Bill Sindelar

2010 Referee of the Year Recipient

I am honored to prepare this recommendation letter for Bill Sindelar to receive the 2010 USA Powerlifting Referee of the Year Award.During the past six years, I have worked closely with Bill Sindelar at many national and international Powerlifting championships. You will not find another referee in our organization as dedicated and committed to the successful direction of our national championships than Bill Sindelar. This was clearly demonstrated by Bill attending, at his own expense, nearly all of our national championships the past two years. His contributions let to the success of multiple national powerlifting championships. ALL of our national meet championship directors owe Bill a special debt of thanks for his outstanding work as a referee!
As I understand it, this honor is given to the referee whose efforts best characterizes what an official stands for in this organization: honesty, integrity, and superior performance. Bill Sindelar excels in [all] of these areas as an official. Bill is person of integrity and high moral standards, which makes him the outstanding referee that he is.
As the State Chairman of Nebraska, Bill Sindelar is well known for his loyalty to the membership, dedication, and hard work through the direction of the multiple championships that he puts on each year. In short, Bill is a tireless promoter of our cause – Drug Free Powerlifting!

In closing, Bill Sindelar has the full confidence and endorsement from not only me, but his fellow officials and the lifters for this award. I know of no one who better exemplifies the personal and professional qualities that we honor through this award. Without ignoring the fine qualities of all of the other candidates, I advocate Bill Sindelar because of his exceptional contributions as an official to USA Powerlifting. He has all of the qualities we honor in giving the award. He is clearly one our hardest working officials and deserves to be recognized as Referee of the Year.

Thank you!
Robert Keller 
Chairman, Technical Chairman

 

DOB: January 17, 1951
Married in 1976 to Pat Sindelar, have three children and two grandchildren.
I am owner and manager of Cedar Hill Cattle, Inc., and LBJ Farms, Inc., a feedlot and farming operation in northeast Nebraska.

Lifting:
Unlike a lot of lifters, I didn’t get started in powerlifting until I was 42. Before that, I didn’t even know that powerlifting existed. I entered my first competition in 1993 at a local YMCA. I continued to learn and train in powerlifing, and competed at my first Masters Nationals in 2001.

I currently hold 30 State records, and competed in every Masters Nationals since 2001, and have collected five first place and two 2nd place awards.

I have also qualified to participate in five IPF Worlds Masters, placing 2nd three times, 4th once and one 6th place awards.

In 2007 I competed in the Pan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil, winning the Best Lifter.

I was appointed the Nebraska State Chair in 2005 to the present.

Referee:
State referee in 2004
National referee in 2006
IPF Cat 11 referee in 2008