The 2nd annual Southern Garrett Weight Lifting Championship took place Tuesday, May 16th in the Southern High gymnasium. The event is sponsored by Wildwood Athletic Club and Southern High Physical Education Department. The top lifters competed in a four team event to garner the highest team score by performing bench and squat lifts in front of the student body.The Navy team finished 1st with a team score of 4.40. The white team finished 2nd with a team score of 4.36 The black team finished 3rd with a team score of 4.35. The red team finished 4th with a team score of 4.22.
"To date $1,800.00 has been raised with more donations still coming in," physical education teacher Steve Skipper said. "The money raised from the event will be used to help purchase new benches for the high school's weight room."
Front Row Left to Right- Kaylee Green and Danny Hebb
Back Row Left to Right- Austin Tusing, Hayden McLaughlin, Jordan Rohrbaugh, and Devin Landers
Front Row Left to Right- Nate Tasker, Brooklynn Flanigan, and Jason Large
Back Row Left to Right- Kris Tusing, Joe McClosky, and Ron Schrock
Front Row Left to Right- Megan Koziarski, Zach Rohrbaugh, and Tim Imhoff
Back Row Left to Right- Joe Custer, Aaron Kennedy, and Brandon Mersing
Front Row Left to Right- Brianna Dixon, Brad Davis, and Joe Embleton
Back Row Left to Right- Alec Horner, Cole Sweitzer, and Jace Guy
Cole Sweitzer performing a 455lb 3 rep squat
Jace Guy performing a 250lb 3 rep squat
Megan Koziarski performing a 155lb 3 rep squat
Kris Tusing performing a 245lb 3 rep bench
Southern Garrett HIgh School alum and current power lifter Tristan Nazelrod energizes the crowd as he performs one of eight pause reps of 500 pounds.
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