New York State Strength and Power
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New York State Hall of Fame Mission and Philosophy:

New York State Strength and Power Mission Statement:


The Mission Statement of the Strength and Power Hall of Fame is to honor the leaders, legends, and heroes of strength sports that are native to NY, preserve the history of these sports, and promote the values consistent with drug-free, humble, and community engaged champions!



Values and Ethics:

The Selection Committee (SC) recognizes the accomplishments of strength and power athletes!  As a matter of subsequence, it is the chief priority of the afore-mentioned to provide a place where those involved in our sports can connect with each other in a friendly and professional manner.  The Selection Committee also believes that many can be inducted into this Hall.  In other words, the SC does not feel that a large number of honorees will diminish or devalue the honor itself.  However, it is agreed that there must be criteria for admittance.  






The Selection Committee recognizes that strength athletes are rarely given the credit they deserve.  As small money sport athletes, powerlifters, olympic weightlifters, strongmen,  strong-women, shot-putters, as well as others of the like, are rarely featured or covered in the media.  We very well may be the most mis-perceived grouping of athletes in the world.  In large part, it is do to both ignorance and an unwillingness by those in the media to explore our world.  Recently, university studies have revealed what we have known to be true for decades.  Strength athletes are among the most explosive, fastest, and well conditioned in the world.  Furthermore, our value to major league sports like football, baseball, etc. is undeniable. Are there any top athletes today that don’t use what we have been doing and preaching for decades?  The benefits of strength and power training are obvious!  Even still, we are rarely credited, and that is the main purpose of this Hall of Fame.  It’s about time that we pay tribute to, and honor, ourselves!


Requirements For Induction:


There are two classifications for entry into the New York State Strength and Power Hall of Fame:

  1. Athlete.  To be admitted as an athlete, the following criteria need to have been met.


  1. Athlete must have competed at  state and national levels.
  2. Athlete must have been a top ranked (top 10) competitor at, minimally, the state level.
  3. Athlete must be at least 40 years of age (at time of application)
  4. The athlete must be drug free, and can not have tested positive for any banned and/or illegal substance via urinalysis or other US or International Olympic Committee methodology.  
  5. Athlete must demonstrate a high level of character and moral values!


Additional, but not compulsory, criteria for consideration:

  • Number of state, national, and/or world titles
  • Number of state, national, and/or world records
  • Active role as coach/mentor
  • Community Activity and/or volunteer work

* The Selection Committee reserves the right to decline acceptance to any and all applicants!  Meeting the above criteria, although helpful, does not necessarily ensure induction or acceptance into the NYS Strength and Power Hall of Fame.


***Please understand that the selection committee is more than aware that so many are desrving of induction to the Hall of Fame.  We try never to induct someone without first acquiring permission.  It is virtually impossible for us to contact you.  Subsequently, we encourage you to contact us. It may take us awhile, but someone will get back to you.  Thank You!


To be considered for the New York State Strength  and Power Hall of Fame, contact the selection committee at:

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