On Sunday, June 2, Athlete Performance Systems (APS) from Barrie hosted the Canadian Powerlifting Federation’s event at the Toronto Pro Super Show.
There were three packed flights of lifters to entertain the crowd, all while crossfit, bodybuilding, strongman and professional wrestling were taking place at the same venue as part of the weekend fitness expo.
Two local lifters made the trek down to the Metro Convention Centre and came home with gold.
Johnathan Bedard, who is in the middle of a move to CFB Petawawa, placed first in the Men’s Open Pro Raw division. Bedard weighed in bang on the 110kg class limit and his lifts were as follows:
Bench Press: 165kg/364lbs
Kevin Ferris, a CPF Master’s 2 lifter, weighed in at 88.8kg for the 90kg class and won the Men’s Open Amateur Raw division with the following lifts:
Bench Press: 130kg/287lbs
Ferris' lifts are being submitted for approval as CPF National Records for the 45-49 years of age 90kg category.