empty
empty empty empty
empty
empty
empty empty empty
empty
empty
USAFServices.com Homepage

Site display problems in Internet Explorer can be fixed using compatibility mode. 

Library

E-Library

Air Force Library Information Services for Active Duty, Retirees and Dependents.

(Login required)

Marketing Downloads

Download Central

Resources for Marketing offices.

( CAC Login Required)

Read about NAF Benefits

NAF Benefits

Insurance and Retirement information for Non Appropriated Fund employees.

human Resources

Human Resources

Details about Pease AFB, Sunday Premium Pay, and HRO locations.

 

News and Views

 

RAF Lakenheath Powerlifter Takes Home Gold in Killeen

updated Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Jenkins_powerlifter_cr.jpg 
Views: 496
 Print

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England – After coming in second place in his first powerlifting competition at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Cory, a staff sergeant assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, told himself that he never wanted to lose a competition again. A man of his word, he trained and competed in three more events at Seymour Johnson, placing first in all.

Five years later, the streak continues as Cory took home four gold medals in the 2017 USA Powerlifting Military National Championships held in Killeen, TX this past March. His performance topped his weight class competition in the bench, deadlift, push & pull (bench & deadlift combined) and full power categories.

“This past year, I made the decision to take powerlifting to the next level,” Cory said. “While I enjoy team sports, there’s also pride in competing in an individual sport where the results are completely up to you.”

That’s not to say that he hasn’t received support along the way. As a running back for the Bury Saints American football team, he enlisted the help of one of his coaches to prepare him for the USA Powerlifting Military National Championships. It was the first time that he had worked with a coach and it paid off. Cory also joined the RAFL Powerlifting Club, Strength N’ Heath, which is supported by the RAFL Fitness Center.

“The great thing about the club and the sport in general is that everyone is there for the same purpose,” he said. “I came into the sport thinking that this was going to be a very competitive atmosphere, but people really work together and support each other even though they are opponents. Of course we all want to come away with the gold medal, but for me, the comradery between the athletes has been the best part of the whole thing.”

Cory also credits his success to the support provided by his family. A surprise visit by more than 20 members of his family at the Military National Championships gave him extra motivation for the competition. His dedication and enthusiasm for athletics has trickled down to his two sons as well, with his oldest looking to play football and his youngest taking an interest in dad’s passion for lifting.

“We’ll have to wait a while before he starts lifting heavy,” Cory laughed.

In addition to two-a-day workouts each weekday, Cory visits the gym each Saturday. On the Saturday sessions, his sons join him.
“My family comes first, so I’m excited that they are so supportive of my passion.”

Through powerlifting competitions, Cory has been able to meet others across the globe that share a similar interest. At the competition in Killeen, he met a powerlifter from Kadena where he will soon be stationed. He’s already getting connected with the community over there.
“Again, it’s the comradery,” Cory smiled. “It’s a great, supportive group here and I’m discovering that there are groups all over the world like ours. I’m excited to see interest grow.”

Strength N’ Heath participates in military and civilian competitions throughout Europe and right here at RAF Lakenheath. They also have more casual events like deadlifting parties and powerlifting workshops.

“If you’re interested in the sport, the best way to learn more is to get involved,” Cory said.

Cory's next competition is the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association’s (BDFPA) Eastern Counties Open Championships in July.



empty
empty empty
empty
empty empty empty
empty
empty
empty empty empty
empty

Site maintained by:

SVS.webwork@us.af.mil
Mailing Address:
AFSVA / SVKT - 2261 Hughes Ave, Suite #156 - Lackland AFB, TX 78235-9852


Last Semi Annual Review:
OCT 2016


ABOUT SSL CERTIFICATES

 

DoD RESTRICTION NOTICE (as per AFI 33-129)

This site is intended for the use of DoD personnel only. Do not reproduce or distribute the content of this site to a wider audience without coordination with the information owner, your unit legal and public affairs offices.


CONSENT NOTICE (as per AFI 33-219)

You are accessing a U.S. Government (USG) Information System (IS) that is provided for USG-authorized use only. By using this IS (which includes any device attached to this IS), you consent to the following conditions: -The USG routinely intercepts and monitors communications on this IS for purposes including, but not limited to, penetration testing, COMSEC monitoring, network operations and defense, personnel misconduct (PM), law enforcement (LE), and counterintelligence (CI) investigations. -At any time, the USG may inspect and seize data stored on this IS. -Communications using, or data stored on, this IS are not private, are subject to routine monitoring, interception, and search, and may be disclosed or used for any USG- authorized purpose. This IS includes security measures (e.g. authentication and access controls) to protect USG interests--not for your personal benefit or privacy. -Notwithstanding the above, using this IS does not constitute consent to PM, LE or CI investigative searching or monitoring of the content of privileged communications, or work product, related to personal representation or services by attorneys, psychotherapists, or clergy, and their assistants. Such communications and work product are private and confidential. See User Agreement for details.


DISCLAIMER (as per AFI 33-129)

The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Air Force or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and morale, welfare, and recreation sites, the U.S. Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.


Accesibility/Section 508

The U.S. Department of Defense is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. § 794d), as amended in 1999. Send feedback or concerns related to the accessibility of this website to: AFSVA/SVKT Web Team. For more information about Section 508, please visit the DoD Section 508 website

 

 

empty
empty