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Lift at Lou’s

By Lou Tortorelli

Group - Lift at Lou'sThe Lift at Lou’s meet held at my Lou’s Physical Culture Studio Garage Gym was a most enjoyable and memorable experience!  Our two lifters, Aiden Habecker and Brooke Tortorelli, both did an outstanding job with their chosen lifts and setting records in their weight classes and age divisions.   In the group shot, you’ll find left to right myself, my daughter and competitor Brooke, My dad John (who is a NJ state record holder in the 80-84 division in WNPF powerlifting), our other competitor Aiden, and his granddad and our USAWA President Denny Habecker.  The top lifts of the day – Aiden’s 175 lb. Deadlift using an Overhand Thumbless Grip; Brooke’s 170 lb. Deadlift; Aiden’s Dumbell Snatch with the Right Hand with 47 1/2 lbs.; and Brooke’s 50 lb. Push Press from the Rack.    Both lifters received a fun t-shirt and some lifting related reading material as their prize for their great achievements.  I would like to thank most of all USAWA President Denny Habecker for making the trip to Howell New Jersey to be our official judge for this event and having his grandson Aiden participate.  It was a great pleasure for my family and I to meet these great folks and share our common interest in the iron game.


Lift at Lou’s
Lou’s Physical Culture Studio Garage Gym
Howell, New Jersey
September 23rd, 2017

Meet Promoter: Lou Tortorelli

Meet Official (1-official system used): Denny Habecker

Lifts: Record Day

Aidan Habecker – Male 14 years old, 70 KG class
Deadlift – No Thumbs, Overhand Grip 175 lbs
Snatch – Dumbbell, Right Hand 47.5 lbs

Brooke Tortorelli – Female 15 Years old, 55 KG Class
Deadlift – 12″ Base 170 lbs.
Push Press – From Rack 50 lbs.