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2015 South Dakota Hall of Fame Inductee
Jona Leo - Sioux Falls, SD

1. Achievement in Bench Press

  • 2014 IPF World Bench Championships, Rodby, Denmark - Silver Medal
  • 2013 IPF World Bench Press Championships, Kaunas, Lithuania - Gold Medal
  • 2012 IPF World Championships, Pilzen, Czech Republic - 8th Place
  • 2011 World Championships, Solden, Austria - 5th Place
  • 5-Time USAPL National Team Member (1 of 8 selected to represent the United States)
  • North American Bench Press Champion (+120) & record holder
  • American Record for Bench Press (+120kgs class)
  • 3-Time USAPL National Bench Press Champion
  • 6-Time USAPL South Dakota State Champion
  • 4-Time Nebraska State High School Champion

2. Powerlifting Coaching Resume:

  • Northwestern College, B.A., Kinesiology
  • Certified by National Strength & Conditioning Association
  • Coached +20 State Champions, 6 National, and 3 World Champions
  • 2006-2010, Volunteer Powerlifting Coach at McCrossan Boys Ranch

3. Other Fitness Experience:

  • 2008 to present, ABHM Trail Ridge Retirement Community Center Director of Wellness.
  • 1999-2006, Sanford Hospital Wellness Center Exercise Specialist.

4. Powerlifting Coaching

  • Personal coaching and online coaching, consulatations and preogram development for individual athletes via Leo Strength and Performance, LLC.
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