The Men’s Hall of Fame nominating committee is seeking donations to help with the purchase of the first class of inductees jackets.
Remember that no donation is too small and any help is greatly appreciated.
When you make your donation please add a note mentioning the Men’s Hall of Fame.
In 2021, with the 40th Anniversary of the organization a Men’s Hall of Fame was created to honor those that have paved the way for drug-free powerlifting in the United States. An initial class of thirteen members was inducted. We will continue to honor new inductees on an annual basis.
MEN’S HALL of FAME Inductees
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- Men’s Open
- Anthony Harris
- Brad Gillingham
- Dave Ricks
- John Kuc
- Raymond Benemerito
- Wade Hooper
- Men’s Open Bench Only
- Dennis Ceiri
- Michael Hara
- Contributor (The Five Founding Members)
- Brother Bennett
- Vince Kilburn
- George Hummel
- Nick Theodorou
- Robert Crawford
Each year, after the initial induction class, there will be no more than two athletes inducted yearly.
The nominee must be current or have been a former member of the USA Powerlifting/ADFPA in good standing.
- The inductee must be current or have been a former member of the USA Powerlifting/ADFPA in good standing.
- The inductee shall have no drug infractions pursuant to USA Powerlifting/ADFPA organizational rules or from any other powerlifting organization, and the inductee must not have received any prior USA Powerlifting/ADFPA suspensions.
- Athlete inductees must have competed in the USA Powerlifting/ADFPA for at least FIVE years and are only eligible TEN years after their first Open competition.
- Each year, after the initial induction class, there will be no more than two athletes inducted yearly.
- Legacy lifters will consist of lifters who competed prior to 1997 in the American Drug-Free Powerlifting Association
- Administrators, contributors, or coaches should have served at least TEN years in the USA Powerlifting/ADFPA. Eligibility in this category is limited to biannual (every two years).
Instructions for Hall of Fame Nominations
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: JANUARY 15
Nomination Form Submission Deadline
Selection of Inductee, EC review and vote deadline
Inductee notified by the Committee Chair
Formal Hall of Fame Induction
- Eric Cordeiro- Chair
- Dan Gaudreau
- Arian Khamesi
- Larry Maile
- Johnny Graham
- Robert Crawford
- Josh Rohr