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Riverside Powerlifters shine at World Meet

Seven members of the Riverside High School Powerlifting Team traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to compete in the WDFPF Powerlifting World Championships held October 26th-28th.

(Pictured left to right, front row: Dana Bell, Taylor Stevens, and Cheritha Schaffer.
Left to right, back row: Mason Harbour, Austin Glasgow, Zach Stewart, Kyle Plank, and head coach Scott Stewart.)

The meet featured lifters from the USA, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, France, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Moldava, Switzerland, and Malta. Judges for the competition were from England, France, Italy, Belgium, Russia, and USA.

Riverside Powerlifters representing Team USA included Taylor Stevens, Dana Bell, Cheritha Schaffer, Kyle Plank, Austin Glasgow, Mason Harbour, and Zach Stewart.

Here are their individual results:

Taylor Stevens set World Records in the squat, bench press, deadlift, and overall total. Taylor lifted in the 114lbs class 14/15 yr old division.

Cheritha Schaffer broke the World Record in the deadlift. Cheritha lifted in the 154lbs class for the 20/23 yr old division.

Dana Bell set personal best attempts in the squat with a fantastic 309lbs lift. Dana lifted in the 154lbs class 18/19 yr old division.

All three girls have American records pending notification from ADFPF officials.

Kyle Plank broke the American record in deadlift. Kyle lifted in the 148lb class 18/19 yr old division.

Austin Glasgow (pictured) broke the World Record in the bench press and overall total. He also broke the American records in bench press, deadlift, and overall total. Austin lifted in the 165lbs class 16/17 yr old division.

Mason Harbour broke American records in squat, bench press, deadlift, and overall total. Mason lifted in the 165 lbs class 18/19 yr old division.

Zach Stewart broke the American record in the bench press. Zach lifted in the 220lbs class 17/18 yr old division.

Coach Scott Stewart and the Riverside Powerlifting Team would like to thank all of the area businesses, communities, and individuals who helped make this trip possible. The team trained for several months to prepare for this competition. The team represented their community as well as the USA in this competition.

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