Local lifters hoist medals, set records

Pictured, 16-year-old Bristol resident David Moquin set a Canadian record in the bench press in his division at a recent meet in Ottawa. The 124 lb teenager benched 189 lbs to take first place.

The Pontiac was well-represented at a recent powerlifting meet in Orleans, Ont. on Dec. 1, with three local residents taking first place in their divisions and setting Canadian records along the way.
Joel Beardsley, David Moquin and Richard Moquin attended the Barbell Assault 3.0 event at Hostyle Conditioning in Ottawa, competing in the bench press for their respective divisions and weight classes.
For those unfamiliar, powerlifting is a sport where athletes attempt max weight in three different lifts: bench press, squat and deadlift. In sanctioned events like Barbell Assault, overseen by the Canadian Powerlifting Federation (CPF), athletes are divided by weight and age, as well as equipment. Amateurs and pros also have separate divisions.

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