Lebanon Reporter

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June 29, 2012

Zionsville weightlifter sets records

— During his time at Zionsville high school Joey Brasco tried his hand at football and wrestling but ultimately found his niche at weightlifting.

Finishing his sophomore year as a 103-pound wrestler, Brasco wanted to put on some size and decided to focus all of his efforts into weightlifting. With some help from his father, Brasco ended the year by adding about 45 pounds.

Now, two years later, the recent Zionsville graduate trains with a group of guys seven days a week. In late May all the work finally paid off when Brasco broke two state records at the Hoosier Fit Expo in Bloomington.

He competed in the 17-year old age group and the 148 weight class of the bench press and dead lift events. He benched 262 ½ pounds and deadlifted 402 ½ pounds.

“I was pretty surprised; I knew I was going to do good but I didn’t think I was going to be able to set those two state records,” Brasco said. “I actually benched really bad that day to be honest; I deadlifted really well but I did not bench that great.”

Brasco will try to improve in August when he travels to Cincinnati to compete as an amateur in the Southern Powerlifting Federation Powerstation Pro/Am meet. The event will be a sharp contrast, as it

will be held on more of a national stage.

“All the competition was basically localized here in Indiana for the first meet,” Brasco said. “There’s going to be a lot more people in it from all over and I think it’s going to have a lot harder competition.”

For more of this story, read Saturday's Lebanon Reporter.

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