Parker teen wins First Place weightlifting championship



A Parker teen has taken first place at an Arizona weightlifting national championship event.

Ashley Hoban, 16, went to the 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation’s Arizona American Challenge in Tucson, AZ over the weekend. She took first place by benching 125 lbs (55kg), squatting 180 lbs (80kg) and deadlifting 208 lbs (125 kg).

“I’m so happy!” said Ashley on her Facebook page. “Because of this, I qualified for the World Championships in Vegas! I’m so lucky to have family and friends who care for and support me in what I do and I wanna thank the VFW for sponsoring this trip! I also want to shout out Quality Strength Fitness and Evolution Fitness in Tucson, AZ. I really encourage more people to get into weightlifting! It really benefits you mentally and physically.”

Ashley is also one of the Parker teens featured in the Live Campaign short film (2013), which can be seen by clicking HERE.


  1. That’s totally AWESOME!! CONGRATS!!

  2. Way to go!! Congratulations 🙂

  3. Very Awesome!!! Way to go!!! Strong girl… Keep it up!

  4. That is very impressive! Very well done, and congratulations

  5. Awesome. Congratulations!!!

  6. Awesome job Ash….. Good luck to you.

  7. damn! Braden Barnett missed it…… good job Ashley!

  8. Way to go Ashley!!!! 🙂

  9. Good job Ashlie, heard you on radio today.

  10. Way to go Ashley!!! You make your family very proud!!

  11. That’s awesome!! Your one strong girl!!

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