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Total Control strong in Battle on the Border

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The Total Control Power Club produced a solid showing at the Battle on the Border power meet at the Baxter Village YMCA in Fort Mill on Saturday.

Veteran lifter Wade McAteer won the 40-49 age division in the 242-pound weight class. McAteer was first in the open power, the 40-49 age division bench press and open bench.

McAteer’s 1,636.7 total included a state record bench of 501.5 and a state record squat of 628.5 pounds to go with a 507 dead lift.

Jerome Sinclair won the 242-pound weight class for the 50-59 age division. He won the 50-59 bench press and placed second in the full power and open bench.

Sinclair posted a 50-59 age division state record 440.5 bench press to go with a 479.5 squat and a dead lift of 479.5 for a 1,399.5-pound total.

Stacy Short placed first in the 198-pound weight class with a 1,279 total. He benched 358 pounds, squatted 463 pounds and had a 458-pound dead lift.

Chris Harper topped the 148-pound weight class with a 996.5 total, which included a 259 bench, 363.5 squat and 374 dead lift.

Kent Killough placed third in the 220-pound class with a 1,454.7-pound effort. Killough posted a 551 squat, 380.2 bench and 523.5 dead lift.

Dylan Short placed second in the 181-pound class with an 860-pound effort. He had a 314-pound squat, 210 bench and 336 dead lift.

Justin Harper took second in the 148-pound teen division with a 1,064 total. His effort was a 370 squat, 264 bench and 430 dead lift. Harper’s total qualified him for the national meet.

Tommy Hodge registered a 1,224 total, with a 437 squat, 347 bench and 440 dead lift.

“These lifters put in a full day at the meet which drew 100 lifters, and their effort was outstanding,” said Terry Marshall, the Total Control Power Club coach. “They were ready to give their best effort and it showed.”

The meet featured a competition between N.C. and S.C. lifters, with N.C. taking the win.