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Tune in to Podcasts Featuring USAPP Team Members

Mary Hodge, High-Performance Manager and Team Leader of USA Para Powerlifting, was recently interviewed on the “We’re the Inspiration” podcast, which features discussions with people with disabilities of all types as well as people who have personal connections to them. In this episode, Mary discuss her personal history through the sport and how it has changed over the years. Listen here. Additionally, Kelli Anne Stallkamp, an athlete with the goal of representing Team USA and USA Para Powerlifting at the Paralympic Games, was recently interviewed on Move United’s “Redefining Disability” podcast. Kelli Anne fell started lifting weights as part of …

Paralympic Operations Department Moves Into New Office in Montgomery Health Center

As the High-Performance Management Organization for USA Para Powerlifting (USAPP), Logan is excited to welcome the Paralympic Operations Department (POD) to Logan in a greater capacity this year. Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, EMT-P, CSCS, ICCSP, CCSP, executive director of POD, has returned to Logan and her office is now located in office C27 in the Montgomery Health Center. Dr. Humphries and the entire POD team are excited to become a more integrated part of Logan’s campus and build on the relationships they have established with students, faculty and the St. Louis community as a whole. “Now that our offices are …

USAPP and Move United Work to Bring Sports to Everyone

Competitor lifts during 2019 Junior Nationals; Photo by Reed Hoffmann, courtesy of Move United.

USA Para Powerlifting (USAPP) has found its home at Logan as it transitions to becoming an official Paralympic Sports Organization over the next year. With a belief that people with physical disabilities deserve high quality organized athletic opportunities, from youth sports to elite Paralympic competition, the Paralympic Operations Department (POD) at Logan aims to be leaders in the global adaptive sport movement. With the help of Move United, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with physical disabilities learn about and participate in adaptive sports, the two are working to bring awareness and increase accessibility to the sport nationwide. “The …

Paralympic Operations Department Unveils 4-Year Plan

U.S Paralympics and Para Powerlifting logos

Logan University has grown its involvement over the years with the Paralympic and adapted sports movement and recently created the Paralympic Operations Department (POD), dedicated solely to this involvement. A year into the POD’s inception, the department has made staffing changes and created its four-year Strategic Plan to set the stage to become a leader in the Paralympic and adapted sport movement. Executive Director of Paralympic Operations Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, EMT-P, CSCS, ICCSP, CCSP believes that by fusing Logan with these movements, the university will be able to not only diversify its reach but also become a model for …

World Para Powerlifting Invites Logan Faculty, Staff to Lead Webinars for New Series

World Para Powerlifting (WPPO) recently launched a webinar series for coaches, athletes, administrators, technical officials and classifiers in the para powerlifting world. The series will feature diverse topics, such as sports nutrition, sports and rehabilitation, and more, delivered by researchers, educators and experts around the world. WPPO invites Logan faculty and staff to submit a proposal for consideration to lead a webinar. Presenters will have the chance to discuss a topic in their area of expertise with participating members of the para powerlifting community. To submit a webinar proposal, please contact Dr. Kelley Humphries, Executive Director of Paralympic Operations at …

USAPP Athlete Blaze Tres Foster to Speak at Adapted Sport Leadership & Business Symposium

“When I’m competing, it’s just me and the bar. The bar doesn’t judge you and there’s no one else to blame. You either have a good lift or you don’t.” Blaze Tres Foster is a USA Para Powerlifting (USAPP) athlete. Originally from Monroeville, Pennsylvania, he was born with a genetic disorder for bone growth called Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and while he’s only been involved in para powerlifting since 2017, staying physically fit has always been a part of his life. “I got into fitness when I was 11 years old,” he said. “My older brother was an amazing …