It was a great night for the Teesside Barbarians at the Yorkshire Northeast Junior Powerlifting Championships, which saw the team win nine trophies. The haul included four gold, four silver and one bronze, along with three Yorkshire records.
The Teesside Barbarians were led by Andrew Richardson who set and smashed three new YNEPF records. Along with Andrew the powerlifting powerhouses were Alex Mountjoy, Oliver Riddle, Callum Meadows, Karl Berdhardt, Manil Vithlani, Matthew Rudd-Einecker and Matthew Sedgewick.
It was a tight contest between Teesside and Newcastle Universities for the medals, which saw the Barbarians finish on top in the end. This is the first encounter between the two main powerlifting academies in Yorkshire and North East England. The next time they meet is at the Northern Universities which is at the Middlesbrough Sports Village April 4th.
Ryan Flynn, reporter for Tside.co.uk interviewed Barbarian member, Alex Mountjoy for his reaction of the event and to give us an insight into the world of powerlifting.