Soelden, Austria home of the 2011 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Bench Press Championships, Shaina Petit of Berkley, MA and of the Northeastern University Powerlifting Team competed for Team USA. Shaina’s 110Kg/242lbs second bench was good for fourth place in the world championships; this was also an 11lbs personal record for her. In attempt to come home with a top three finish Shaina narrowly missed 253lbs bench.
This past weekend there was only one local lifter at Women’s Nationals in Atlanta, GA. Liane Blyn (Open, 181wc) made her come back after a sever car accident this past winter. Liane finished the day with a 446.4lbs squat, 358.2lbs bench, 424.3lbs deadlift for a 1,229lbs total. Liane only attempted 7 lifts as she passed on her third squat and last two deadlifts, perhaps a result from her injuries but she made all 7 attempts. Read More
Several local lifters took part in the 2011 Master’s Nationals this past weekend in Atlanta, GA. Cohasset’s own Eric Kupperstein (M1b, 123wc) took first place and set several National and American Records in the Squat and Deadlift and a National Record in the Bench Press. Eric finished the day with a 473.9lbs squat, 270lbs bench, 551 deadlift for a 1,295.2lbs total. Joining Eric was Paul Mears (M2b, 165wc), who couldn’t get a legal squat in Read More