Alberta Powerlifting Union
Angelina Van Ryswyk
Angelina Van Ryswyk has been a powerlifter since competing at her first meet in 2012 at Powersurge. Since then, she has competed at the Alberta Provincial Championships, CPU Nationals, NAPF Championships in 2015 where she won silver, and most recently, the 2019 World Bench Press Championships in Tokyo, Japan.
Along with being an athlete, Angelina is a national referee and volunteers at many of the meets held in Alberta. She prides herself and providing fair and unbiased judgment of APU athletes on the platform. As president, Angelina is looking forward to continuing the great work the APU has done in the province of Alberta to grow the sport of powerlifting.
Avi Silverberg is a 3-time World Team athlete, bronze medalist at the 2010 World Bench Press Championships, three-time Overall National Bench Press Champion, and member of the Canadian Powerlifting Union Hall of Fame.
Avi is actively involved in coaching, including serving as the Head Coach for Team Canada powerlifting on various International teams. Avi graduated with a Master's of Science in Kinesiology with a specific research focus in coaching elite master athletes in powerlifting.
Avi also has a strong commitment to the development of powerlifting and the sport generally. To this end, he has been member of the Alberta Powerlifting Union Executive Committee since 2012, previously serving as the Executive Secretary and President. Avi is a National-level referee; director of many local, provincial, and National powerlifting competitions; and, member of the Canadian Powerlifting Union Student Scholarship Committee and Competition Committee. Avi also runs the PowerliftingTechnique.com blog.
After being introduced to powerlifting through CrossFit, Sandra’s first powerlifting meet was Power Surge in 2013 at age 46. She has competed in numerous local, provincial and national meets since then. She loves the strong community aspect of the APU and is a National-level referee, frequent meet director, volunteer, and has served as Team Manager for Team Alberta in 2019 and 2020. She was the recipient of the APU’s first ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award in 2018, and has served in over 20 Executive positions in community, sport, and recreation organizations.
In her non-powerlifting hours, Sandra is the Education Coordinator for Mediators and Arbitrators in Alberta. She also has a bookkeeping and management background which she will use to continue the strong and transparent financial record keeping of the APU
Bio coming soon!
The Athlete Representative will remain vacant until the 2020 APU election when the membership will vote in an eligible and qualified candidate.
Jeannie Jamison's first powerlifting meet was Powersurge in 2013. Since then, she has competed at local, Provincial, Regional, and National meets. You will see Jeannie regularly at meets volunteering in whatever capacity is needed. In 2019, she was the second recipient of the APU Volunteer of the Year award. Jeannie has a long history of volunteering in the sports that she previously competed in, including holding a Treasurers position with Edmonton Amatuer Broomball Association for 6 years.
Prior to retiring in 2018, Jeannie was an IT Manager and a Project Manager for 20+ years. She enjoys staying active and hopes to spend more time volunteering and traveling.
Vacant until appointed