Lee Powell

Powerlifting Coach

Lee Powell

 

I began strength training in 1997 when my dad bought me my first gym membership.  In 2006, while attending University of Regina, my focused shifted from general strength training more towards powerlifting.   I lifted at my first national championship in 2011.  In 2013 I was given the opportunity to represent Canada at the GPC World Championships in Eger, Hungary.  Then next year I won my first national championship in the deadlift only event, I also placed second in the full power meet and won best overall deadlifter.  That fall at the world championships in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina I finished third in the raw powerlifting and second overall in the equipped deadlift only.  In 2015 I won my first world championship in Las Vegas NV, when I deadlifted a GPC world record 280 kg at 82.5 to win the equipped deadlift only championships and finish fourth overall.  I’ve recently travelled to Knjazevac Serbia to compete at the 2016 GPC world championships in where I won the 82.5 kg class in equipped powerlifting finishing second overall and setting a canadian deadlift record of 292.5, as well as finishing second in the 90 kg raw deadlift only event.

 

Since getting into powerlifting I’ve been involved with the sport as a lifter, coach, national level referee, and soon to be meet director.  I’ve lifted both raw and equipped in the 90 kg and 82.5 kg weight classes at six Canadian championships, reaching the podium nine times, and four world championships, reaching the poduim five times.  I’ve broken 16 Canadian GPC records, and four GPC world records (two officially, two unofficially).  As well as recording an elite totals at 82.5 kg both raw and equipped

 

And I also won a shaker cup in the Adrenaline open house deadlift for reps contest beating Warren Sabine by 1 rep