Joe Warpeha

    EC Board Member

    288 Church Ave
    Esko, MN 55733
    Phone: 651.485.7353
    Year Elected: 2015
    Term Ends: 2018

    Professional background:
    • College professor at the College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, MN)
    • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise physiology
    • PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

    Powerlifting years: First competition – 1997; first 10 years in the sport
    was as a bench-only competitor.

    Competitor: Active

    Powerlifting Positions:
    • Non-officer member, USAPL Executive Committee (June, 2012 – Present)
    • USAPL Minnesota state chair (January, 2009 – May, 2011; May, 2012 – Present)
    • USAPL Raw Committee chair (June, 2010 – Present)

    Referee Status: IPF Category II

    Meet Director: Founder/director – USAPL Twin Ports Raw Open (2009 – Present)

    Powerlifting Accomplishments:
    • 2004 USAPL Minnesota State Bench Press Champion (open 181)
    • 2001 USAPL National Bench Press Championships – 3rd Place (open 165)
    • 2000 USAPL Florida State Bench Press Champion (open 165)
    • 1999 USAPL Jr. National Bench Press Champion and Best Junior Lifter (jr. 165)
    • Current USAPL bench press (single-lift) MN state record holder (open 165)
    • Current USAPL bench press (single-lift) MN state record holder (open 181)