Local competitors win regional championships
Published 2:41 pm Friday, February 17, 2023
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EDWARDSBURG — Olivia Stanger, of Dowagiac, and Faith Bartley, of Buchanan, captured Michigan High School Powerlifting Association Regional championships last Saturday in Edwardsburg.
Stanger won the women’s 123pound weight division with a squad of 220 pounds, a bench of 85pounds and a dead lift of 250pounds. She finished with a total of 555 pounds.
Bartley won the 155pound division with a squat of 240, a bench of 115 and a dead lift of 310.
Edwardsburg’s Delaney Sousley won the 105pound varsity division with a total of 660 pounds. She had a squat of 230, a bench press of 130 and a dead lift of 315.
Edwardsburg’ Adrianna Whalen was fifth in the 148pound division with a total of 525 pounds, while Jayden Harman finished fifth in the 220pound varsity division with a total of 515 pounds.
Edwardsburg’s Adeline Garcia was second in the SHW division with a total of 600 pounds.
Dowagiac’s Bree Behnke was a JV Regional champion at the meet.
Behnke won the 181pound JV division with a squat of 185, a bench press of 80 and a dead lift of 235.
Mia Hurd won the 198pound division with a 185pound squat, a 115pound bench and a 225pound dead lift for a total of 525 pounds. Jenna Reese won the 242pound division with a 195pound squat, 85pound bench and a 235pound dead lift for a total of 515 pounds.
Dowagiac’s Marlie Carpenter finished fourth in the 165pound division with a total of 495 pounds.
Edwardsburg’s Zoe Ianello was second in the 132pound division with a total of 485 pounds and Lola McDanial fourth with a total of 370 pounds.
Tori Cole, of Edwardsburg, was fourth in the 148pound division with a total of 440 pounds, while Cassey Dyczko was third in the 155pound division with a total of 355 pounds.
Boy’s Results
Edwardsburg’s Blake Ludwick won the 181pound division with a 405pound squat, a 275—pound bench and a 475pound dead lift for a total of 1,155 pounds. Steven Anders won the SHW division with a 425pound squat, 265pound bench and a 475pound dead lift for a total of 1,165 pounds.
Jacob Edwards, of Edwardsburg, was the runnerup at 207pounds with a total of 1,035 pounds. Topher Reese was third for Edwardsburg in the 275pound division with a total of 1,155 pounds. Jaylin McClaire was fourth in the 242pound division with a total of 1,015 pounds.
Dowagiac’s Justin Bannow finished third in the 165pound division with a total of 965 pounds, while Max Stelmasiak was fourth in the 275pound division with a total of 1,150 pounds.
In the JV portion of the meet, Edwardsburg’s Grady Ostrander was the winner at 155 pouns as he had a squat of 335, a bench of 205 and a dead lift of 360 for a total weight of 900 pounds. Tyris Yoder was the runnerup with a total of 820 pounds.
Grant Griffin won the 181pound division with a squat of 270, a bench of 215 and a dead lift of 405 for a total weight of 890 pounds.
Ethan Davies, of Edwardsburg, was fifth in the 132pound division with a total of 700 pounds, while Joe Lundgren was second in the 145pounds division with a total of 780 pounds. Carson Cebra was fifth in the 165pound division with a total weight of 790 pounds. In the 194pound division, Edwardsburg’s Nick Walker was third with a total of 855 pounds and Jason Karkiewicz fourth with a total of 785 pounds.
Oscar Morris, of Edwardsburg, was the runnerup in the 220pound division with a total weight of 1,075 pounds, while Max Morris was fifth in the 242pound division with a total of 6245 pounds.
Dowagiac’s Tim Masterman was third in the 181pound division with a total of 840 pounds.