I want to share with you a quick story about my good friend, Matt Tilton.
Matt is from Manchester, New Jersey, and I first met him at Montclair State University. We were both working towards our degrees in Exercise Science, and would often talk barbell experiences. He would always be training, studying, eating or thinking about training. I soon realized that Matt had the potential to be a pretty strong powerlifter, but whenever the discussion came up about competing he seemed to have no interest.
Well he recently became interested, and just competed in his first powerlifting meet, held at Pure Focus Sports Club in Brick, New Jersey on May 25, 2013. He weighed in at 197.6 lbs, qualifying for the Middleweight Open Division. His results were:
- 1st Place - Bench Press: 295 lbs
- 3rd Place - Deadlift: 500 lbs
- 24 reps x 295 lb Deadlifts