By R. Garry Glenn
...George Bradley, Tyler Brown, and Garry Glenn
...R. Garry Glenn
of Oakwood won his
third National Championship in the men's 50-54 year old age class, but his
first at a bodyweight of 82.5 kilos (181.8795 lbs.) after earlier claiming titles in 2004 and 2007 at 90 k (198.414 lbs.).It was also his
third championship in as many months after he
won a Georgia State APC Title in Athens in April; the North Georgia Championships at Gainesville High in May; and the National Title in Norfolk on Friday.
The dean of the Hall delegation at 54 years old, Glenn
benched 155 kilos (341.713) which equaled his
bodyweight personal record and state APC bench-only record; and also earned him the APC National Championship Best Lifter in the Master Men Bench Press Division.
It was Glenn's first Best Lifter Award.He
narrowly missed his
3rd attempt at 160 k (352.736 lbs.).The Best Lifter Awards are given out on the basis of bodyweight, weight lifted, and age.
"The Best Lifter award was a most pleasant surprise," Glenn
had won a world title in October of 2007 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada after undergoing prostate cancer surgery in June of 2006; and having a titanium heart stent implanted in July last year.
"Mike knows what he's doing, Glenn
...Glenn is host of HCS-TV as well as a former varsity wrestling and football coach at Johnson High; and a former junior high wrestling and football coach at Jefferson.An award-winning sports journalist, he got his start at the Jackson Herald in Jefferson.