Landrum eighth-grader ties national bench pressing record

Published 9:38 am Friday, September 2, 2011

John David Edwards (J.D.) of LandrumĀ  shows off the trophy he won in the Iron Boy Powerlifting Federation. J.D., who is in the eighth grade this year, benched 140 pounds, which tied the national record set in 2004 in the 12-13-year-old age group for the 132 pounds weight class. J.D. just started lifting weights this past December and could barely lift 70 pounds and as of today can bench 150 pounds. His goal is to be benching 200 pounds by the time he reaches the ninth grade next year. He is the son of David and Pallas Edwards of Landrum.His grandparents are Mike and Peggy McCallister of Columbus and Danny and Myrna Edwards of Tryon. (photo submitted by David Edwards)

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