Anthony"Tony"Carpino Virginia Strength and Power HoF inductee 2020

Anthony “Tony” Carpino                

By Strength and Power Hall of Fame

Lifting career 1970 through 1981 as a 165 pound and 181 pound powerlifter, International Category 1 Referee and USPF Athlete Representative 

            Major National Championships & Accomplishments 165 Pound Class

1.     1972 US Junior Nationals 1st place

2.     1973 US  Senior Nationals  2nd Place Best Lifter Trophy lighter classes

3.     1976 US Senior National 1st place

4.     1976 World Championships tied for 1st lost on bodyweight 

5.     May 29, 1977 Bench Press World Record and first 165 pounder lifter to officially Bench Press over 400 pound (409.6) 

6.     Best 165 pound Official Lifts: Squat 545 pounds, Bench 409.5 pounds WR),  Deadlift  600 pounds , Total  1545

 

         Major Championships & Accomplishments 181 Pound Class

   1.     Totaled 10X Bodyweight twice 

   2.     Totaled 1815 (700-450-665) at Central VA Open 6/28/80  Guest Lifter

   3.     Second Highest total and the 1980 Worlds  1818

   4.     Best 181 pound Official Lifts: Squat 700 pounds, Bench 450 pounds,  Deadlift  683.25 pounds , Total  1818.75

   5.     1981 US Senior Nationals 3rd place 181 pound class 1785 total

   6.     Retired from competitive lifting after 1981 Seniors  and at the time held all VA State Powerlifting records for the 181 pound class        

            State Championships & Records

   1.     1971 CA State Collegiate Championships   1st place 181 pound class 

   2.     1971 Central California Open 1st 181 pound class

   3.     1971Rochchester YMCA NY State Powerlifting 1st 165 pound class and Best Lifter

   4.     1972 Syracuse YMCA Open 1st pace 165 pound class & Best Lifter (Set District Records in Bench, Deadlift and Total)

5.     1973  Bakersfield Open 1st pace 165 pound class & Best Lifter

6.     1973 LAPD Athletic Club Invitational 1st pace 165 pound class

7.     1973 Los Angles Wrist Wrestling Championships 175 pounds and under class 1st place

 

   8.     1974 CA  State Open Championships 1st place 181 pound class & Best Lifter

   9.     1975 Niagara District AAU Championships 1st place 181 pound class & Best Lifter

   10.   1975 Syracuse Open 1st place 181 pound class & Best Lifter (Set District/State Records in Bench, Deadlift and Total)

   11.    1975 PVA AAU Powerlifting Open 1st place 181 pound class & Best Lifter

12.    As of 1 Dec 1975 held all PVA AAU records in the 165 pound and 181 pound class except for the 181 pound Bench)

13.     1977 CA State Championships 1st place 165 pound class 

14.      1979 Kings Classic 1st place 181 pound class & Best Lifter

 

   Other:

   1.     Judged 1973 Mr USA

   2.     USPF International Category 1 Judge

   3.     USPF Athlete Representative

   4.     Developed a criteria to select the USPF lifter to compete in the World Championships (morphed into “The Carpino      Formula”)

  5.     Color Commentator on NBC Sports World coverage of the 1980 Sr Nationals       

Author: By Strength and Power Hall of Fame | Created: Mon Mar 30 18:22:30 UTC 2020 | Last Updated: Sun Jul 04 16:31:28 UTC 2021