Local Powerlifter wins at Nationals

Local powerlifter Ryan Fowler recently competed at the Canadian Powerlifting Union Nationals in Charlottetown, PEI, bringing home a gold medal in his weight class.The competition was held from March 29 through April 2.

Competing in the 120+ kg weight class, Fowler squatted 325 kg (716 lbs), bench pressed 242.5 kg (535 lbs) and deadlifted 295 kg (650 lbs) for a Canadian record setting total of 862.5 kg. Each of the lifts were personal bests for Fowler. With this win, Fowler qualified to be a part of the Canadian team heading to the International Powerlifting Federation World Championships to be held in Pilsen, Czech Republic in November.

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Fowler's wife, Heidi Fowler, competed in the Bench Press portion of the event and benched 102.5 kg. She placed second overall.