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Powerlifting Recruits All Around Great Student-Athlete

By: Mary Ann Cozza

More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…” Or something like that.

UHD Powerlifting recently signed Dickinson High School stand-out senior Kenny Nguyen to a prestigious four-year Academic Merit Scholarship. According to powerlifting coach John Hudson, Nguyen is an exceptional scholar-athlete who displays impressive strength and intelligence, but also humility, courtesy and good sportsmanship.

“In addition to his outstanding academics, which earned him the four-year scholarship, Kenny has been a dominate force in the Texas High School Powerlifting Association (THSPA) at the 123- and 132-pound weight classes for several years. He holds bench press records with THSPA and the World Association of Benchers and Dead Lifters (WABDL) and has won a WABDL National High School Championship.”

Nguyen joins a UHD powerlifting team that has had great success in the past several years, including two consecutive second-place finished at the WABDL World Championships and five consecutive National Titles at the WABDL Collegiate Championships.

“Kenny’s recruitment is an example that UHD truly is becoming the destination of choice for student-athletes who wish to pursue a quality education while competing in collegiate-level powerlifting,” Hudson said.

Congratulations to Kenny and UHD Powerlifting!

Kenny Nguyen, second from left, stnads with his family, high school coach and UHD Powerlifting Coach John Hudson, left, after signing with UHD and earning a four-year Academic Merit Scholarship.

Kenny Nguyen, second from left, stands with his family, high school coach and UHD Powerlifting Coach John Hudson, left, after signing with UHD and earning a four-year Academic Merit Scholarship.