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Powerlifting starts off strong

posted Feb 6, 2018, 9:24 AM by Unknown user

On Saturday, Jan. 27 nine members of the Conways Springs powerlifting team traveled to Goddard high school for the invitational powerlifting meet.

“The meet was good; we didn't win,” junior Audrey Doffing said, “but I broke the state record for squat.”

The previous state record for squat was 195 pounds, and Doffing set the record that now stands at 200. She placed second in bench, first in squat, and second in clean, giving her the second place title in her weight class. Junior Chase Ast and sophomore Thomas Snow broke the records for squat in their weight classes as well.

Five out of the nine members that went to the meet won medals. Senior Colt Shobe placed first in bench and squat and third in clean, placing first overall in his weight class. Ast placed first in bench and squat and second in clean, placing first in his weight class as well. Snow placed first in bench and in squat, giving him first overall in his weight class. Daniel Becker placed second in bench, second in squat, and first in clean, placing second in his weight class.

Lifters like Becker have high expectations for themselves in future meets.

“I want to get a new PR on all three lifts and break Tanner Wood’s clean record,” he said.

The next meet will be at West Franklin High School in Pomona, Kan., on Feb. 17. On March 17, Conway Springs will host the 3A State Powerlifting meet again this year.

“I hope to see people have enough interest to fill up all the weight classes this year,” powerlifting coach Matt Biehler said.

This will be the last time Conway Springs will hold the 3A state powerlifting meet because they will be downsizing to 2A next year. Biehler said they may hold a 2A meet in the future.