West Palm Beach Florida, November 12th 2011 I was lifting at the same venue where I won my 1st World Bench Press Championship back in November 2008.
This time I went by myself, but knowing I had friends there meeting me when I arrived.
Rob Carbo drove down from New Jersey to come help me. Him and I have teamed up at meets before, and always with success.
Rob Carbo & I
Ed and I
My friend Ed Coan was going to be there with his guys from Quads Gym, So I knew I was in the best of hands at this world championships.
I opened up with 145kg, the same weight as the world record.
For my 2nd lift I did 152 1/2 kg, and broke the world record with 7 1/2 kg!
For my 3rd and final lift I went to 160 kg, but got red lighted from 2 of the referees, and ended up with 152.5kg as my final result, and the 2011 Womens World Bench Press Champion, and World Record Holder!
I really had a fun time in Florida. Couldn't ask for a better time.
Me and World Champion Alex Cordova
Me and one of my helpers, Tony
Oh and on my way home from Florida, I got to sit next to a very special man on the plane.