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Wass sets powerlifting records

Robert Wass, of Eagle Point, set two world records in the U.S. Powerlifting Association Southern Oregon Meet March 11 at North Valley High in Merlin.

Wass, competing at 275 pounds and in the age 70-74 division, set a deadlift mark of 407 pounds and a bench press record of 262 pounds.

Despite dealing with a stretched hamstring and competing above his normal weight, he bettered the deadlift record by 77 pounds and the bench press by 62 pounds.