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Powerlifting takes home silver

posted Mar 29, 2017, 8:44 AM by Amanda Smith

    The annual Conway Springs High School Cardinal Invitational Powerlifting meet took place on March 13. The meet began at 9 a.m. and was held in the gym. Conway Springs had 26 compete in the men’s division and 13 in the women’s division.

At the end of the meet, both the boys and girls teams came in second behind Goddard High School. The point differential for the boys was just 10 points, and the girls had an 11-point gap between the first and second place title.

“I felt like I did pretty good,” junior Colt Shobe said. “I just hope to compete well in State again like last year.”

Shobe placed second overall in the 148 men’s weight class. He placed second in both bench and squat. Another participate who said she was satisfied with her performance in the CSHS meet is senior Kadee Hilger.

Hilger took home gold at the CSHS Invitational meet in the 132 weight class. She placed first in squat and bench and second in clean, making her first overall. Like Shobe, she is looking forward to competing at the State meet, which will be hosted at Conway Springs April 1.

“Hopefully I don’t hurt anything and finish off the year great,” Hilger said.

Not only are the participants eager for the state meet, Coach Matt Biehler is excited to see how it goes as well.

“I’m very excited to compete in the State meet. The only schools we have lost to are 5A and 6A schools,” Coach Biehler said. “Both the mens and womens divisions have great chances to win; we just need to get more people involved.”


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