SUMMERSIDE – Two young talented local powerlifters have taken on the task of hosting their first meet at Credit Union Place.
Justin Smith and Tyler Ramsay have taken a very active role in participating in and giving back to the sport. Ramsay and Smith volunteer at meets, serve as referees, are members of the P.E.I. Powerlifting Association executive and now have stepped forward to bring a full Canadian Powerlifting Union-sanctioned meet to the western end of Prince Edward Island on Saturday, June 21.
The Prince County open powerlifting and bench press competition will see eight female powerlifters; 15 male powerlifters; eight lifters competing in bench only, including six who are also competing in powerlifting, and four Special Olympics athletes, who always bring extra energy and excitement.
“I am very impressed with the work Tyler and Justin have put into the preparation of this meet,” said P.E.I. Powerlifting Association president John MacDonald, who will compete on Saturday. “It looks like it will be a great day of lifting, and it is a great opportunity for people in the western end of the Island to come out and see what our sport is all about.”
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the event, and will be treated to some incredibly strong lifts in the squat, bench press and deadlift. Lifting gets underway at 9 a.m.