A pair of Dawson Creek athletes competed in the 2023 WPCCP National Equipped and Raw/Classic Raw Invitational.
April Baldassarre and Jessie Hall were in Prince George late last month to compete in the competition, both receiving first place medals in their age and weight category. Hall had an amazing outing for what was his first competition, with final attempts in all categories.
· Squat 462 lbs
· Bench 314.2 lbs
· Deadlift 540.2 lbs
With a combined total of 1317.3 lbs.
Hall hopes to compete in the Northern Classic in November and continue to push the limits of lifting in his day-to-day training according to officials. Baldassarre was able to increase all her lifts from her last competition in November of 2022.
· Squat 352.5 lbs
· Bench 181.5 lbs
· Deadlift 352.5lbs
With a combined total of 887.4 lbs.
“I will also continue to train and build up my bench total. Bench will be a big focus this year for me in the gym. I hope to have 200lbs under my belt by November,” said Baldassarre. “Thank you again for all your support in my athletic endeavours and couldn't be more proud to be lifting next to Jessie.”