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POSTED: Friday, May 8, 2009 - 1:48pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 11:15pm
STORY FROM MAY 2009
Ryan Stockton, 17 year old Junior at McHi and American Power Lifting Association(APA) Teen 16-17 Single Lift Bench Press WORLD RECORD holder(220 LB weight class) set new records at the 2009 World Power Lifting Association(WPA) World Championships held May 2-3 at Fair Haven, Vermont Lifting in the 220 LB. weight class, weighing in at 206 LBS. Ryan made all four lift attempts setting new World records with his 2nd, 3rd, and 4th lifts. Ryan now holds the WPA/APA Teen 16-17 Single Lift Bench Press(RAW--no lifting suits allowed) TEXAS RECORD, VERMONT RECORD, NATIONAL RECORD, and WORLD RECORD with a final lift of 350 LBS. Ryan is also a 1st Team All-District Defensive Nose Guard for the Bulldogs.
Ryan will be attempting to set a new World Record in bench press at the 2009 APA Texas State Championships, June 6th at McAllen.
STORY FROM AUGUST 2008
Mcallen's 16 year old Ryan stockton set the Texas, National and WORLD records in the American Power Lifting Association in his age group -- the 200 pound Bulldog's record lift was 330 pounds...good enough to think about a future in the Olympics...
I crave it -- I love to lift...
That passion puts not only Ryan's name -- but the Valley on the map
shows a lot of people that count the Valley out that were have serious athletes here and we hard hard and if we put our mind to it -- we can achieve it...
Ryan keeps his mind focused during his lifts -- in his record setting bench press -- he didn't use lifting equipment and had to hold the bar without shaking for seconds -- but those grueling moments of pain holding 330 pounds ended with a new world record -- not bad for Ryan's second EVER competition...
thank god -- not many people can do this...
few are also invited to the Olympics -- and if Ryan keeps at his current pace, his name may be in consideration for the 2012 team...
that would be phenomenal - i've been lifting since the 6th grade and I enjoy and love it...
as for now -- he is preparing for the Bulldogs football season but plans to return to lifting when the time comes...
hope to hold the record for the Valley and try to repeat next year...