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Local lifters take another trophy
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The Georgia IronDawgs, the American Powerlifting Committee National Champions, ended their season by defeating the Southern Powerlifiting Federation National Champions at the Body by George Bench Press and Dead Lift Mini Meet in Lawrenceville.

“This was a huge win for our team and a great way to end the year,” said team captain and IronDawgs coach Mike Kidd. “We had nine (Southern Powerlifting Federataion) world records set, so I am very proud of our athletes.”

Competing in his 10th meet of the year, Gainesville’s Tim Moon set world records in the men’s 45-49-year-old, 259-pound class with a single-ply equipped bench press of 605 pounds, which also a personal record for Moon, and his raw deadlift of 450 pounds.

Moon competed in two different associations’ world championships, finishing third in France and second in Las Vegas.

Jefferson’s Chris Lower set world record in the 275-pound class with raw lifts in the deadlift (600 pounds) and the bench press (400 pounds).

Master’s lifters Yan Howah (242-pounds class) of Gainesville and R. Garry Glenn (198-pound class) of Oakwood added to their world records with raw bench presses of 400 pounds and 315 pounds, respectively.

The mini meet was Glenn’s seventh meet of the year.

He placed first in five meets, second in an open meet and second at the WUAP World’s in France.

“I’m tired and a little beat up,” Glenn said. “I don’t how Tim (Moon) did 10 (meets); that’s unheard of.”

Other world records were set by 20-year-old Timothy Townsend of Gainesville with a 600-pound pull in the 198-pound dead lift class and Athens’ Al Hunter with a 640-pound dead lift in the 45-49-year-old, 275-pound class.

Other IronDawgs who finished first in the competition in Lawreceville were 20-year-old Isaac Sandoval (220-pound class) and 30-year-old Clint Cochran (198-pound class) with dead lifts of 480 and 405 pounds respectively.

Rene Holquin of Clermont also finished first in the 20-25-year-old, 181-pound class with a 500-pound pull.

IronDawgs’ Jance Footit and C.J Allen finished first and second respectively in the 25-29-year-old, 220-pound class with Footit getting a 500-pound dead lift and Allen getting a 475-pound dead lift.
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