Nine O-C powerlifters traveled to Lincoln on Saturday, for the Cornhusker State Games.
"The O-C lifters were up for the challenge, and represented our team and school very well," said coach Jeff Shabram. "All Cyclone lifters medaled in their respective age/weight class. Excellent job lifters."
The powerlifting championships were held on Saturday at Lincoln Christian High School. It was a sanctioned AAU meet with numerous state and national records set by many adult and teen lifters. This was a large meet (120+ lifters) with a full line-up of extremely stiff competition from around Nebraska along with some Missouri & South Dakota lifters.
"It was a great time to be in Lincoln last weekend which kicked off Friday night with the opening ceremonies at Seacrest Field near Lincoln East High School," Shabram said. "Athletes and fans were in attendance to watch the grand march and all the outstanding performers at the ceremonies.The night was highlighted by the skydivers bringing in the American Flag, the athlete pledge, the torch lighting and fireworks display."
Gold medalists were as follows:
Wyatt Shabram 88 lb raw class, Coy Wickersham 88 lb raw (open) class, Cash Wickersham 97 lb raw class, Rafe Grebin 114 lb raw class, and Logan Mueller 242 lb equipped class.
Silver medalists were as follows:
Cade Mlnarik 123 lb raw class, Gunnar Shabram 148 lb raw class, and Zane Herley 275 lb raw class.
Houston Marino earned a 4th place medal in the very large & competitive 165 lb raw class while setting personal bests on all three lifts (squat, bench, deadlift).
The O-C powerlifting season will officially begin for the 2017-18 season on Saturday, Dec. 2, with the Lexington High School Powerlifting Meet.