Local duo win big in powerlifting meet


Samuel Morrison of Fayette is shown competing on Dec. 7 at the “Drug-Tested, Golden Apes Power Challenge” in Decatur. Morrison won first in both the bench and deadlift, setting a national record in the deadlift.

Samuel Morrison and Jessie Lindsey of Fayette traveled to Decatur on Dec. 7 and brought home medals and new records to add to the growing collection earned by members of the “West Alabama Barbell Club.” Lindsey, who competes in the Masters 40-44 year old class, had not competed in about a year and was moving up a weight classification at the Decatur “Golden Apes Power Challenge. He said the event is drug tested, which means that participants have to build their strength and stamina through natural means and weight training, without the use of steroids and illegal drugs.


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