Yorktown powerlifters raise the bar

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Steven Perez successfully dead lifted 425 pounds in his third attempt during the Wildcat Classic held of Feb. 1 Perez is currently ranked 8th in Region 5 Division 3 181 weight class. Photo by Tim O'Malley/Yorktown News-View

 
With the clapping of metal weights, lifters  grunting and team leaders yelling, power lifting is well underway.
 
Power lifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: Squat, bench press, and dead lift. The latest clothing attire may consist of the latest fashion in supportive bench shirt or squat/dead lift suit, knee wraps, weight belts, knee sleeves, wrist wraps and special footwear. 
 
Yorktown had their Wildcat Classic power lifting meet Feb. 1 where 13 schools and 161 athletes attended.
 
Read more in this week's edition of Yorktown News-View
 
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