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40+ World Records fall at the World Games!

More than 100 athletes converged on Mountain Island Fitness, Charlotte, NC on October 17-18th with more than 40 laying claim to new World Records!

Divisional Best Lifter & Best Bench honors went to Brandon Snowder, Shelley Yates, Reyhan Roybal, Brandon Arthur, Dave Crater, Doug Smithey, Curtis Rabon, Triston Norris, John von Rohr, Roy Apseloff and Tim Womack. In a very close team competition, John Borek's Plate Punishers (of Concord, NC) barely beat out Nebobarbell (Marion, NC) and defending champs Carolina Fitness for the Team Championship.

We give thanks to the following people for your huge contribution to this events success:

>to all of the great athletes as well as their family and friends for your contribution and support

>to our vendors, Warrior Genetics Lab (Derrick Pinckney) and Dynabody Fitness Equipment (Heavy and Pete Hall)

>meet referees, Lindsay Seamans, Dustin McClure, Janet Martin, Pete Hall and Derrick Pinckney

>event staff, Maureen Clary, Kim Helm, Erin Van Belle, Julie Johnson and Cam Productions

>platform staff, Ricky Johnson (Mgr.) and spotters/loaders Cedric Brown, Corey Villa, Jason Hamilton, along with many others.

>supporting cast, meet host - Marc Anderson/Mountain Island Fitness, Doug Smithey/Muzz's Gym, Greyson Williams/Backwoods Barbell, Danny Plyler/Carolina Fitness Center, Joey Smith/Nebobarbell, Doug Seamans/Revolution Screen Printing and Mike of Big Movie Big Screen.

Big Upcoming Events:

>November 21, 2020, Liberty Thanksgiving Bench Challenge, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

>December 19, 2020, Backwoods Holiday Classic, Backwoods Barbell, Hickory, NC

>February 20, 2021, the Universe Record Breakers (East), Muzz's Gym, N. Wilkesboro, NC

>March 6, 2021, Midwest Iron Mayhem, Greensburg City Building, Greensburg, KY

>April 24-25, 2021, USA Nationals, Location-TBA

If you would like to host a future event in your area please contact us via email at, We are also considering the addition of key person's interested in becoming an international/national chairperson as well as open chair positions in a variety of states or regions throughout the United States.

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