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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.

Paralympic Games Countdown

Time Remaining…

August 24th – Sep 5, 2021
Toyko, Japan

St. Louis 2022 World Para Powerlifting Parapan American Open Championships

The fastest-growing Paralympic sport is coming to St. Louis! The St. Louis 2022 World Para Powerlifting Parapan American Open Championships is set for July 8-11, 2022, where both male and female athletes from around the world will compete in 10 weight categories. The competition will include 20 individual medal events and one mixed team event. This will be the first time an international competition for the sport of Para powerlifting is hosted in the United States.

Hosted by Logan University—the High-Performance Management Organization of USA Para Powerlifting—this event will take place at the William D. Purser, DC Center on Logan’s campus. This event is free and open to the public.

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Strength Knows No Limits

With athletes representing 109 countries competing globally, para powerlifting is the fastest growing Paralympic sport in the world. Para powerlifting made its debut as a Paralympic sport at the 1984 Paralympic Games in New York. While originally only offered to lifters with spinal cord injuries, the sport is now open to athletes with any of eight eligible physical impairments.

Under the guidance of the Executive Director of Paralympic Operations Dr. Kelley Humphries and High-Performance Manager Mary C. Hodge, the USAPP team works diligently to ensure the success and growth of the sport’s athletes.

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Welcome to the Home of Champions

Get Involved

You don’t have to be a Paralympic athlete to be one of the team. USAPP offers a number of ways to support these current and future US and international champions.

USAPP Membership

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!

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USAPP Membership

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International Event Staff and Coach Applications

USAPP is here to support you in achieving your athletic dreams through Para Powerlifting training, clinics and competitions.

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International Event Staff and Coach Applications

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Become a Coach, National Technical Official or National Classifier

Help advance the sport of Para Powerlifting by becoming a USAPP Technical Official, Classifier or Coach.

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Become a Coach, National Technical Official or National Classifier

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Become a Regional Hub

Apply to become a sanctioned hub or tournament site for USA Para Powerlifting.

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Become a Regional Hub

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Support the Team

Whether it’s a spouse, child, parent or friend, every athlete has an inspiration to compete, a reason to excel. Help our dedicated athletes reach their full potential. Your donation can help fund the entire Para Powerlifting program, or support the athlete of your choice.

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National and International Classification Databases

Use our National database and the World Para Powerlifting database to determine athlete classification status.

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National and International Classification Databases

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Athlete Safety and the US Center of SafeSport

U.S. Center for Safe Sport

SafeSport Code

The SafeSport Code establishes consistent standards of response and resolution to abuse and misconduct claims across the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, whose affiliated individuals must comply with policies and procedures as defined by the Code.

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies

The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) is a collection of prevention and training policies that bind adult participants and organizations in the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement.

Reporting Abuse and Misconduct

The Center accepts all reports of sexual abuse and child abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Report here if you have reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct or harassment, child abuse (including child sexual abuse), or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power.

The Center also accepts reports of emotional and physical misconduct (including but not limited to bullying, hazing, stalking, and harassment) within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Reports of emotional and physical misconduct can also be reported directly to your sport’s national governing body (NGB).

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

Quick Reference Guides
SafeSport Youth Athlete Training
NGB Services
NGB Services Training

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.
• Aggregate data from Center investigations will be used to identify trends and patterns across sport, strengthening national prevention efforts.

Centralized Disciplinary Database

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

Reporting Abuse and Misconduct

The Center accepts all reports of sexual abuse and child abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Report here if you have reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct or harassment, child abuse (including child sexual abuse), or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power.

The Center also accepts reports of emotional and physical misconduct (including but not limited to bullying, hazing, stalking, and harassment) within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Reports of emotional and physical misconduct can also be reported directly to your sport’s national governing body (NGB).

Learn more at USCenterforSafeSport.org

Violations of any of the required components of the MAAPP (One on One interactions, meetings and training sessions, athlete training modalities and rubdowns, locker rooms and changing areas, electronic communications, transportation, and lodging) can and are to be reported to Logan University via one of the following methods:

Report a SafeSport Concern – or call 833-5US-SAFE

The MAAPP is a collection of proactive prevention and training policies for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement. It has three primary components: an Education and Training Policy, Required Prevention Policies, and Recommended Prevention Policies. The Center developed the MAAPP to assist National Governing Bodies, Paralympic Sport Organizations, Local Affiliated Organizations, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and other individuals to whom these policies apply in meeting their obligations under federal law.

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

USA Represented at the Tbilisi 2021 WPPO World Championship

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Staff & High Performance Team

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

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

Coach Mary C. Hodge, MS, CPT

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

Dr. Theresa DeLorenzo, DCN, RD

Nutritionist
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting
Theresa.DeLorenzo@logan.edu
Office: 636-230-2705

Coach Caitlin Brown

Assistant Head Coach
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting
Caitlin.Brown@logan.edu
Office: 636-230-1873

Dr. Jessica Stapleton, PhD

Mental Performance Coach
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting
Jessica.Stapleton@logan.edu
Office: 309-863-1994

Ms. Chelsi Figley

Athlete Representative
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting
USAPP.Athlete@logan.edu

Dr. Melissa Engelson, DC, DHPE, MS, CSCS, DACBSP®, ICCSP

Paralympic Medical Advisor
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting
Melissa.Engelson@logan.edu
Office: 636-230-1717

Coach Butch Schovanec

Head Coach
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting
Butch.Schovanec@logan.edu
Office: 636-230-1873

Coach Scott Sutherlin

Head Trainer
U.S. Paralympic Powerlifting
Scott.Sutherlin@logan.edu
Office: 636-230-1873

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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USAPP Equipment

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Athlete Financial Support Information

Each year the USAPP provides stipends, health insurance, and additional funding to athletes that meet designated qualifications. For more information on funding opportunities see the PDF below.

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Rules and History of Para Powerlifting

For more about the rules and history of Para Powerlifting.

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Additional Resources