A Launceston powerlifting team smashed records at its latest competition.
Competitive Edge coach Jamie Dash said the team saw massive success at the World Raw Powerlifting Tasmanian State Titles in Burnie on June 1 and 2.
The competition was broken up over two days, with their men's and women's teams competing from junior through to masters.
"The women in particular had an awesome day on the first day. We saw multiple Australian records broken, and a lot of first places as well as a lot of podium finishes as well," he said.
Angela Verze, Carl Els, Jess Johnson, Bella Lindsay, Allie Gruber, Mary Dash, Danielle White, Lauren Barker, and Sarah Wilson took out first place in their respective categories, with Luci Searle talking out second. Lindsay, Gruber, Dash, White, and Barker also broke Australian records.
"On the second day we had a few Australian records broken by some of our guys, and a lot of first places and podium finishes as well which was good," Mr Dash said.
Sam Dufty, Toby Barnett, Nathan Grant, Josh Murray, and Sean Piper placed first in their categories, with Benny Pel and Jarrod Murray placing second. Grant, Piper, and Jarrod Murray broke Australian records.
"It was a very successful couple of days and a very proud day for the coaches, that's for sure," Mr Dash said.
On May 4, a team from Competitive Edge also participated in the Tasmanian Muscle and Model Show in Hobart with great results from the seven competitors.
Mr Dash said he had been coaching for about 11 years, and kept going for the thrill and excitement he sees in the clients.
"We've seen tears, we've seen heartache, and complete joy after the comps - just to see how much it means to them, and how much they pour into our passion, is what makes it rewarding," he said.
Competitive Edge operates out of KFM Fitness in Launceston.
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