Major showing at annual weightlifting competition

Terrace's second annual Northwest Weightlifting Competition saw 38 competitors and plenty of spectators

  • Thu Jun 18th, 2015 6:00am
  • Sports

The scene at North Coast Gym in Terrace

The North Coast gym was pumped June 7 for the second annual Northwest Weightlifting Competition.

The packed house saw 38 competitors pull for their best – that includes 13 women in bench press and four women who pulled more than 300 lbs from the floor. Organizer Adam Yawrenko said “all in all it was a step above last year” and noted that once again, a significant amount of personal records were achieved.

He said he’s already planning next year’s event and is sure that, just like last year, many of the athletes from this competition will go onto the next level this fall.

Bench press:

Teen Woman – Steph Forrest

Teen Men – Colton Carrita

20 – 30 Women – Linda Nguyen

20 – 30 Men – Adeola Adetunji

31 – 40 Women – Dawn Mackay (also overall best lifter)

31 – 40 Men Jordan Linteris (also overall best lifter)

50 – 60 Women – Leigh Kasum

40 – 50 Men – Art Lucier

50 – 60 Men – Clayton Kurisu

Dead lift:

Teen Womens – Steph Forrest

Teen Mens – Simon Baldo

20 – 30 Womens – Kristi Genzale (also best lifter)

20 – 30 Mens – Adeola Adetunji

30 – 40 Womens – Lueez Shears

30 – 40 Mens – Jordan Linteris (also best lifter)

Rolling thunder grip strength:

Womens – Talisa Bachek

Mens – Brandon “LURCH” Kingcott