Rick Bucinell New York Strength and Power HoF inductee 2016

Rick Bucinell Biography

By Strength and Power Hall of Fame

Rick Bucinell was born and raised in Upstate New York in the town of Endwell. The youngest in a family of five siblings, he enjoyed following in the footsteps of his brothers and participated in several bodybuilding competitions in his late teens. While at Maine-Endwell Senior High School where he played varsity football, he was selected as an All-Conference player for two consecutive seasons.  Rick was also selected as a member of the Maine Endwell Athletics Hall of Fame for his accomplishments.  Over the last 20 plus years, he has been involved in the fitness industry in a number of various capacities. Seventeen years ago Rick took up Olympic Weightlifting and under the watchful eye of his coach, Morgan Novel found immediate and continued success.  Though starting at a later age than the average lifter, his success has been nothing short of phenomenal.  While in his forties Rick was nationally ranked in the top five for all lifters in the 105kg+ division.  Rick has also been ranked 1st as a Masters weightlifter in the 105+ division for several years and continues his endeavor with the full support of family and friends. He has set 50+ records and continues his Masters Olympic Weightlifting career both on the national and international scene. Along with 7 IWF Masters World Championships titles, 3 IWF Masters Pan American Championships titles and 11 USAW National Master Championships titles he as set: 


10 IWF Masters World records, 

 3 IWF Masters World Games records

 8 IWF Masters Pan American records

11 USA Masters National records  

 8 USA Masters American records 

12 Virginia/Maryland LWC records

5 Grand Master Titles

Rick Bucinell Profile







NYSSPHOF Rick Bucinell demonstrating perfect form in the front squat!

















NYSPHOF Rick Bucinell pulling his way to a Masters National record attempt in the Snatch at the 2009 Arnold Classic.






















NYSPHOF Rick Bucinell with a successful Masters World Record attempt from Ciechanow, Poland.













NYSPHOF Rick Bucinell conducting Olympic Weightlifting seminar with some local athletes.












NYSPHOF Rick Bucinell celebrating one of several Masters World Championship wins with his biggest supporter Emily Klioze in Poland.






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