Presidents Message (November 2013)
has been a while since I have provided an update and there are a
few things I would like to review.
First of all, long time ADFPF powerlifter and volunteer Gary
Morrison passed away this year. For those who knew Gary, he was
a pleasure to be around and was always willing to lend a hand.
Gary continued to rely on his friends and his faith during his
final days. I feel blessed to have known Gary and am proud to
know he was my friend. Gary embodied the spirit that we value in
2014 looks to be a very exciting year. The ADFPF will hold its
first High School National championship in Springfield, OH in
February. I see this as a very positive development for our
organziation. Additionally, world records will continue to be
set in our 2014 Single Event Nationals in Evansville, IN and the
full power Nationals in Quincy, IL. The change to our National
meets to allow world records to be set has created a much higher
level of competition. Thank you to John Jachim for working with
the WADA labs and the WDFPF to allow this change to occur.
Regarding drug testing, there are two items I want to bring to
your attention. There are many substances that are on the WADA
list of banned substances but can be taken as long as a TUE form
is filed. The TUE must be filed with WADA. There is some
confusion in this process. The TUE must be filed through WADA
and you must have an exemption number on file with WADA. NOTHING
else is sufficient. Please contact an ADFPF board member if you
have questions in this regard. I would also like to remind all
lifters that there are many over the counter "pre" and "post"
workout supplements that can cause a positive test due to
stimulants or masking agents in the supplement. Please
understand that YOU are responsible for what you take so be sure
you understand what is in your supplements. My best advice would
be to avoid supplements other than protein, vitamins, and
Finally, congratulations to our lifters who took part in the
WDFPF Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Out of 13 lifters, 10
lifters set new American and/or World records. This is a
testament to the strength of the team that attended and
demonstrates the improved quality of our top lifters.
always, thank you for taking part in the ADFPF.
Current ADFPF Rules
The ADFPF rules are identical to the
WDFPF rules. All ADFPF Technical Rules, Drug-Testing rules, Personal
Equipment rules, Platform Equipment rules and competition rules can be found
in the WDFPF Rulebook which is also available for downloading on this
Click Here for a Copy of the WDFPF Rule Book
The American Drug Free Powerlifting Federation Mission
The ADFPF is a non-profit organization formed to provide all
amateur athletes with legitimate drug-tested powerlifting, Strongman/women
and Highland Games competitions through local, state, regional and national
championships, while encouraging the growth of international amateur
drug-free competition. To insure that the ADFPF as well as all ADFPF
competitions are governed with integrity and by the highest standards of
meet structure, officiating and organizational administration.
From the 1988 formation of the World drug-Free Powerlifting
Federation through to early 1997, the ADFPA had been the sole U.S. Affiliate
to the WDFPF. By joining the International Powerlifting Federation, the
ADFPA could no longer be the WDFPF's U.S. affiliate. A replacement U.S.
affiliate was needed. The American Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation was
formed becoming the necessary vehicle through which U.S. drug-free lifters
might participate in international competition against drug-free lifters of
WDFPF member nations. (For your information, in the past, two other
powerlifting federations applied to become the WDFPF U.S. affiliate but were
unqualified due to being unable/unwilling to meet the WDFPF's stringent
drug-testing rules, regulations and policies. The ADFPF was accepted as the
sole U.S. Affiliate to the WDFPF from 1999 through to 2003. As of 2005, once
again the ADFPF has successfully become the WDFPF's U.S. affiliate.
A Board of Directors has been established
to run the business affairs of the ADFPF. The first ADFPF organizational
meeting was held on June 11, 2005. Minutes of that organizational meeting
are available on this website; please review these minutes at your
American Drug Free Powerlifting Federation
National Office, 2920 Harmony Way, Evansville, IN 47720: Phone 812-303-2046