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Updated July 30, 2014

Carley Miller preparing to take on the world

Last seek K-M senior Carley Miller was set up in front of Erdman's County Market. She had a large poster on display of what she has accomplished so far in the sport of powerlifting. Her next step is to compete with the Team USA Junior World Powerlifting team in the IPF World Powerlifting Championships in Hungary in September.

Carley is in the midst of raising funds to help finance her trip to the world powerlifting championships. She calls it a once in a lifetime opportunity. She will be one of 17 from the United States competing and will be in the 158 pound class. In meet competition she has squatted 395, benched 143 and dead lifted 396. She believes the world record in the dead lift and squat (450 pounds) is within reach.

Carley insists she would not be where she is right now with her much improved powerlifting had it not been for local powerlifter Steve Johnson of Kasson. "Steve has been fabulous. Having him train me has been great," said Carley. The world powerlifting team coaches have even told Carley that she is in very good hands with Johnson working at her side.

Carley has been powerlifting for only three years. Most recently she placed second in the Junior Nationals in Killeen, Texas which qualified her for the Team USA Junior Powerlifting team. She has already broken the women's collegiate record of 297 pounds and is confident she can be competitive against the world. If Carley continues to improve as she has since being mentored by Steve Johnson, calling her a world champion is within reach.

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