The CHS weight lifting team has proven once again that there is strength in numbers. They competed Saturday in the State Championships. This Saturday each team member was able to place in their division and set new personal best records. Coach Clay Livingston stated, “the kids did very well over all, setting new personal records in one or both lifts and total.” Below is a list of team members and their state competition results: Rose Adkins: Bronze medal in the 75+ kilo weight class. Rose did very well, setting personal records in the snatch 47 K, clean and jerk 60 and total 107. She also qualified for school age nationals. Trae Hines: finished 4th in the 62 kilo wt class. Trae set a personal record in the clean and jerk (93 K) and total (155). Trae has already qualified for school age nationals. Tyler Blalock: finished 5th in the 62 kilo weight class. He set a personal record in both lifts (snatch 66k and clean and jerk 83K) as well as total (149K). He has already qualified for nationals Dylan Nichols: finished 6th right behind Trae and Tyler. He snatched 56K and clean and jerk 76K for a 132K total. He qualified for nationals with this total. Xavier DeKarske: competed in the 85 K weight class. He set personal records in both lifts as well as total with a 70 k snatch and 95K clean and jerk for a 165 K total. He also has already qualified for nationals. Coach Livingston says, “these guys and gal have done a tremendous job this year. They have represented our school well. They have worked very hard during wt training class and also they come in for extra work throughout the week. We are in the process of trying to raise the money to get them all out to San Francisco Jun 24th for the School Age National weight lifting meet. We have a few different fundraisers going on and planned for the next couple of months. If you would like to donate time or money to the cause, please contact me at CHS 706-857-2402.” Congratulate these weight lifters and their coach when you see them!