MHS coaches flex at weightlifting competition
|Above, from left, are Joel Anderson, RAW Federation President Paul Bossi, and Lee Anderson.|
Three Middlesex High School athletic coaches are active in the “100% RAW (Drug Free) Power-lifting Federation” competitions, and two coaches participated in a meet last Saturday at Standardsville.
In the 308-pound weight class in the 30-35 year old age division, MHS coach Joel Anderson set a state and national record in strict curls with a 165-pound curl. He also set a state record with a bench press of 487 pounds. Anderson bench pressed 500 pounds twice, but the judge ruled the bench presses were “improper lifts.”
Joel’s brother, MHS coach Lee Anderson, set a state record in the super heavyweight class with a 450-pound bench press in the 36-39 age division. Anderson’s lift broke his own state record that had been set at 445 pounds.
On March 15 in Leesburg, MHS coach Heath Cockerham set a state record in the 242-pound weight class with a 140-pound strict curl. He also bench pressed 275 pounds.
Cockerham is head football coach at MHS, Lee Anderson is head wrestling coach, and Joel Anderson is head boys track coach.