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USAPP Event Qualifies Nine U.S. Athletes

Nine athletes who competed at USA Para Powerlifting’s 2020 Regional Qualifier held January 18 on Logan’s campus qualified to represent the U.S. in Bogota, Colombia, in March 2020. That competition will serve as the last stop in the competition cycle, qualifying athletes for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Qualifying athletes included: Johnathan Coots with 88kg bench Ashley Dyce with 112 kg bench Blaze Foster with 108kg bench Christian Largo with 141 kg bench Luis Gonzalez Poma with 110kg bench Garrison Redd with 122 kg bench Ahmed Shafik with 193 bench Jacob Schrom with 210 kg bench Nicklaus Toedebusch with 82 kg …

USA ParaPowerlifting 2020 Regional Qualifier: Know Before You Go

USA ParaPowerlifting 2020 Regional Qualifier is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 18 at the Logan Wellness Center. The event is free and open to the public. Here are a few tips on attending as a spectator: Free parking is available around the Logan Wellness Center. See the map below for directions to the Wellness Center. Please refrain from bringing large quantities of food and beverages into the venue. Photography is acceptable, however please avoid flash photography as it can distract the athletes. Please stay out of the field of play. Spectators will be directed where to …

Meet the Athletes: Team USA Para Powerlifting

This Saturday, January 18, Logan University will host USA Para Powerlifting’s 2020 Regional Qualifier for the Colombia 2020 Road to Tokyo Para Powerlifting World Cup. Meet a few of the stand-out athletes who will be competing on-campus this weekend, then join us in the Wellness Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to cheer them on (the event is free and open to the public!). Ahmed Shafik, 46 – Powerlifting Two-time Paralympic powerlifter Ahmed Shafik is an unstoppable force of nature in the powerlifting community. Although he was diagnosed with polio as a child, Shakif never let this affect his …

Logan Hosts 2020 Regional Qualifier for USA Para Powerlifting

Logan University – the high-performance management organization for Paralympic Powerlifting in the United States – is thrilled to be hosting on-campus events for USA Para Powerlifting in January 2020. Para powerlifting athletes will assemble in Logan’s Wellness Center on January 18 for the 2020 Regional Qualifier for the Colombia 2020 Road to Tokyo Para Powerlifting World Cup. This event is free and open to the public. Additional events for officials, athletes and coaches only will include a technical official course and a summit for coaches and athletes, where they will learn about athlete nutrition, biometric analysis, soft tissue and recovery …

Logan Learns Best Practices for Managing USA Para Powerlifting

Mary Hodge, High Performance Manager for USA Para Powerlifting, and Logan’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement Theresa Fleck recently attended the National Governing Bodies (NGB) Best Practices Meeting for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. The meeting, held in Anaheim, California, was established to help foster valuable working relationships among the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and allow individuals from various NGBs and High-Performance Management Organizations (HPMOs) to collaborate among themselves on best-practice standards. The seminar covered various topics including governance, athlete issues, marketing, selection procedures, SafeSport, risk management, arbitrations and anti-doping, …

Logan Reaffirms Commitment to Safety and Compliance at Summit

Logan University leadership took another step toward ensuring safety and compliance among all members of the Logan community. Last month, the Logan Paralympic Operations Department and the Logan Diversity & Compliance Department attended the second annual United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and US Center of SafeSport Summit. This event brings together all of the National Governing Bodies and High Performance Management Organizations in the USOPC organization for the purpose of  ensuring athlete safety and compliance in the Olympic and Paralympic movement. “Athlete safety, just like the safety of its students and patients, is of the upmost importance to …