Powerlifting Competition Coming to Brandon


On April 2nd, 2016, Brandon's newest 24/7 training facility, Embark Fitness, will play host to the first ever sanctioned powerlifting competition to be held in Brandon, Manitoba. Officially named the Westman Embark Open, it has come to be affectionately known as “The Wheat Meet” amongst Manitoba lifters.

The Wheat Meet will feature over thirty lifters from the Manitoba and Saskatchewan Powerlifting Associations, competing both in full powerlifting (Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift) and/or "Bench Press Only" flights.

Embark Fitness gym owner, Carrie White, has generously offered Embark Fitness as the venue for this inaugural Westman event.

Meet directors Amanda Moffitt and Mathew Bowen, both of Brandon, have been thrilled with the number of entrants and of the interest of the local Brandon community at large.

Carrie, Matt and Amanda would like to welcome any and all interested lifters, coaches, fans, friends and family to the event. Feel free to come on down and cheer on the lifters as they experience the thrill of The Manitoba Powerlifting Association and Embark Fitness. The Bench Press Only flight begins at 11:00AM, with the full powerlifting meet to follow. See you then!

Manitoba Powerlifting Association and Saskatchewan Powerlifting Association are provincial divisions of the Canadian Powerlifting Union, a national body within the International Powerlifting Federation.

For more information: www.manitobapowerlifting.ca

Location: Embark Fitness 101 Unit C Industrial Drive

Date/Time: April, 2 / 11 am

Contact: Mat Bowen  – bowenms42@gmail.com  (204) 803-0773

                   Amanda Moffitt – amandarmoffitt@gmail.com (204) 571-6124