Alameda’s Powerlifting Team’s Women Make Impressive Marks

Courtesy photo Bettina Lutman performs a successful lift while coach Art Ramsey spots at the Pacific Coast Open Powerlifting Championship last month in Vacaville.

The Alameda Powerlifting Team posted some positive results at the Pacific Coast Open Powerlifting Championship on Feb. 8 in Vacaville.

Bettina Lutman, who won the two divisions she entered, led the team. She entered the women’s submaster and open divisions in the raw bench press 165-pound class. Lutman completed all four of her lifts, two in each division. Lutman, 38, won both divisions with a winning lift of 137-and-a-half pounds. This was Lutman’s first meet.

Traci Snyder is another member of the Alameda Powerlifting Team that competed in the event. Snyder competed in the 132-pound masters division. She had two strong attempts just missing the 121-and-a-half pound mark.

Bettina’s next competition will be at the Old Skool Iron Classic in June in Vacaville. Bettina said her goal is to own state records and eventually compete in the U.S. Powerlifting Association World Raw Bench Championships in July in Colorado Springs.

Also competing in the Old Skool Iron Classic will be the members of the Alameda Powerlifting team. Members include: Chad Romds, Kevin Costa, Joe Rodriguez and Snyder. Eight-time world champion Art Ramsey coaches the team.