The Eagle Powerlifters won 15 individual WABDL world championships on Sunday, November 22nd at the Event Center at Bally’s in Las Vegas. They also won the team Teenage World Championship. As if that wasn’t enough, 2 powerlifters set WABDL world records and 3 powerlifters won best lifter awards. The event was live streamed via MainStream Sunday afternoon.
The contest highlights were as follows:
Alejandro Ruiz won the single ply 100.0 kg teen 16-17 class with a deadlift of 245.0 kgs (540.1 lbs) and set a WABDL world record in the push-pull with a 397.5 kgs (876.3 lbs) total. Michael Megler won the single ply 75.0 kg teen 16-17 class with a deadlift of 227.5 kgs (501.5 lbs) and the teenage 16-17 Best Lifter Award in the deadlift. Ben Boyette won the single ply 67.5 kg teen 16-17 class with a deadlift of 205.0 kgs (451.9 lbs), the teenage 16-17 Best Lifter Award in the push-pull, and set a world record in the push-pull with a 310 kgs (683.4 lbs) total. Sung-Yueh Chang won the single ply 67.5 kg teenage 18-19 class with a deadlift of 182.5 kgs (402.3 lbs) and won the teenage 18-19 Best Lifter Award in the push-pull. Jun Yang won the single ply 60.0 kg teen 16-17 class with a deadlift of 142.5 kgs (314.2 lbs). Qinyi Wang won the single ply 75.0 kg class with a bench press of 110.0 kgs (242.5 lbs).
All of the lifters including Yudai Katsumata and Ziyang Xia qualified for the 2016 Worlds by finishing in the top 3 positions of their respective age groups and weight classes. A video is posted on MVA Powerlifting in the Featured Videos section entitled “2015 WABDL World Championships”. Coach Pauli commented, “ It’s nice to automatically qualify for next year. It saves us having to travel by air to qualify at the Nationals!”