LSU Powerlifter to Represent U.S. in World Competition

08/21/2012 02:51 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU Powerlifting Club member Kiela Badeaux will be representing the United States at the Sub-Junior/Junior World Powerlifting competition in Szczyrk, Poland, Aug. 28 through Sept. 2.  


Badeaux, a nutritional science and dietetics major, was chosen as a member of the U.S. World Powerlifting Team after winning her third consecutive U.S.A. Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals Championship for her weight class this past spring in Baton Rouge. The world championships, sanctioned by the International Powerlifting Federation, will give the LSU student an opportunity to compete against other nations, including world powers like Russia, Bulgaria, Japan and the Ukraine.


“Being invited to any world championship is the highest honor you can receive as a powerlifter, and so for people my age, the Junior/Sub Junior World Championship is the biggest honor there is” Badeaux said.


The LSU Powerlifting Club has won either a men’s, women’s or combined national championship for the past six years, beginning in 2007 with men’s and combined titles. The women’s team also won national championships in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and the club won combined championships in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012.  Badeaux is the only LSU lifter selected for the World Team this year.


For more information, contact UREC Sport Club Coordinator Zach Wood at

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2012