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2C Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter i~ :i i ii iiI Quincy lifter Gary McFarland presses 440 pounds during the inaugural Plumas Thunder Powerlifting Classic The meet drew lifters from California and Nevada, including several record holders. Photos by Tenaya Wood in Portola on Sept. 20. Cynthia Welden, 17, competes in the Squat lift at the Plumas Thunder Powerlifting Classic. Welden was one of the star lifters to emerge at the meet, breaking records in her class for squat, bench press and deadlift. Healthy Bodies Wood put together the in our county and bringing Commu.nity Gym in Portola event after competing in the in a local competition was held its inaugural Plumas APA over the past severala natural way to give them Thunder Powerlifting years; she still holds some some experience." Classic on Sept. 20 and records in her age and The community rallied came out on top. Gym owner weight divisions• Wood said to provide volunteers to Cindy Wood proclaimed the she enjoys the powerlifting help run the event. Members event so successful she community because it is of Portola's football team plans to hold it again next positive, nonjudgmental helped gym members with year. and friendly. Wood thought spotting and plate changing. A total of 18 serious lifters a lifting tournament would The event also received came to compete in squat be a fun and different event sponsorship from AST lifts, bench presses and to bring to Plumas County• Sport Science with sample dead lifts. Most in attendance "You find all kinds of body products for the competitor competed in the Full Power types competing and just goodie bags. category, trying all three having fun testing their The Eastern Plumas lifts. The tournament was limits on what they can Chamber of Commerce sanctioned by the American move," said Wood. "We provided visitorpackets to i Powerlifting Association• have some great lifters here give to competitors to get NO HASSLES * DELIVEBED TO YOUR AREA • You get the rebates, special pricing & Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Hyundai, Ford, Chevy, GMC, Cadillac, Lexus, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Kia, Subaru, Lincoln, Buick, Acura, Audi, BMW, Mazda, Volks:agon & Volvo Let me work for you and save bme & money. Just a phone ca!l away! r Call Jack: Quincy Auto Co. 530"283"C 1gS !M277tt.O u530"966" 5463 to know the area. Wood's geared division• Both made was of the performance of Fire donated staff, money, great showings and won Cynthia Welden, of Dinuba. tables and chairs for the awards. Welden, 17, cremated the event. Pete Rhodes donated Jesse Anderson, 20, of records for the APA and a PA system• Locals from Nevada, blew everyone World Powerlifting Portola and Quincy came in away with a bar-bending Association with her to help with staffing and 705-pound squat, 385-pound perfectly technical lifts in view the event• Lifting bench and a 650-pound squat, bench and deadlift. started at 10:30 a.m. and deadlift for a combined total Her personal record attempt finished at 4 p.m. with of 1,740 pouhds to earn him of deadlifting 400 pounds awards, best lifter, was a successful end to the Guest lifter James Hunter "What a nice day we had,"competition• attended the event and Bob McCullagh wrote to Welden is a bodybuilder wowed everyone with a Wood after the event. "(It and powerlifter. Lifting 600-pound bench press• was) our first trip to Portola since 13, Welden got into Hunter has held 16 world and the surrounding area the sport after watching her recor ls and more than 20 and we thought the peopleolder brother compete in state records, with 14 world great and the countrysidebodybuilding. Welden first championships during his beautiful• Everyone was so competed in bodybuilding at time with the World friendly and supportive of all age 16, in which she won two Association of Benchers the lifters throughout the of her first three shows• and Deadlifters. meet and it was our pleasure Welden is already a record Local lifter Zeke Awbrey to witness the many fine holder and wants to be a benched 405 pounds in the performances•" . coach• She is coached by raw division and Gary Another amazing story to Alberto Nunez of McFarland 440 pounds in the come out of the tournament 3DMuscleJourney. 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