Mission’s Brian Rock is ready to lift.
The 55-year-old has been chosen for this year’s Canadian Powerlifting Team in the Masters II category, 105 kilograms weight class, at the Commonwealth Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships at the Richmond Olympic Oval from Dec. 1 to 5.
Powerlifting since 2008, Rock, a local realtor, will be looking to increase his personal best in bench press at 478 pounds. He currently holds lift records in B.C., Canada, and the Commonwealth.
Over 525 lifters from over 15 Commonwealth countries are registered to attend. The event is the largest representation of the sport Canada has ever seen. Canada is expected to have their largest international team in history with over 100 competitors.
Athletes range in age from sub-junior (14 to 18 years) through to masters IV (70 years and over). Spectators are welcome, and entry to the event is by donation with proceeds supporting the British Columbia Powerlifting Association’s work in furthering the sport in BC.
For more on the event, visit commonwealthpowerlifting.com.