Need a lift?: Nona Hubbard and husband Peter setting the standard for powerlifting.
By GRETYL MACALASTER
Union Leader Correspondent
RAYMOND — The powerlifting couple of Peter and Nona Hubbard broke more records at the Europa 2012 meet in Hartford, Conn., recently.
Nona Hubbard, 50, lifts in the 50-54 age group, 148 pound division. She competed in the Ironman event and easily won her weight class and division with a bench press of 150 pounds and a personal best and new Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate world record deadlift of 310 pounds.
Nona Hubbard said she had had a “mental block” about 300 pounds in the deadlift she had been fighting for about two years.
Peter Hubbard is 74-years-old and lifts in the 70-74 age group, 181 pound division.
He won his division with a 300-pound bench press, which was also a new world masters record, exceeding the previous record by 25 pounds.
Peter Hubbard said he received a standing ovation from the crowd for the great bench, at 74 years of age.
“Who says you can't get stronger as you get older,” Peter Hubbard said, adding that he had not benched that much in over eight years.
Peter Hubbard said Europa 2012 is the largest fitness show held in New England each year and features bodybuilding, cross fit meets, arm wrestling, grappling, martial arts and powerlifting.
The powerlifting meet attracted 90 lifters from all across the Northeast. Lifters could compete in a full meet which was a squat, bench press and deadlift. They also could elect to do only bench press or the Ironman event, which is bench press and deadlift.
When they are not breaking world powerlifting records, Nona Hubbard serves as the branch manager and vice-president at Citizen's Bank in Raymond. Peter Hubbard recently assumed a new position as a personal trainer and strength coach at Great Bay Sports Center in Newmarket.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Tom Herzig's Trackside: Cannan race offers $5,000 for first-place finisher - 0
- Ragan tops NASCAR Goliaths at Talladega - 0
- NASCAR upholds Penske penalties - 0
- NASCAR Sprint Cup: Harvick late move wins Richmond - 0
- Tom Herzig's Trackside: Thunder Road plays host to ACT race - 0
- Tom Herzig's Trackside: Valenti Modified back at Monadnock - 0
- Kyle Busch completes Texas two-step with win in NRA 500 - 0
- Jimmie Johnson dominates at Martinsville - 0
- Tom Herzig's Trackside: Valenti Modified Series kicks off season - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- 65 mph OK for E-ZPass drivers with opening of new lanes at Hooksett toll plaza - 0
- NH Senate kills House-passed gas, tobacco tax hikes - 0
- Senate Finance Committee rejects Medicaid expansion - 7
- Man wielding pipe robs Cumberland Farms in Goffstown - 0
- Buchholz moves to 7-0 as Red Sox post win - 0
- Gambling bill scuttled, 'Now it is going to be really tough' for budget - 29
- NHIAA Roundup: BG girls’ tennis team sweeps Pinkerton - 0
- NHIAA box scores, summaries for May 22 - 0
- Officials say Goffstown High ‘safe’ after threat of violence - 1
License revocations for DWI announced
Memorial Day events in New Hampshire
- Which of the following prospective candidates do you think the Red Sox should hire to replace Bobby Valentine as the team's manager?
- Sandy Alomar Jr.
- Brad Ausmus
- John Farrell
- DeMarlo Hale
- Torey Lovullo
- Dave Martinez
- Tony Pena
- Ryne Sandberg
- Joe Torre
- Jason Varitek
- Total Votes: 1840