Ettinger medals at World

14-year-old Kamloops native has set a new World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters record

Brennan Ettinger of Kamloops lifting a Canadian-record 325 pounds at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters World Championships in Las Vegas.

Brennan Ettinger of Kamloops lifting a Canadian-record 325 pounds at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters World Championships in Las Vegas.

By Kamloops This Week

Brennan Ettinger is the proud owner of another Canadian record.

The 14-year-old Kamloops native set a new World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters record for Canadians in his age and weight class at the World Championships earlier this month, deadlifting a personal-best 325 pounds in the Las Vegas event.

He competed in the Raw Division, meaning he was not wearing a deadlift suit.

The Grade 8 student at Westsyde secondary won his division at the Great Northern Bench Press and Deadlift Championships in Olympia, Wash., in August, lifting 314 pounds.

Brennan’s father, Dave, also competed at the World Championships, bench pressing 353 pounds and setting a Canadian record in the WABDL 50- to 55-year old police/fire division.