Donnie Kiefer



Lifetime Drug Lifter

26 State Championships in 3 different Wt. Classes over 5 differentPL organizations

Has broken or set over 50 State Records in 3 Wt. Classes over 31 year career

Currently holds 25 State Records

Has broken 6 American Records over career

Broke one world record in the squat in 2006

Won the SE USA Regionals 3 times

Ranked top 5 in the USA more than 20 times in career

Been Ranked #1 in the USA in Wt. Class 5 times over career

Won RAW Nationals (supportive gear category) in 2003

Placed 3rd in USAPL MastersNationals in 1998

Won over 100 meets in career

Named Meetís Best Lifter over 30 times in career


Began NCís first ever drug tested PL organization, ADFPA in 1984 and served as the State Chairman from 1984 until 1999. (Became USAPL during my tenure)

State Referee for over 20 years

National Referee for over 15 years

Officiated over 100 meets includingCollegiate Nationals

Promoted over 100 meets over a 20 year period.

Coached 7 HS teams to State Championships

Coached 2 HS teams to Regional Championship

Coached more than 60 HS lifters to individual State Titles

Coached more than 40 HS lifters to State Record breaking lifts

Coached 9 HS lifters to USA #1 rankings in their WT. Class

Coached 1 HS lifter to National Championships




Won Natural Atlantic Coast BB Championship

Won Smoky Mountain BB Championship

Placed 2nd in Virginia Cup BB Championship

Placed 5th in Masterís Mr. NC Championship

Won Diamond City Classic BB Championship




Served as Head Strength Coach at Davidson College

Served as Assistant Strength Coach at East Carolina University

HS Strength and Conditioning Coach for 25 years

Speaker at over 20 Strength and Conditioningclinics (Collegiate and HS)

Conducted personal Strength and Speed Seminars and camps for 6 different HS athletic programs

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