Gen­try pow­er­lifters win fourth straight na­tional cham­pi­onship

Westside Eagle-Observer - - FRONT PAGE - RANDY MOLL rmoll@nwadg.com

GEN­TRY — The Gen­try High School pow­er­lift­ing team com­peted in the NASA 34th an­nual Na­tional High School Pow­er­lift­ing Na­tion­als in Ok­la­homa City, Okla., on March 24-25, and won its fourth straight na­tional cham­pi­onship.

The team had six first-place awards, two sec­ond-place and two third-place awards in the team di­vi­sions. Gen­try won the over­all meet with 110 to­tal team points.

The team has nine lifters — seven se­niors, one ju­nior and one sopho­more. Se­niors Khang Yang and Lawrence Caro have been on all four na­tional cham­pion teams.

Lawrence Caro lifted in the 114-pound divi­sion and fin­ished with four first-place wins, one sec­ond-place win, and set three new na­tional records.

Khang Yang lifted in the 123-pound divi­sion and fin­ished with three first-place, one sec­ond and one third.

Gavin Tay­lor lifted in the 165-pound divi­sion and fin­ished with three first-place and one third-place wins and set a new na­tional record in the push-pull.

Tan­ner Christie lifted in the 198-pound divi­sion and fin­ished with one first-place, two sec­ond­place, one third-place and one fourth-place award.

Kon­ner Hodges lifted in the 198-pound divi­sion and fin­ished with two first-place awards, one sec­ond-place, one third-place and one fourth-place, and set two new na­tional records.

Ma­son Clark lifted in the 220-pound divi­sion and fin­ished with three first-place awards and two third-place awards.

To­mas Gomez lifted in the 242-pound divi­sion and fin­ished with three first-place awards and one sec­ond.

J.T. Crosby lifted in the 275-pound divi­sion and fin­ished four first-place awards and one sec­ond, and set a new na­tional record in the push-pull.

Ker­lose Ruzek lifted in the 308-pound divi­sion and fin­ished with five first-place awards and set two new na­tional records.

The Gen­try High School pow­er­lift­ing team is coached by Sean Selig­man, who also has been ac­tive in the sport for many years.

West­side Ea­gle Ob­server/RANDY MOLL

The Gen­try High School power-lift­ing team won its fourth straight na­tional cham­pi­onship at the NASA 34th an­nual Na­tional High School Pow­er­lift­ing Na­tion­als in Ok­la­homa City on March 24-25. Team mem­bers are Lawrence Caro (front, left), Kon­ner Hodges,...

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