Local powerlifters place at state meets

Published 10:21 am Tuesday, March 22, 2022

DOWAGIAC — A trio of area high school competitors placed at the Michigan High School Powerlifting Association state meets recently.

Dowagiac’s Sierra Carpenter was the state runner-up with a total lift of 735 pounds in her division, while junior Olivia Stanger placed sixth with a total lift of 585 pounds in her division.

Buchanan sophomore Faith Bartley took first place at the MHSPLA JV state meet held recently. (Submitted photo)

Buchanan sophomore Faith Bartley took first place at the MHSPLA JV state meet held recently.

Bartley finished with a total of 760 pounds. She squatted 235-pounds, bench pressed 110-pounds and had a deadlift of 325-pounds.