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Riverside powerlifters set several records at world meet

Seven members of the Riverside powerlifting team competed at W.D.F.P.F. Powerlifting World Championships in late October at the Company Theater in Boston, Mass.

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ABOVE: Riverside Powerlifting team. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Riverside’s Austin Glasgow competes in the WDFPF World Powerlifting Championships in Boston, Mass. Glasgow was one of seven Riverside lifters to take part in the meet. (SUBMITTED PHOTOS)

Riverside powerlifters representing team U.S.A. were Taylor Stevens, Dana Bell, Cheritha Schaffer, Kyle Plank, Austin Glasgow, Mason Harbour and Zach Stewart.

There were 13 countries competing at the meet.

For the Pirate girls, Stevens competed in the girls 14-15 age division, 114-pound class. She set four world records in the squat, bench press, dead lift and overall total.

Schaffer, who competed in the 20-23 age division, 154-pound class, also broke a world record in the dead lift.

Bell lifted in the 18-19 age division, 154-pound class and set a personal best in the squat with a lift of 309 pounds.

According to head coach Scott Stewart, all three girls have American records pending notification from the ADFPF.

Austin Glasgow led the Riverside boys. He competed in the 16-17 age division, 165-pound weight class, and broke the world record in the bench press and overall total. He also broke the American record in bench press, dead lift and overall total.

Also for the boys, Mason Harbour lifted in the 18-19 age division, 165-pound weight class, and broke the American record in squat, bench press, dead lift and overall total.

Kyle Plank competed in the 18-19 age division, 148-pound class, and broke the American record in dead lift.

Zach Stewart competed in the 17-18 age division, 220-pound class. He broke the American record in the bench press.

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