Athletic Club and KMXT annual Bench Press Competition was held over the weekend
at the Kodiak High School gym. Participants competed to see how many times they
could bench-press half their body weight, except in one men's category, where
the lone participant lifted his full body weight.
Norton won the women's division with 42-reps of 75 pounds. LaRue Albin lifted
70 pounds 38 times to take second and Leigh Thomet had 33 reps at 65 pounds for
men's half-body-weight division, Todd Cook pounded out 82 reps at 95 pounds to
take first place. Steve Miller had 72 reps at 80 pounds and Julian Hiner had 54
reps of 110 pounds for third.
The one lifter
in the men's full-body-weight division was Kalen Pederson, who hoisted 220
pounds 18 times.
Powers had 41 reps of 80 pounds to win the teen division, followed by Nolan
Wandersee who pumped 140 pounds 20 times.
Kavanaugh won the Special Olympics division with 46 reps of 75 pounds.
bench press competition is a fundraiser for KMXT radio. Organizer Lindsey
Knight, owner of the Kodiak Athletic Club, says over $2,000 was raised by the
competitors, who solicited pledges for each lift they made.
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full list of all the competitors.