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3 powerlifters qualify for WABDL World Championships

Powerlifters Pristeen Perriera, Susan Johnson and Shellie Note-Gressard take a photo wearing their state final medals with their trainer, Bill Case, owner of Five Mountain Fitness and CrossFit Waimea. (PHOTO COURTESY OF FIVE MOUNTAIN FITNESS)
Powerlifters Pristeen Perriera, Susan Johnson and Shellie Note-Gressard take a photo wearing their state final medals with their trainer, Bill Case, owner of Five Mountain Fitness and CrossFit Waimea. (PHOTO COURTESY OF FIVE MOUNTAIN FITNESS)

Susan Johnson, Shellie Note-Gressard, and Pristeen Perriera, from Five Mountain Fitness/CrossFit Waimea competed in the WABDL Hawaii State Powerlifting Finals on Oahu at the Blaisdell Arena on Sunday, July 13. Though they were the smallest team competing, they brought home the most medals — 14 medals and three state records. They competed in the bench press and the deadlift and the combined “Push-Pull” event.

All three qualified for the World Association of Deadlifters World Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada, in November. Last year, Johnson placed second in her division at Worlds.

Perriera lives in Kapaau and works at Waimea School. Note-Gressard lives in Waimea and is the assistant headmaster at Parker School, and Johnson also lives in Waimea and owns Five Mountain Fitness/CrossFit Waimea. All three women are trained by Bill Case of Waimea, owner of Five Mountain Fitness and CrossFit Waimea.

They will be demonstrate powerlifting and be available at the Waimea Sports Expo on July 26 at the park in Waimea from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.