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By LuAnn Schindler

Eight Bobcat powerlifters win AAU titles


April 10, 2024

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Push, then pull • Landon McAllister grimaces as he competes in deadlift competition, Saturday, at the 2024 Orchard AAU Powerlifting Meet. McAllister also competed in the bench press. He finished first in the 275-pound class push-pull competition.

The 2024 Orchard AAU Powerlifting Meet was held last Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6. Organizer Jeff Shabram said "an awesome lineup of 170-plus registered lifters from across the Midwest competed."

"This year's meet was a national meet, so two days of competition were required to accommodate the crowd of lifters striving for state, American and even world records," Shabram said. "It was the 17th year for the Orchard meet and the largest one ever."

Eleven Summerland powerlifters competed Saturday.

"These 11 lifters had an outstanding day of lifting in front of the home crowd, breaking one s...

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