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Freshman wins Mustang Powerlifting Competition

Brandon Huang recorded a score of 268 at the competition which was dubbed “Students vs Faculty Powerlifting Competition,” after he recorded a bench press of 285 pounds and a deadlift of 445 pounds. Huang Himself weighs 158.4 pounds.

Huang said his motivation for becoming strong comes from the idea of self-improvement.

“I just hope to be the best I can be,” Huang said.

The powerlifters participated in three rounds each of bench press and deadlift, with scoring following USA Powerlifting standards. It was very obvious from the start, though, that this was not a cutthroat competition to see who was strongest.