Presidents Corner

Steve Denison, IPL President

I was introduced to the sport of Powerlifting in 1983 and competed in my first Powerlifting contest in June 1984 in Roy, Utah. I became a State referee in 1994, National referee in 1997, and International referee in 2007. I have trained and competed for 34 years. I have competed in five National Powerlifting Championships from 1993-1995, 2008 and 2012. I took second place honors at the 1995 Nationals in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the 275 Open. I also took 2nd place in the Open division and 1st place in the 275 Master 45-49 age group in the 2008 Nationals in Providence, Rhode Island. I competed in my first World Powerlifting Championship in November 2008 in Vienna, Austria in the 275 Master 45-49 age group and helped the USA win the 2nd place team award. I competed in my first raw Nationals in 2012 competing in the 275 wt class taking 1st in the Open division and 1st in the Masters 50-54 age group.

I’ve been a contest meet director since 1987 and have directed over 350 powerlifting meets. This includes National meets since 2001, and World Championships since 2009.

My best single ply lifts in competition are a 749 squat, 611 bench, and 694 deadlift. My best raw lifts in competition are a 584 squat, 440 bench, and 622 deadlift.

I love the sport of Powerlifting and I look forward to meeting and introducing people to the sport every year. Thanks to all the fine competitors, officials, and spotters/loaders who support The International Powerlifting League.

Steve Denison
International Powerlifting League President
Telephone: +1 (661) 333-9800

30 Waterworks Way
Irvine, CA 92618, USA

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IPL Leadership

Steve DenisonIPL President
Bruce TakalaInternational Referee Chairman, USA
Bernice FussExecutive Committee Member, Canada
Hermann HaraldssonExecutive Committee Member, Iceland
Sergey DluzhnerskiyExecutive Committee Member, Russia
John GabrielExecutive Committee Member, Australia