Walter "Truck" Ferguson
Eden, NC
53 years old (DOB 12/3/55)
Height 6'1" Weight 285 lbs.

Began competing in 1975 -- still competing now
30 Full Power meets -- 143 meets total, including Bench and Powercurl Meets, all raw and drug free
Competed in 198, 220, 242, 275, 280, 300, 308, 315, 319, and SHW classes
Raw entire career -- Never wore a bench shirt
94% of competitions from 1975 to 1985 were sanctioned, and 91% since 1993 have been sanctioned
*Had to stop competing in full meets in late 1985 due to a near fatal blood clot in lungs and left leg
*Started back lifting and competing in 1993
Best Full Meet Total of 1,606 lbs in the 242 Weight Class (bodyweight 238) in 1985,
consisting of 589 Squat, 406 Bench Press, and 611 Dead Lift, raw and drug free and sanctioned
Competed in 44 cities, from Atlanta, GA to Lancaster, PA to Nashville, TN
Competed in 6 states: NC, SC, VA, TN, PA, GA
Has over 300 Awards, Trophies, and Certificates
Currently Bench Presses 375 lbs Raw Paused and Strict Powercurls 150 lbs drug free
Competed in 11 Sanctions -- USPF, AAU, NASA, APA, WNPF, RAWPF, USAPL, BPOW, IBP, WFU, YMCA
Won 8 World, 15 National, and 28 State Championships in Bench Press and/or Powercurl in the following sanctions: AAU, APA, NASA, RAWPF, USAPL, WNPF, IBP


Competed in 9 World Championships -- All Sanctioned
1997 APA -- Florence, SC
2001 WNPF -- Greenville, SC
2002 WNPF -- Lancaster, PA
2002 AAU -- Richmond, VA
2002 RAWPF -- Elizabeth City, NC
2003 RAWPF -- Elizabeth City, NC
2004 AAU -- Richmond, VA
2005 AAU -- Richmond, VA
2006 AAU -- Richmond, VA


Competed in 17 National Championships -- All Sanctioned
1995 NASA -- Burlington, NC
1996 NASA -- Burlington, NC

1997 APA -- Raleigh, NC

2000 NASA -- Nashville, TN
2001 NASA -- Hickory, NC
2001 APA -- Roanoke, VA
2002 WNPF -- Greenville, SC
2003 APA -- Bristol, VA-TN
2003 NASA -- Hickory, NC
2004 AAU -- Charlotte, NC
2004 NASA -- Hickory, NC

2004 APA -- Bristol, VA-TN
2005 WNPF -- Atlanta, GA
2005 AAU -- Richmond, VA
2005 RAWPF -- Sanford, NC
2006 AAU --Mocksville, NC
2008 NASA -- Hickory, NC


Competed in 34 State Championships -- All Sanctioned
1979 USPF -- Graham, NC
1980 USPF -- Southern Pines, NC
1981 USPF -- Greensboro, NC
1983 USPF -- Asheboro, NC
1984 USPF -- Asheboro, NC
1984 USPF -- Eden, NC
1995 NASA -- Burlington, NC
1996 NASA -- Burlington, NC
1996 APA -- Charlotte, NC
1997 NASA -- Burlington, NC
1997 APA -- Raleigh, NC
1998 AAU -- Henderson, NC
1998 NASA -- Hickory, NC
1998 APA -- Raleigh, NC
1999 AAU -- Henderson, NC
1999 NASA -- Hickory, NC
1999 USAPL -- Lenoir, NC
2000 AAU -- Henderson, NC
2000 NASA -- Hickory, NC
2001 WNPF -- Greenville, SC
2001 NASA -- Hickory, NC
2001 AAU -- Plymouth, NC
2002 NASA -- Hickory, NC
2002 AAU -- Randleman, NC
2003 APA -- Bristol, VA-TN
2003 WNPF -- Charlotte, NC
2003 APA -- Rock Hill, SC
2004 APA -- Georgetown, SC
2004 AAU -- Greensboro, NC
2005 NASA -- Wytheville, VA
2005 AAU -- Monroe, NC

2006 IBP -- Henderson, NC
2006 NASA --Bristol, VA-TN

2008 IBP -- Henderson, NC

 

 

 

Has 5 World Records in Bench Press and Powercurl in 3 Sanctions -- AAU, WNPF, RAWPF
WNPF -- Powercurl -- 2002
WNPF -- Bench -- 2002
RAWPF -- Bench -- 2003
AAU -- Bench -- 2005
AAU Bench -- 2006

 

Has 6 American Records in Bench Press and Powercurl in 4 Sanctions -- AAU, WNPF, RAWPF, NASA
WNPF -- Powercurl -- 2002
RAWPF -- Bench -- 2003
AAU -- Bench -- 2004
AAU -- Bench -- 2005
AAU --Bench -- 2006

NASA -- Bench -- 2006

 

Has 20 State Records in Bench Press and Powercurl in 5 Sanctions -- AAU, NASA, APA, WNPF, IBP
APA -- Bench -- 1996
APA -- Bench -- 1997
NASA -- Bench -- 1997
AAU -- Bench -- 1999
AAU -- Bench -- 2001
WNPF -- Bench -- 2001
NASA -- Bench -- 2001
AAU -- Bench -- 2002
WNPF -- Powercurl -- 2002
NASA -- Bench -- 2002
NASA -- Powercurl -- 2002
APA -- Bench -- 2003
WNPF -- Powercurl -- 2005
AAU -- Bench -- 2005
AAU -- Bench -- 2006

IBP -- Powercurl -- 2006

IBP -- Powercurl -- 2007

IBP -- Bench -- 2007

NASA -- Bench -- 2006

NASA -- Bench -- 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Competed in ABC-TV's 1981World Wide Telecast of ""That's Incredible"" House Race in Canton, NC.
Performs technically sound lifts.
Frequently judges in WNPF, AAU, NASA, APA, RAWPF, and IBP. Very Strict. Calls it by the book - consistent and fair. AAU International Judge, WNPF State Judge, RAWPF State Judge, APA State Judge, and IBP Regional Judge.
Attended lifting legend, Red Swaim's funeral in Greensboro, NC, representing AAU and USPF in January 2004.
Attended AAU National Powerlifting Board Member, Barbara Beasley's funeral in Richmond, VA, representing NCAAU in October 2005.
Spoke at Barbara's memorial service at AAU World's in Richmond, VA in January 2006.
Teaches and coaches young people at gyms where he trains and also at competitions.
Ambassador and diplomat for all strength sports.
Goes to fans, families, staff, judges, competitors and friends and welcomes them to meets.
Enters and finances teams in competitions.
Helps young lifters by buying them singlets, meals, or paying their entry fees.
Anchorman for Champion Tug-of-War Teams during the 1980''s.
Played on 2 NC State Champion Softball Teams, 1981 and 1989.
1987 NC Arm Wrestling Champion.
Inducted into NC Barbell Hall of Fame in 2006.

MEET # DATE CITY/STATE LIFT(S) PERFORMED SANCTION MEET LEVEL
1 February, 1975 Reidsville, NC Bench and Military PAC State
2 February, 1976 Reidsville, NC Bench and Military PAC State
3 October, 1978 Roanoke, VA Full Power YMCA Regional
4 March, 1979 Burlington, NC Full Power Non-sanctioned State
5 March, 1979 Raleigh, NC Full Power USPF Regional
6 June, 1979 Graham, NC Bench Non-sanctioned State
7 October, 1979 Roanoke, VA Full Power YMCA Regional
8 May, 1980 Southern Pines, NC Full Power USPF State
9 July, 1980 Eden, NC Bench YMCA Area
10 December, 1980 Monroe, NC Full Power USPF Regional
11 December, 1980 Canton, NC Full Power USPF Regional
12 March, 1981 Raleigh, NC Full Power USPF Regional
13 March, 1981 Greensboro, NC Full Power USPF State
14 July, 1981 Eden, NC Bench YMCA Area
15 December, 1981 Canton, NC Full Power USPF Regional
16 January, 1982 Halifax, VA Full Power YMCA Regional
17 February, 1982 Conover, NC Full Power YMCA Regional
18 March, 1982 Salisbury, NC Full Power USPF Regional
19 April, 1982 Danville, VA Full Power YMCA Regional
20 February, 1983 Conover, NC Full Power YMCA Regional
21 April, 1983 Danville, VA Full Power Non-sanctioned Regional
22 May, 1983 Danville, VA Full Power YMCA Regional
23 June, 1983 Asheboro, NC Full Power USPF State
24 October, 1983 Eden, NC Full Power USPF Regional
25 January, 1984 Halifax, VA Full Power YMCA Regional
26 February, 1984 Conover, NC Full Power YMCA Regional
27 May, 1984 South Boston, VA Full Power YMCA Regional
28 May, 1984 Danville, VA Full Power YMCA Regional
29 June, 1984 Asheboro, NC Full Power USPF State
30 August, 1984 Danville, VA Full Power YMCA Regional
31 November, 1984 Eden, NC Full Power USPF Regional
32 March, 1985 Greensboro, NC Full Power USPF State
*MARCH, 1985 NEAR FATAL MASSIVE BLOOD CLOTS IN THE LUNGS AND LEFT LEG
33 December, 1993 Burlington, NC Bench Non-sanctioned Regional
34 March, 1994 Thomasville, NC Bench and Dead Lift BPOW Regional
35 August, 1994 High Point, NC Bench and Dead Lift Non-sanctioned Regional
36 October, 1994 Yadkinville, NC Bench Non-sanctioned State
37 February, 1995 Danville, VA Bench Non-sanctioned Regional
38 April, 1995 Burlington, NC Bench NASA State
39 May, 1995 Charlotte, NC Bench APA Regional
40 August, 1995 Burlington, NC Bench NASA National
41 October, 1995 Yadkinville, NC Bench Non-sanctioned State
42 November, 1995 Burlington, NC Bench NASA Regional
43 December, 1995 Charlotte, NC Bench APA Regional
44 February, 1996 Charlotte, NC Bench APA State
45 March, 1996 Danville, VA Bench Non-sanctioned Regional
46 March, 1996 Winston Salem, NC Bench WFU State
47 April, 1996 Winston Salem, NC Bench WFU State
48 May, 1996 Burlington, NC Bench NASA State
49 May, 1996 Charlotte, NC Bench APA Regional
50 June, 1996 Winston Salem, NC Bench WFU State
51 August, 1996 Burlington, NC Bench NASA National
52 September, 1996 Salisbury, NC Bench YMCA Regional
53 October, 1996 Yadkinville, NC Bench Non-sanctioned State
54 November, 1996 Burlington, NC Bench NASA Regional
55 January, 1997 Winston Salem, NC Bench WFU State
56 February, 1997 Raleigh, NC Bench APA State
57 March, 1997 Winston Salem, NC Bench WFU State
58 April, 1997 Yadkinville, NC Bench Non-sanctioned State
59 May, 1997 Raleigh, NC Bench APA National
60 May, 1997 Burlington, NC Bench NASA State
61 July, 1997 Florence, SC Bench APA World
62 July, 1997 Winston Salem, NC Bench WFU State
63 October, 1997 Yadkinville, NC Bench Non-sanctioned State
64 November, 1997 Burlington, NC Bench NASA Regional
65 December, 1997 Winston Salem, NC Bench WFU State
66 December, 1997 Raleigh, NC Bench APA Regional
67 March, 1998 Winston Salem, NC Bench WFU State
68 March, 1998 Raleigh, NC Bench APA State
69 May, 1998 Hickory, NC Bench NASA State
70 May, 1998 Yadkinville, NC Bench AAU State
71 November, 1998 Hickory, NC Bench NASA Regional
72 November, 1998 Henderson, NC Bench AAU State
73 April, 1999 Lenoir, NC Bench USAPL State
74 May, 1999 Hickory, NC Bench NASA State
75 September, 1999 Yadkinville, NC Bench AAU State
76 October, 1999 Hickory, NC Bench NASA Regional
77 November, 1999 Henderson, NC Bench AAU State
78 February, 2000 Nashville, TN Bench NASA National
79 March, 2000 Reidsville, NC Bench Non-sanctioned Regional
80 April, 2000 Hickory, NC Bench NASA State
81 April, 2000 Yadkinville, NC Bench Non-sanctioned State
82 November, 2000 Henderson, NC Bench AAU Regional
83 March, 2001 Charlotte, NC Bench WNPF Regional
84 April, 2001 Hickory, NC Bench NASA State
85 June, 2001 Henderson, NC Bench WNPF State
86 July, 2001 Hickory, NC Bench NASA National
87 August, 2001 Greenville, SC Bench WNPF State
88 September, 2001 Winston Salem, NC Bench IBP Regional
89 October, 2001 Greenville, SC Bench WNPF World
90 October, 2001 Roanoke, VA Bench APA National
91 November,2001 Plymouth, NC Bench AAU State
92 January, 2002 Winston Salem, NC Bench IBP Regional
93 March, 2002 Greenville, SC Bench WNPF National
94 April, 2002 Randleman, NC Bench AAU Regional
95 May, 2002 Hickory, NC Bench NASA State
96 May, 2002 Richmond, VA Bench AAU State
97 August, 2002 Lancaster, PA Bench and Curl WNPF World
98 September, 2002 Winston Salem, NC Bench IBP Regional
99 October, 2002 Richmond, VA Bench AAU International
100 October, 2002 Hickory, NC Curl NASA Regional
101 November, 2002 Elizabeth City, NC Bench RAWPF World
102 January, 2003 Winston Salem, NC Bench IBP Regional
103 March, 2003 Bristol, VA/TN Bench APA Regional
104 April, 2003 Charlotte, NC Bench and Curl WNPF Regional
105 April, 2003 Richmond, VA Bench AAU Regional
106 July, 2003 Hickory, NC Bench NASA National
107 September, 2003 Winston Salem, NC Bench IBP Regional
108 October, 2003 Rock Hill, SC Bench APA State
109 October, 2003 Bristol, VA/TN Bench APA National
110 November, 2003 Barco, NC Bench RAWPF World
111 November, 2003 Hickory, NC Bench NASA Regional
112 January, 2004 Mocksville, NC Bench IBP Regional
113 February, 2004 Greensboro, NC Bench AAU State
114 March, 2004 Richmond, VA Bench AAU Regional
115 May, 2004 Richmond, VA Bench AAU Regional
116 June, 2004 Charlotte, NC Bench AAU National
117 July, 2004 Hickory, NC Bench NASA National
118 September, 2004 Bristol, VA/TN Bench APA National
119 October, 2004 Richmond, VA Bench AAU World
120 November, 2004 Georgetown, SC Bench APA Regional
121 February, 2005 Wytheville, VA Bench NASA Regional
122 March, 2005 Greenville, SC Bench and Curl WNPF Regional
123 April, 2005 Richmond, VA Bench AAU Regional
124 June, 2005 Sanford, NC Bench RAWPF National
125 July, 2005 Atlanta, GA Bench and Curl WNPF National
126 August, 2005 Asheville, NC Bench and Curl WNPF Regional
127 September, 2005 Winston Salem, NC Curl IBP Regional
128 September, 2005 Wytheville,VA Curl NASA Regional
129 October, 2005 Richmond, VA Bench AAU National
130 December, 2005 Monroe, NC Bench AAU State
131 January, 2006 Richmond, VA Bench AAU International
132 Aug 2006 Mocksville, NC Bench AAU National

133 September, 2006 Winston-Salem, NC Bench and Curl IBP Regional

134 October, 2006 Richmond, VA Bench AAU International

135 November, 2006 Henderson, NC Bench IBP State

136 January, 2007 Mocksville, NC Bench IBP Regional

137 March, 2007 Bristol, VA/TN Bench NASA Regional

138 April, 2007 Winston-Salem, NC Curl IBP Regional

139 September, 2007 Winston-Salem, NC Curl IBP Regional

140 February, 2008 Mocksville, NC Bench IBP Regional

141 April, 2008 Winston-Salem NC Bench IBP Regional

142 July, 2008 Hickory, NC Bench and Curl NASA National

143 November, 2008 Henderson, NC Bench IBP State