Current Sponsored Athletes
Currently, the USPAPF fully sponsors nine athletes on their powerlifting journey. While each of our athletes brings a unique light into our organization, they all share the same passion for the sport, the desire to give back, and the dedication needed to succeed. We are proud of our athletes on their successful and upcoming competitions. Our athletes come from all walks of life, ranging from first generation college students to athletes in recovery. We offer a unique sponsorship programs that supports athletes in their powerlifting endeavors. We help make powerlifting accessible by alleviating financial burdens. Read about our sponsorship program.
We are fundraising at the following USPA Meets:
USPAPF Initiative: The Boy's Republic
On February 22, 2020, four of our previously sponsored athletes competed at the Drug-Tested California State Championships in Chino Hills, CA. These young athletes were students of The Boy’s Republic, a reformatory school for students from 13-17 years of age. The school prides itself in teaching honest labor and responsibility. As part of the sponsorship program, the sponsored athletes were provided with training by Coach Susan Salazar and guidance from Mike Tronske. In preparation for the competition, these young men learned how to squat, bench, and deadlift. They were given USPA membership, meet entry fees, and competition gear from one of our partners, Iron Rebel. Each young lifter competed with nerves and excitement as they completed all attempts. The contentment and sense of achievement was impactful to the young teens, their peer communities, and to the USPA team. In addition, the USPA Powerlifting Foundation donated training equipment, including two deadlift platforms, two squat racks, four Texas Power Bars, and over 1,000lbs of Ivanko plates to the Boy's Republic gym facility!