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Powerlifters set to descend on Orchard

Competition spans two days for national event

The annual Orchard Amateur Athletic Union Powerlifting Meet will have a new look this year. Organizer Jeff Shabram said the event is now a national meet, with competition spread over two days.

Lifters from across the U.S., including members of the Summerland powerlifting squad, will compete in squat, bench press and dead lift events, beginning this Friday at the Orchard Community Center gym, at 4th and Rusk.

Lifting will begin at 1 p.m., on April 5, while Saturday's competition will start at 9 a.m.

A concession stand will be available onsite....


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