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USA Para Powerlifting

As the home of USA Para Powerlifting, Logan University is proud to support the health, safety and achievement of these amazing athletes.

USAPP

USA Para Powerlifting

As the home of USA Para Powerlifting, Logan University is proud to support the health, safety and achievement of these amazing athletes.

Strength Knows No Limits

With athletes representing 109 countries competing globally, para powerlifting is the fastest growing Paralympic sport in the world. Para powerlifting is open to athletes with any of eight eligible physical impairments, if these impairments have a certain severity that impacts on sport performance. All athletes have an impairment in their lower limbs or hips. For example, athletes with a single or double amputation through or above the ankle or stiffness of the knee joint would be eligible to compete.

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The Home of US Paralympic Powerlifting

The U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting Team and the day-to-day operations of the high-performance program are overseen by Logan University, the High-Performance Management Organization for Paralympic Powerlifting in the United States. Under the guidance of the Executive Director of Paralympic Operations, Dr. Kelley Humphries and a dedicated High-Performance team lead by High-Performance Manager Mary Hodge, works diligently to ensure the success and growth of the sport’s athletes. Logan is dedicated to providing more resources, opportunities, growth and access to the sport among the USA Para Powerlifting community both domestically and internationally.

Para-powerlifter bench pressing weights.

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Resources

In addition to serving the training, healthcare and performance needs or our athletes, coaches, and support staff, Logan provides a variety of resources to help anyone interested in being involved with the sport star his or her journey. Review all of the resources a new or seasoned athlete may need as well as our Athlete & Sport Program Plan. Learn how to become a USAPP Technical Official or Classifier for the sport. Stay up to date on requirements for international competition and see the opportunities for financial support as a high performance athlete. Or, visit the USA Para Powerlifting Official Website.

Para-powerlifter bench pressing weights.

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Policies & Procedures

Find all the details on code of conduct, staff selection procedures and athlete selection procedures for para powerlifting at the national and international levels. Click below for downloadable PDF files.

USAPP t-shirt.

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Online Store

Logan University ASAPP apparel is now available online! Browse our store, and show your support for America’s para powerlifting athletes.

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Para Powerlifting Athletes Go for the Gold

December 17, 2018 — In December 2016, Logan University officially became home

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USAPP team posing for photo.
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2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships

July 17, 2019 — The 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships are underway th

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USAPP team posing before competition.
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World Paralympic Powerlifting Championships

July 26, 2019 — The 2019 World Paralympic Powerlifting Championships in Kazak

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Event Calendar

Jan17
USAPP Summit

Logan University

All Day

Feb8
Regional Hub Event

West Tampa Fit

All Day

Apr4
Regional Hub Event

Samaritans’ Walk

All Day

Apr25
USA Para Powerlifting Qualifier

Samaritan’s Walk Gym

All Day

Apr25
Regional Hub Event

North East Fitness Gym

All Day

More Events

Staff & High Performance Team

Dr. Kelley Humphries DC, MS, EMT-P, CSCS, ICCSP

Executive Director of Paralympic Operations
Kelley.Humphries@logan.edu
Office: 636-230-1736

Mary C. Hodge, MS, CPT

High Performance Manager
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting
Mary.Hodge@logan.edu 
Office: 636-230-1856

Butch Schovanec

Head Coach
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting
Butch.Schovanec@logan.edu

Mary Stack

Assistant Coach
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting
Mary.Stack@logan.edu

Michael McDevitt, CPT

Assistant Head Coach
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting
Michael.McDevitt@logan.edu

USA Para Powerlifting Sanctioned Hubs

Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA)

1236 Jungermann Rd. Suite A
St. Peters, Missouri 63376
DASASports.org
kellyb@dasasports.org

Gaglione Fitness Sports

32 Allen Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
gaglionestrength@gmail.com

Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

27864 Irma Lee Circle Unit 101
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
chousner@glasa.org

North East Fitness (NEF)

Michel McDevitt- Owner/Trainer/Manager
3206 Winding Way
Newtown, Square, PA 19073
nef91@comcast.net

Samaritans Walk

431 England Street
Ashland, VA 23005
804-317-6740
caitlinscipt@gmail.com

TIRR Memorial Hermann

1457 W. Gray
Houston, Texas 77019
Peggy.Turner@memorialhermann.org

Thunder in the Valley

Additional Resources