Sept  2016
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Name:  Ted Sares
Height: 5’10”
Weight Class: 274 RAW
Age: 79
Occupation: Writer



NH resident Ted Sares holds all Elite Powerlifting Federation (EPF) State of NH records in the three major lifts in the Grand Master Class (75-79) and
the EPF strict curling record for Massachusetts.
The 79-year-old Sares lifts full-power, classic raw and recently won his third consecutive Grand Maters EPF Nationals held in Johnston, Rhode Island.

Best Lift:
The Squat and as I shift to knee wraps my goal is 175 and then 200 pounds, recognizing that a young buck can do double that that with one lift.  In fact,
I was in one meet in 2013 in Boston where an 18-year-old named Matt Sohmer squatted 806 pounds (322 Kilos) raw. In another meet in
Moultonborough, a 215 -pounder named Josh Cahoon got an amazing 2100 pound total using gear.

How did you get into Powerlifting?
I did it in the late 70’s in Connecticut so it was not a new proposition, but after suffering a subdual hematoma (brain bleed) several years ago, I decided
that I needed to do something that would restore my physical confidence. Powerlifting was the answer.

What do you find most rewarding about competing and working out:
The smell of HP ointment, sweat, the sound of heavy metal music, the ammonia, the competition, and the supportive camaraderie combine to produce a
unique experience, especially for someone my age.

Who inspired you to lift weights?
My personal trainer, Angel Williams, got me going but I had been a very fine lifter and all-around athlete when I was young. My mantra has always been
that if you retire, you die. I am a well-known boxing writer and this, combined with being an active Powerlifting competitor (who trains 3 times a week) an
avid golfer, and someone who engages in community affairs, keeps me busy and hopefully vital. In 2015 alone, I competed in six meets and one
Strongman contest and met some super people along the way. I will be in events this coming September (VT), October (NH), and November (RI).
Asked if he had anything else he wanted to say, Ted responded, “I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, ‘because of you, I got
off the couch, because of you, I didn’t give up.’ When I hear that, it makes everything worthwhile. “

In 2015 alone, I competed in six meets and one Strongman contest and met some super people along the way. I will be in events this coming September
(VT), October (NH), and November (RI).

Asked if he had anything else he wanted to say, Ted responded, “I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, ‘because of you, I
got off the couch, because of you, I didn’t give up.’ When I hear that, it makes everything worthwhile. “