Youth Powerlifter, Abby Toro from Provencal, finished 3rd overall at the 2019 USA Powerlifting Youth National Championships in Lafayette, LA on February 2, 2019. She competed in the 52 kg (114lbs) weight class. She finished with a 57.5 kg (126.76 lbs) squat, a 25 kg (55.12 lbs) bench press, and a 70kg (154.32 lbs) deadlift to give her a 152.5 kg (336.20 lbs) total. On her final deadlift attempt, Abby struggled 87.5 kg (192.90 lbs) to secure 2nd place. She fought the weight but it was just too much to complete.
Abby’s coach and father, Derek Toro, said that, “Abby showed a great deal of determination and character today. She was able to compete against the best lifters that her age and weight class had to offer. The competition was a great eye opener for her so that she can push herself, continue to improve, and challenge for the top spot at next year’s Youth National Championships.”
In addition to earning 3rd place, Abby was able to add another state record to her resume. Abby now holds the state record for the Youth 2 Divisions 52 kg Class’s Bench Press Single Lift with 25 kg. Abby will be back in action on May 4th at the Louisiana State Games in West Monroe, LA.