Priscilla Ribic – BB

2010 Brother Bennett Recipient

To the USA Powerlifting National Governing Body:
It is with great pleasure and an honor for me to nominate Priscilla Ribic for one of USA Powerlifting’s most prestigious honors- the Brother Bennett Award.
The award is presented to persons who provide extraordinary service to the athletes of our organization and demonstrate leadership in furthering the cause of drug free sport. There are few, if any, who meet the criteria of this award more than Priscilla.

Over the years, I had the opportunity to witness first-hand how Priscilla’s outstanding achievements and dedicated service have made significant contributions to promote drug free powerlifting, advance women’s powerlifting and provide tremendous support to the growth of USA Powerlifting.

As an athlete, Priscilla has achieved unparalleled success on the platform. Priscilla began competing in the sport in December 1999. Since that time, Priscilla has become of the most decorated lifters of our time. To summarize (as of the time of this nomination)
7-time Open powerlifting national champion
3-time Open bench press national champion
Numerous American & national meet records
10-time IPF Open world team member (powerlifting and bench press)
4-time IPF Open powerlifting and bench press world champion
7 Open IPF World records broken
2 time World Games participant and silver medalist
2009 inductee into the IPF Hall of Fame

Priscilla’s success on the platform, combined with her being drug tested over 30 times at every level, has made her of one of the most recognizable figures in the sport while serving as a role model for many women- young and old- (and many men as well) and being a great ambassador and example of drug-free lifting.
Priscilla has also been a dedicated leader in advancing women’s powerlifting. She has served as a member and Chair of the USA Powerlifting Women’s Committee and led the effort to establish a USA Powerlifting Women’s Hall of Fame. She acted as the Women’s World Team Manager from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that, Priscilla created the USA Powerlifting Women’s Team Calendar fund raiser project from 2002 to 2004.

Over the last decade, Priscilla has committed considerable time and effort to promote awareness of and revenue growth to USA Powerlifting by overseeing the development and implementation of the USA Powerlifting e-store, supporting the expansion of the USA Powerlifting merchandising program, producing content for online and printed newsletter communications and assisting as webmaster for the USA Powerlifting national website. Most recently, Priscilla has been largely responsible for developing and coordinating the USA Powerlifting events at the Arnold Sports Festival, a project that has brought unprecedented interest and attention to our sport, and to USA Powerlifting.

As an advocate and champion of USA Powerlifting members, Priscilla has served as an athlete’s representative and currently serves as a member of the IPF Athletes Commission. On behalf of USA Powerlifting, she has served as a referee, meet director, State Chair and sponsor.

To close, Priscilla has amassed a distinguished career of achievement and service to USA Powerlifting that is unmatched.

I respectfully request that the governing body recognize Priscilla’s years of dedicated service by bestowing upon her this year’s Brother Bennett Award, our organization’s highest honor.

Respectfully submitted,
Lance Slaughter


Powerlifting Positions Held

  • Women’s Executive Member 2002 to current
  • Women’s World Team Manager 2005-2009
  • Women’s Hall of Fame Committee member 2004 to present
  • USA Powerlifting Athlete’s Rep 2002 to 2005
  • State Chairman 2001
  • State Referee
  • Meet Director
  • USA Powerlifting assistant Webmaster
  • IPF Athletes Commission Committee member
  • Active participant in the USA Powerlifting National Governing Body annual meetings, including voting, presenting new programs and submitting motions and By-laws
  • Creator of the USA Powerlifting Women’s Team Calendar fund raiser project, 2002-2004
  • USA Powerlifting volunteer Project Manager, assisting in the implementation of the USA Powerlifting e-store, USA Powerlifting merchandising program, online and printed newsletter, Arnold Sports Festival competition coordinator

Powerlifting Accomplishments

  • International Powerlifting (IPF) Hall of Fame Inductee – 2009
  • #1 Ranked IPF Female of All-time with 654 Wilks points (2004-2009)
  • #1 Ranked Female in the USA Powerlifting for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • 4x Open IPF World Champion
  • 10x USA Powerlifting National Champion
  • 12x USA Powerlifting World Team Member
  • 22x International Competitor
  • North American Powerlifting (NAPF) Hall of Fame Inductee – 2007
  • First female of any American IPF affiliate to open with a 500+ pound deadlift (12.11.04)
  • First female in the World and American (male or female) to win both Open IPF Worlds and Open IPF Bench Worlds in the same year. (2004)
  • First female in the USA Powerlifting/ADFPA history to break 600 Wilks formula (scoring 615) ~ Feb 1, 2004
  • Drug Tested to-date a total of 36 times (26 in-meet / 10 out-of-meet, no notice) since beginning powerlifting in Dec 1999.

USA Powerlifting National Championships

  • 2010 – Women’s Nationals – Cleveland, OH May 2010
  • 2009 – 75kg Women’s Champion, Best Lifter Overall, Miami, FL
  • 2008 – 67.5kg Women’s Champion, Best Lifter Overall, Killeen, TX
  • 2007 – 75kg Bench Nationals Champion, Denver, CO
  • 2007 – 67.5 Women’s Champion, Best Lifter Overall, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2006 – 67.5 Bench Champion, Best Lifters Overall, Denver, CO
  • 2006 – 67.5kg Women’s Champion, Best Lifter Overall, Denver, CO
  • 2005 – 67.5kg Women’s Champion, Best Lifter Overall, St Louis, MO
  • 2004 – 67.5 Bench Nationals Champion, Killeen, TX
  • 2004 – 67.5 Women’s Champion, Best Lifter Overall, Omaha, NE
  • 2003 – 67.5 Women’s Champion, Best Lifter Overall, Killeen, TX
  • 2002 – 75kg Women’s Champion, Chicago, IL
  • 2001 – 67.5kg Women’s 3rd place, Ft Wayne, IN

USA Powerlifting World Team Member

  • 2010- 67.5kg Bench Silver Medalist – Killeen,TX
  • 2009 – World Games, Bronze Medalist, Kaohsuing, Taiwan
  • 2008 – 67.5kg World Champion & 3rd Overall, St John’s, NF, Canada
  • 2007 – 67.5kg World Championships, Bronze Medalist, Soelden, Austria
  • 2006 – 67.5kg World Champion & Champion of Champions, Stavanger, Norway
  • 2006 – World Games – Middle Weight Silver Medalist, Duisburg, Germany
  • 2005 – 67.5kg Silver Medalist, Ylitornio, Finland
  • 2004 – 67.5kg Bench press World Champion, Cleveland, OH
  • 2004 -67.5kg World Champion, Silver Medalist Overall, Cahor, France
  • 2003 – 67.5kg Bronze Medalist, Chicago IL
  • 2002 – 75kg 5th place, Riesa, Germany
  • 2001 – 75kg 5th place, Czech Republic

International Competitions, Non-World Competitions

  • 2009 Arnold Sports Festival Pro Deadlift – Champion, Columbus, OH
  • 2009 Arnold Sports Festival Pro Bench – 4th place, Columbus, OH
  • 2008 NAPF North American Championships, Champion of Champion, Aruba
  • 2008 Arnold Sports Festival Pro Bench – 5th place, Columbus, OH
  • 2008 Arnold Sports Festival Pro Deadlift – Champion, Columbus, OH
  • 2007 NAPF Pan-Americans – Champion of Champions – San Paulo, Brazil
  • 2007 NAPF North American, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • 2006 NAPF North American Championships – Champion of Champions, Dorado, Puerto Rico
  • 2005 NAPF Pan-Americans – Champion of Champions, Miami, FL
  • 2004 NAPF North American Championships – Champion of Champions, Ft LauderdaleFL
  • 2003 Norwegian Nationals – Guest Lifter, Oslo Norway

Guest / Exhibition Lifter/ Appearances

  • 2006, 2007 – Exhibition lift – Fitness Expo, Boise, ID
  • 2006 – Guest Lifter, USA Powerlifting American Open, Palm Springs, CA
  • 2006 – Guest speaker at North Star Pride Powerlifting Seminar, South Carolina
  • 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008 – Exhibition lift – Empire Classic Bodybuilding Show, Spokane, WA
  • 2004 – Guest Lifter, USA Powerlifting Men’s Nationals, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2004 – Guest Lifter, USA Powerlifting American Open, King of Prussia, PA
  • 2003 – Guest Lifter, IPF Norwegian Nationals, Oslo, Norway
  • 2003, 2004 -Appearance, USA Powerlifting Booth at The Arnold Sports Festival, Columbus, OH
  • 2003-present – Powerlifting Training Camps and Seminars


International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Records

  • 67.5kg Deadlift – 252.5kg (556lbs), August 8, 2008
  • 67.5kg Squat – 248kgs (546lbs), July 7, 2006
  • 67.5kg Deadlift – 250kg (551lbs), June 15, 2006
  • 67.5kg Deadlift – 247.5kg (545.5lbs), Dec 11, 2004
  • 67.5kg Total – 630kg (1388.75lbs), Dec 11, 2004
  • 67.5kg Single-lift Bench – 150.5kg (331.8lbs), Dec 4, 2004
  • 67.5kg Deadlift – 245kg (540lb), Feb 11, 2004 (broke 20yr old record)

USA Powerlifting (USA Powerlifting) Records (Currently Held Records)

  • 67.5kg Deadlift – 252.5kg (556lbs), American & State
  • 67.5kg Squat – 248kgs (546lbs), American & State
  • 67.5kg Deadlift – 250kg (551lbs), American & State
  • 67.5kg Squat – 237.5kg (523.5lbs), National
  • 67.5kg Bench – 155kg (341.5lbs), National, American & State
  • 67.5kg Deadlift – 247.5kg (545.5lbs), American & State
  • 67.5kg Total – 630kg (1388.75lbs), National, American & State
  • 67.5kg Single-lift Bench – 150.5 (331.8lbs), National, American & State
  • 75kg Total – 630kg (1388.74), American, State
  • 75kg Squat 250kg (551lbs), American, State
  • 75kg Bench 152.5kg (336lbs), State
  • 75kg Deadlift 252.5kg (556), American, State