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February 21, 2013

Local power-lifters break records

Local lifters break world records

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. — Two Derry residents were members of the team Seacoast Sports Clubs - Great Bay sent to the Revolution Power Lifting Syndicate Winter Classic Power Lifting meet hosted by Fair Haven Fitness in Vermont.

The SSC-Great Bay team returned triumphant, competing against lifters from all over the Northeast and bringing home five firs- place awards and multiple state and world records.

Tim Parrott, 18, an All-State wrestler from Pinkerton Academy, took first place in the 165-pound class division.

The Derry resident also set a world record bench press at 325 pounds and received the best lifter award in the Bench Group. This is determined by formula based on body weight.

He benched more than two times his body weight.

Joni Zfoska, 18, also set a world record bench press with a lift of 325 pounds. He took first place in the 181-pound class.

Zfoska is from Derry. This was only his second meet.

Zach Bosen, 18, of Stratham took first place in the 220-pound class division. He performed well in his first meet, setting a state bench-press record with a lift of 235 pounds.

In the 181-pound class, Peter Hubbard, 74, finished the meet with a 280-pound bench press and captured first place, breaking his previously set record. Hubbard, the team captain and coach, is from Raymond and is ranked in the top three in the country for his weight and age group.

A standout in the 165-pound class, Nona Hubbard, 51, set three world records: a 250-pound squat, 155-pound bench press and had her highest total ever with a 715 for three lifts.

The Raymond resident is ranked in the top five in the United States for her age and weight. She also was awarded the coveted Sportsmanship Award by the meet director.

The team returns to training in preparation for the Vermont/New Hampshire State Championships, which will be hosted and held at SSC-Great Bay in Newmarket on April 20.

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