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Local Weightlifters Set New WV State Records

By Staff | Aug 14, 2014

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.