World record setter Bartlett named Alaska Athlete of the Week
Anchorage’s Jack Bartlett was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after rewriting the history book at the U.S. Powerlifting Association National Championship.
The 270-pound 17-year-old set six world records for the 15-to-19 age group and 125-kilogram weight class.
Bartlett finished with a personal best total weight of 1,587 pounds in the squat, bench and deadlift. He squatted 639 pounds, benched 347pounds and deadlifted 600 pounds.
Four of his records were in the tested category but he also set untested records in the squad and total weight. Tested athletes can set untested records, but untested athletes cannot set tested records.
The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.
View past winners here.