight A
Bui, Vicky 57 F-J-U
Morberg-Berry, Sophia 72 F-J-U
Johnson, Lynell 47 F-M1-U
Hardt, Tammy 52 F-M1-U
Smith, Lisa 72 F-M1-U
Melnyk, Rebecca 84 F-M1-U
Kell, Patricia 72 F-M3-U
Laurin, Kaydon 74 M-SJ-U
Wood, Elijah 83 M-SJ-U
Johnson, Adrian 93 M-M1-U
Alberts, Greg 93 M-M1-U
Smith, Brent 83 M-M2-U
Vanderzanden, Teresa 83 M-M2-U
Girard, Roger 120 M-M2-U
Flight B
McCorriston, Joshua 74 M-J-U
Simms, Joey 74 M-J-U
Martin, Jeremy 74 M-J-U
Espiritu, Brandon 74 M-J-U
Bertrand, Riley 83 M-J-U
Caissie, Aaron 83 M-J-U
Sim, Hao-Yi 83 M-J-U
Mojica, Gideon 93 M-J-U
Alistair, Friesen 105 M-J-U
Gutierrez, Olimar 83 M-O-U
Collette, Daniel 83 M-O-U
Ngyen, Nhan 83 M-O-U
Gutierrez, Kevin 83 M-O-U
McFarlane, Craig 83 M-O-U
Session 2: Weigh in 12:30pm / Lifting 2:30pm
FEMALE OPEN, MALE OPEN
Flight C
Mateo, Aricelle 63 F-O-U
Mutch, Shannon 63 F-O-U
Theroux, Johanna 72 F-O-U
Cruz, Jennifer-Grace 72 F-O-U
Gyselinck, Jiness 72 F-O-U
Wiebe, Amy 72 F-O-U
Green, Lisa 84 F-O-U
Dube-Forslund, Sylvie 84 F-O-U
Wereschuk, Tanya Rae 84+ F-O-U
Johnson, Jocelyn 84+ F-O-U
Chahal, Chanreet 84+ F-O-U
Dizon, Julius 66 M-O-U
Smith, Jordan 66 M-O-U
Ng, Dennis 66 M-O-U
Flight D
McIntyre, Jared 74 M-O-U
Aguilar, Ryenel 74 M-O-U
Rocha, Robert 74 M-O-U
Turner, Mat 93 M-O-U
Bertrand, Brenden 93 M-O-U
Sulik, Stephen 93 M-O-U
Carriere, Jari 105 M-O-U
McPherson, Andrew 105 M-O-U
Soriano, Scott 105 M-O-U
Blad, Troy 120 M-O-U
Slater, Dave 120 M-O-U
Chartrand, Andrew 120+ M-O-U
Aitken, Cory 120+ M-O-U
Tesarski Michael 105 M-O-BP

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

2018 17 Wing Open Meet Report

2018 17 Wing Strength Club Meet Report

First off, let me give a special thank you for everyone who volunteered, lifted, sponsored the event, or even just came to spectate. Without those willing to take the
time and effort to participate in these meets they wouldn’t be possible.


Secondly, I’d like to personally thank some people who helped me run this meet smoothly, as this was my first time doing so:
-Robert Snow
-Mathieu Kuhn
-Jake Buddingh
-Mathew Bowen
-John Bowen

Thank you to our sponsors:
– Brickhouse Gym
-Black Rifle Coffee
– Apex Elite

also the volunteers:
-Randi-Lee Chase
-Liam Snow
-Andrew McPherson
-Michael Chan
-Anastasi Iurovski
-Tyler MacInnis
-Jose Vincent Cortes
-Emilya Snow

-Hailey Kostynuik

Also, a very special thank you to all the athletes and coaches for all your hard work.

We are very excited to see you next year !

Michael Lamothe and Mathieu Kuhn
Meet Directors
2018 17 Wing Open

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