Powerlifters Shine at National Championships

burgoyne and mayaleh

The Canadian Powerlifting Union held its National Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 3-7. Four female lifters took to the platform and represented the Island well.

Rachel Mayaleh and Breanne Burgoyne both competed in the Classic, Junior 72kg class. The pair were each successful on all nine lifts, a great achievement for the two, who qualified for the meet by competing in the Eastern Canadian Championships last fall. Mayaleh had a 147.5kg squat, 70kg bench, 162.5kg deadlift and a 380kg total. Burgoyne had a 125kg squat, 70kg bench, 152.5kg deadlift and a 347.5kg total.

Jeri Munro competed in the Classic, Master 1, 72kg class. Her 130kg squat, 70kg bench and 162.5kg deadlift earned her a 362.5kg total and a spot on the podium. Munro finished her day with a silver medal.

Heather Ayles competed in Master 1, 57kg class, in both Classic and Equipped divisions. Her classic results were a 120kg squat, 72.5kg bench, 140kg deadlift and a 332.5kg total. Her equipped performance included a 150kg squat, 85kg bench and 155kg deadlift for a 390kg total. This put Ayles on top of the podium with the gold medal.

Photo caption: Breanne Burgoyne (left) and Rachel Mayaleh (right) after their competition.