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Cardinal Strong

posted Apr 7, 2015, 11:01 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 7, 2015, 11:01 AM by Tamara Salisbury ]

On March 14, Conway Springs High School held a powerlifting meet, starting at 9 a.m. and ending around 2:30. There were 14 teams competing for the women’s division and 22 for the men’s. Overall for the Conway Springs teams, both the men’s and women’s teams placed second in the the meet.

In the women’s division, freshman Shannon Drouhard won fifth place in the 105 weight class. Sophomore Kadee Hilger won first place in the 132 weight class, and sophomore Cassie Brozovich placed seventh.

“I felt really good about my lifts,” Hilger said. “It was good. I got first in everything but clean.”

Freshmen Kenzie Biehler won first place in the 140 weight class and junior Kristin Hilger also placed first in the 148 weight class. In the 156 weight class, junior Liz Berntsen placed second, junior Hanah Jones third and junior Makayla Hollis fourth. Sophomore Aspen Lange placed fifth in the 165 weight class. In the power weight class senior Sara Echelberry placed fifth, and sophomore Mary Berntsen placed sixth.

“I felt like I did good,” Kristen said. “I broke the bench record by 20 pounds and the squat record by 5. Next year I hope to break new records or my own.”

In the men’s division, sophomore Corbin Goforth placed fifth in the 132 weight class. In the 148 weight class junior Wyatt Curry placed second and senior Corey Patton placed eighth. In the 165 weight class, junior Blake Wiles placed ninth, sophomore Matthias Doffing 12th and sophomore Marcus Berntsen 16th. Senior Sheldon Holland placed first in the 172 weight class, and senior Travis Wood placed 4th.

In the 181 weight class, sophomore Grant Mooneyham placed fourth, junior Ben Pauly sixth, and sophomore Justin Lange 12th. In the 220 weight class senior Michael Ramirez placed second and senior Luke Fisher placed sixth. Senior Drake Kreifels placed second in the 242 weight class. In the power weight class, senior Logan Creek placed first and senior Thomas Berntsen placed fourth.

“I feel like I didn’t do good enough. It’s the first year I haven’t placed first in everything,” Curry said. “Next year, I will work on my lifts and lose weight.”