Hunter Veach, age 15, of Vienna won the gold medal in his age division at the U.S.A. Power Lifting Raw Nationals Sunday, Oct. 15, in Orlando, Florida. He also set a new U.S. record in the dead lift with 515 pounds. Veach competed against nearly two dozen other lifters in his division. He benched 315 pounds and squat-lifted 480 pounds in the competition. Hunter is the son of Jim and Julie Veach. He trains in Paducah.