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HEIDELBERG, Germany – The military’s best power lifters will converge on the Patton Barracks gym for events Feb. 26 and March 12.

First up is the U.S. Forces-Europe championships for men and women Feb. 26. All U.S. ID-cardholders are eligible for the competition, which requires a $35 entry fee. There will be 11 men’s weight classes each in open, juniors and masters age categories. There are 10 weight classes in the lone women’s division.

On March 12, Patton will host the U.S. National Military Championships, which carries the same entry fee and classifications. The best military lifters worldwide are expected for that meet, according to IMA-Europe sports director Tom Hlavacek.

For information, call Heidelberg sports director Eddie Beck at DSN 370-6460 or IMA-Europe’s Mike Garcia at DSN 370-7944.


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