2016 Special Olympics Southeast Powerlifting Results Released

1/28/16  Raleigh, N.C. – Six Special Olympics North Carolina McDowell County athletes and a Unified partner competed in the 2016 Special Olympics Southeast Powerlifting competition in Marietta, G.A. Jan. 23-25, according to Special Olympics North Carolina President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

Chris Faulkner
Squat                  Bronze
Bench Press        Gold
Deadlift              Gold
Triple Combo     Gold

Willie Wilkerson
Squat                 Silver
Bench Press       Silver
Deadlift             Silver
Triple Combo    Silver

Katie Hall
Bench Press       Gold
Deadlift             Silver
Double Combo  Silver

Junior Rodriguez
Bench Press       Gold
Deadlift             Gold
Double Combo  Gold

T.j. Watkins & Allen Willis (Unified Partner) – (Unified Competition)
Bench Press       Gold
Deadlift             Gold
Double Combo  Gold

To ensure fair competition, the athletes were placed in competition divisions based on age, gender and ability level. Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to the top three finishers in each division, and ribbons were presented for fourth through eighth place. Special Olympics Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team in order to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences.

“The 2016 Special Olympics Southeast Powerlifting competition was a quality competition enjoyed by all the athletes,” said Fishburne.  “They were able to demonstrate their talents and skills and inspired all who watched their performances!”

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