Powerlifting Nationals come to Westerner on Saturday

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
August 9, 2017 - 4:26pm

A 'unique' competition is invading the Westerner Harvest Centre on Saturday.
The Canadian Powerlifting League national championships will welcome upwards of 50 lifters competing for lifting glory, says Bernice Fuss, CPL President.
"There are some extremely young fit young men and women ranging range from a 12-year-old to a gentleman who's in his late 70s. It's very exciting and all the lifters support each other no matter what," she says, noting there is also a field of 18 female lifters.
"Of course when you're doing a lift, you're challenging yourself and hoping your numbers place against other lifters. It's amazing -- everybody supports each other as they're warming up and as they're lifting."

The field also includes Red Deer strongman Brad Shepherd.
Events will include squats, bench and deadlift, Fuss adds. Top athletes may qualify for worlds this fall in Las Vegas.
Admission is $10 at the door for adults, while children and seniors get in for free. Doors open at 10 a.m. with lifts beginning at 10:30.

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