Nebraska Lifters ROCK It At Nationals

Nebraska lifters did really well at nationals. They were held this past weekend in Colorado where the BEST of the BEST compete for their spot on the IPF World Team. Below is the Nebraska lifters placings:

Bonica Lough first place Unlimited  womens

Katey Dodge fourth place

Bill Sindelar first place

Danny Thurman first place

Steve Davenport first place. He is pictured above. His final lifts were:

Final lifts

766 sq

556 bench

705 deadlift

2028 total

518 wilks

Go to for more results and info on this great competition. And a BIG congrats to our Nebraska lifters!!!!

State Meet Info

It has been brought to my attention some can not open the link under “upcoming events” for the entry form. The entry has changed 3 times so you may need to clear your cache to open since the link has had to be updated as well. If you still can not open it please contact Steve (see info below) and he can email you a form. Sorry for any inconvenience. Good lifting! 


MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO Steve Davenport 6221 North 34th Street Lincoln Nebraska 68504 

Entry form with fees must be postmarked by April 18, 2016. Late entries incur 20.00 late fee. No refunds.


Any questions call Steve Davenport at 402 875 1276, or email


Weigh ins begin at 7 am April 30. No one may weigh in after 830 am. Lifting begins at 9 am.


State Meet, Records, and Congrats

State Chair Message March 27, 2016

 The State Championships will be held in Lincoln on April 30, 2016 at Parkview Christian School Gym, anyone interested in volunteering to help please contact Steve Davenport and/or myself.

 Anyone or a group of people interested in submitting a meet bid for the 2017 State Championships please let me know.

 Anyone interested in running for or wanting to nominate someone to be the next State Chairman, for a 3-year term, please also let me know.

 The State Records have been transitioned from to the National website database. There was a glitch in the transition and I am working on getting it resolved. The state records from the Clash meet will be updated ASAP.

 Please join me in congratulating Eli Burks for passing his State Referee test in January.  Please also join me in congratulating Bonica Lough, Danny Thurman, Chris Walter, and Eli Burks for their accomplishments at the Arnold Sports Festival earlier this month. Bonica set World Records in the squat and total, and took 1st with an amazing 600 lb. squat. Danny took 2nd with a 584 lb. equipped bench press, Chris took 5th with a 430 lb. raw bench press, and Eli pulled an incredible 799 lb. deadlift for 2nd . Arnold Results

 On January 1, 2016 the official USA Powerlifting Nebraska website transferred to the new domain name:, please update your favorites to include the new domain name link. The previous domain name of will continue to redirect you to the website until mid-November when the old domain will not be renewed.

Best Regards, Mac

Capital City Clash THIS Weekend, and UPDATE on State Meet.

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State Chair Message January 17, 2016:
  • Happy New Year!
  • On January 1, 2016 the official USA Powerlifting Nebraska website transferred to the new domain name:, please update your favorites to include the new domain name link.  The previous domain name of will continue to redirect you to the website until mid-November when the old domain will not be renewed.
  • The Capital City Clash will be held in Lincoln on January 21, 2016 at Parkview Christian School Gym.   As of now there will be at least 5 National/International referees at this meet so American Records may be attempted.
  • I was unable to secure a site for the State Championships, and since it was getting very late, Steve Davenport has agreed to conduct the meet at Parkview again this year.  The meet has been sanctioned and entries will be available at the Capital City Clash.
  • Also coming soon the State Records will be transitioned from to the National website.
  • If you are interested in competing at a USA Powerlifting meet and haven’t yet, come check out the competition in Lincoln on January 23 at Parkview Christian.

Power On The Platte Results are UP!

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STATE CHAIR MESSAGE November 30, 2015

  • Thank you to all the lifters, spotter/loaders, referees, and volunteers that helped with the Power On The Platte, November 14, 2015 in North Platte.
  • And a special thanks to all the sponsors that made the meet possible: Great Plains Foot & Ankle Specialists, North Platte Visitors Bureau, Sand Hill Slims, Enzo Athletic Performance,, Chef Robert Irvine’s Fit Crunch, and Huffman Engineering.
  • Congratulations to all that set state records: Dawn Pitner, Ashley Stollberg, Jessica Halligan, Megan Martin, Samantha Kaus, Jo Lerew, Denise Ball, Russel Steinshouer, Doug Vawter Jr, and Tyson Chromy.
  • Congratulations to Best Raw Women’s Lifter – Samantha Kaus, Best Raw Men’s Lifter – Wayne David Herl, and Best Raw Bench Press – Clint Jensen.
  • The state records have been updated and can be found at If there are any corrections or additions please contact me at or 402-680-1678.
  • See you at the Capital City Clash, January 23, 2016, at Parkview Christian in Lincoln.


Michelle and Mac



Power On The Platte WILL Be A Go!

• The Power On The Platte competition will be held as scheduled.

• Five National and International referees have committed to the meet so American Record attempts can be made.

• As a reminder Quality Inn & Suites has a breakfast buffet, swimming pool, and game room. The Canteen Grille (steakhouse) is at the Quality Inn, with several other nearby restaurants too.

• There will be free admission to the Rec Center for all, and they have a concession too.

• The flights will be posted on the website prior to the meet.

See Ya There!

Michelle James and Mac

Update On USAPL Power On The Platte…Deadline Approaching

STATE CHAIR MESSAGE October 25, 2015REMINDER: The early entry deadline for the Power On The Platte is November 1, 2015

The deadline for the USAPL rate at Quality Inn and Suites is October 30, 2015

Please email/call me or Michelle if you are planning on competing at this meet: Don (Mac) McElravy at 402-680-1678,, or Michelle James at 308-760-3825,

T-shirts and medals need to be ordered, as of now, this meet is in jeopardy of being canceled if several more entries are not received soon

An update and photos from Raw Nationals will follow soon


Meeting in the Middle at the 2015 Power on the Platte Powerlifting & Bench Press Championships

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In efforts to promote USAPL in the middle of the state, State Chair Don McElravy is joining forces with western Nebraska meet director, Michelle James to bring a new powerlifting meet to North Platte, NE. It is open to ALL USAPL members and will hopefully be a yearly event bringing lifters across the state and beyond together for some HEAVY LIFTING and GREAT FELLOWSHIP.  Meet directors are trying to put together door prizes, music, and an informal get together afterwards at the host hotel, The Quality Inn & Suites.  Sponsors thus far include: Titan Support Systems, DaBuzz Coffee Shop, Sand Hill Slims, Great Plains Foot Ankle Specialists, Huffman Engineering Inc, Chef Robert Irvine’s Fit Bars, and Premier Powerlifting LLC.  More Sponsors and Info to be announced.  Entry is available now in WORD by CLICKING HERE or in “Upcoming Events.”  Direct questions to Don (Mac) McElravy at 402-680-1678, OR Michelle James at 308-760-3825,

Congratulations Nebraska Lifters: State Chair Message


• Happy Memorial Day!

• Congratulations goes out to Tim Anderson for taking the Gold at the 15th World Master’s Bench Press Championships held at Aurora Colorado in April.

• Congratulations to everyone that set state records at the NE State Championships, April 25, 2015 in Lincoln: Victor Villarreal, Blake Huisman, Jai Kendrick, Grant Higgs, Scott Hansen, Ferdinand Osayonde, Sean Typher, Dillon Jensen, Chandler Thompson, Mike Pruss, Manny Urra, Josh Ruppert, Tylor Torres, Monte Lofing, Carl Werda, Sadie Oppegard, Sarah Bright, Lauren Harris, Jill Shemek, and Paula Lawhead.

• Congratulations to Katey Dodge for competing and also passing her National Referee exam at the Men’s and Women’s National Championships held at San Antonio, TX in May.  

• Congratulations to Danny Thurman and Bill Sindelar for winning National Championships in the Masters division at the Men’s and Women’s National Championships held at San Antonio, TX.

• The NE State Records have been updated, if there are any corrections or additions please advise.

The records can be found at or

Kind regards,