A sergeant with the Caroline Sheriff’s Office Craig Heywood participated in an event at the 2018 World Powerlifting Championship in Virginia Beach this month and took the first place.
Craig Heywood has been a Caroline deputy since 2007. Since 2014, this man has been competing in powerlifting. He won the first place in the push/pull event. It consisted of a deadlift and bench press.
Heywood took home a world championship title and placed first in the 242-pound Law/Fire/Military division.
The World Powerlifting, Oceania Powerlifting, and 100% Raw Powerlifting federations hold this competition annually. This year, more than 400 powerlifters from all around the globe, including USA, Australia, China, India, Ireland, and the Micronesian island nation of Nauru competed in the event.
Sheriff Tony Lippa said in his press release that he was extremely proud of men and women of the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office. He congratulated Sgt. Heywood on his accomplishment for a great job, while it was another example of the dedication, shown by an employee.
By the way, Heywood is the owner of the Infinity Training Center, a gym located in Woodford, offering classes in gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling, dance, martial arts, and powerlifting.
Five of the youth powerlifters Heywood coached set Virginia state records at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships in 2017.