RMLC Lifters Make Big Lifts at Arnold Classic

Posted: April 3, 2012 in State Organization

Jen Gaudreau, Gage Soehner, and Blaine Sumner from Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Lifting Club made an impressive showing in the Brown’s Gym Pro Powerlifting competition at the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio on March 3rd.

Jen took 2nd in the Women’s 63kg class with a 442.5 kg (975 lb) total. With a 5 of 9 performance Jen squatted 167.5 kg (369 lb), benched 107.5 kg (237 lb), and deadlifted 167.5 kg (369 lb). Jen’s bench was a PR and she was in contention for the win against a lifter 17 years younger.

Gage placed 3rd in the Men’s 120kg class with a 912.5 kg (2012 lb) total. Gage went 6 for 9 with a 370 kg (816 lb) squat, a 240 kg (529 lb) bench, and a 302.5 kg (667 lb) deadlift. Gage earned PRs in both the squat and total along with membership in the 2000 lb club.

Blaine won the Men’s SHW class and took Best Lifter with a 1072.5 kg (2364 lbs). Blaine got 4 of 9 lifts including a World Record 442.5 kg (975 lb) squat, a 305 kg (672 lb) bench, and a 325 (716 lb) deadlift. In addition to his World Record squat Blaine’s total puts him second all-time in the USAPL to Brian Siders. It should also be noted that although all his 3rd attempts were turned down, they were all completed and would have tied the World Record total.

Complete results for the powerlifting competitions at the Arnold Classic can be found at http://www.usapowerlifting.com/results/2012/2012_Arnold_Results.htm. Congratulations to these lifters. Each of them have written a post of their Arnold experience.


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