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P.E.I.'s podium prowess

P.E.I. powerlifters, from left, Tilman Gallant, Miranda Crane, Jeri Munro and Arlene Van Diepen hold the P.E.I. flag after competing at the recent Canadian Powerlifting Union’s powerlifting and bench press championships in Calgary, Alta.
P.E.I. powerlifters, from left, Tilman Gallant, Miranda Crane, Jeri Munro and Arlene Van Diepen hold the P.E.I. flag after competing at the recent Canadian Powerlifting Union’s powerlifting and bench press championships in Calgary, Alta. - Submitted

Island powerlifting shine at national event

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Tilman Gallant lifting in the Master 4 93kg category won a gold medal in classic bench press and set a new national and unofficial world records, and earned a silver in the classic powerlifting portion at the recent Canadian Powerlifting Union’s powerlifting and bench press championships in Calgary, Alta.

Other golds went to Heather Ayles (Master 1 57kg class) who set a new national record, Jacob Sinnott (Junior 105 kg class) and John MacDonald (Open 93 kg class), both in equipped powerlifting. Logan Vessey brought home a silver in bench press in the junior 120 kg class. Arlene Van Diepen won a bronze in Master 3 84 kg classic powerlifting.

The P.E.I. contingent also included Anthony Nendarto (Sub-Junior 83 kg class) and Jill MacFarlane (Master 1 57 kg class). 

Heaving the heavy iron

Results of the P.E.I. competitors at the ecent Canadian Powerlifting Union’s powerlifting and bench press championships in Calgary, Alta.

Classic Bench Press

Junior 120 kg - Logan Vessey, 150 kg, silver medal.

Master 4 93 kg - Tilman Gallant, 140 kg, gold medal, new national and unofficial world record (world records can only be broken at world-level meets).

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Classic Powerlifting

Open 72 kg - Jeri Munro, squat 122.5 kg, bench 67.5 kg, deadlift 165 kg, total 355 kg; Miranda Crane, squat 112.5 kg, bench 70 kg, deadlift 155 kg, total 337.5 kg.

Master 1 57 kg - Heather Ayles, squat 124 kg (new national record), bench 75 kg, deadlift 140 kg, total 339 kg; Jill MacFarlane, squat 92.5 kg, bench 50 kg, deadlift 95 kg, total 237.5 kg

Master 3 84 kg - Arlene Van Diepen, squat 107.5 kg, bench 50 kg, deadlift 140 kg, total 297.5 kg, bronze medal. 

Sub-Junior 83 kg - Anthony Nendarto, squat 167.5 kg, bench 102.5 kg, deadlift 220 kg, total 490 kg.

Junior 105 kg - Logan Vessey, squat 235 kg, bench 142.5 kg, deadlift 272.5 kg, total 650 kg.

Master 4 93 kg - Tilman Gallant, squat 130 kg, bench 142.5 kg (new national, unofficial world record), deadlift 155 kg, total 427.5 kg, silver medal.

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Equipped Powerlifting

Junior 105 kg - Jacob Sinnott, squat 265 kg, bench 162.5 kg, deadlift 242.5 kg, total 

670 kg, gold medal.

Open 93 kg - John MacDonald, squat 305 kg, bench 212.5 kg, deadlift 287.5 kg, total 805 kg, gold medal.

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