Nsouli Barbell hosted the Cumbria Powerlifting Championships Sunday 28th April at Snap Fitness Carlisle. Over 60 lifters from all around the North West of England attended the day and the atmosphere was electric. Everyone received a very warm welcome and worked together in the warm up area helping each other out. Nsouli Barbell Club had 14 lifters male and female across the weight categories all putting in excellent performances on the platform.
The first person who deserves a special mention is Coach and Lifter Jimmy Nsouli who as well as competing himself was also coaching and organising the day to ensure the competition ran smoothly. He won his -105kg category with a PB performance lifting a total of 580kg and beating some tough opposition in the process. Congratulations Jimmy we are all very proud of you as a lifter and as our Coach.
Next up for the winners was Ryan Dean who put in a PB performance of 672.5kg and won the -120kg category. He had the biggest total across all weight categories on the day. An awesome performance.
Also Martin ‘Biff’ McGimpsey had a fantastic days lifting competing in his first ever full Powerlifting competition and lifted a total of 615kg and won the 120kg+ category.
We then have Jason Holmes who lifted a total of 547.5kg and won the -83kg category.
Netty Hall lifted a total of 352.5kg and won the -84kg category.
Jennifer Wright competed in her first ever Powerlfiting competition and totalled 370kg and came 2nd in the 84kg+ category.
Shane Bowman had an awesome day and totalled 407.5kg and came 2nd in the -66kg category.
David Murphey competed in his first ever Powerlifting competition and lifted an impressive total of 540kg and came 2nd in the -120kg category.
Tristan Murphey competed in his first ever Powerlifting competition on his 18th birthday and totalled 435kg in the -105kg category.
Tom Nicholson had an excellent day and totalled 492.5kg in the -83kg category and qualified for the British Championships.
Carl Johnson also had his first ever competition and totalled 445kg in the -93kg category.
Another first time competitive lifter was Shane McLeary who lifted a total of 505kg in the -105kg category.
Will France competed also for the first time and totalled 400kg and came 3rd in the -74kg category.
Brian McMeekan totalled 590kg in the 120kg+ category just two weeks after competing for the RAF.
All lifters did themselves very proud and Coach Jimmy Nsouli said he’s very proud of everyone for their commitment to training and the performances reflected that hard work.
All of the guest lifters who traveled across the North West of England to attend were impressed with the facilities at Snap Fitness Carlisle and commented on the friendly welcome they received.
We must also give a special thanks to all those who came along to referee, spot, load and support all lifters. You made the day run smoothly and efficiently so a big thank you from all the team at Nsouli Barbell.
Nsouli Barbell Club train together on Monday and Thursday nights 8-9:30pm and welcome new lifters. Experience is not necessary and there are no pre-requisites in strength required. Whether you’re a seasoned lifter or a total beginner you will be provided with top quality coaching in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Please call Coach Jimmy Nsouli for all inquiries 07583831425.
We look forward to the next Cumbria Championships in 2020. Bring it on. In the mean time we’ll all be training hard!