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7 Aug 2014

2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games Powerlifting RECAP

2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games Powerlifting RECAP

Competing in three lifts: Squat, Bench and Deadlift, athletes of various ages and weight classes took the floor to show off their talents in the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games Powerlifting competition.

Between male and female divisions, athletes ranged from ages 6-22 and lifted as much as 610 kg. (20-year-old Male Eric Boomershine) as their total weight on the day.

Over 25 World Records were broken during the kick-off event for AAU Strength Sports at the AAU Junior Olympic Games.

Gage Gregurich, a ten year old who had competed in Powerlifting the day before, added to his collection of Powerlifting gold medals. He took home the gold in four Weightlifting events: Bench Press-Assisted, Deadlift-Assisted, Full Meet-Assisted, and Push/Pull Assisted.

Benjamin Delouche also had a successful meet, bringing home two gold medals, one in Push/Pull-Raw and the other in Bench Press-Raw. 

In the Female division,seventeen year old Delicia Garza took home three gold medals, one each in Bench Press-Assisted, Full Meet-Assisted and Push/Pull-Assisted. Avery Miller also had a good meet, earning two golds in the Deadlift-Assisted and Push/Pull-Raw. 

 Up next is Weightlifting, followed by the Combine and Feats of Strength.

Many athletes were medal winners, and even more walked away with personal bests in all of their lifts. 

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