A.B.S Athletes Past and Present
Killian is Ireland's strongest junior lifter totalling over 815kg at the A.B.S Pro in 2018. Killian holds multiple records and competed at the US open in 2017 and 2018 in California, USA. Killian is ranked 9th in the All time Irish powerlifting rankings in biggest totals accross all federations in Ireland.
Barry is a 2018 European and World IPF gold medallist winning gold in the bench at both events as well as finishing 3rd overall at the European Classic in Lithuania. Barry holds the IPF World record Bench Press powerlifting record in the 105kg Open class and multiple Irish records in the 105kg and 93kg classes.
Fionn is the 2019 Irish Powerlifting under 93kg National Champion and 2018 Runner up. Fionn compteted in the 2018 EPF European Championship in Lithuania and broke 470 wilks at the A.B.S. Pro in 2018. Fionn is currenly ranked third in the Irish PF rankings.
Shannon first competed with the IrishPF at the Novice Open in 2016 where she won best lifter. Shannon won the 84kg National championship in 2016 and has represented Ireland at European and World championship level. Shannon has featured in the top 10 rankings since 2016 and top 3 at Nationals.
Anna is Ireland's most successful junior female acrros all federations. Anna become first junior to break 400 wilks and is ranked in the top 10 rankings accross two federations, including top 3 IrishPF rankings both in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Anna has lifted at two World Championships with the IPF both in Texas and Belarus and holds multiple records acrros differnt federations. and is the 2019 Under 52kg Open National Champion.
Emma is the lightest person to ever pull 200kg in Ireland with total of 430kg. Emma finished 2nd at the Irish National Championship in 2019 and has been selected to compete in her first IPF World Championship this year in Sweden.
Louise is the current 72kg National champions and total record holder. Louise competed at the 2016 World championship in Texas where she finished 7th place. Louise joined the Irish squad in 2016 and will be representing Ireland at the 2017 World Championships in Belarus.
Hazel is a 3 x National IPF Champion and has won numerous best lifter awards across multiple federations finishing No.1 ranked in 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the IrishPF. Hazel is the current 52kg open total record holder and placed 6th at the IPF Worlds Championships in 2016 and 2017.
Pla is the 2018 47kg Open National Champion and Junior deadlift and Bench record holder in the 47kg class. Pla represented Ireland in 2018 at the IPF World Championship and competed at the 2018 A.B.S Pro.
Joe aka Joe the beard has been with us 3 years and has gone from a complete newbie to competing at All Ireland's and the National Championships. Joe finished third in the 120kg class in 2018 and 120+ class in 2019 narrolowly missing out on first spot.
Mark is one of Ireland's best 83kg lifters competing for Ireland in the European Championships in 2017 and finishing 3rd at the Irish National championships 3 years running. Mark competed at the A.B.S Pro in 2018 breaking 470 wilks.
Cian started competed in 2018 aged 23 and in his first year won the Under 23 National championship. Cian's best lifts are 250kg squat, 152.5kg Bench and 250kg deadlift in competition. Cian won best lifter at the 2019 Leinster Regional Championship with a 420 wilks 8/9 performance.
Martin join us just after the 2018 National championship. one year later he fulfilled his goal of becoming National Champion with a 595.5kg total and a monster 273kg (600lbs) deadlift to secure overall winner. Martin qualified for the World Championship in Sweden.
Noel is the 2016 59kg IrishPF National Champion and holds records accross the 59kg Open class. Noel holds the biggest squat for anyone accross all feds in Ireland Under 74kg with 247.5kg and the second biggest total Under 74kg with 630kg. Noel competed for Ireland at the IPF World Championship in 2016, Texas.
Davie is one of the IrishPF's pound for pound best lifters finishing in the top 10 wilks scores in 2016. Davie holds multiple 66kg records and has won the All Ireland 63kg class two years running and National 66kg Championship in 2017 at Irish Muscle Power.
Sean joined us in 2018 and did his first full power at the IrishPF Leinster Championship Feb 2019. Sean made an impressive total of 560kg in the 74kg Open class finishing second best male lifter overall as well as pulling triple bodyweight in his first full power meet.
Krzysztof joined A.B.S in August 2018 after the A.B.S pro. Krzysztof has a background in Bodybuilding, but recently made the switch to powerlifting. Krzysztof won best overall lifter at the 2018 IPO National championship and 110kg Open champion and has a personal best of 787.5kg in competition.
Jake currently sits with the second biggest raw total of all time in Ireland with 915kg. Jake holds the all time squat record with 380kg and is one of few men to pass the 500 wilks mark in competition. Jake's best lifters are 380 squat, 205 bench and 340 deadlift in competition.
Suzie has represented Ireland at junior level three times. Suzie lifted at the IPF World Championship in 2017, EPF European Championship in 2017 and was the first female to represent Ireland at the IPF University World Championships in 2017.
Lelsie joined the Irish squad in 2017 where she narrowly missed out on best lifter at the Leinster open. Leslie finished runner up in the 84kg class at the 2016 National championship and will be representing Ireland at the 2017 World championship.
Aoife is one of the most successful junior lifters to date with 3 best lifters awards within the IrishPF two coming from the University championships and one via an Open. Aoife has represented Ireland at European and World level and holds the junior under 63 deadlift record with 165kg.
Laura is one of the first women in the IrishPF to have broken 400 wilks in competition. Laura has lifted internationally for Ireland in the EPF European Championships, Denmark and also won best lifter at the Athlone Open in 2016.
Lina is the current No.1 ranked lifter across all federations in Ireland. Lina become the first Irish female to break 500 wilks hitting 525 at the WPC World Championships in Russia in 2017 and picking up best lifter. Lina finished with the all time highest wilks in UK and Ireland across all federations in raw lifting in 2017 and won the A.B.S Pro in 2018.
Laura based out of A.B.S Cork has a successful junior background with the IDFPA before making her IrishPF debt this May at where she won best lifter and broke 402 wilks with her first comp in two years. Laura is a Munster regional lifter with a 340 total at 57kg.
Linh has competed on multiple platforms winning multiple best lifter awards. Linh currently holds the all time squat record across all feds with a 157.5kg squat under 57kg in Ireland.
Anita is one of our new lifters competing twice. Anita in her second competition broke 400 wilks
Deividas is not only an athlete but also one of our coaches at A.B.S. Deividas won the 2016 National championship 66kg class and holders multiple junior records between federations.
Jordan holds the under 18 squat record with the IrishPF 197.5kg under 83 and has represented Ireland at the 2017 European Championships and 2018 World Championships. Jordan is one the highest ranked juniors in the country.
Vito is the current president of the DCU powerlifting team as well as a member of the Irish National squad. Vito cam 3rd at the 2018 Under 21 National Championships.
Mark competed in his first full sanctioned meet Feb 2019 where he hit a 225kg squat, 165 Bench and 257.5 deadlift to win the Open 105kg class and make the under 21 Irish National team standard. Mark will be making his debut for Ireland at the 2019 IPF World Championships in Sweden.
Jen made Irish National team standard at the 2018 Junior National Championships in Dublin. Jen also won the Under 21 Junior National championship title across all catergories at the same event.
Emily competed for Ireland at the European Championships in Denmark 2017 where she officially broke her under 57kg Junior squat record (110kg).
Stephanie joined the A.B.S Team in 2017 where she competed in her first IPF comp at the All Ireland Championships Belfast. Stephanie was recently invited to the IPF World championships to represent Ireland in the junior 63kg division.
Jason only 20 competed at the Open National Championships in 2018 where he reached the Irish Under 21 National team standard. Jason has since moved down a weight class to the under 120kg class where he will compete long term.
Lorcan is one if the IrishPF's most accomplished juniors holding multiple junior and sub junior records and representing Ireland both on the World and European stage. Lorcan won the 2016 83kg class Open championship in 2016.
Ross is a current member of the Irish National squad as well as a member of DCU Powerlifting. Ross finished runner up at the 2019 University Championships with a 632.5kg total U93 and 3rd overall in the Under 21 National Championships in 2018.
Jack joined us at sub-junior level and has competeted at Junior Nationals in 2018. Jacks best lifts are 190kg squat, 115 Bench and 217.5kg deadlift.
Sarah holds the current M1 Under 57kg Master 1 squat, deadlift and total Irish IPF National records. Sarah won overal best M1 lifter at the Irish Masters championship in 2018 and won silver in the squat and deadlift at the EPF European Masters Championship, Hungary 2019.
Karen is the Irish Powerlifting Federations most successful master lifter to date with gold medals and records at both European and World championship level. Karen will become the most capped lifter at this years World Championships with caps at open and master level as well as holding National master and open records accross multiple federations.
Dave finished third at the 2018 National Open Championship in the 120kg class. in 2018 Dave became a member of the Irish National squad and was selected to represent Ireland at the 2019 Master European Championship. At the 2018 Irish Masters Championships Dave won the over best male lifter in the M1 Division as well as his own weight class in the 120kg M1 class.
Emma won bronze at the 2018 European Masters Championships in deadlift and holds the Masters M1 Deadlift record . Emma competed at the 2019 European Championships and will also be representing Ireland at her first World Championships this year in the Under 84kg M1 class.
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Karen has competed on multiple international platforms and made her debut at IPF international level in 2019 competing in the Under 52kg Master 1 class. Karen holds the bench record in the M1 57 and 52 classes and squat, deadlift and total at 52kg. Karen won best lifter at the SBD Cup lightweight class in 2018.
Caroline is the first M3 to lift for Ireland in the female class winning silver and bronze at the EPF European Masters Championships in 2019. Caroline holds the M3 Squat, Deadlift and Total record in the IrishPF and will be competing at the IPF World Championship in Sweden.