Powerlifters make their mark at state competition

Daniel Schell, Taylor Young and Jacob Brody-Ogborn represented New College at the 16th Annual USA Powerlifting Florida Collegiate State Championships in Orlando Nov. 10
Daniel Schell, Taylor Young and Jacob Brody-Ogborn represented New College at the 16th Annual USA Powerlifting Florida Collegiate State Championships in Orlando Nov. 10

The New College Powerlifting Team made their presence known at the 16th Annual USA Powerlifting Florida Collegiate State Championships in Orlando Nov. 10, winning two medals and setting several personal bests.

“This was a very competitive event with the best collegiate lifters coming from across Florida to compete,” said Jacob Brody-Ogborn, the team’s president and co-captain. “I am extremely proud of our team and how well they represented New College of Florida.”

Taylor Young took third place in the 185lbs/84kgs weight class, the most competitive women’s weight class of the competition. Her top lifts:
Squat: 253 lbs.
Bench: 165 lbs.
Deadlift: 319 lbs.

Daniel Schell took fourth place in the 145.50lbs/66kgs weight class. His top lifts:
Squat: 265 lbs.
Bench: 165 lbs.
Deadlift: 310lbs.

Jacob Brody-Ogborn competed in the 182.75lbs/83kgs weight class. While not winning a medal for being in the top five, he did complete a perfect score of not failing any attempts and gaining new personal records on all three lifts:
Squat: 330 lbs.
Bench: 220 lbs.
Deadlift: 440 lbs.

If you are interested in joining the powerlifting team or just getting a great workout, the team practices Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. in the Fitness Center.

Also, follow the team on Instagram (@ncfpowerlifting) to keep up with the team and see videos from the competition.


Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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