Fleming Knights Powerlifting earns title of Strongest School

The Fleming Knights extramural powerlifting team was awarded the title of Strongest Team following a successful competition at Sheridan College in Brampton on Sunday, November 25.

The extramural powerlifting team is in its second year of operation at Fleming College. Despite being a relatively new sport for Fleming, the powerlifting team continues to rank highly in competition. Last year, the team was awarded Second Strongest Team, motivating them to further their training and take home this year’s Strongest Team title.

With 10 athletes representing Fleming, nine of those placed in the top three in their respective weight categories. Fleming was awarded male and female MVP. Fleming’s men’s powerlifters were awarded Best Overall, Best Squat, Best Bench and Best Deadlift. Likewise, Fleming’s women’s powerlifters were awarded Best Overall, Best Squat and Best Deadlift. Fleming Knights women’s powerlifters dominated the women’s 63 kg category placing first, second and third. Fleming Knights men’s powerlifters placed first in men’s 83 kg, first and second in men’s 93 kg, second and third in men’s 105 kg, and first and second in men’s 120 kg.

“We are fortunate to have a number of determined athletes return to the team from last season, who inspire our already eager rookies,” said Raymond D’Almeida, Fleming Knight’s powerlifting coach. “Day-in and day-out, each of our athletes strive to further their strength and push their personal best. We are fortunate to have such a passionate team who support each other and understand the dedication needed to reach our goals. We, the coaching staff, are proud of the team’s commitment to their sport and their drive for results.”

For more information, please email sportsinfo@flemingcollege.ca or visit flemingknights.ca.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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