Brad Gillingham is the cover guy on the latest MILO because we felt it was about time that IronMind® formally recognize what he's accomplished in powerlifting - and being a nice guy, Brad just gave all of his fans another reason to smile when he cleaned house at the GNC Pro Performance USAPL Arnold Deadlift contest last weekend . . . we'd say that March is looking like a good month for Brad Gillingham.
"Brad Gillingham was eyeball to eyeball with 390 kg . . . ." For the rest of the story, check the March 2008 issue of MILO. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.
With USAPL Missouri chairman Rick Fowler calling the action for IronMind®, here's how it happened in Columbus:
It was a storybook ending when Brad, as always, delivered the goods. He had the highest deadlift after second attempts, with his 832. Randall Harris attempted 837 on his third, in an effort to overtake Brad and have the highest deadlift.
With Harris missing, it meant that Brad was guaranteed to win the $1,000 for the highest pull. Brad then changed his third attempt to a weight that would give him the best deadlift on a pound-for-pound basis as well as the $1,000 in prize money for the best deadlift using the bodyweight comparison formula.
The change was made and Brad hauled up 865 for the win, edging out 181-pounder Dave Ricks, who had made a successful 710.
Priscilla Ribic ran the table in the women's division with the highest pull of 523 pounds, which was also the best pound-for-pound deadlift.
Both lifters are multi-time USA Powerlifting national champions and have several IPF World titles and records between them.
Brad Gillingham gave 375 kg a smooth ride on his second attempt at the USAPL Arnold Deadlift contest, sponsored by GNC Pro Performance. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.