Eagle Cale Blehm had a great deadlift pull of 435 lbs. to finish first in the deadlift at a state meet, said coach Rick Luetjen. Twelve students qualified and attended the state powerlifting meet in Prague where they competed against more than 30 small schools for individual and team points.

Students who placed were Brooks Leu, 6th in the 242 class, just 5 lbs. out of a top five medal, pulling a personal best 560 lbs. in the deadlift. Aidan Craun finished 8th in the 168 class just 40 lbs. out of the top five. Daniel Ortega finished 10th in the 198 class just 25 lbs. out of top five medal contention.

Dillon Joyce finished 10th in the 181 class and Blehm finished 10th in the 145 lb. class.


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