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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.

Other:
•  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.