Powerlifters step up to challenge

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Michelle Long places her hands on the bar just prior to her successful 130 kg squat Saturday morning during the women's portion of the 2013 Atlantic Canadian Power Challenge at the Wandlyn Inn. Other female weightlifting competitors included Ashley Drost, Chelsea Cluett, Angela Balcolm, Jessica Durelle, Angela Chenier, Heather Bailey and Diane Toner.

AMHERST – A total of 51 lifters took part in the 2013 Atlantic Canadian Pro/Amateur Power Challenge, which was hosted by the Amherst Powerlifting Club Saturday at the Wandlyn Inn. Many national records were set at the event.

Some of the results are as follows:

Biggest Squat – Greg McCleary – Moncton, N.B. – 320 kg

Biggest Raw Bench Press – Paul Fury – Amherst, NS – 250 kg

Biggest Equipped Bench Press – Chris Murray - Moncton, N.B. - 272.5 kg

Biggest Deadlift – Dallas Hogan, Thunder Bay, Ontario – 342.5 kg

Biggest Total – Dallas Hogan, Thunder Bay, Ontario – 842.5 kg

AMHERST POWERLIFTING CLUB LIFTERS

Chelsea Cluett of Amherst – 1st place 52 kg 18-19 Teen 3 lift. Four national records.

Kristen Best of Amherst – 1st place 67.5 kg 18-19 Teen 3 lift. Four national records.

Paul Fury of Point de Bute, N.B. – 1st place in SubMaster Bench Only. One national record.

Cindy Costin-Fury of Point de Bute, N.B. – 1st place 90 kg Open Bench Only. One national record.

Tom Carter of Amherst – 1st place 75 kg 18-19 Teen 3 lift. Three national records.

TJ Drummond of Amherst – 1st place 140 kg Open Ironman. Three national records.

Nicholas Chapman of Amherst – 1st place 82.5 kg 18-19 Teen 3 lift. One national record.

Lucas Chapman of Amherst – 1st place 75 kg 18-19 Teen Equipped 3 lift. Four national records.

Jeff Zambello of Saint John, N.B. – 1st place 100 kg 45-49 Master Ironman. Three national records.

Matt Watson of Truro – 2nd place 110 kg Open 3 lift+ 1st place 110 kg Open Bench Only.

Josh Beal of Amherst – 1st place 82.5 kg 16-17 Teen Ironman.

 

Organizations: Amherst Powerlifting Club, Wandlyn Inn

Geographic location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Moncton Saint John

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