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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Whitehall's Mike Kuhns Honored for Powerlifting Achievements

State Rep. Joe Brennan, D-Lehigh/Northampton, yesterday presented a House citation to 23 year-old Mike Kuhns of Whitehall, Pa., congratulating him on his numerous powerlifting achievements.

"He has represented Pennsylvania well all around the world," said Brennan.

Kuhns is a 2004 graduate of Whitehall High School, where he was presented the Lehigh Valley Volunteer Award.

In 2009, Kuhns set four "Junior" and "Open" American Record bench press marks, one "Junior" and "Open" American Record squat and one "Junior" Record total. He won a National Championship in powerlifting and became the World Bench Press Champ. He currently holds two open American bench records in two weight classes.

His top bench press is 468 lbs. If he keeps working at it, he may be able to bench press me.

Brennan claims that, to challenge himself in calisthenics, Kuhns also did 255 push-ups, 77 chin-ups and 115 parallel-bar "dips." Kuhns will continue to compete in powerlifting and bench press competitions all over the world throughout 2010.

3 comments:

Matt said...

Get 'em Mad Mike! You are and will continue to be the man!

Anonymous said...

Wow 115 parallel dips. I can do about 25. Mike your one dedicated athlete. Congrats.

TERRI said...

CONGRATS MIKE - I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND THE FAMILY IS HONORED TO HAVE YOU AS OUR COUSIN - GOOD LUCK IN ALL YOU DO IN 2010 - WE KNOW AS ALWAYS YOU WILL GIVE IT 100% - YOU ARE THE MAN!!!