A huge congratulations goes out to USA Powerlifting SC lifters Heather Faas and Jeff Bigham for winning the Best Female Lifter and Best Master Lifter awards at the Procrastinator's Challenge this past weekend. In addition to winning the Best Masters award, Jeff broke the M1a benchpress record as well as the total record in the 105 kg class. With his third attempt, Jeff came heartbreakingly close to taking the American Record in the deadlift.
Heather Faas, although not breaking any records this time around, overcame some recent chronic back pain, and did what she normally does. Win. Great job!
Other South Carolina lifters who competed and placed: Mike Effner had an outstanding day, going 8 for 9 in route to his 3rd place finish. Mike also finished first in the single-lift benchpress competition with a lift of 364 Lbs. This was good enough to bring home the third Best Lifter Award for South Carolina lifters. Vernon Brown, competed in the 74 kg class and also took first place in the single lift benchpress competiton. Outstanding!
Our next competion will be held next weekend in Charleston as our second annual Palmetto Powerlifting Classic will be held at Wappoo Crossfit. Entries for the South Carolina State Championship as well as the Battle on the Border are up and ready to download.