Bradford boys powerlifting team earns trophy at state meet


KENTON – Bradford’s girls finished fourth and Bradford’s boys finished fifth at the Division V, VI and VII state powerlifting meet on Saturday at Kenton High School.

There were 10 boys teams and six girls teams in the competition. The top five boys teams and the top three girls teams received trophies.

Bradford’s boys brought home the fifth place trophy by lifting a total of 10,040 pounds. Piketon won the state championship by lifting 11,980 pounds, Madison Plains finished second by lifting 11,640 pounds, Fairland finished third by lifting 10,690 pounds, and Ridgemont finished fourth by lifting 10,680 pounds. Tri-Village finished sixth, Lutheran West finished seventh, South Central finished eighth, Northeastern finished ninth, and Columbus Grove finished 10th.

Piketon won the girls state championship by lifting 5,610 pounds, South Central finished second by lifting 4,895 pounds, Northeastern finished third by lifting 4,090 pounds, and Bradford finished fourth by lifting 3,835 pounds. Tri-Village finished sixth, and Madison Plains finished sixth.

Bradford has 35 individuals compete at the state meet including 20 boys and 15 girls. Eleven of the Railroaders placed at the state meet.

Olivia Daugherty placed fourth in the girls 125 pound class, Allyson Grow placed fourth in the girls 145 pound class, Deja Lear finished fifth in the girls 125 pound class, Savannah Penny finished fifth in the girls 155 pound class, and Cheyenne Parke finished sixth in the girls 115 pound class. Parke had the top bench press in her class with a 110 pound lift.

Dillon Reck finished fifth in the boys 185 pound class, Hunter Penkal finished sixth in the boys 185 pound class, Bryson Canan finished eighth in the boys 165 pound class, Corey Cotrell finished ninth in the boys 195 pound class, Kyle Kissinger finished 10th in the boys 125 pound class, and Dalton Bubeck finished 11th in the boys 125 pound class.

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