September 20, 2015

The USAPL Palmetto Powerlifting Classic was one of our smaller meets when compared to the competitions that have been held in the Carolinas as of late, but it definately held its own in the quality of lifting that was displayed.  Multiple state records were broken and Keith McHoney came out in force, unofficially breaking the IPF world record total.  Keith, weighing in at 141 lbs. squatted 523 lbs, benched 341 lbs. and deadlifted a huge 584 lbs. for a total of 1448 lbs!  The IPF world record currently sits at 1440 lbs. 


Todd Talford was once again very impressive with an unoffical American record benchpress of 424 lbs. in the 83 kg weightclass.  This performace won Todd the Best Benchpress award. 


Laura Steele, competing in her first powerlifting competition, had a fantastic day with a total of 733 lbs and earning the Best Female Powerlifting award.


A huge congratulations go out to first time meet director Kevin Locklear for successfully putting together a great meet.  Let me tell you that until you attempt to organize and run a powerlifitng meet, you have no idea how much work, time and sweat that is involved.  Thanks a ton!


I would like to personally thank Keane and Laura Steele for allowing us to utilize their wonderful facitlity for this inaugural event.  Although Crossfit Wappoo was more intimate than some of the gymnasiums that we have become accustomed to competing in, I truely feel that it was PERFECT for what we were trying to accomplish in Charleston this year.  We had a great warm up area, air conditioning, grilled cheese just outside for lunch and some of the best friends and family supporting all of us in one of the best cities in America!  Who could ask for more?


Thanks to all of the volunteers who spotted and loaded for us, all of the judges who were fair and consistent all day long as well as everyone who helped set up, break down the event and run the table.  These events cannot take place without everyone coming together to accomplish what we do as well as anyone.


Results are posted and records will be updated by the end of the day!



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