The 24 year old Ewen competed in his first USAPL meet on July 11th at the 5th annual U.S. Open Championships 2010 at the Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. He became not only the top heavyweight lifter but also broke all 4 Florida state raw powerlifting records in the 275-pound class and bested raw national records in the deadlift and total. His lifts included a 611 pound squat, a 490 pound bench press and an outstanding 749 pound deadlift for a 1851 pound raw total.
Ewen also won the USAPL Raw Nationals 2011 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This time he competed in the super heavyweight division (+275) and broke the raw American and national records in the deadlift (799 lbs) and total (2,039 lbs) in this weight class as well.
Although all of his national and American raw records have been broken in 2011 and 2012 by Michael Tuchscherer, Brad Gillingham and Randall Harris, Ewen still holds the USAPL Florida State Raw Records in deadlift and total in the SHW divison as well as all 4 raw powerlifting records in the 275-pound class.
Personal Records done in official competition
Squat - 711 lbs (322.5 kg) raw
Bench press - 529 lbs (240 kg) raw
Deadlift - 799 lbs (362.5 kg) raw
Powerlifting Total - 2,039 lbs
[ Edited by jrg on Dec 17, 2012 at 8:23 PM ]