BUCS 2014



This year Cambridge hosted the British Universities Power Lifting Championships, running a successful comp and fielding a large squad with a huge depth of talent. Cambridge improved on their strong performance from last year, changing the men's team medal from silver to gold (UCL finishing second). 50 lifters competed from across the country, with Cambridge fielding at least one lifter in pretty much every weight class. There were outstanding personal performances from a number of lifters, many competing in their first competition. Veteran Salman Khan won best lifter with a very impressive 410 Wilks points, lifting a total of 565kg at 73kg bodyweight. In the same weight class, Sidney Jules posted an incredible 400 point total including a very quick 195kg squat. President, Wilbeth Solano won the U93kg men's division with a 570kg total including a strong 252.5kg deadlift. Frank Sanders, recently returned from playing the Varsity Rugby match had an excellent first competition, winning the U120kg class with a big 635kgs featuring a quick 225kg squat. Also placing was Alex Thoma, coming second in a strong field in the U83kg class posting 390 Wilks points at 79kg body weight. Anastasia Zinchenko came second in the women's U63kg division, with Charlotte Inchley only 4 points behind. Winning their categories in the women's competition were Lou Salmon (U72kg) and Rowina Westermeier (U57kg). Jack West(U105kg), Andrew Hodgson(U120kg), James Thompson(U105kg), Johnathon Faasse(U93kg) and Earnest Aw Earl(U83kg) all posted great totals between 345 and 370 Wilks points, placing in their respective weight classes.

Also competing for CUPLC on the day, many in their first comp, were: Carlos Les Aguerra, Jason Lu, Sam Miller, Ali Ghareeb, Varun Choda, Matthew Price, Michael McAuley and Jack Bews.

Joe Hughes, CUPLC Secretary 2014-2015