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This high school senior took the road less traveled and set more than 100 powerlifting records along the way. Here’s how he got crazy strong while staying safe and saving room for a full life!

Evan Pittman has accomplished a lot in life—and he’s only 17. The Phoenix native is an acclaimed junior violinist, holds a black belt in taekwondo, and is a state springboard diving finalist. He’s a member of Musicians on Call, which performs regularly for child cancer patients. He was awarded a 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award, and recently raised $3,500 for the Bob Woodruff Foundation to support wounded combat vets.

There’s also this: Evan has set more than 100 records in the sport of powerlifting. Last November, the 5-foot-5, 148 pounder won the 17-19 teen and open class at the World Natural Powerlifting Federation Championship, setting records with 395 pounds in the squat, 235 in the bench press, and 485 in the deadlift, a total of 1,115 pounds.

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