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The lift master: Carrington's Buskness sets state powerlifting marks


October 24, 2022

Nick Deraney

Savanna Buskness receives a helping hand from her spotter situated behind her, as she prepares to clear this squat attempt at the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) North Dakota Open in Fargo in early October.

The "beginner's luck" theory was turned on its metaphorical head when Carrington native Savanna Buskness strapped on the weight belt for her first-ever powerlifting competition on Sunday, October 2.

Is setting a state record good enough?

Savanna, the daughter of Robert and Karen Buskness, established a new statewide standard of 881.2 pounds for the 90-kilogram (kg) weight class in the United S...

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