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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.


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.


Event Calendar

Level 1 Para Powerlifting Camp: Postponed

Samaritan’s Walk Gym

All Day

Regional Hub Event: North East Fitness

North East Fitness Gym

All Day

Regional Hub Event: West Gray

West Gray Adapted Recreation Center

All Day

Endeavor Games Regional Tournament

University of Central Oklahoma

All Day

More Events

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.


Become a Member

USAPP membership provides you with discounts on CEU’s, sanctioned events, apparel, and more. If interested in becoming a member, fill out the membership application below!

Membership Application
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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, International Technical Offical, Classifer, or Coach for the sport. Stay up to date on requirements for international competitions and see the opportunities for financial support as a High-Performance athlete.

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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.


Online Store

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

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Level 1 Para Powerlifting Camp

Interested in learning more about Para Powerlifting? Sign up for the Level 1 camp held by one of USA Para Powerlifting’s coaches! This camp will teach you all the ins and outs of what it takes to become a coach or athlete. You will learn about programming, competing, general nutrition, the Paralympic Pathway, and more!

Please note this event has been postponed due to COVID-19 events. Please contact Coach Caitlin Brown for additional information.



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Athlete Safety and the US Center of SafeSport

April 15, 2019 update – A revised SafeSport Code is now in effect. Go to and see the new code.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is a national nonprofit organization providing education, resources and training to promote respect and prevent abuse in sport.

The Center is governed by a nine-member board of directors, which includes subject-matter experts in the areas of abuse prevention and investigation, ethics compliance and sport administration.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport, located in Denver, Colorado, opened in March 2017. Through its abuse prevention and response programming, the Center seeks to enable every athlete to thrive by fostering a national sport culture of respect and safety, on and off the playing field.

Specifically, the Center will provide education and prevention resources related to:
• Emotional misconduct
• Physical misconduct
• Sexual misconduct
• Bullying
• Hazing
• Harassment

The Center’s Education and Outreach Office will administer national prevention programming, raise issue awareness, and provide resources and training to promote respect and prevent abuse.
• The Center will provide education materials, including talking points, fact sheets, brochures and training materials, and will centralize best practices.
• The Center will offer sport organizations easy access to educational opportunities for their coaches, staff, volunteers, parents and athletes

The Center’s Response and Resolution Office will investigate and resolve alleged policy violations of the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement’s 47 member National Governing Bodies and High Performance Management Organizations, including Logan University.
• The SafeSport Code identifies prohibited conduct and serves as the benchmark by which the Center determines whether or not a policy violation has occurred.
• Aggregate data from Center investigations will be used to identify trends and patterns across sport, strengthening national prevention efforts.

The Center has jurisdiction over Designated Persons.
These are persons:
• Within the governance or disciplinary jurisdiction of Logan University as a High Performance Managerment Organization for USA Para Powerlifting
• Logan University or the USOPC authorizes, approves or appoints to a position of authority over athletes or who will have frequent contact with athletes
• Identified by Logan University as being within the Center’s jurisdiction

The Center will have the exclusive authority to investigate and resolve alleged SafeSport Code violations involving sexual misconduct as it pertains to USA Para Powerlifting. Logan University will retain the authority to investigate and resolve alleged SafeSport Code violations that are non-sexual in nature. Although, at Logan University’s  request, the Center may exercise the discretionary authority to take on cases of this nature.

Learn more at 

Report a SafeSport Concern – or call 720-524-5640.

Logan’s has adopted the following MAAPP for USAPP. Click here for details.

Additional Resources

Staff & High Performance Team

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

Executive Director of Paralympic Operations
Office: 636-230-1736

Coach Mary C. Hodge, MS, CPT

High Performance Manager
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting 
Office: 636-230-1856

Coach Butch Schovanec

Head Coach
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting

Coach Caitlin Brown

Assistant Head Coach
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting

Coach Mary Stack

Assistant Coach
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting

Coach Micheal McDevitt

Assistant Coach
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting

Coach John Gaglione

Head Trainer
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting

USA Para Powerlifting Sanctioned Hubs

Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA)

1236 Jungermann Rd. Suite A
St. Peters, Missouri 63376

Gaglione Fitness Sports

32 Allen Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

27864 Irma Lee Circle Unit 101
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

North East Fitness (NEF)

Michel McDevitt- Owner/Trainer/Manager
3206 Winding Way
Newtown, Square, PA 19073

Samaritans Walk

431 England Street
Ashland, VA 23005

TIRR Memorial Hermann

1457 W. Gray
Houston, Texas 77019

Thunder in the Valley

Mary Mapes-Kunz