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Shaun Clegg

Age 17
BW 75kg
Bodyweight class 69.1-77kg weight category
time training since injury 5 months
total time weightlifting 2 years and 2 months
Comps done 3
comps won (1st place) 3

Northern Junior's February 2010
BW: 73.8kg
Snatch: 105kg
Clean and Jerk: 120kg
Total: 225kg
Rank in comp: 1st
Other Credits: Best Lifter Award (best LB for LB lifter) qualification for British Juniors

British Junior's April 24th 2010
BW: 74.6kg
Snatch: 120kg
Clean and Jerk: 140kg
Total: 260kg
Rank in comp: 1st
Other Credits: Best Lifter Award (best LB for Lb lifter) Qualification for European Juniors

Northern Senior's May 8th 2010
BW: 75.8
Snatch: 123kg (British Record)
Clean and Jerk: 152kg
Total: 275kg
Rank in comp: 1st
Other credits: Best lifter awar (best LB for LB lifter) Double bodyweight Clean and Jerk, British Record Snatch, Qualification for World Junior Championships and European Union Senior Championships

current PB's

Snatch 123kg
Snatch Off Blocks 115kg
Snatch Hang 110kg
Power Snatch 110kg
Clean and Jerk 152kg
Clean 152kg
Power Clean 135kg
Clean off Blocks 140kg
Jerk off Blocks 160kg
Power jerk 140kg
Back Squat 180.5kg
Front squat 160kg
Deadlift 190kg

competition bests

123 snatch
152 clean and jerk

current titles

Northern juniors champion
British junior champion
Senior 77kg ranked #1 in England and #2 in Britain
LB for LB best under 21 in Britain

Aims for the remainder of 2010

Qualify for Commonwealth games in Delhi, get a 300 total, and hopefully a medal.
Top 7 in European juniors.
Live and Enjoy life and most of all keep it real.

Sunny Brar

Female weightlifter competing in the 63kg class, current bests in comp are 72.5kg clean & jerk and 65kg snatch. Sunny has only been doing Olympic weightlifting for 6 months now so still very new to it and already showing great promise.

Sunny has been doing sports for as long as she can remember. She started off as a gymnast, then was a pole-vaulter and now an Olympic Weightlifter. Currently she's No.2 in England but is progressing very fast & is hoping to go to the 2012 Olympics.

Joseph Walton

Joseph Walton, 18 years old is currently a member of team GB and holder of 7 British sub junior records across 3 different weight classes. He is the only british sub junior ever to have squatted 600lbs or 300kg.

At his last competition he broke all the u20 125kg unequipped records, which meant another 5 records, with lifts of 252.5,147.5, 260.

He competed for the British team at the world junior championships in South africa in 2008 and should be returning to international competition this year at the world juniors in the Czech Republic.

His current competition PBs are 305 squat 172.5 bench 272.5 deadlift.

Ken Nowicki

Ken started strongman at the tender age of 17 at the 2006 Fraserburgh competition in Maywhere he placed 8th from the 10 athletes. After a year of hard training both in the gym and on the strongman events he placed 6th from 16.

Ken's next competition was the Unit 20 Strength Challenge in November at which he got 1st place and then decided to move upto the open ranks.

In Feb '08, Ken became the youngest person to ever qualify for Scotland's Strongest Man and then lengthened that to the youngest to ever compete at Scotland's Strongest Man in May. After a disappointing showing at the finals, Ken then set his sights on the qualifier for UK's Strongest Man in July.

The UK qualifier was a different story to SSM, Ken had the best showing of his strongman career to date and placed second qualifying him for the finals of UK's Strongest Man to be held in Belfast in August '08 and again became the youngest to ever qualify and compete at this competition.

Ken suffered a lateral knee ligament injury at UK's which put him out of the competition after the second event and also saw him not training properly until almost the start of December.

Feb '09 saw Ken qualify again for the finals of Scotland's Strongest Man and in May at the finals he managed to attain 5th place.

At the end of May he along side team partner Stevie "Stainless" Murray finished 2nd by a mear 1/2 point at the Scotland's Strongest Team competition.

In July, Ken finished 3rd at the UK qualifier and therefore for the second year in a row was awarded a place at the finals in Belfast, but due to the passing of his father he was unable to attend.

2010 saw Ken qualify for SSM again in Feb, but missing on the finals in May due to the Icelandic volcano and being stuck in NYC.

March 2010 saw Ken compete at the biggest competition an amateur strongman can hope to achieve; the Amateur World Championships at the Arnold Classic.

After a disappointing performance Ken now has his sights set on future competition and know exactly what he needs to do to help him climb even higher in the UK rankings!

The rest of 2010 will see Ken compete at a number of competitions: the BodyPower expo in May; Queensferry Lifeboat Day in June; and then the UK Qualifier, UK Strongman North Qualifier and also FITT in Peterhead all in July. Ken is hoping to qualify for UK's Strongest Man for the third time this year and put in the showing he was unable to do last year.

Bernie McKinley

Bernie started competitive powerlifting with the BDFPA in 2004, winning Scottish, British, European, and World championships.
In 2005 it was another clean sweep, and in 2006 started focussing more on strongwoman, winning both Scotland's Strongest Woman, UK's Strongest Woman, and coming 3rd in Britain's Strongest Woman.
2007 saw her take the title of Britain's Strongest Woman, which she then retained in 2008, placing 2nd the following year.
She is currently training for the World Powerlifting Championships where she hopes to retain

She currently train at Marinecraft Gym in Dumbarton (www.bebo.com/marinecraftmuthas) and Unit20 in Queensferry (www.unit20.org.uk/)

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