Xconditioning owner Mike Webber presents powerlifter Blair Fisher the gold medal in the push pull event at the 2018 CPF Canadian Powerlifting Pro-Am in Prince George during the weekend.

Fisher claims gold at Canadian powerlifting event

A Williams Lake powerlifter muscled his way to a gold medal during the weekend at the 2018 CPF Powerlifting Pro-Am in Prince George.

Fifty-seven year old Blair Fisher achieved the feat at the competition, hosted by the Xconditioning Gym in the Spruce City.

Fisher competed in the push-pull event Sunday, May 27 in bench press and pull/deadlift.

In the bench press event, Fisher began with a successful 423.5-pound attempt. He then completed his second lift at 440 pounds, but missed his third attempt at 445.5 pounds.

The pull deadlift event saw Fisher start with a 605-pound completion. He then missed his second attempt of 638 pounds, but successfully lifted the 638 pounds on his third try.

As a result, Fisher was awarded the first-place win and, although he said it wasn’t a personal best for him, noted he was happy with the outcome.

Fisher thanked his team, who also attended the meet, Tyson Delay of Williams Lake and Shalynn McCauley and Anthony Faggiani of Quesnel for their support.

 

Blair Fisher hoists a 638-pound deadlift at the CPF Canadian Open Powerlifting Pro-Am.

Blair Fisher in the bench press.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Tatla Lake fire now fully contained: BC Wildfire Service

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a new wildfire near Tatla Lake.

Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau

Prime Minister made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons

Severe thunderstorm warning in efffect for Cariboo

Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House could see strong winds and heavy rain

Unity theme for Indigenous Peoples Day

Janet Smith is organizing Indigenous Peoples Day activities and encourages everyone to attend

Lakecity gymnasts close out season with solid outing at Ogopogo Invitational

Seventeen Williams Lake athletes joined hundreds of other gymnasts at the meet

In reversal, Trump signs executive order to stop family separation

President had been wrongly insisting he had no choice but to separate families apprehended at border

UPDATED: Polygamous wife appeals conviction in B.C. child bride case

Emily Blackmore was found guilty of taking her underage daughter to U.S. to marry church leader

B.C. sets deadline for Indigenous salmon farm consent

All 120 operations will need agreements by 2022, province says

Family of 4 from Oregon believed to be missing in northern B.C.

RCMP, Search and Rescue crews searching area where vehicle was abandoned

B.C. creates public registry to track real estate owners

The first registry of its kind in Canada aims to end the hidden property ownership

Police watchdog called to Kelowna after car destroyed in crash

A motor vehicle incident has closed Highway 33 in both directions

BC SPCA receives 400 reports of dogs in hot cars so far this year

Society is again urging people to leave their pets at home if they can’t keep them safe in the heat

8 B.C. communities rank as the friendliest in Canada

Eight B.C. communities can claim they are the friendliest in the country.

Canucks host all-inclusive birthday party for B.C. kids with autism

Such invitations are rare for some kids with autism, and one B.C. family knows the feeling

Most Read