Mel Cochran ’65

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Mel Cochran ’65, lifting as a Masters’ level powerlifter, took his second USAPL State Powerlifting Championship title in as many years. He was able to break his own state record total by 138 pounds. Mel full-squatted 303 pounds, bench pressed 243 pounds, and deadlifted 402 pounds for a total of 948 pounds. The squat and deadlift marks are also new state records in his weight and age bracket. This year’s championship was held in King of Prussia, Pa., on March 24 and 25.

(March, 2007)