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McAbee wins national powerlifting championship

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, October 23, 2017

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 Carson McAbee, from Greer, won the USA Powerlifting Championship.
 
 
 

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 Carson McAbee, from Greer, won the USA Powerlifting Championship.

 

 

 



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Carson McAbee's deadlift was over 227 kg or 500 pounds.
 

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Carson McAbee's deadlift was over 227 kg or 500 pounds.

 



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Carson McAbee had a squat of  207.5 kg (457.5 pounds).
 
 

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Carson McAbee had a squat of  207.5 kg (457.5 pounds).

 

 

Carson McAbee is a gold medal winner in a sport that only the strongest can claim the title – Champion.

McAbee, 17, won the teen division of the USAPL Raw Powerlifting Championship in Orlando, Fla. All the more remarkable was it culminated McAbee’s first season of competing in the USA Powerlifting Championships.

 His national championship lifts were:

squat, 479.5 pounds

• deadlift507 pounds

• bench, 264.5 pounds

• Total 549.9 kg, 1,250 pounds

The national competition was a first for McAbee. He has only been competing for two years, mostly in state and regional competition. His road toward the nationals began at the age of 15.

McAbee broke three state records in the Palmetto Classic in August and qualified for the nationals.

McAbee is a senior at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, plays varsity baseball and is a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program .

He is the son of Joey and Renee McAbee of Greer.

 

 

 

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