Nicole Sandomenico and Jodi Tolomieri of Whippany Athletic Club competed in late January at the 2014 Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate (RPS) North American & New Jersey State Championships in Newark, New Jersey. Both competed in Raw Classic divisions, which permit no supportive gear except a belt. Nicole, in her first powerlifting meet, placed first in the Raw Classic 123 Open and Submaster divisions with a 175lb squat, a 110lb bench and a 275lb deadlift for a total of 560lb. All of her lifts were RPS New Jersey records for the Raw Classic 123 Submaster division, and her deadlift was a Raw Classic 123 Open New Jersey record and a Raw Classic 123 Submaster world record! Congratulations, Nicole! Jodi placed first in the Raw Classic 220 Junior division with a 475lb squat, a 365lb bench and a 575lb deadlift for a total of 1415lb. His lifts were all RPS New Jersey records for the Raw Classic 220 Junior division! Great lifting, Jodi! Thanks to Ray Padilla for his help in preparing for and at the meet and to Southern Mike for helping Jodi prepare for the meet. (Photo shows Nicole, Ray and Ryan Celaj, another lifter coached by Ray).