The powerlifting community lost a great man. Mario Torrez passed away yesterday in
He will be missed by all who new him. Burlington, NC
The memorial service will be this Saturday 27 October 2012 at:
Lowe Funeral Home2205 South Church Street
Burlington, North Carolina
Vistation will be from 10:45-11:45 am
Memorial service will begin at 12:00 noon
Mario Torrez B.S., M.A.
Retired school teacher / wrestling coach
Powerlifting Competition Background
• Competed in Olympic and Powerlifting sanctioned meets 1962-2006.
• Won 6 State Titles in
Michigan and . Alaska
• 2nd 1986 ADFPA National Masters
• Competitor at 1987 World Masters Olympic Lifting Championships.
• Competed in
Michigan, Alaska, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina and
International and National Powerlifting Official 1962-2006
• Organizations- IPF Category II 1975-1990, USPF, USAPL, ADFPA, AAU, NASA, 100% RAW Federation, IBP and WABDL.
• Published author in Iron Man, Strength and Health, Muscular Development, NSCA (1979-1983) and PLUSA (1977).
• Author: An Advanced Guide: Strength Training For Wrestling (1978) [out of] print
• Conducted Powerlifting seminars, sanctioned competitions, certified state officials, in
Michigan’s prison system including , the world’s largest walled
Institution 1987-1996. Jackson
• Inducted into Michigan Powerlifting Hall of Fame (ca. 1990).
Record Holder in Michigan, Alaska,
and . North Carolina
Chairman 1985-1990. USPF Michigan
• Former Powerlifting Meet Director (
• Former amateur wrestler in
Michigan, Alaska, and . Dominican Republic