Posts by BlueCollarBarbell:

    Meet Registration – IPA Strength of Heroes 9/11 Remembrance Powerlifting Championships

    April 3rd, 2024

    WHERE: Blue Collar Barbell

    WHEN: Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th, Start time: 10:00 AM

    Saturday, September 7th: Amateurs (open registration below)
    Sunday, September 8th: Pros (by invite only)

    MEET DIRECTORS:  Shawna Mendelson & Jay Curry

    Saturday lifting open to the public
    Sunday lifting by invitation only
    Spectators welcome both days!

    WEIGH-INS: 24 hour weigh in rule will apply.
    Amateurs: Friday, September 6th: 10:00am-2:00pm, then from 5:00pm-7:00pm
    Pros: Saturday, September 7th: 8:30am-2:00pm



    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!

    Please enter your name as it appears on your federation registration to ensure results are counted.
    Please see federation rules for further info. In general, if you have to ask, you belong in the Amateur division.
    Based on age. You may enter multiple sub-divisions (ex: you may enter both "Open" and "Masters II" if you are 46 years of age). Entering multiple sub-divisions does NOT incur any additional fees.
    Choose which events to enter.
    Lifter's birthdate - format YYYY-MM-DD please!
    For contact purposes - a copy of this registration form will be sent to you. Please note that it can take up to one hour for the registration confirmation to be sent.
    Phone number for contact purposes.
    Please take note of the above total as you will need it for the next step.

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    MEET RECAP AND RESULTS – IPA Strength of Heroes, 09/10-11/22

    September 20th, 2022

    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!

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    MEET RECAP AND RESULTS – SPF Beast of the East, 05/07/22

    May 10th, 2022

    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!! 

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    MEET RESULTS – Summer Heat Championships, 06/05/2021

    June 29th, 2021


    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!

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    MEET RESULTS – SPF Spring Mania, 09/05/2020

    September 6th, 2020

    So I did a thing today! I competed weighed in at 179lbs. Totaled 1685 725S, 450B, 510D. Just missed 460 bench literally…

    Posted by Shawna Mendelson on Saturday, September 5, 2020

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    Coach Shawna Mendelson Invited to the 2019 WPO!

    July 21st, 2019

    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!

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    As seen on News 12, here’s segment #2 Workout of the Week with Shawna Mendelson and Elizabeth Hashagen

    August 6th, 2018

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    As seen on News 12, here’s segment #1 Workout of the Week with Jay Curry and Elizabeth Hashagen

    July 7th, 2018

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    News 12 Long Island Visit to Blue Collar Barbell

    June 16th, 2018
    Shawna Mendelson, Elizabeth Hashagen, and Jay Curry.

    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!

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    Meet Recap and Results – 2018 SPF Long Island Spring Mania Powerlifting Championships

    May 7th, 2018


    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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