Orillia student wins his first powerlifting competition
February 13, 2014

Three competitors sport medal on an OPA podium. Student Joseph Chiaramida stands on the centre podium.Georgian College Police Foundations student Joseph Chiaramida attended his first powerlifting competition on Feb. 9 – the 2014 College/University Challenge – and won gold in his class.

The event drew lifters from eleven postsecondary institutions. Chiaramida, an Orillia resident, placed first in the 93-kilogram group.

Chiaramida came second in the squat lift, first in the bench press, and fifth in the dead lift – an outstanding performance that won him the overall gold medal.