The 2011 USAPL
Battle on the Border V was SPECTACULAR!!! With
97 registered lifters from the States of North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, and Texas, we were once again privileged to see
some of the best powerlifting in the country. North Carolina
came down south in force to reclaim the Battle on the
Border plaque and thus win 4 out of the last 5 contests.
We had several National records and countless State records fall
by the wayside. This year saw some of the strongest
lifting we have ever seen. The Top 10 list will prove this
to be true. The following were our Best Lifters:
Powerlifter: Mike McCoy
Powerlifter: Kenneth McFadden
Bencher: Ryan Facteau
Best RAW Bencher:
Best Woman Lifter:
Best Teen Lifter:
Best Master Lifter:
all of our lifters who competed this past weekend!
The final results and
now shattered Top 10 Lists are now posted.
I would like
to thank all of the people who made this event possible:
Tom Simon with West Cary Barbell was very
generous in their sponsorship of the meet. Tom provided
much of the equipment that was awarded to our Best Lifters and
brought a combo rack that we utilized in our warm-up room.
Anderson Powerlifting, Garage Ink and Quest Nutrition were also
instrumental in providing gear and certificates to our best
lifters. The Upstate Palmetto YMCA is a
fantastic venue to hold a competition. Chris, Lisa and
Rochelle were beyond courteous and helpful from the time we set up our
equipment until we loaded our vehicles to go home. Once
spotters and loaders were fantastic! These guys take a day
off from their lives to push themselves as hard as they can for
the sport. Thank you so much for giving back. They were efficient
and safety was never in question - we got through 97 lifters on
two platforms in only 6 hours. Unbelievable! The
USAPL in the States of North and South Carolina are building a group of judges that
are second to none - the judging continues to be consistent, fair and spot
on. Finally, I would like to thank
all of the lifters who came out to compete at our meet.
With your support, this meet will continue to prosper. Look for the USAPL Battle on the Border
to return to Fort Mill, SC next March.
Photos from the meet
are up and ready to view. If anyone has additional
pictures that you would like to submit, please send me an email
and I will get them up on the site.