Walter Cariazo

Walter Cariazo

IPF Open Classic World Championship
2024 - 105kg - 4th
2018 - 93kg - 4th
2016 - 93kg - 7th

CPU Open Classic National Championship
2023 - 105kg - Silver
2020 - 105kg - Silver
2019 - 105kg - Gold
2018 - 93kg - Gold
2017 - 93kg - Gold
2016 - 93kg - Silver

Best Lifts
Classic Squat - 307.5kg
Classic Bench Press - 212.5kg
Classic Deadlift - 376kg
Classic Total - 887.5kg

I have been involved in powerlifting for 10 years now.  I got into the sport after playing football and I needed a competitive outlet, and found powerlifting to be just the outlet I was looking for.

My biggest accomplishments to date are winning the 93kg National Championship twice and the 105kg National Championship once.  I also had the opportunity to represent Canada three times, twice at the IPF World Championship and once at the North American Championship.  I have also broken multiple national records in the deadlift and total at 93kg.

I train primarily at Afterburn Fitness in Scarborough, ON.  I am coached by Austyn Ryan.

Outside of lifting, I am into videography and photography.  I am also a full time Medical Radiation Technologist.

What is your favourite lifting memory?
Totalling 873 at 2023 Ontario provincials, PR’s in all lifts and finally crossed the 800 lb deadlift milestone. It was an important triumph considering what was going on in my life at the time.

What is one piece of advice you have for up and coming athletes getting into strength training or strength sport?
Consistency is king!

What is your favourite lift or event?

What is your favourite product and why?
13mm Belt
Perfectly adjustable and supremely comfortable once broken in.

What 3 other items are your go to and why?
Powerlifting Knee Sleeves
Flexible Large Wrist Wraps
10mm Belt
SBD makes the best Belts, sleeves and wrist wraps.

What colourway is your favourite and why?
It looks the most unique.

Why do you believe SBD is the gear all athletes should use?
Top to bottom, they make the best equipment and provide the best customer care.
Why do you believe in working with SBD Canada as a Sponsored Athlete?
SBD Provides the best equipment and as a company does the most for the sport of Powerlifting and its athletes.
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