NUPL At the 2013 Women’s Nationals

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This coming weekend several Northeastern University Powerlifting team members will be competing in Orlando, FL at the 2013 Women’s National Powerlifting Championship. The team will be competing in the Junior and Open division. Current members include Emily Liebert (52 kg, open, junior), Erika Myers (72 kg, open, junior), Shaina Petit (72 kg, open, junior), Money Bland (84 kg, open, junior), Vikky Park (84+ kg, open, junior), and Clara Lauterwasser (84 kg+, open). Emily Liebert will kick off the weekend at 9 AM Saturday, and will be followed the next day by the other lifters from the team. A link to the nominations and live feed can be found below. Follow along on twitter as we keep everyone posted as the weekend progresses!

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Collegiate Nationals 2012- Results

The team recently competed at the Collegiate National meet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Despite the time difference and elaborate traveling, both the men’s and women’s team performed very well. Competition went from Friday, April 13 to Sunday April 15, in which time NUPL picked up seven All-American finishes, with two first place, one second place, one third place, one fourth place and two fifth place finishes.

RESULTS OF NUPL AT 2012 COLLEGIATE NATIONALS

Women

Seri Gordon a 5th year PT major placed third in the 114 lb weight class. Her best lifts of the day included a squat of 102.5 kg (225.9 lbs), bench press of 50 kg (110 lbs), and deadlift of 132.5 kg (292 lbs) for a total of 285 kg (628.3 lbs). She received All-American status as a result of her lifting.

Sarah Danielson, a senior communications major placed sixth in the 132 lb weight class. Her best lifts of the day included a squat of 110 kg (242 lbs), bench of 55 kg (121 lbs), and deadlift of 122.5 kg (270 lbs). Her total for the meet was 287.5 kg (633.8 lbs).

Heather Crocker, a senior nursing major placed first in the 132 lb weight class. Her best lifts of the day included a squat of 185.5 kg (409 lbs), bench of 102.5 kg (225.9 lbs), and a deadlift of 183 kg (403.4 lbs). Her total for the meet was 471 kg (1038.3 lbs). She was crowned champion of champions of the women competitors, making her the best woman collegiate powerlifter in the country. She received All-American status as a result of her lifting. She now holds the Junior American, collegiate, and national records for the squat, deadlift, and the collegiate and national record for the bench press in the 132 lb weight class. Her total was the highest of all women collegiate athletes at the meet regardless of weight class.

Shaina Petit, a fifth year PT major placed first in the 148 lb weight class. Her best lifts of the day included a squat of 172.5 kg (380.3 lbs), bench of 115 kg (253.5 lbs), and a deadlift of 175 kg (385.8 lbs). Her total for the meet was 465.5 kg (1026.2 lbs). Her 115 kg bench is a national and American meet record. She will be competing in the Junior World Championships in Poland this coming August. She received All-American status as a result of her lifting.

Elizabeth Arpino, a junior civil engineering major placed ninth in the 148 lb weight class. Her best lifts of the day included a squat of 105 kg (231.5 lbs), bench of 50 kg (110 lbs), and a deadlift of 110 kg (242 lbs). Her total for the meet was 265 kg (584 lbs).

Erica Myers, a middler pharmacy major placed fifth in the 165 lb weight class. Her best lifts of the day included a squat of 120 kg (264 lbs), bench of 70 kg (154 lbs), and a deadlift of 150 kg (330 lbs). Her total for the meet was 340 kg (749 lbs). She received All-American status as a result of her lifting.

Allison Almeida, a senior biology major placed fourth in the 165 lb weight class. Her best lifts of the day included a squat of 130 kg (286 lbs), bench of 82.5 kg (181.8 lbs), and a deadlift of 132.5 kg (292 lbs). Her total for the meet was 345 kg (760.6 lbs). She received All-American status as a result of her lifting.

 

Men

Anthony Grimaldi, a senior history and philosophy major placed fifth in the 148 lb weight class. His best lifts of the day included a squat of 222.5 kg (490.5 lbs), bench of 137.5 kg (303.1 lbs), and a deadlift of 235 kg (518 lbs). His total for the meet was 595 kg (1311 lbs). He received All-American status as a result of his lifting.

Keon Reed, a senior economics major placed eighteenth in the 165 lb weight class. His best lifts of the day included a squat of 162.5 kg (358.2 lbs), bench of 95 kg (209 lbs), and a deadlift of 232.5 kg (512 lbs). His total for the meet was 490 kg (1080 lbs).

Justin Haddadnia, a sophomore mechanical engineering major placed sixteenth in the 165 lb weight class. His best lifts of the day included a squat of 200 kg (440.9 lbs), bench of 115 kg (253 lbs), and a deadlift of 195 kg (429.9 lbs). His total for the meet was 510 kg (1124 lbs).

Matt Cassista, a sophomore chemical engineering major placed sixteenth in the 181 lb weight class. His best lifts of the day included a squat of 215 kg (473.9 lbs), bench of 140 kg (308.6 lbs), and a deadlift of 227.5 kg (501.5 lbs). His total for the meet was 582.5 kg (1284 lbs).

Kurt Banker, a senior chemical engineering major placed twenty-second in the 181 lb weight class. His best lifts of the day included a squat of 200 kg (440.9 lbs), bench of 122.5 kg (270 lbs), and a deadlift of 215 kg (473 lbs). His total for the meet was 537.5 kg (1184.9 lbs).

William Pepicelli, a junior criminal justice major placed eighteenth in the 198 lb weight class. His best lifts of the day included a squat of 240 kg (529 lbs), bench of 165 kg (363 lbs), and a deadlift of 215 kg (474 lbs). His total for the meet was 620 kg (1366 lbs).

Alex Baval, a middler mechanical engineering major placed fifteenth in the 198 lb weight class. His best lifts of the day included a squat of 237.5 kg (523.6 lbs), bench of 182.5 kg (402.3 lbs), and a deadlift of 235 kg (518.1 lbs). His total for the meet was 655 kg (1444 lbs).

Luis Jaimes, a senior economics major placed second in the 242 lb weight class. His best lifts of the day included a squat of 330 kg (727.5 lbs), bench of 272.5 kg (600.8 lbs), and a deadlift of 240 kg (529.1 lbs). His total for the meet was 842.5 kg (1857 lbs). He received All-American status as a result of his lifting. His bench is a Junior American, American collegiate, and national record for the 242 weight class, shattering the previous mark by over 70 lbs. It is the fourth highest bench press by a collegiate athlete regardless of weight class. He will be competing at the Bench World Championship in the Czech Republic this summer.

Stephen King, a sophomore political science major placed eighth in the 275 lb weight class. His best lifts of the day included a squat of 232.5 kg (512.6 lbs), bench of 195 kg (429.9 lbs), and a deadlift of 250 kg (551.2 lbs). His total for the meet was 677.5 kg (1493.6 lbs).

Top 100 lifter for NUPL

Adam Matson’2010 alumni of the NU Powerlifting team appeared in the “Top 100 Rankings” for all 148lb in the recently published, February edition of Powerlifting USA. Adam’s 457lb squat ranked #58, his 457lb deadlift ranked #88 and his 1173lb total ranked #68. All of these lifts were performed while he was competing for the NUPL team last school year.

Congratulations to Adam, this is major accomplishment! This list includes the results of all the meets over the past year from all federations, including: raw, single ply gear, multi ply gear, drug tested and non-drug tested federations.

Northeastern Powerlifting only competes under the umbrella of International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) because their organization is the strictest in its drug testing and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).