Tri-Village’s Seth Earls wins powerlifting state title

KENTON – Tri-Village’s Seth Earls won the boys unlimited weight class state championship at the 30th annual state powerlifting meet on Saturday at Kenton High School.

More than 520 lifters from approximately 40 schools competed in the state powerlifting meet. There were an average of 42 athletes in each of the boys weight classes and 25 athletes in each of the girls weight classes.

The Tri-Village girls placed sixth out of 10 teams while the Tri-Village boys finished 15th out of 20 teams in the state meet.

Earls won the boys unlimited class by lifting 350 pounds in the bench press, 635 in the deadlift and 600 in the squat for a total of 1,585 pounds.

Katherine Banis placed seventh in the girls 125 pound class as she lifted 90 pounds in the bench press, 220 in the deadlift and 175 in the squat.

Holly Back finished seventh in the girls 155 pound class with a total of 475 pounds lifted including 95 in the bench press, 230 in the deadlift and 150 in the squat.

Nick Napier placed eighth in the boys 250 pound class by lifting 230 pounds in the bench press, 450 in the deadlift and 400 in the squat for a total of 1,080 pounds.

Courtney Banis finished 10th in the girls 145 pound class by lifting 80 pounds in the bench press, 225 in the deadlift and 170 in the squat for a total of 475 pounds.

Natasha Napier placed 11th in the girls 135 pound class as she lifted 80 pounds in the bench press, 210 in the deadlift and 170 in the squat for a total of 460 pounds.

Clara Buckley finished 13th in the girls 125 pound class with a lift of 65 pounds in the bench press, 180 in the deadlift and 105 in the squat for a total of 350 pounds.

Harding Stevenson placed 15th in the boys 250 pound class by lifting 195 pounds in the bench press, 420 in the deadlift and 305 in the squat for a total of 920 pounds.

Foster Brown finished 16th in the boys 125 pound class as he lifted 75 pounds in the bench press, 210 in the deadlift and 130 in the squat for a total of 415 pounds.

Aaron Stewart placed 16th in the boys 145 pound class by lifting 180 pounds in the bench press, 320 in the deadlift and 275 in the squat for a total of 775 pounds.

Lauren Banis placed 17th in the girls 195 pound class with a total of 490 pounds, lifting 90 in the bench press, 220 in the deadlift and 180 in the squat.

Marissa Roark finished 19th in the girls 195 pound class by lifting 95 pounds in the bench press, 215 in the deadlift and 150 in the squat for a total of 460 pounds.

Ian Bailey placed 19th in the boys 250 pound class as he lifted 185 in the bench press, 350 in the deadlift and 315 in the squat for a total of 850 pounds.

Ashley Penny finished 20th in the girls unlimited class by lifting 95 pounds in the bench press, 225 in the deadlift and 210 in the squat for a total of 530 pounds.

Damien Edwards placed 23rd in the boys 155 pound class as he lifted 175 pounds in the bench press, 310 in the deadlift and 305 in the squat for a total of 790 pounds.

Brianna Dunlap finished 24th in the girls unlimited class by lifting 75 pounds in the bench press, 195 in the deadlift and 80 in the squat for a total of 350 pounds.

Diego Garcia finished 30th in the boys 135 pound class as he lifted 120 in the bench press, 230 in the deadlift and 150 in the squat for a total of 500 pounds.

Nick Varvel placed 31st in the boys 145 pound class by lifting 85 pounds in the bench press, 190 in the deadlift and 145 in the squat for a total of 420 pounds.

Charlie Bailey finished 32nd in the boys 195 pound class as he lifted 175 in the bench press, 375 in the deadlift and 280 in the squat for a total of 830 pounds.

Tyler Bragg placed 37th in the boys unlimited class by lifting 165 pounds in the bench press, 350 in the deadlift and 275 in the squat for a total of 790 pounds.

Tri-Village senior Seth Earls won the boys unlimited weight class state championship at the state powerlifting meet on Saturday at Kenton High School.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/03/web1_Seth-Earls-WEB-1.jpgTri-Village senior Seth Earls won the boys unlimited weight class state championship at the state powerlifting meet on Saturday at Kenton High School. Courtesy photo

By Kyle Shaner

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