Tim Moon secured a national title after lifting 360 kilograms (794 pounds) at the WUAP/USA National Championships last Saturday in East Peoria, Illinois.
Moon, 51, is a 1982 alumnus of Jefferson High and competes with the local powerlifting team, the Georgia IronDawgs. He was competing in the Equipped Master’s Men’s 50-54-year old 140-kilogram/308.64 pound weight class.
“I am truly blessed,” Moon, a 1982 alumnus of Jefferson High, said. “God has indeed made me very strong. I have the opportunity to travel to many different places and to lift with and against the strongest people in the nation and world.”
Moon made his initial effort at 335 kilograms (738.54 pounds), then bested it by lifting 360 kilograms (793.66 pounds) on his third attempt. Last year, Moon bench pressed 810 pounds in an event.
Moon took the award for best lifter at the event by completing the heaviest lift of the day in all categories.
Moon is hoping to rehab a sore shoulder ahead of this weekend’s American Powerlifting Committee National Championships at the Holiday Inn Express in Athens. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Friday and will continue through Sunday.