2006 100% RAW Powerlifting National Championships Review & Results.

2006 100% RAW National Powerlifting Championships on August 12, 2006 in Orlando, FL. Find out more here.

Bench Press Results:

Women:

Weight Name State Max Bench
123lb Cheri Grant (NC) 90*
132lb Jennifer Thompson (NC) 280*$

Men:

Weight Name State Max Bench
97lb Rashon Pickett (NC) 80*
114lb Ian Smith (IN) 185*$
132lb Brian Goelz (FL) 305*$
148lb Todd Denison (TN) 200
148lb Rick Fecteu (NC) 190
148lb James Love (GA) ---
165lb Chris DeJoy (NY) 350*
165lb John Brown (NC) 325
165lb Richard Bonney (FL) 310
165lb Luther Gagnon (NC) 290
165lb Dalton Davis (FL) 285*$
165lb Darryl Harding (GA) 285
165lb Victor Clark (NC) 275
165lb Bill Tinkler- (NC) 220*$
165lb Jamie Pickett (NC) 150
181lb Will Lynch (NC) 445*$
181lb Stephen Judah (ID) 425*$
181lb Ken Connely (IL) 360*$
181lb James Gardner (VA) 340*
181lb Tim Hubert (AL) 315
181lb Mark Franklin (NC) 300
181lb Michael Thompson (MS) 245
198lb Dennis Cieri (NJ) 525*$
198lb Steve Paolini (MA) 405
198lb Mark Castro (GA) 385
198lb Kevin Carrier (FL) 330
198lb Keith Brantley (FL) 325*
198lb Andrew Smith (NC) 305
198lb Burt Rosenfield (FL) 245*$
220lb Carleton Pickett (NC) 435
220lb Britt Cullen (SC) 405
220lb Gregg Arnold (FL) 365*$
220lb Chris Kennedy (MD) 355
220lb Rick Jones (SC) 335
220lb John Shifflett (VA) 325
220lb Al Speech (FL) 310*$
220lb Ray Berry (NC) 300
220lb Walter Anczerewicz (IL) 275
220lb Stan Kaczmarek (FL) 245
220lb Richard Konover (FL) ---
242lb Gary Pierce (MS) 420*$
242lb Jason Webb (FL) 405
242lb Scott Deuel (NC) 325*
242lb Pete Scott (SC) 320
275lb Michael Allocco (FL) 505
275lb Scott Van Brunt (NY) 445
275lb Joe Constabile (PA) 360
    * National Record
    $ World Record

Best Lifters:

    Men's - Dennis Cieri
    Female - Jennifer Thompson
    Master - Ken Connelly

Team Champions:

    Camp Mayhem, Raleigh, NC
    Powerlifting Results:

Women:

Weight Age Name State Squat Bench Deadlift Total
198 40-44 Kari Sabin (FL) 335*$ 220*$ 405*$ 960*$
OPEN Kari Sabin (FL) 335 220 405*$ 960

Men:

Weight Age Name State Squat Bench Deadlift Total
66 8-9 Sava Tshontikidis   - - 100 -
148 14-15 Yanni Tshontikidis   155 135 285 575
148 OPEN Michael Romanello (FL) 410 310*$ 420 1140
148 OPEN Nick Sampras (GA) 335 265 420 1020
165 16-17 Cameron Easter (FL) 300 275 405 980
165 16-17 Simon McKee (CA) 255 205 370 830
165 20-24 Drew Piddy (NC) 350 205 445 1000
165 OPEN Omar Bermudez (FL) 460*$ 360 580*$ 1400*$
165 OPEN Gerardo Perez (FL) 430 365 520 1315
165 OPEN Michael Tichnor (SC) 335 220 405*$ 960
165 OPEN Drew Piddy (NC) 350 205 445 1000
181 18-19 Jeff Cunningham (FL) 350 265 435 1050
181 20-24 Mark Franklin (NC) 385 300 455 1140
181 20-24 Matt Wilson (SC) 350 295 455 1100
181 35-39 Doug Parrish (NC) 460*$ 305 525 1290
181 40-44 Gregory Wright (FL) 430 330*$ 575*$ 1335*$
181 OPEN Gregory Wright (FL) 430 330 575 1335
181 OPEN Doug Parrish (NC) 460 305 525 1290
198 20-24 Joey King (OR) 500*$ 360*$ 635*$ 1570*$
198 20-24 Kevin Carrier (FL) 370 315 450 1135
198 20-24 Eric Davis (FL) 280 260 485 1025
198 OPEN Joey King (OR) 500 360 635*$ 1570*$
198 OPEN Victor Parets (NJ) 510 320 605 1435
198 OPEN Ernest Smith (FL) 470 325 500 1295
198 OPEN Jim Van Allen (NY) 350 380 450 1180
198 OPEN Brandon Maggitt (NJ) 320 235 460 1015
198 35-39 Ernest Smith (FL) 470 325 500 1295
198 40-44 Victor Parets (NJ) 510*$ 320 605*$ 1435*$
198 50-54 Jim Van Allen (NY) 350 380 450 1180
220 18-19 David Balsdon (NY) 435 375*$ 570 1380*$
220 18-19 Tim Peterson (CA) 405 315 570 1290
220 20-24 John Gordon (AL) 475 310 510 1295
220 OPEN Zied Hichari (FL) 540 365 640*$ 1545
220 OPEN Jared Wilsey (TN) 135 335 515 985
220 35-39 Dan Russo (FL) 405 345 475 1225
220 35-39 Chris Kennedy (MO) 370 315 450 1135
220 45-49 Bill Beekley (FL) 510 320 600*$ 1430
242 18-19 Eddie Debus (NY) 510 435*$ 660*$ 1605
242 20-24 Gabriel Reyes (FL) 445 300 525 1270
242 OPEN Chad Goddard (GA) 560*$ 345* 560 1465*
242 OPEN Shawn Jones (FL) 485 340 575* 1400
242 OPEN George Montgomery (FL) 460 325 495 1280
242 40-44 George Montgomery (FL) 460 325 495 1280
275 18-19 Max McKee (CA) 500*$ 250 515 1265
275 45-49 Keith Cole (NC) 405 375 450 1230
275 OPEN Nick Hammer (FL) 405 375 450 1230
275 35-39 Tim Burns (FL) 505 375 525 1405
308 40-44 Vincent Smith (FL) 450 360 600 1410
308 P/F/M Vincent Smith (FL) 450*$ 360 600$ 1410$
308 20-24 Scott Weech (FL) 825*$ 505*$ 750*$ 2040*$
308 OPEN Scott Weech (FL) 825*$ 505*$ 750*$ 2040*$
308 35-39 Joe Bates (MA) 425 290 500 1215
SHW 40-44 Beau Moore (FL) 740 560 750 2050
SHW OPEN Beau Moore (FL) 740 560 750 2050
    * National Record
    $ World Record

arrow Team Champions:

    Mixed Team Champions: On The Run Fitness
    Open Team Champions: Florida RAW Dogs

arrow Best Lifters:

    Teenage: Eddie Debus
    Master: Bill Beekley
    Open Light: Omar Bermudez
    Open Heavy: Scott Weech

Hosted by 100% RAW President Paul Bossi, the 2006 100% RAW National Bench Press & Powerlifting Championships was an overwhelming success! Held at the Doubletree Hotel in Orlando, Florida, the two-day contest saw lifters representing 19 states with an age span of nearly seventy years including many National and World class lifts. We also had 1 lifter from France come and compete in this meet. Ziet Hichari who broke a record of his own for his country.

This was the most competitive competition the federation has ever had and with the growth we have had over the past 2 years we see more meets like this coming. The event was broke into 2 days to ensure all the lifters of a smooth running meet that ran very efficient in which it was. We had many familiar faces and many new faces who turned many heads with their awesome lifts. We had drug tested 18 lifters and had 1 failure that we are sorry to say.

arrow Sponsors:

We would like to thank our wonderful sponsors for all the donations of goodies for the lifters. Thank you to Bodybuilding.com for the best lifter bags and many gifts they gave for the lifters; Goliath Labs, APT's Pro Weightlifting Gear, criticalbench.com, eWorldSupplements.com, and No Pain - No Gain: The Movie for the supplements, apparel and CD's that went into the winners' prize packages; Mike and Chris of criticalbench.com for spotting for 2 days, bringing many gifts for the lifters and also sponsoring the Bench for reps competition; Fitness Equipment Warehouse of Orlando for the lending of the weights in the warm-ups room; and Milano Paich of FitAt50.com for working and setting that up for us.

arrow National and World Records broken:

We had many National and World Records broken at this event. We had 8 lifters who qualified as Elite Status lifters and 2 lifters missed the Elite Status by 5lbs or less. Our World meets are building up to look very competitive and they will be held in November for the Bench Press and December for the Full Powerlifting.

Friday evening's National Bench Press Championships was highlighted by the grace and power of North Carolina's Jennifer Thompson. An IPF World Champion, Jennifer's 280 pound bench at a bodyweight of 130.7 secured her both a place in the 100% RAW World Record books and Best Lifter honors. It is believed that Jennifer's bench press was the highest pound for pound bench press RAW ever in history of powerlifting for a woman. New Jersey's Dennis Cieri, competing in the 198 pound class, registered an awesome 525 World Record bench and Best Lifter honors.

Dennis has the 2nd highest pound for pound in 100% RAW's highest with a 2.65 ratio. The highest is Will Lynch with a 2.69 ratio for pounds lifters for a pound of body weight or how many times of their weight they lifted. Master lifter Ken Connelly from Illinois (40-44) rounded out the Best Lifter trio with his double-bodyweight World Record bench of 360 pounds in the 181 pound class.

In addition, the contest saw numerous National and World Records being broken, to include a 305 pound bench by Florida's Brian Goetz (132 pound class), Will Lynch's (North Carolina) 445 pound bench in the 181s, and Bert Rosenfeld's (Florida, 181 pound class) 245 pound bench in the 70-74 year old age division. Will's "Camp Mayhem" team also captured the Team Championship trophy.

Saturday's full-power meet proved to be a continuation of Friday's record-breaking feats as Florida lifters Kari Sabin (Women's Master), Omar Bermudez (OPEN, 165), Bill Beekley (45-49, 220), Scott Weech (20-24, 308), and Beau Moore (40-44, SHW) were joined by Oregon's Joey King (20-24, 198), New Jersey's Victor Parets (40-44, 198), and New York's Eddie Debus (18-19, 242) to set the pace for an awesome day of lifting.

Kari shattered the World Record books with her lifts of 335, 220, and 405 for a 960 total. Omar, coming off a four-year layoff, lifted flawlessly, registering a 1400 pound total in the 165 pound class. Omar's efforts were rewarded with a first place finish, Best Lightweight Lifter honors, and the Overall Best Lifter award. Joey, an Oregon firefighter, pushed up huge numbers, to include a 635 pound World Record deadlift. Victor's 1435 total secured him a first place finish in the 198s and Best Lifter honors in the heavyweight division. Bill, who serves as the 100% RAW Florida State Chairman, won Best Master Lifter with his lifts if 510, 320, and 600 in the 220s. Eddie, a teenage lifting phenomenon, registered an impressive 1605 pound total, humbly crediting his Lord and Savior after each lift. Scott and Beau rounded out the day's lifting, firing up the crowd and registering the meet's biggest totals with 2040 and 2050 efforts, respectively.

Congratulations to all the lifters on their efforts and accomplishments. The numbers prove that equipment and drugs are not necessary for big totals!

arrow Special Thanks:

Thank you to Elizabeth City Trophy for the wonderful awards which were 1st class as always. Thank you to Adrenaline Gear for their shooting of the DVD and many pictures they have taken of the event which will be on sale soon on our website. Thank you to Powerlifting USA Magazine for the many magazines to pass out to the lifters and the advertisement which helped make the event a success.

We would like to thank the people who made this event possible: Paul Bossi Meet Diector, Head Table Shawn Lyte and Teresa Lancaster, Judges Spero and Caryn Tshontidikis, Jeremy Wright, James Roberts, John Shifflett all who done and exceptional job, Spotters Mike Westerdal and Chris Wilson from Critical Bench, Ray Berry, Scott Deuel and Scott Kuzma. Thank you to all the coaches and lifters who came and made this event a part of Powerlifting history. Thank you to Greg Stott founder of Team IXL for his support of the meet and the many things he helps us with over the course of the year.

Special thanks to 100% RAW Vice President Shawn Lyte for a superb job of announcing the two-day event, Teresa Lancaster for running the score table, Jeremy Wright for expediting, and Jim Roberts, John Shifflett, Caryn Tshontikidis, and Jeremy Wright for officiating.

More thanks to Chris and Mike of CRITICALBENCH.COM for an incredible job spotting and loading both contests. Chris and Mike saved many lifters from potential injury, and successfully loaded the entire meet without a single miss-load.

And many thanks to Meet Director and 100% RAW President Paul Bossi for hosting a first-class event. The platform area, awards, and hotel arrangements were second-to-none, and many lifters commented on how smooth the contest ran. Well done, brother!

Finally, and most importantly, thanks and praise be to God for an injury-free, drug-free weekend in the greatest country on the face of the earth. Praise His Name, and we'll see you at the Worlds!

God Bless, Spero