Powerlifting News

Welcome to the Melbourne University Weightlifting & Powerlifting Club (MUWPC) website. Here you will find the latest news and information about the Club and the sport of powerlifting.

Lepeka “Peks” Nanai, Blind World Champion!

September 19, 2013


A historic event took place in the world of Powerlifting on September 8-14 — China hosted their first ever Powerlifting World Championship. This was the IBSA Blind World Powerlifting Championships, held in the capital city of Beijing.

Phil Menzie and Lepeka “Peks” Nanai, represented Australia, with impressive results. Phil an M1 athlete, won his age and weight division with 442.5kg. and finished 5th in the Open 75kg division.

Defending World Champion Peks demoralized his opposition and finished as World Champion for the second year in a row in the Open 125kg. class. Peks, truly a crowd favourite, Bench Pressed a spectacular World Record of 200kgs and finished with a World Record Total of 725kgs.

Now Australian Blind Powerlifters look forward to gearing up for their next milestone, the multi-sport Blind World Games in 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. There Peks will be chasing 3 World titles in a row and will lead our growing band of Blind lifters.

Results – click here

Finding Lorcan!

August 2, 2013

For those who are after the club uniforms, Lorcan will be in tonight (2nd Aug), Monday night (5th Aug) and next Friday night (9th Aug) so bring cash then and see him for your gear!

Club uniforms and soft suits!

July 24, 2013

The club uniforms and soft suits have arrived and orders are ready for pick up from this Thursday. Check the link below for your order and total cost. Bring along cash to training and see Lorcan to pick up your order. Ask Lorcan or Wing for the club password.

We also have extra stock of the soft suits if you need one for the next comp. Soft suits are $70 or $50 if you trade in an old soft suit in decent condition.


New Tuesday/Friday MUWPC training group due to HWR over crowding

July 7, 2013

Dave (Jame) and Mike (Censori) will be officially overseeing MUWPC training sessions on Tuesday nights (8pm – 10:30pm) and Friday nights (6pm – 8:30pm).

This will be done on a trial basis and if enough members take up the offer to train on those nights and it reduces the numbers on Mondays and Thursdays, then they will continue to run. It will be a good opportunity for those members who need some technique corrections, but find it too busy to get consistent coaching on Mondays and Thursdays.

Sessions start this week: Tuesday July 9 and Friday July 12.

Please send expressions of interest to djame@powerlifting.net.au and mcensori@powerlifting.net.au

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