Harriman’s Austin Hamby recently won the 17-year-old, 175-pound dead lift title at the American Powerlifting Association Nationals on Saturday, Sept. 8 in Pontococ, Miss. Hamby won the title with three perfect lifts, which were 350 pounds in the first round, 410 in the second, and 425 in the final round. Hamby has been training for this since he was 13. He had worked 5-6 days a week with personal trainer Keith “Bo” Bolden of Harriman for three years, and with Lee Sexton, of Elite Performance and Fitness of Rockwood, for the last year. Hamby said winning the event would not have been possible without Bolden and Sexton.