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Five local powerlifters win meet titles

A team of powerlifters from Dynabody Fitness & Rehab recently competed in the APF Junior/Master Nationals in Pensacola, with five of six lifters winning their divisions.

The event was an APF Open national qualifier in which Dynabody owner Pete Hall qualified for national competition by winning the open division at 181 pounds with a total of 1,534 pounds _ a 602 squat, 381 bench press and 551 deadlift.

Bill Remley set two world records in winning the 65-69 age division at 220 pounds. His 518-pound squat and 353 bench press both were new marks, which added to a 529 deadlift gave him a championship total of 1,400 pounds.

Other age-division winners included: Don Hunt in 50-54 at 198 pounds with a total of 1,312 pounds (502 squat, 286 bench, 524 deadlift); Ted Langlais in 50-54 at 220 pounds with a total of 1,162 pounds (446 squat, 303 bench, 413 deadlift); and Lefty Myers in 60-64 at 242 pounds with a total of 1,207 pounds (602 squat, 381 bench, 551 deadlift).

Cal Everette took second place in the 65-69 age division at 181 pounds with a 1,020 total (364 squat, 248 bench, 408 deadlift).

Crystal River team win

15 martial arts awards

The World Martial Arts Association sponsored the Crystal River Jeet-Kune-Do School of Martial Arts for the 23rd United States World Karate Championships held recently in Orlando.

Competitors came from all over the world, with teams representing Australia, Belgium, South Korea, Venezuela, Canada, Puerto Rico, England and several U.S. states.

The Crystal River team won 15 awards at the event, bringing its total to 26 awards in 28 days, a span that includes several top-level competitions.

"I'm not surprised that they did as well as they did," said Carol Gajcowski, assistant bow instructor of the J.K.D. School of Martial Arts. "The students trained very well and hard for the 15 awards they won in this world-renowned tournament."

Duane Keller, the local school's head instructor, knows more good things are in store for his students. On Sept. 7, 10th degree grand master Joe Lewis, one of Keller's instructors, will visit the school. Lewis is a three-time international champion and the first world heavyweight kick boxing champion.

For more information on the Crystal River school, call Keller at 563-1700 or 563-5609.

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