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WHERE: Blue Collar Barbell
WHEN: Saturday, December 9th, Start time: 10:00 AM
MEET DIRECTORS: Shawna Mendelson & Jay Curry
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all IPA Registered Athletes. Register on the IPA site.
WEIGH-INS: 24 hour weigh in rule will apply.
Friday, December 8th: 10:00am-2:00pm, then from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Want to hear your favorite music during the meet? CLICK HERE to follow our meet day playlist on Spotify – anyone can add or delete songs, and we’ll have this playlist going all day during the meet!
STRENGTH OF HEROES 2022 in the books! WOW is all I can say! Two tremendous days of love, generosity, support, and POWERLIFTING! We would like to thank everyone who came out to help support this event! Our Sponsors!! Every lifter, coach and spectator who came out to help support Paws Of War All of the competitors who put it all out there regardless of the outcome you all KILLED IT! It was an honor to have you all join us on this very special weekend that means so much to all of us as AMERICANS! Thank you to all of our first responders, and our service members for all that you do day in and day out to help keep us safe and FREE!! Thank you to Jay the love of my life for all you do for this event all year long, for not stopping for days to make sure every little detail was taken care of I love you! Blue Collar Barbell for working tirelessly all weekend long making sure everything was running right, handling lifters, spotting and loading and helping us get the gym back together until midnight last night! Thank you to Lloyd and Donna Bingham for coming up again this year being the best judges and all of your help, and Paul Bennett for judging all weekend! Becky Critti for doing such an incredible job on the table this weekend and for all of your help!! Ryan Critti for being a kickass announcer on Saturday and congratulations on killing this weekend on the platform in your first multiply meet!! Dakota for coming up and helping run the table, being a killer announcer and helping us clean up life saver!! Kaitlin Taylor for manning the door all weekend and all of your help with everything else all weekend!! Mike Skiba, Jenna Skiba, Chris Dellafave and Erin for being just the best and all of your help! We love doing this with you guys we are a great team and congratulations on both your incredible days!! Insane! Judy the best mom for all of her help running the shirts, drinks, errands and taking care of the pups we love you! Big Rob, and Mike for all of your help! Thank you to Retired Navy Seal Chris Wyllie for taking time out of your day to come speak on 9/11 it was an absolute honor having you join us!! To all of our sponsors, food trucks, bands! Thank you so very much!! We could not do this without all of you!! Until next year everyone!! Stay strong!
What a great event!! I think everyone who competed hit PR’s! Jess Goldstein Benched 175lbs at 97lbs BW! Derrick Benjamin benched 560lbs at 220lbs BW!! Matt Pinto totaled 1200lbs at his first ever meet raw! Always great to have Pete Sessa and Anthony Pinto on the platform killing it! Pete welcome back!!! Dan Fennessy rocked a huge deadlift! Ryan Critti taking a 1k squat in his first Multiply meet! Thank you to the Blue Collar Barbell Crew for all of their help, and keeping everyone safe! The judges for coming out and spending your day with us!! Dr Lisa Lipari for fixing and healing everyone on the spot!! All of the spectators for joining us, cheering everyone on, and all of your support! Thank you to our sponsors Inzeradvancedesigns , Swolehouse meals and f8customs. On to the next!! June 25th! SPF Summer Heat Bench press championships! Registrations will be posted shortly!! Stay strong everyone!!
Another great meet in the books! Saturday June 5th was such a huge success all the way around!! Everyone killed it!! We had people of all levels join us! Our guys killed it! Will totaled 1777 800sq, 425 bench, 550 deadlift just missed a 500lb bench!! Dan came in super strong with a 170lb over all total pr and went 9/9!! He had a 755 sq, 450bench, 615 deadlift he totaled 1840lbs at 242lbs and James 875sq, 425bench, 630lbs deadlift he totaled 1940lbs at 175lbs BW!! That’s over 11x body weight with a 165lb pr total!! To say How proud we are of everyone is an understatement!! Thank you again to everyone who came out and helped spot, load, judge, and run the table it’s 100% a team effort. Thank you again to all of our competitors for choosing our meets to compete at, and to all of the spectators who help to support our sport!! We thank you!! Please stay tuned for our next week event coming up September 11th & 12. Strength of hero’s 9/11 Remembrance meet!! Stay strong!
Congrats to Coach Shawna Mendelson on being invited to the 2019 WPO Super Finals!
The finals will be held this year in St. Charles, Illinois, on October 28th.
The WPO is the most prestigious powerlifting event in the world! The best of the best strive to get to this stage, where 15 of the best women and 15 of the best men will go head to head.
Good luck Shawna!
As seen on News 12, here’s segment #2 Workout of the Week with Shawna Mendelson and Elizabeth HashagenAugust 6th, 2018
What a great morning! We had Elizabeh Hashagen here from News 12 Long Island doing the workout of the week episodes!! We will be featured on 4 episodes! Stay tuned for updates!! Whoohoo! So much fun!! Thank you, Elizabeth for coming!
Yesterday we hosted the SPF Spring Mania Powerlifting Championships. We hosted this meet to help give back to Long Island Against Domestic Violence. They are a great organization and they help thousands in need! There is zero tolerance for Domestic Violence Period!! I’m so pleased that we were all able to come together for such an incredible cause! This event was spectacular! It was run the way powerlifting meets should be run, for the lifter! The platform crew was 100% on point! No miss loads, great spotters and loaders. That’s crucial when you run events! The caliber of lifters we had, I just cant say enough about. We had 100% newbies, to Pro Caliber Seasoned lifters. Everyone helped each other, cheered each other on, we had no ego’s and every lifter gave it there all on the platform! Jay and I couldn’t of asked for a more incredible day! What an awesome way to break in our new place! I want to give a big shout out to Jay for all of your hard work with helping me plan, and making this day so great for everyone! Thank you to our crew Blue Collar Barbell, thank you to our mom Judy she went above and beyond, Marc Sydell for being the door muscle, thank you to Inzer Advanced Designs for supporting me and our meets for all of these years your generosity and help is so beyond appreciated, thank you to Xfactormeals for donating such delicious food, and of course thank you again to all of the competitors for supporting us, joining us, and making our sport so great! We hope you will all come back for future events! We are a true brotherhood and that definitely showed yesterday! Thank you to everyone who came to help support our lifters, our sport, and our cause!! Please keep an eye out for more events coming soon!! Have a great day everyone! Stay Strong!! 💪💖🤘
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