Twenty lifters from the Teesside University club took part in the Five Towns Powerlifting Club Deadlift Competition at Formula Fitness in Yorkshire last Sunday, making up almost half of the entrants in the competition.
Club Chairman Andrew Richardson led the team into Yorkshire, winning the under 105kg class
Andrew was pleased of the team’s efforts after a few members took part in a successful competition in a couple of weeks ago.
Andrew said: “This competition was aimed at beginners and the majority of the club competing where first timers so it suited us nicely.”
There were a lot of reasons to celebrate for the Barbarians, with Tom Lingard winning the Under 66kg class for the Barbarians.
Simon Wisdom won the Under 120kg class while Adam Nash won the Over 120kg as the Barbarians impressed in the final powerlifting event of the year.
Chris Baker came 2nd in the Under 93kg class while Credia Ineza and Tom Bishop both came third in the U72kg class and Under 74kg classes respectively.
The competition featured powerlifters from around the country and the Barbarians put in a great effort.
This had followed up from success for some of the members at the Open/Junior Powerlifting Competition held by Yorkshire North East Powerlifting Federation, capping off a tremendous first year for the club.
The Barbarians will be looking for even more success in 2015, having ended 2014 off with a bang.
To get involved in the Powerlfiting club, see the Teesside Barbarians Powerlifting Club Facebook page for more details.