West Virginia Lifters Set Records in Virginia State Meet

TeamWest Virginiaset 12, WV state records at the USAPL Virginia States Championship last weekend in Mechanicsville,VA.

The team comprised Lynne Rodriguez, Michael Bradley, Joel Gibson, Gil Schoolcraft, and Eddie Bailey.

In the 132 weight class, Rodriguez, 48, put on a solid performance by going 8 for 9.  She not only won the raw, M-1 division and set four records but also captured the best female lifter award with a 666 lb total.  Her record lifts are a 209 squat, a 154 bench press and a 303 dead lift.

Michael Bradley, 16, also set four state records and placed first in the 198 raw, teenage division.   He squatted 336, bench pressed 270, dead lifted 451 and totaled 1058.

Joel Gibson, 35, lifted in the 165 raw, open division, setting three records for his performance.  His records include a 242 bench press, a 407 dead lift and a 959 total.

Gil Schoolcraft, 44, placed second in the raw, 198 M-1 division and came away with a 424 dead lift record.

Eddie Bailey, 39, bench pressed 363 and grabbed a first-place finish in the 220 equipped, open division (bench only).

Records updated.

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One Comment on “West Virginia Lifters Set Records in Virginia State Meet”

  1. Lynne Says:

    I owe all my success to a great coach, Doug Currence. I couldn’t have done it without you.


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