Even though a Rochester powerlifter continues preparing to defend an international championship title, he will take part in a charity event this weekend.

Steve Boring was invited to participate in the Relentless powerlifting event at Eastview High School in Apple Valley Friday - Sunday.  It’s the first time Steve will take part in the competitive event.

But competition is nothing new to Steve.

He placed first in the 2018 AAPF Powerlifting National Championships ( RAW Open 242 pound class with a bench press of 414 pounds) in April. That was his second straight national title and qualified him for an appearance at the AWPC World Powerlifting Championships in Manchester, England in August. He placed first at the international event last year.  

The 30-year-old and his wife Melissa are relative newcomers to Rochester, moving to the city from South Dakota two years ago.

Steve - who has been lifting weights since he was 7-years-old - is Fitness Director at the Rochester Athletic Club, where he has been working hard to get ready for next month’s competition in England. He says he was “very happy” when he was invited to take part in this weekend’s charity event, which draws powerlifters from around the US and other countries.

 

Proceeds are given to the Minnesota chapter of HopeKids.

Steve Boring - HopeKids

The charitable organization “provides ongoing events, activities and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-­threatening medical condition. We surround these remarkable children and their families with the message that hope can be a powerful medicine.”

The event is open to the public.

Donations can be made at Steve’s website.