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National Powerlifting Champion Over the Age of 60

It's never too late to pursue your dreams and I know because last October I became a National Powerlifting Champion over the age of 60.  I compete as a Masters III in the 105kg class in an organization called USA Powerlifting (USAPL).

USAPL is the leading powerlifting organization in the United States. USAPL is a member of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), the governing body of powerlifting internationally. The IPF is comprised of member federations from eighty-three countries on six continents.
Distinct from weightlifting, a sport made up of two lifts: the Snatch and the Clean-and-Jerk, where the weight is lifted above the head, powerlifting comprises three lifts: the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. Powerlifting competitions may be comprised of one, two or all three of the lifting disciplines.

As I mentioned above I compete as a Masters III, which is ages 60 - 69 in the 105Kg class (231 lbs).  Last October I competed in the 2018 USAPL Raw Nationals and won my class with a squat of 445 lbs, a bench press of 308 lbs, and a deadlift of 513 lbs for a grand total of 1266 lbs.  More excitingly, my win gave me a place on the USA Team to compete internationally at the IPF World Classic competition this June in Sweden.

I could not imagine two years ago when I entered my first powerlifting competition that I would be a national champion representing my country in Sweden in a international event at the age of 60.  I plan to bring back a World Championship because it's never too late to make my dreams come true.

Here's a video of my final deadlift that gave me the National Championship:

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National Powerlifting Champion Over the Age of 60


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