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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

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FGCU Weightlifter Breaks State Deadlift Record; Places Second in North American Competition

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University weightlifter Kris Scheppe placed second in the 123 lb. weight class at the Third Annual North American Regional Powerlifting Championships in Miami June 19 at the James L. Knight Convention Center.

While capturing second place, Scheppe also broke the Florida state record for the deadlift competition.

The championship ( brought more than 100 competitors from 12 countries in North and Central Americas, and the Caribbean region.

Scheppe was chosen for the American team after placing third in the USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals in April.

Overall, the women's team placed first and the men's team finished second.

For more information, media representatives should contact exercise specialist and FGCU Power Club coach Jim Dundon at (239) 590-7709.

A high-resolution photograph of Kris Scheppe in competition is available for download at

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