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West Maui powerlifters set new records at world championships

December 12, 2019

LAHAINA - Two of Lahaina's top female powerlifters had breakthrough performances at the World Bench Press and Dead Lift Championships that were held Nov. 15-17 in Las Vegas.

Training under coach Craig DeSoto at West Maui Powerlifters, Elizabeth Cabe and Isabella Theobold achieved world record and championship efforts at the highly acclaimed competition.

Cabe, a soft-spoken bartender and server at the Marriott in Kaanapali, competed in the 47-53 age bracket at 97 pounds; while Theobold, a Lahainaluna High School senior, honor student and standout member of the track and field team headed for Northern Arizona University, lifted in the 18-19 teen level at 132 pounds.

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Elizabeth Cabe now holds 14 world records and was inducted into the WBPDL Hall of Fame.

Cabe took the gold medal in the bench press with a Masters world record effort of 92.3 pounds, first place in the deadlift at 292 pounds, and another gold and world record in the push and pull total of 384.30 (exceeding the previous mark by 60.98 pounds). She now holds 14 world records and was inducted into the WBPDL Hall of Fame to become the first female from Hawaii to be thus honored.

Theobold, meanwhile, will soon strap on her track spikes for her upcoming season with the Lunas. She shined brightly at Las Vegas in last month's event with a first place, world record effort of 143.30 pounds in the bench press, a state record of 242.51 in the dead lift and a world record 385.81 pounds in the push and pull total.



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