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Luke Tremblay wins gold at the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships in St. John's, Newfoundland. (Courtesy Luke Tremblay / Instagram)

An Essex County powerlifter has returned home with a gold medal after an international competition in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Luke Tremblay scored 759 points to claim the best lifter award in the men’s raw junior category at the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships.

Here are his totals for the event:

  • Squat: 320kg/705lbs
  • Bench: 200kg/441lbs
  • Deadlift: 325kg/716lbs
  • Total: 845kg/1862lbs

There were 416 lifters at the event from Sept. 16 to 21.