Our condolences go out the Moore family with the passing of Ryan Moore. He will never be forgotten.
November 29, 2010
Footage of the Iron Rev’s getting ready for the American Open
The 9th annual American Open Bench Press and Powerlifting Championship will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center- King of Prussia, Pennsylvania On Dec 4th and 5th 2010. The Iron Rev’s works on their opening attempts. The Rev’s will be sending new comers James Eggers and Billy Pepicelli. Along with Matt Buttimer, Zac Cohen, Mike Roncarati and 2010 Collegiate Champions Heather Crocker and Joe Cappellino.
Ryan Moore, recent graduate of Xaverian Brothers High School and member of the Iron Revolution Powerlifting Club passed away on Wednesday September 1, 2010 at 18 years of age. Ryan was a very talented strength athlete, competing in powerlifting and shot put throughout high school. He holds multiple state records in powerlifting and best lifter awards. Ryan was one of the rising stars in the sport and he will be missed greatly.
Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Saturday, September 4th at 11am. Rev. David P. Callahan, Pastor, Saint Mary’s Church in Quincy will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Saturday from 9:30-11:00am. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. If you are unable to attend it is recommended to leave a message in his remembrance on the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals’ web site.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ryan’s memory may be made to the Xaverian Brothers High School, ATTN: Domenic Lalli, 800 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood, MA 02090.
The IPF has released a new survey in which they are asking for the opinions of coaches, lifters, referees, and spectators on many important issues of the federation. Among these issues are gear usage and regulations, weight classes, new standards for lifts, and much more. This survey offers an opportunity to comment and critique the IPF and its current regulations as a whole. Please, if you could, take the time to answer these questions and help the federation move forward and benefit all those involved.
The Godfather of New England Powerlifting Passes (Updated)
It with great sadness, to announce the Godfather of New England Powerlifting Greg Kostas has passed away this morning at 2:00 am after a battle with cancer. Kathy, his wife reports, “His whole family including his brother and mother were at his bedside and it was a very peaceful passing. He is no longer in pain and I am thankful for that.” Greg directed his first meet at the young age of 18 then proceeded to host meets for the next 30 years up until he was diagnosed with cancer in December of 2008. Please join us in the remembering of Greg and of his family.
The Wake will be held at Blanchard’s Funeral Home (666 Plymouth St. in Whitman, MA on Route 58) this Friday from 4-8 pm.
Funeral Service will be held at Blanchard’s on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m followed by the burial down the street at Colbert’s Cemetery.
Here is the link to Blanchards for more information and directions:
This past Sunday, May 16th the Iron Revolution and Next-Level teams ran the 2010 USAPL New England Championships in Johnston, RI. There were 38 lifters who entered 46 different divisions. The best female lifter was Claire Barrett, best male raw lifter Brendan Stote with a 1609 total, best equipped, best bencher and best overall lifter was Lauren Cohen with a 1791 total at a 198 body weight. Next-Level won the team title by knocking off last year’s champion, the Iron Revolution. Springfield College had a strong showing with their up and coming team, placing 3rd.