Southside Strength and Fitness hosted the first of the local Special Olympics powerlifting games on May 17, 2015. Bobby Hill is one of the two Special Olympics powerlifters who train at Southside Strength and Fitness, along with friend and competitor Richard Renwick.During the match last Sunday, Hill deadlifted 308 lbs. Even though it wasn’t his personal record for deadlifts, you could feel the excitement in the room as Hill hugged longtime coaches Hal Lloyd and Ron Burnett. Since Hill started training with Lloyd in 2010, Hill has squatted over 340 lbs. and deadlifted approximately 325 lbs. His bench press last Saturday at 198 lbs. was a personal record. The state games will be held June 5-7 at East High School in Anchorage.To submit your video to Alaska Dispatch News contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.