About The USPA

Our Core

The USPA is a premier powerlifting federation created by lifters, with the goal of ensuring lifters are provided an opportunity and location of showcasing the result of their efforts in a safe and competitive environment. The USPA provides opportunities for a range of lifters from the beginner, to the elite level.

WHERE WE CAME FROM

From The Beginning

Steve Denison’s love for powerlifting started in 1983, when he was just introduced to the sport.  After his first competition in June 1984, he continued on to set records in the 220-275kg weight classes, climbed his way to International Referee status, and directed over 200 powerlifting meets. Bitten by the Iron Bug, Steve wanted to share his passion and grow the sport of powerlifting beyond what it was. 

“I love the sport of powerlifting,” Steve explains. “Especially the strong friendships and connections that are created with others at every training session and every competition. I look forward to meeting and introducing people to the sport every year.”

So in 2010, the USPA was born.

Executive Committee

Maryam Rushdi

Executive Committee Administrator

Bobby Morgan

Executive Committee Member

Chico Cloyne

Executive Committee Member

Steve Goggins

Executive Committee Member

Adam Ferchen

Executive Committee Member

Tanya Reed

Executive Committee Member

John Micka

Executive Committee Member

Lord Elliott

Executive Committee Member

Asa Barnes

Executive Committee Member

Gordon Santee

Technical Chairman

Bruce Takala

Referee Chairman

Mike Tronske

Executive Vice President

Steve Denison

USPA President

THE CORE

National Office Team

President
President

Steve Denison

Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President

Mike Tronske

Director of Operations
Director of Operations

Maryam Rushdi

Director of Marketing
Director of Marketing

Chris Canlas

VP of Business Development
VP of Business Development

Chico Cloyne

Member Services Representative
Member Services Representative

Kat Colson

Creative Director
Creative Director

Tyler Van Loon

ABOUT THE USPA

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