Several Chattoog High School students participated in the Open Championship Olympic weightlifting Meet held in Gainesville. Olympic lifting meets consist of two lifts, the snatch and clean and jerk. Each lifter gets three attempts in each lift. All CHS lifters competed in the 16-17 school age classification. The students who participated earned the following awards:
Rose Adkins, 75 kilogram weight class, Gold Medal, Rose finished with a 90 kilo total, only 6 less than the winner of the Senior 75 kilo weight class
Trae Hines ,62 kilo weight class, Bronze Medal, Trae finished with a 145 kilo total
Tyler Blalock, 62 kilo weight class, 4th place, Tyler finished with a 142 kilo total
Xavier DeKarske, 85 kilo weight class, Bronze Medal, Xavier finished with a 152 kilo total
Brandon Martin, 85 kilo weight class, 4th place, Brandon finished with a 147 kilo total
CHS weightlifting coach Clay Livingston commented that, "Trae, Tyler and Xavier all totalled high enough to be invited to the School Age National Tournament which will be held June 25th-27th in Foster City, California. These guys and gal have worked extremely hard and performed very well in their first meet." Congratulate these students when you see them out and about.