Monthly Archives: May 2010
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.