President's Corner

Steve Denison

Thank you for visiting the national USPA site! I was introduced to the sport of Powerlifting in 1983 and competed in my first Powerlifting contest in June 1984 in Roy, Utah in the 220 class squatting 535, benching 375 and deadlifting 545. I became a State referee in 1994, National referee in 1997, and International referee in 2007.

I have trained and competed for 30 years. I have competed in five National Powerlifting Championships from 1993-1995, 2008, and 2012. I took second place honors at the 1995 Senior Nationals in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the 275 Open. I also took 2nd place in the Open division and 1st place in the 275 Master 45-49 age group in the 2008 Nationals in Providence, Rhode Island. I competed in my first World Powerlifting Championship in November 2008 in Vienna, Austria in the 275 Master 45-49 age group taking 1st in my wt class and age group.

I’ve been a contest meet director since 1987 and have directed over 150 powerlifting meets. This includes 7 National Championships (2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013), over 20 state championships (87, 93, 94, 97, 99-present) and over 125 other local meets.

My best lifts in competition are a 749 squat, 611 bench, and 694 deadlift using single ply gear. I competed at my first Raw Nationals in 2012 and took 1st in the Open 275 Class and 1st in the 275 Master 50-54 age group squatting 584, benching 440, deadlifting 622 with a 1647 total.
I love the sport of Powerlifting and I look forward to meeting and introducing people to the sport every year. Thank you to all the fine competitors, officials, and spotters/loaders who support USPA Powerlifting.

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