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Local powerlifters make good in PG

Top tier finishes by local lifters; three of the six establishing national records
A group of local weightlifters competed at an event in Prince George, three of them earning national recognition.

Six weighlifters from Fort St John are back home from Prince George after competing in last weekend’s Northern Powerlifting Classic.

16-year-old Waylon Fenton, Evan Baker, and Prestin Gessner all set national records in their classes for the World Powerlifting Congress.

Prestin broke two individual records.

  • Waylon Fenton bench pressed 122.5 kg
  • Evan Baker deadlifted 272.5 kg
  • Prestin Gessner bench pressed 107.5 kg and deadlifted 235 kg

Other athletes representing the North Peace were Aaron Sampson, Robyn Sampson, and Laughton Fehr.

All competitors took first in their class, with the exception of Robyn who finished in second.

Prestin was named Top Lifter, with Evan and Waylon earning second and third-place honours.

Aaron Sampson stepped up to coach the boys through the meet and deserves recognition for his guidance and expertise.

Thank you, Aaron!

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