USA Powerlifting Men’s Hall of Fame



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.
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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

Click on each athlete’s name to view their bio.

2021 Inductee

  • 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

Nominating Procedures

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.

Induction Criteria

  • 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).

Nomination Form

Nomination Form

Deadline for submissions: January 15th

Timeline

Instructions for Hall of Fame Nominations

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: JANUARY 15

January 15th
Nomination Form Submission Deadline

January 30th
Selection of Inductee, EC review and vote deadline

February 5th
Inductee notified by the Committee Chair

Open Nationals
Formal Hall of Fame Induction

Committee Members

  • Eric Cordeiro- Chair 
  • Dan Gaudreau
  • Arian Khamesi
  • Larry Maile
  • Johnny Graham
  • Robert Crawford
  • Josh Rohr