Tremblay wins third provincial championship

Photo submitted: 22-year old powerhouse, Luke Tremblay, won an overall gold at the recent Ontario Junior Provincial Powerlifting Championships, which was held at Seneca College.

by Sylene Argent

Local powerhouse, Luke Tremblay, lifted his way back onto the provincial podium on October 28, after earning an overall gold medal, at the Ontario Junior Provincial Powerlifting Championships, which was held at Seneca College he competed in the 105kg category for his age division.

  The 22-year-old took home an overall gold, after lifting 672 lbs. in the squat class, 672 lbs. in the deadlift, and 442 lbs. in the bench press, which he said was good enough to set a provincial record.

  “I am happy about that one,” a humble Tremblay said of his record-breaking lift.

  Tremblay’s overall achievement at the Ontario Junior Provincial Powerlifting Championships qualified him to compete at the National competition, which will take place in Ottawa during the first week of March of 2019.

  If Tremblay wins at the Nationals, he will qualify to compete in the international competition. Earlier this year, Tremblay won the overall bronze medal at the IPF World Powerlifting Championships.

  “I feel pretty good [about the Provincial results] because I hit some pretty good numbers. It is a good momentum builder for Nationals,” he said.  

  “I just love [powerlifting],” he added as to why he continues on in the sport. “I love competing and challenging myself. It is you versus you in the gym. I like putting in the hard work and effort and getting the result. It feels good.”

  Tremblay maintains a rigorous training schedule, working out six or seven days a week, in addition to working full time.