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Monday, July 30, 2012

Former Emeryville Strongman Now Throws Weight Around At State Level

Former Emeryville Mayor Redefines "Strongman"

After ruling Emeryville with an iron fist through much of the 80's and 90's, former council member and mayor Greg Harper still rules but now he's pumping iron.
Mr Harper won a State powerlifting competition in San Jose last spring with a series of lift catagories, setting a California State powerlifting record for his age group.  The former Mayor told the Tattler he started lifting weights to keep fit a few years ago and he entered the competition on a lark.  The US Powerlifting Association noted Mr Harper set the State record for the 90 kg weight class for the over 60 age group.

Powerlifting competitions combine three lifts for a total.  Mr Harper's lifts were:
Squat - 110 kg (242.5 lbs)
Bench -  70 kg (154 lbs)
Deadlift -  152.5 kg (336 lbs)
Total (record) - 332.5 kg (733 lbs)

Greg Harper, attorney-at-law, continues to live and work
in Emeryville.  He serves on the Emeryville Oversight Board for the former 

Redevelopment Agency and he also serves on the AC Transit Board of Directors.
He's not a guy to be trifled with.

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