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Leonard's 622 Lbs. Benchpress.
2012 N.A.S.A. - MPF Nationals Results - IL State Meet
                                     Saturday, April 14th

Weirton PD Officer Scott Cook & K9 Kurk.

Weirton Police Officer Scotty Cook(WV), 30, won the Galileo Cup at the 2012 NASA MPF Nationals/IL State Meet, on April 14 th . The Event was hosted by Oak Forest High School and sanctioned by the Natural Athlete Strength Association.

At the 2011 NASA Military, Police, and Fire(MPF) Nationals, held in Council Bluffs, IA, Cook only missed being Best Lifter by 3 tenths of a Coefficient Point, when Pat Schaefer(WI), from the U.S. Coast Guard, had his Unequipped Powerlifting Coefficient adjusted using the Galileo Factor. But Scotty traveled the furthest to last year’s MPF Nationals, earning him a Free Entry in this year’s Event. Therefore, he got on the road to Illinois, with fellow WPD Officer Troy Bickers, and this year he captured the Galileo Cup Award. Cook set American Records in the Benchpress, Deadlift, and Total, with respective poundages of 507 Lbs., 630 Lbs., and 1,743 Lbs., competing in the 220 Submasters and MPF Divisions, in Powerlifting, Bench Only, and Push/Pull.

81 year old Peter Jensen(WI) totaled 666 Lbs. in Unequipped Powerlifting, lifting in the 198 Retired MPF Division. Jensen served in the U.S. Army during the time of the Korean War. Peter’s unequipped lifts included a 187 Lbs. Squat, a 170 Lbs. Benchpress, and a 308 Lbs. Deadlift.

The Event had many new Lifters, with a total of 24 Entries. There were several IL State Records set, including a Benchpress of 430 Lbs in the 308 Master’s 2 Bench Only Division, by Bill Buckley. Buckley was also instrumental in arranging the Venue for this Meet.

Thanks go out to Referees David Oyler(IL), Wendy Hou-Seye(WI), Brad Aldag(WI), and Mark Hermann(WI), to Spotter-Loaders Jake Thormeyer(IL), David Oyler, and Samson Hou-Seye(WI), and to Wendy Hou-Seye, Bill Buckley, and Mrs. Ismari, for their help in either announcing or scorekeeping. Finally, a HUGE Thanks, to all of the students from Oak Forest High School who helped with either Load-in, Load-out, or both.