Security officer Maurice Harling recently established a New York AAU record in the bench press. He was featured in the Finger Lakes Times article “A passion for powerlifting: Genevan has bench-pressed 470 on his way to world meet” from the April 15 issue. According to the article, in early March, he qualified for the World Natural Powerlifting Federation championships, which will be held Oct. 24-26 in Edison, N.J. Harling set the state AAU mark among Masters division super heavyweights in January with a bench press of 470 pounds.
“My goal is to be as competitive as possible and not be concerned about what everybody else is doing,” Harling said. “If I can do that, I’ll be happy.”