Brady lifter takes second world title

Gil Villanueva, a 47-year-old powerlifter from Brady, recently returned from his second World Powerlifting Championship and brought home his second consecutive world title. Competing in the Masters Division, 45-49 age group, he had a combined total lift of 1,388 pounds. The lift consisted of a 529-pound squat, 330-pound bench press and 529-pound dead lift. The competition was held in Dallas and hosted over 150 athletes from four different countries. His sponsors are Oglebay-Norton Industrial Sands, Texas International Mohair, Rex Ewert, Sam McAnally and Dr. David Schoen.

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