Monmouth’s Leslie Albert Garners Medals, Records from United State Powerlifting Association’s National Championship Meet

15 year old Monmouth-Roseville High School sophomore-to-be Leslie Albert competed in the United States Powerlifting Association National Championship meet July 7th-10th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Leslie brought home medals from the meet and broke several Illinois state records during the weekend. Leslie is coached by 2009 Monmouth-Roseville High School graduate Jake Hendrix, who also competes in USPA events. Along with powerlifting competitions, Albert also played softball for Monmouth-Roseville last spring and did great work in the classroom during her freshman year, posting a 4.1 grade point average. She says weight training several days a week, playing school sports and keeping her grades up can be busy, but she enjoys the challenge of competing and developing time-management skills.

Leslie Albert

Albert’s coach, Jake Hendrix, says she happened upon the sport of powerlifting sort of by accident but he says the sky’s the limit for Leslie.

Jake Hendrix

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Jake Hendrix and Leslie Albert in the WRAM Morning Show studio
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