Women’s Hall of Fame – 2006

Billy Jack Talton

Biographical Information

Professor Emeritus, Louisiana Tech University, Retired 2001
POWERLIFTING RESUME
(activities involving women indicated in italics)

Professor of Health and Physical Education, 1974 – 2001 Louisiana Tech University

Professional Duties – Department Chairman for 9 faculty and 7 graduate assistants in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Louisiana Tech University(Louisiana Tech Enrollment – 10,000)

Educational Background

Teaching/Coaching Experience

Powerlifting Participation

Powerlifting Officiating

High School, Collegiate, State, National and International Powerlifting Meets

Powerlifting Administration/Officiating

Meet Director

Powerlift Coaching at Louisiana Tech University

Powerlifting Honors

TOTAL OF TWENTY -TWO NATIONAL COLLEGIATE POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS – AAU – USPF – ADFPA – USA

Men’s Division – 1978 (AAU) – 1985 (USPF)- 1986 (USPF)- 1994 (USPF)- 1995 (USPF)- 1996 (ADFPA) –
(11 total) 1997 (ADFPA) – 1998 (USA Powerlifting) – 1999 (USA Powerlifting) – 2000 (USA Powerlifting) – 2001 (USA Powerlifting)

Women’s Division 1984 (USPF)- 1985 (USPF)- 1986 (USPF)- 1994 (USPF)- 1995 (USPF)- 1996 (ADFPA) –
(11 TOTAL) 1997 (ADFPA) – 1998 (USA Powerlifting) – 1999 (USA Powerlifting) – 2000 (USA Powerlifting) – 2001 (USA Powerlifting)

Important Events Enacted During Tenure as USPF Collegiate Chairman Affecting Collegiate Powerlifting

  1. 1981-Annual Certificates were awarded to the winners of both men’s and women’s divisions recognizing them as:

    1st – Team Collegiate all-American-All first places
    2nd – Team Collegiate All-American-All second places
    3rd – Team Collegiate All-American-All third places
    Honorable Mention Collegiate All-American-All fourth and fifth places

  2. 1981 – present – Added the women’s division to the annual USPF National Collegiate Championship Meet.
  3. 1984 – present – The USPF collegiate committee agreed to provide a trophy to the college Coach-of-the-Year as determined by the coach team or teams (men and women) who score the most combined points in the national championships.
  4. 1984 – The USPF collegiate committee agreed to provide a trophy to the college with the most total points generated by one college’s men’s and women’s team in the national collegiates.
  5. 1986-1995 – Random drug testing of lifters in each of men’s and women’s divisions of USPF Collegiate Nationals.

Tech Lifters in International Competition

  1. 1985 – 1ST Tech male to compete in IPF Worlds – Sydney, Australia
  2. 1991 – Tech man in IPF Worlds – Ivory Coast, Africa
  3. 1992 – Two La Tech Women and Three La Tech men on the U.S.P.F. Junior World Team – Sydney, Australia
  4. 1995 – Two La Tech Women and one man on the U.S.P.F. Junior World Team, New Delhi, India (July-1995)
  5. 1998 – Four La Tech Women on USA Powerlifting Junior World Team, Budapest, Hungary (Sept, 1998)
  6. 1999 – Four La Tech lifters – two women and two men on the USA Powerlifting Junior World Team, Prague, Czechia (Oct-1999)
  7. 2000 – Four La Tech lifters – two women and two men on the USA Powerlifting Junior Worlds Team, Chia Yi, Taiwan

Powerlifting Publications

2001, Journal of Psychology Type. (In-press). “Psychological Type of University Powerlifters”, Tobacyk, J., Hilgenkamp, K., Talton, B.J., & Livingston, M.M.

1997, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 29,5, “Relationship of Resistance Training Experience to Left Ventricular Dimensions in Female Weightlifters”, Washam, C., Thomas, L., & Talton, B.J.

1996, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 83,859-866, “Changes in Scores on the Profile of Mood States Following A Single Bout of Physical Activity: Heart Rate and Changes in Affect”, McGowan, R.W., Talton, B.J., & Thompson, M.

June, 1995, Powerlifting U.S.A., USPF National Collegiates, Vol 18, No 11, p 20 & 21, Talton, B.J.

May, 1994, Powerlifting U.S.A., USPF National Collegiates, Vol 17, No 10, P 6 & 7, Talton, B.J.

May, 1990, Perceptual and Motor Skills, “Attentional Style and Powerlifting Performance”, Vol 70, p 1253-1257, McGowan, R.W., Talton, B.J., & Tobacyk, J.

September, 1989, Powerlifting U.S.A., “The Calm Before the Storm”, Vol 13, No 2, p 19, Talton, B.J.

April, 1988. Powerlifting U.S.A., “Psychological Testing and Powerlifting”, Vol 11, No 9, p 37, Talton, B.J. & McGowan, R.W.

February, 1987, Scholastic Coach, “Introducing Co-Educational Powerlifting into the College Physical Education Curriculum”, Talton, B.J.

Fall, 1986, Louisiana Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, “Powerlifting – A New Sport for Women”, Talton, B.J.

Powerlifting Presentations

February 9, 2001, Southern District, AAHPERD Convention, Birmingham, AL, “Mood State Profiles of Elite Female Collegiate Powerlifters,” Talton, B.J. & LaBorde, C.

March, 2000, Southeastern Psychological Association Convention, New Orleans, LA, “Psychological Type of Elite
College Powerlifters,” Tobacyk, J., Hilgenkamp, K., Talton, B.

May, 1997, Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, “Relationship of Resistance Training
Experience to Left Ventricular Dimensions in Female Powerlifters.” Washam, C., & Talton, B.

November, 1996, LAHPERD Convention, Shreveport, Louisiana, “Get Fit Through Powerlifting”.

November, 1995 – LAHPERD Convention, “A Strength Model to Develop Maximum Strength for Female High
School and Collegiate Powerlifters”.

February, 1993, Southern District, AAHPERD Convention, Dallas, Texas, “Collegiate Women in Karate and
Powerlifting Sports Club Programs”, Talton, B.J. & Jordan, D.

November, 1990, State Convention, LAHPERD, Lafayette, Louisiana, “Twelve Week Program to Develop
Maximal Strength in Female Students”

February, 1989, Southern District, AAHPERD, Chattanooga, Tennessee, “Performance and Mood Status: A
Function of Time”, McGowan, R.W. & Talton, B.J.

April, 1988, State Convention LAHPERD, New Orleans, Louisiana, “Mood States and Powerlifting”,
Talton, B.J. & McGowan, R.W.

April, 1987, American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Las Vegas, Nevada,
“Unity through Strength Fitness”, Division of Girl’s and Women in Sport

Billy Jack’s Photo Gallery

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2006 USA Powerlifting Women’s Hall of Fame Sponsors

The Women’s Hall of Fame Committee would like to thank those who sponsored Bettina’s induction to the Women’s Hall of Fame. Each of the sponsors below played an important part of helping with the induction ceremony held at the USA Powerlifting Women’s Nationals in Denver, Co, February 10, 2006.

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