Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Donnie Johnson breaking the world record for the masters class of competitersGREENVILLE, Ky. (6/15/14) ― World, American and state records were broken on Saturday during the 2014 Southern State Power Lifting Championship.  

Sheer brute strength was on display as the PR Zone hosted the Southern State Championship.

The America Powerlifting Association and World Powerlifting Association certified competition lured competitors from surrounding states in a bid to find out who can lift the most weight in the various classes.  

The room was filled with a lot of energy as the power lifters encouraged and rooted each other on for every lift.

The standout contestants of the day were Donnie Johnson, Brooke Morrison and Cindy Johnson.

Donnie Johnson, owner of the PR Zone set a world record in the Masters Class by dead lifting 435 pounds.  The previous record was 430 pounds.  

Cindy Johnson, owner of H&R Block in Greenville and wife of Donnie Johnson, set a state record as she dead lifted 170 pounds in the Masters Class with the previous state record being 165 pounds.  

Brooke Morrison, a special education teacher for Muhlenberg County Schools, broke the American record when she dead lifted 310 pounds in the Super Heavyweight Division with the previous record being 300 pounds.  

Jon Alderson from Wickliffe, Ky., currently listed as the world's strongest man under 185 pounds, attempted to lift 700 pounds in Saturday's competition.  Though his attempt failed, he  successfully lifted 675 pounds.  

"I have lifted 700 pounds during workout sessions,” said Alderson. “This was the first time I attempted this weight after a day of competition."

Charles Riley
SurfKY News Reporter
SurfKY News Photos/Charles Riley


Trouble viewing the slideshow - click here.

 

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

springhour

In Other News...

New Downtown Plaza to Provide Platform for Events, Community

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/4/15) - SurfKY News spoke with Karen Glenn, President/CEO of First United Bank, and Daron Jordan,… Read More

Lady Mustangs Trample Lady Tigers in First Round of Third Region Tourney

OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/4/15) — The Muhlenberg Lady Mustangs defeated Breckinridge Lady Tigers 49-46 during the first round… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 02, 2015 9050

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 8360

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 24, 2015 8178

Two Charged in Central City Meth Bust

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
February 25, 2015 6319

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
February 24, 2015 5305

School Board Holding Special Called Meeting

in Muhlenberg News by Sherri Miller
March 03, 2015 4989

Three Arrested during Traffic Stop

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 09, 2015

Police Pursue Man after Fight at Taco Bell

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 03, 2015 4989

Three Arrested during Traffic Stop

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 03, 2015 2790

Sacramento Man Charged with Rape, Sodomy

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
March 03, 2015 2090

Superintendent: Spring Break Won't be Touched…

in Hopkins News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 03, 2015 2006

Madisonville Man Charged for Robbery in Greenville

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Greenville Police Department
March 03, 2015 1227

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 3, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
March 03, 2015 1171

Baptist Health Madisonville Now Offering…

in Hopkins News by Kristy Quinn
March 03, 2015 1126

SHMS Dance Team Places in State Championship

in Hopkins News by South Hopkins Middle School
March 03, 2015 1106

Militant Crazy Religion, Avoid the Damage

in General News For All Sites by Dr. Glenn Mollette
March 03, 2015 1095

Local Students Place in Stanley Lewis Cultural…

in Hopkins News by Joyce Riggs
March 03, 2015 1080

SurfKY News Exclusive: John Conlee Talks of 40…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News