Red Deer hosting national powerlifting competition this weekend

Powerlifting records may fall as the Canadian Powerlifting League’s national competition rolls into Red Deer this weekend. League president Bernice Fuss said among the competitors coming to the event on Saturday is Dane Dillon, 25, of Grande Prairie who has his eyes set on breaking world records.

Powerlifting records may fall as the Canadian Powerlifting League’s national competition rolls into Red Deer this weekend.

League president Bernice Fuss said among the competitors coming to the event on Saturday is Dane Dillon, 25, of Grande Prairie who has his eyes set on breaking world records.

“He’s going to come in with the intent of setting world records,” said Fuss. “He plans on breaking and setting them. He’s an amazing lifter.”

International and national referees will be on hand to verify any records that may fall.

The competition will be held on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at Ludus fitness (7803 Gaetz Ave.). Participants will compete in the squat, bench and deadlift and other lifts.

Red Deer’s Jacob Craig is among the competitors at the event.

This will be his second meet and Fuss is excited to see the young man compete and he’s coming in lifting some large weights.

“There are some really interesting lifters coming in that should be fun to watch,” said Fuss.

It even includes an 11-year-old deadlifter out of Nanton coming as a guest lifter, due to age he is unable to compete.

The oldest competitors will be in the masters category, Fuss said this includes women older than 50.

With weightlifting a part of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Fuss said they have the similar goal of moving heavy objects from point A to B. But the techniques are very different.

“The Olympics are all about clean, jerk and snatch, there’s more momentum behind it,” said Fuss. “Powerlifting is very controlled lifts. There’s no bouncing weights off of chests, no momentum behind it. It’s a complete A to B lift with a pause showing you have control.”

Just Posted

Police say a woman in the Red Deer area may be in danger

Public’s assistance is urgently requested

Cannabis legalization won’t impact one Red Deer pot dispensary

Nothing changes for Compass Cannabis Clinic in Red Deer despite legalization

Cannabis retail store will open later in October in Red Deer

Two cannabis stores coming to downtown Red Deer

Neighbours drop opposition to Red Deer County communications tower

Communication tower to be located in Balmoral Heights

Legal cannabis comes with many unknowns: Red Deer County councillors

Councillors question how rural municipalities will be able to enforce cannabis regulations

WATCH: Two weeks away from Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer

In just two weeks, Ponoka’s Shayna Weir will compete with the best… Continue reading

PHOTO: Chew On This! campaign draws attention to national poverty

Lunchbags were being handed out in front of The Hub downtown on… Continue reading

Wickenheiser, Pegula reflect NHL’s trend toward diversity

BUFFALO, N.Y. — With a laugh, Kim Pegula’s competitive nature kicked in… Continue reading

Harry and Meghan bring rain to drought-stricken Outback town

DUBBO, Australia — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were jokingly thanked… Continue reading

TV Review: A Roseanne Barr-less ‘The Conners’ is a triumph

NEW YORK — Can there be a “Roseanne” without Roseanne? The answer… Continue reading

Canadian manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent in August: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent to… Continue reading

Brian Mulroney joins board of directors of New York-based pot company

NEW YORK — Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is joining the board… Continue reading

Canadians waking up to legalized cannabis: ‘My new dealer is the prime minister’

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Canadians across the country woke up to legalized… Continue reading

B.C. man accused of swimming naked in Toronto shark tank arrested in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police have arrested a B.C. man who is… Continue reading

Most Read