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Peterson breaks school record at powerlifting competition



On Saturday, Jan. 14 the Lennox powerlifting team competed in Salem and had a record-breaking performance.

Lennox’s Cody Peterson broke the Lennox High School school record with a 525 pound deadlift.

Several athletes also placed in the top ten at the competition.

“This group of young lifters continues to put the work in, and it’s showing on the platform,” said coach Jona Leo. “We’ve seen some significant gains within the weight room that should transition well into other sports. The six-week training block leading into State should give us another bump that is needed to place well on March 18th.”

The competition in Salem featured a variety of weight classes for both men and women.

In the women’s 123.25lbs class, Braelyn Baloun placed 7th. In the 148.75lbs class, Krimzon Summers took home 2nd place, while Lilly Meyer and Aubrey Bunkers placed 4th and 8th respectively. Abbie Wildeboer placed 10th in the 165.25lbs class, and Maggie Jacobson placed 5th in the 220.25lbs class.

On the men’s side, Jayden Hopf placed 3rd in the 123.25lbs class. In the 132.25lbs class, Shayden Olean and Liam Sanchez placed 4th and 5th respectively. Landon Slack took home 5th place in the 181.75lbs class, and Austin Richter placed 9th in the 198.25lbs class.

In the 242.50lbs class, Cody Peterson and Caden Iken placed 3rd and 5th respectively. Finally, in the 308.50lbs class, Gabe Beman and Journey Noisy Hawk-Ellis took home 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, and Clayton Barrett placed 4th.

Other competitors included Lyncoln Leo, Jesse Czech, Jacob Richert, Gavin Horner, Carter Stroschein, Tommy Cvistan, Dom DeBoer, and Noah Welch.

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