2011 Tom Manno Western States Nationals
Mesa, Arizona
May 7, 2011
62 year old Gary Clock from Minot, ND had a good day at the
Western States. Gary, lifting in the M3 220 lb class, squatted 573
for a new World and American record.  Gary bench pressed  402
and deadlifted 474 for 1449 total. Gary won equipped powerlifting,
Bench Only and Push/Pull.  He had a great deal of help from Jon
Marshall from Tucson and Rich Kahle from New Mexico. Thanks for
your help,guys!
63 year old Keith Berger from Grand Forks lifted in the M3 181
lb class.  Keith won in powersports with a curl of 132, bench of
259 and a deadlift  of 331 for a total of 722.  Keith also won
unequipped Bench Only with a 259 bench. Keith  tried his hand
at unequipped powerlifting for the first time. He squatted 204,
bench pressed a World record 259, and deadlifted 331 for a
total of 793. I can see Keith making big gains in this division,
even at the young age of 63!!
Diane Manno and Gary after the meet!
Keith holding one of his trophies, Lynda had huge
smile for his efforts!
Gary with Fred Milan of Mesa, winner of the first annual
Tom Manno award!
Do they look like a 125 years of powerlifting???
Gary Clock with a 474 deadlift,
making it look hard!
Gary with Dani Carmickle of Tucson, Az.  Dani is an oustanding
106 lb lifter! She has squatted over 250 in a meet!!
Gary and Jon Marshall of Tucson getting ready to bench.
Standing behind is the great Rich Kahle from New Mexico!
Gary Clock benching 402!
Our loyal fans, Lynda Berger and Doreen Clock!
Keith is waiting for the next event to begin!