Local lifters win IPL world titles

Three Bellefontaine men won International Powerlifting League world championships Sunday at Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.


From the left, Bellefontaine’s Rodney Wrocklage, Lee Wilcoxon and Damon Dixon show their IPLworld championship medals near Fremont Street in Las Vegas. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Damon Dixon, Lee Wilcoxon and Rodney Wrocklage all earned gold medals in their respective weight classes in the bench press competition.

Wilcoxon won the raw open division and raw master’s division at 181 pounds with lifts of 385.7.

Dixon captured his gold medal by winning the equipped super heavyweight division in bench press with a lift of 601 pounds.

Wrocklage earned his world title by winning the 308-pound weight class with an unequipped lift of 430 pounds.