ASU’s Ram Powerlifting Club brought home a host of awards, including 10 first-place medals, from the U.S.A.
Powerlifting 2018 Longhorn Open competition held Nov. 10 at the University of Texas at Austin. Competing against teams from colleges and universities across Texas, ASU team members also recorded four runner-up performances, one third-place and one fourth-place in various categories of both “equipped” and “raw” contests. Equipped contests allow competitors to wear special clothing, including bench shirts, squat suits and knee wraps, that allow them to lift heavier weights. Raw contests are conducted without any special clothing. Lifters complete three attempts each at squat, bench press and deadlift. The qualifying total is the sum of the highest weight lifted in each of the three disciplines.