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Alexander breaks national record, takes first in Pacific Coast Open
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Kyle Alexander deadlifts 655 pounds for a new national record Sunday at Old Skool Iron Gym in Vacaville. - photo by Photo Contributed

Kyle Alexander returned to where it all started for him a year ago on Sunday.

In his first meet since the International Powerlifting League World Championships in Las Vegas, the Sierra High grad dominated the 18-19-year-old, 220-pound division and earned the “Best Lifter” honor for the junior classes (15-23). He was just 10 points shy of placing third for “Best Lifter” in the Open Division.

Alexander benched 308 pounds, squatted 584 and deadlifted 655. His squat is a new state record, but the deadlift mark set a new standard nationally for the division. All three of his lefts surpassed his effort in the IPL Worlds back in November when he captured gold in the 18-19, 220-pound division with a weight total of 1,477 pounds — 303 bench, 573 squat and 634 deadlift.

Alexander is currently sponsored by Cal Fit Manteca, Fight Labs and Lifting Dead. He is seeking more sponsors to help him continue competing professionally.