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Victoria resident wins powerlifting title

Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:03 a.m.


LAS VEGAS - Victoria's Chris Papillion won his second consecutive Olympia Pro Powerlifting championship.

Papillion captured the 242-pound division title during Friday's competition at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Papillion had a squat of 804 pounds, a bench press of 600 pounds and a dead lift of 771 pounds for a total lift of 2,177 pounds.

The competition was held among the top three lifters in the nation in each weight classification.

Papillion, a Stroman graduate, was ranked second going into the competition and beat top-ranked Scott Smith by 56 pounds.

"It was too close," Papillion said. "I wanted to win by more."

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