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Locals compete at national powerlifting event

Both a veteran and a first-timer from the Peace Region are competing at the 2014 Canadian National Powerlifting Championships in St. Catherines’s, Ontario this week.

Darwin Eckstrom of Sexsmith has several titles under his belt, and is still competing in both equipped bench press and powerlifting in his early 60s.

Meanwhile, 15 year old Dylan Sparks of Grande Prairie is at his first ever nationals, taking part in the para powerlifting event today.

If he medals, he’ll be able to qualify for the 2015 Pan Am Games.

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