Mario Torrez 62, B.S., M.A.
Retired school teacher / wrestling coach.
Mario passed away October 23, 2012.
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 Puerto Rico.
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 Jackson, the world’s largest walled Institution 1987-1996.
• Inducted into Michigan Powerlifting Hall of Fame (ca. 1990).
• Former State Record Holder in Michigan, Alaska, and North Carolina.
• USPF Michigan Powerlifting State Chairman 1985-1990.
• Former Powerlifting Meet Director (Michigan) 1977-1995.
• Former amateur wrestler in Michigan, Alaska, and Dominican Republic.