There are powerlifting, strongman and crossfit events all coming soon to our region in the coming weeks and months. There are a number of upcoming events in the USAPL Powerlifting federation that might be of interest to lifters in Allentown and the surrounding area; Jan 29 USAPL CL/HS “Geared” North East Regional Powerlifting Championships – Scranton, PA Steve Mann – 570-406-8422 [ Website ] Jan 29 USAPL CL/HS “Raw” Powerlifting Championships – Scranton, PA Steve Mann – 570-406-8422 [ Website ] Mar 3-6 2011 Arnold Sports Festival – Columbus, OH [ Website ] Mar 19-20 USAPL Pennsylvania State Bench Press & Powerlifting Championships – Kulpsville, PA Robert Keller – 954.790.2249 [ Website ] Apr 1-3 USAPL 2011 Collegiate Nationals – Scranton, PA Steve Mann – 570-406-8422 [ Website ] Jun 18-19 USAPL New Jersey Bench Press & Powerlifting Championships – Princeton, NJ Robert Keller – 954.790.2249 [ Website ] The Twin City Powerlifting club is looking at the idea of running a Pa State bench/deadlift meet that will also be USAPL sanctioned in June. We will keep you posted on this one, as it should take place right in our own backyard! The ADAU folks sent this email about this event that will be happening in nearby New Jersey soon: Subject: ADAU Raw Power Bragging Rights Meet BP & DL The ADAU Bragging Rights Meet will include a deadlift only event this year. Of course we also have the return of the Bench Press competition. Already confirmed are World Champion Mike Kuhns as well as Nationally ranked lifters Gleb Epelbaum, Ben Royer and Sherm Pensyl. Additionally we have a tentative committment from World Champ Dennis Cieri. You are cordially invited to make the trip to Pine Hill New Jersey and get in on the fun. Thanks, Jackson Lee ADAU New Jersey State Chairman http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=107399025979474 This ADAU meet will come a bit later: Also coming soon to Pennsylvania lifters: 2011 ADAU RAW POWER EMMANUEL GREATER JOHNSTOWN SINGLE LIFT OPEN February 19, 2011 425 Luther Road, Johnstown PA 15904 Separate Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift Contests Note: Breakfast and Lunch will not be served on site May 7, 2011 32nd Annual ADAU Raw Power “Power Day Classic” The longest, continually conducted push-pull meet in the world Separate Bench Press and Deadlift Contests Open divisions and all age groups divisions for both men and women Meet held in Bigler PA Strongman events from Teambix site, Kyle Bixler Pennsylvania Strongman site: http://www.teamsbix.com/teamsbix/ 2011 Line up of contests starting to take shape! Eastern Pennsylvania Show of Strength April 2nd, 2011 Oaks, PA or Valley Forge, PA details to be announced soon! http://mmasportsexpo.com/philadelphia.html And in Crossfit: THE DISPOSABLE HEROES WOD Fundraiser starts at 1000 am / 5 February 2011 Special Guest: Brad McKee, Sergeant USMC The Disposable Heroes WOD 5 rounds for time: 400m run 40m walking lunges 25 knees to elbows* 25 push ups 25 burpee pull ups Event to be held at CrossFit Apex The Disposable Heroes Project promotes events to raise money and awareness for wounded veterans, $20 donation. 100 Emlin Way, Telford PA www.thedisposableheroesproject.com We have featured Apex Crossfit here before. It is the home of 2009’s fittest woman, Tanya Wagner, who also happens to be a phys-ed teacher in my hometown of Quakertown. I must give credit to Crossfit 610 for giving me the heads up on this event, as it was posted on their website. http://www.crossfit610fitness.com/ They are a newer Crossfit gym that we have done some coverage on here as well, and are local guys. So it seems like we have a pretty nice mixed bag of strength events to look forward to over the next couple of months, so until next time,. Train Hard!!