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Penn State York Students Win Nationals in Powerlifting

4/2/2009 —

Eight Penn State York students won the national powerlifting competition held on March 29 in Philadelphia.  Under the direction of their coach, Peter Catina, Ph.D., assistant professor of kinesiology and a powerlifter himself, the following students participated and won at nationals: Matt Haldeman, York; Tommy Leana, Glen Rock; Joel Yambo, Lancaster; Sai Parra, Lancaster; Dean Femera, Clifton, New Jersey; Erik Juergensen, Bel Air, Maryland; Brandon Yeager, Holtwood; and Chris Zerphey, Marietta.

In addition, the group qualified for Worlds and will be competing Oct. 18-21, 2009, in Bordentown, New Jersey.  This is the first time the powerlifters from Penn State York will be competing on an international platform.

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