Saratoga Native Sets Record

Wesley Beach deadlifts over 700 pounds in Las Vegas


November 27, 2019

Photo courtesy Wesley Beach

Record setting deadlift at the WABDL World Championships

Wesley Beach, Saratoga native, set a world record in deadlifting at the 2019 World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters (WABDL) World Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov.13. 

He became interested in weight lifting when he was part of the Judo club while he was attending Saratoga High School. Wesley competed in Olympic level Judo for 20 years and was ranked very highly in the U.S. He retired from Judo competitions at the age of 41.

After he retired from Judo, Wesley said that he became bored and needed a new sport, so he took up powerlifting. As a fireman, he was already lifting we...

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