We’ve reported on Damiyah Smith for the past few weeks and yesterday she made Oklahoma State history with a back-to-back state title in the 7th Grade Boys Powerlifting division. Currently, Oklahoma does not recognize a GIRLS division for Jr. High students leading to a co-ed division. Smith, who has broken 32 WORLD records, stated that she was unsure on what the outcome would be because she missed the 105# weight class by 1 pound landing her a spot in 114# weight class—competition she had yet to see all season long. Smith powered through and was 8 for 9 for the day with a miss of 125#s on BENCH PRESS. She closed SQUAT at 195#s, DEADLIFT at 250#s, and captured her 1st place finish by 30 pounds.
Per OPEN POWERLIFTING, Smith was ranked #1 in the world for the BOYS & GIRLS 12 and Under division for the 2018 season, and is set to defend her title in Laughlin, Nevada during the first weekend in April. Smith competes year-around in the AAU federation and states that her consistent training at the House of Steel Gym is what helps her to be successful during the school year.
When asked what other plans she has for 2019, Smith stated that she will compete in her first NPC Fitness show under the direction of her mother, Coach Kris Channing, and IFBB pro, Whitney Jones. Smith states that her goal is to be the youngest fitness pro in the industry and that she looks forward to pursuing more fitness goals.
Smith can be followed on INSTAGRAM @powerhouseprincessok and on Facebook at THE POWERHOUSE PRINCESS.
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