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Powerlifting association launches Hall of Fame

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2022 | 12:14 AM

National Powerlifting Association of Jamaica (NPAJ) has launched a Hall of Fame.

The administration of the NPAJ opened the Hall of Fame, inviting its first inductees during its inaugural awards ceremony two Saturdays ago.

Howard Hamilton, who passed away in 2021, a founding father of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), was named the Hall of Fame’s first inductee. The federation’s first board saw the Jamaican serving as a vice president.


The top award of the evening was the 2021 Athlete of the Year award.

National powerlifters Sami Depass and Scott Jennings won the women’s and men’s titles, respectively.

There were also winners in the areas of Top Committee and there were certificates of National Duty, Certificates of Excellence, as well as well as Certificates of Appreciation.

There was also an award for going beyond the call of duty.

List of Awardees

Top Committee 2021 – Medical

Dr Ramon Hunter, Dr Ruchelle Brown-Calvert, Christina Gonzales, Saundria Codling, Dr Clive Lindo, Shanice Bell, Dr Dialo Brown, Tajay Grant, Dr Edward Campbell, Dr Sheryl Burke and Dr Tiffany Watson

Top chairperson

Dr Ramon Hunter

President’s Award

Jeremy Owen

Certificate of National Duty

Michael Blair (president), Marlon Brown (secretary general), Jeremy Owen (Competitions – Chair) Dr Tabitha Anderson (foreign-based coach), Sami Depass, Scott Jennings, Jevon DaCosta

Certificate of Excellence

Alex Sibley, Marlon Brown, Ann Hooper, Carlton Campbell, Michael Blair, Audrey Allwood, Denzil Wilks, Noreth Roseway, Ava Baker, Gregory Gibson, Peter Higgins, Dr Tabitha Anderson, Jason Carby, Renardo Brown, Ruben Hanson, Keven Jones, Richard Radcliffe, TVJ Sports Department

Beyond the Call of Duty

Alex Sibley, Marlon Brown, Michael Blair, Renardo Brown, Richard Radcliffe, Ruben Hanson, Antoinette Jarrett, Chad Wright, Chantolle McKenzie, Christina Gonzales, Danielle Williams, Delroy Higgins, Dr Dialo Brown, Dr Edward Campbell, Dr Ramon Hunter, Dr Sheryl Burke, Fabian Miller, Janice Allen, Jeremy Owen, Johnoi Vaughn, Kamou-Akeele Brown, Laurence Garriques, Mathhewjon Griffiths-Shannon, Mikhail Johns, Orville Byfield, Paul Elliott, Rory Sibley, Shanice Bell, Suzette McPhail, Tesi Scott, Carol Hanson, Dr Clive Lindo, Dr Ruchelle Brown-Calvert, Saundria Codling, Tajay Grant, Adam Bogle

Certificate of Appreciation

Dr Sheryl Burke, Fedrick Dacres, O’Dayne Richards, Nakeria Fuller, Carlton Ferguson, Jordaine Green, Shanika Morrison, David Richards, Marissa McCollin, Dr Tiffany Watson, Nicholette McFarlane, Ruben Hanson, Fabian Stewart, Winston Hibbert.