Powerlifting champs crowned, world records broken at LCC
There was no shortage of excitement for many powerlifters inside the Gannon Building Gymnasium on March 5.
The American Drug Free Powerlifting Federation held its national championship at LCC, which the college sponsored. About 50 individuals participated.
Jeff Buchin, an LCC faculty member who helped organize the event, said lifters came from Michigan, Missouri, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Canada. Champions were crowned in male and female divisions categorized by age.
Buchin also participated in the event and was one of many lifters who broke world records. The number of world records broken wasn’t immediately available, but Buchin set his by lifting 402.5 pounds in the Master’s Six Category.
“I don’t go for trophies anymore,” Buchin said of his fourth career world record. “But it’s a great feeling. I had many of my students and past students there to help with the meet.”
Buchin estimated that 250 to 300 spectators were in attendance.
All of the money raised from the event will be given to kinesiology majors for scholarships.
Buchin said the health and human services department at LCC was instrumental in helping organize the event, including Mari Croze and HHS Associate Dean Linda Koning.