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Benwikere Benefit
Lift - A - Thon

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Meet Bene Benwikere

Founder of Benwikere Benefit


Bené Benwikere pronounced, Ben-ay Ben-WICK-urr-ee. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA where he graduated from Serra High of Gardena, California as a tri-sport athlete (Football, Basketball, & Track). He then attended, San Jose State university on a football scholarship and majored in sociology where he graduated in 3 1/2 years. Completed four seasons with the Spartans. One of only six Spartan defensive backs in the school's 125-year plus football history to receive first-team all-conference honors more than once in a college career. Shares the San Jose State records for career pass interceptions (14), consecutive games with a pass interception (4) and single-game record of three interceptions. Sixth on the school career list for interception return yardage with 213... A 2012 first-team All-Western Athletic Conference cornerback. First San José State player honored by the Walter Camp Football Foundation when he was named the National Defensive Player of the Week for games ending November 24, 2012. 

A 2014 fifth-round draft choice of the Carolina Panthers (148th overall selection) and one of two Spartans selected in that year's NFL Draft. In his rookie year he received Carolina Panthers Defensive rookie of the year award. Played for four NFL teams (Carolina, 2014-16; Dallas, 2017; Arizona & Oakland, 2018) over five seasons and appeared in 54 games


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Events will be broken down in to heats based on gender, age, weight and more

Power Lifting

Power Lifting (Max Weight)

2 divisions 

Male 14 & up

      Power Clean (starts at 200 lbs)

      Squat (starts at 315 lbs)

      Dead Lift (starts at 315 lbs)

Female 14 & up

      Power Clean (starts at 85 lbs)

      Squat (starts at 145 lbs)

      Dead Lift (starts 150 lbs)

Max Rep

3 divisions


Male 14-18 yrs

      Squat (starting weight 225 lbs)

      Bench Press (starting weight 185 lbs)

      Hang Clean (starting weight 135 lbs)


Male 19 & up

      Squats (starting weight 250 lbs)

      Bench Press (starting weight 205 lbs)

      Hang Clean (starting weight 185 lbs)


Female 14 & up

      Squat (starting weight 95 lbs)

      Bench Press (starting weight 65 lbs)

      Hang Clean (starting weight 75 lbs)

Body Weight

3 divisions


Male & Female 13 years & under

Male - 14 & up

Female 14 & up





2 minute 

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