Stoby, Callender, Hunter take top titles

Usual suspect, Winston Stoby along with Roger Callendar and Chloe Hunter copped the marquee titles when the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) hosted the Claude Charles Memorial Intermediate and Masters Championships yesterday at YMCA.

Stoby, the 74kg world deadlift record holder emerged overall winner of the Masters category with 482 wilks points while Callendar (74kg men’s) and Hunter (52kg) lifted the overall trophies in the Intermediate division.

The overall winners of yesterday’s championship Winston Stoby, Chloe Hunter and Roger Callendar, pose with president of the GAPF, Peter Green. (Orlando Charles photo)
The overall winners of yesterday’s championship Winston Stoby, Chloe Hunter and Roger Callendar, pose with president of the GAPF, Peter Green. (Orlando Charles photo)

The ‘Little Master’ Stoby squatted 257.5kg, bench pressed 147.5kg and dead lifted 267.5kg on his first attempt. He failed his two other attempts (282.5kg) to eclipse his world of 277.5kg.

Calendar who copped the best lifter award at the Novices Championships in April continued his beastly form at yesterday’s championship, liftted a total of 602.5kg.

That amount trumps the 589kg total he amassed two months ago.

Hunter of the Buddy’s Gym upset Novices champion, Andrea Smith after she recorded a total of 378 wilks points compared to for Smith’s 375.

Other categorical winners included:

Masters One (120kg) John ‘Big John’ Edwards (805kg total)

Men’s 83kg Orlando Dublin (600kg total)

Men’s 93kg Martin Webster (542.5kg total)

Men’s 120kg Kenny Mars (total 610kg)

Masters Three (105kg) Frank Tucker (380kg total)

Sponsors for the event included the Trophy Stall and Fitness Express.

According to executives of the GAPF, the Senior Championships is scheduled to be staged in October or November at a venue to be announced.

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