NZ record breakers, done for John Strachan!! Weighed in at 72.4kg, squatted 216kg (NZ record), benched 142.5kg (NZ 3 lift bench record) unfortunately missed 147.5 at lock-out. And deadlifted 260kg which narrowly got him the NZ total record, 618.5kg, another very talented lifter Ben Wood totaled 617kg (deadlifting 272kg nz record, with more in the tank). So between them they broke all the NZ U74 open records. Congratulations also to Carli Dillen and Sani Sanileva of the Getstrength Powerlifting team for solid performances, Carli winning the bench nationals on Saturday with a 75kg PB press, then totaling 357.5 at the record breakers with a 130kg squat, 75kg bench and a 152.5kg deadlift, and Sani with a 235kg squat, 145kg bench and a 225kg deadlift for a 605kg total. We wish them all the best for their build up to the 2015 Commonwealth Powerlifting and Benchpress Championships in Vancouver!