Front Row, L to R: Sam Dilworth, Tahja Bell, Zavian Greer, LaDomonic Brown, Drew Williams, Marshall Hughes; Back Row: Jaydon Spence, Jay Cummings, Chris Rodgers, Peyton Burns, Taten Null, Kwaveon Tucker, Bentley Newton
Last year, both the girls and boys powerlifting teams had a strong showing. The girls team had four lifters who medaled at State and three lifters who won first place in their weight class. Overall, the girls team finished with 28 points overall, only one point shy of the first-place team at 29 points.
The 2021-22 season was a rebuilding year for the boys powerlifting team. As a team, they won the Division and Region, as well as placed second at North Half. At the State Championship, the team had one lifter who placed in the top three spots.
The expectations and excitement are high for both teams. “My expectations, as well as my lifters’ expectations, is to compete for a State Championship as a team,” said Head Coach Justin Dye. “It’s always an accomplishment for an individual to win their weight class. But for the team to win as a whole is the goal and it’s what we strive for. I have some great returning lifters for both boys and girls and some really promising newcomers in both groups. I can’t wait to see what the season holds for us as we begin competing.”