The Heavy Hitters Powerlifting group were well represented Saturday January 14th at the UPSA Push Pull event held at EGO Strength and Performance in Everett, WA. Including Tasha and myself, there were 13 lifters from our group in this competition and nearly half of them were first time competitors. From a coaching perspective, this was a blast to be a part of so many lifters’ first experience with powerlifting. From an athlete perspective, this was more of a “fun-meet” being that the we were there to coach and support our team and enjoy competing next to them.
Overall, this was an awesome meet! It was well organized and ran like a well oiled machine. The guys up at EGO are great and have an awesome environment to lift and compete in. As a pleasant bonus, the meet also had an amazing videographer/photographer, Bridget Raftery, capture the event and put together lifter videos for a very affordable cost.
As a team, our athletes did very well for themselves. Everyone from our group put up a total (nobody bombed out) and many set PR’s. Many even won or placed in their weight class.
Great job team: Deb Booth, Lauren Elkin, Janet Yeilding, Chris Leiter, Beth Zborowski, Erica Shepard, Amy Jenks, Kevin Bereta, Lisa Dimak, Morgan Smith, and Steadman Mathis III. Way to represent and congrats on all of your hard work. Also a huge thanks for all that came out to support and for all of those that were involved in putting this meet together.
Check out some of the photos and videos from the meet below: