Local Weightlifters Set New WV State Records
Two local weightlifters fared well in the IPA Mountain Madness Powerlifting competition held Aug. 2 in Morgantown. Paden City residents Joe White and Jessica Stewart each set new state records.
White’s bench press lift of 600 pounds was good enough for first place in the 242-pound weight division and set a new state record. Stewart dead-lifted 445 pounds set a new state record in her weight division. In addition, the 181-pound Stewart picked up another first place in the bench lift with a heave of 155 pounds to seal the deal to be selected as the best female lifter of the event.