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Iron City Open Recap

posted on June 3, 2019

This past weekend, June 1st and 2nd, was the third installment of the Iron City Open. It was a successful, rain free weekend that brought about 100 lifters together from all over the northeast (and further) along with the USPA Ohio/Michigan based crew, the Union Fitness family, and the Pitt Powerlifting Team.


I don’t have all of the results or details in front of me, so I’m shooting from the hip here. But some highlights from the Union Fitness lifters-


Mariah Sanchez– first meet and hit some flawless looking deadlifts!


Steph Stahovic– first meet and squatted and deadlifted over 300lbs!


Robyn Greer– finally hit her 264lb deadlift!


Catlyn Brooke– hit a huge PR deadlift at 248lbs!


Leah Jakaitis– came back to the platform with no training and still had a great day!


Luke Koval– injury free day!


Ian Hunter- first meet and took second in his weight class!


Doug Upton– did not have the day that he wanted but was all smiles and looking forward to the next one.


Justin Zak– hit a couple PR’s and keeps building his total meet after meet!


Bill Henderson– learned that squats and deads are as much fun as benching! Huge squat PR for Bill!


Eddy Jones– 500lb deadlift!!


Coach CJ– first meet, Ceej took a cross country road trip the week before the meet and I think he was still feeling it on Sunday. Great first meet dude!


Richard Lewis– hit some heavy paused squats and had a great meet 😉


Cody Nyegard– big bench and deadlift PR!


Larry O’Donnell– Larry and I had a heart to heart. We’re going to spend a lot more time together in the coming months. Great effort and great passion. Keep working big man.


Marco Rigazio– old man Marco had a tough training cycle leading up to the meet but he held it together like a veteran and finished strong!


Alex Johnson– he had a strong meet and left it all on the platform, literally.


We’ll have a full recap soon. Great work guys!


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