Jack Cook who works at Gibbs & Dandy’s Luton branch recently helped England win the Home Nations Championship in powerlifting.

Jack helps England power to championship

Published:  03 December, 2015

A Luton HGV driver is celebrating helping England win the 2015 Home Nations Championship in powerlifting, beating teams from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Jack Cook, who works for local builders’ merchant, Gibbs & Dandy, on Dallow Road, as a HGV driver, was also the individual who lifted the most combined weight total by any competitor.

The 26-year-old said: “It was an incredible feeling to be part of the winning team. We all trained really hard and everyone did a fantastic job. From a personal point of view, I’m also very proud to have lifted the most combined weight.

“I also really appreciate the support I have received from Gibbs & Dandy Luton in helping me prepare for the championship.

“I’m hoping this win will help me progress in the sport as I’d love to compete at an international level.”

Mr Cook has been competing in powerlifting competitions for five years and has won a number of regional and national championships, including being the English Champion twice.

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