Valley teen is youngest ever to break 100 world powerlifting records
PHOENIX — A Valley teen is now the youngest person ever with 108 total world powerlifting records, and he’s only in high school.
“I had this vision in my head where I really wanted to get to that goal of getting to 100 world records before I graduated high school,” Evan Pittman said. “So I put out a plan saying, ‘Okay, this is what I need to do to achieve this goal,’ and that’s how I did it.”
Brought up in a strong military family, Pittman also raised $3,500 dollars for combat-wounded vets through the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
“I really wanted to give back to the military community,” he said. “It’s taught me service to my country, it’s taught me what a good role model is, and it’s to me to be proud to be an American.”
Pittman is also a diver and concert violinist who plays for kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, for folks at retirement communities and he’s even played the national anthem at an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game.
So what’s next?
“I don’t know yet, you know I’m just getting ready to apply to college, so that’s a very stressful process,” Pittman said. “I’m just going to see where life takes me at this point.
“Whatever doors or opportunities are opened in front of me in my future. I will walk through them and I’ll see where the Lord wants me to go.”
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