Skyview hosts weightlifting competition

Skyview, Kenai Central and Nikiski high schools attended the first SST Weightlifting Competition on Wednesday at Skyview High School.

According to Skyview teacher Eric Pomerleau, SST is a high school weight training curriculum that uses a year-round program to improve athletic performance. The program is divided into three sessions — fall, spring and summer — and includes 240 workouts for the entire year.

Athletes lift weights on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and do speed work on Tuesday and Thursday. Pomerleau said that because Skyview, Kenai Central and Nikiski follow the program exactly, the schools decided to have a competition.

The events were squats, cleans, snatches and Fight Gone Bad, a cross-fit circuit.

Skyview led all schools with 197 points, while Kenai had 175 and Nikiski had 125.

Results follow:

Squat

11th- to 12th-grade boys — 1. DJ Diaz, Sky, 380 pounds; 2 (tie). AJ Hull, Ken, Grayden Mendenhall, Ken, Kaden Spurgeon, Nik, Stephen Hartley, Nik, 375; 6. Juan Rodriguez, Sky, 365.

11-12 girls — 1. Ashley Perry, Ken, 215; 2. Sarah Rawson, Ken, 190; 3. Holly Ramsell, Sky, 155; 4. Bailey Buckholtz, Nik, 175; 5. Russia Colton, Nik, 145.

9-10 boys — 1. Levi Hanson, Ken, 360; 2. Jesse Eide, Nik, 355; 3. Christian Riddall, Nik, 295; 4. Josh Lister, Sky, 260; 5. Nathan Zorbas, Ken, 225.

9-10 girls — 1 (tie). Ali Fitt, Ken, Cat Schoessler, Sky, 155; 3. Haley Cunningham, Sky, 145; 4. Heidi Perkins, Ken, 130.

Clean

11-12 boys — 1. Stephen Hartley, Nik, 255; 2. AJ Hull, Ken, 240; 3 (tie). Daniel Carlson, Ken, Kaden Spurgeon, Nik, 235; 5 (tie). Cody Clendenen, Sky, Kyle Shedd, Sky, 225.

11-12 girls — 1. Bailey Buckholtz, Nik, 130; 2. Malee Cunningham, Sky, 120; 3. Russia Colton, Nik, 115; 4. Ashley Perry, Ken, 110; 5. Sydney Taylor, Ken, 100.

9-10 boys — 1 (tie). Riley Edwards, Sky, Jesse Eide, Nik, 230; 3. Christian Riddall, Nik, 225; 4. Sam Deatherage, Sky, 195; 5. Jace Baker, Ken, 180; 6. Tyler Brown, Ken, 170.

9-10 girls — 1. Sam Reynolds, Sky, 115; 2. Cat Schoessler, Sky, 105; 3 (tie). Justice English, Ken, Heidi Perkins, Ken, 100; 5. Alyssa Darch, Nik, 85.

Snatch

11-12 boys — 1. Joeben Hawkins, Sky, 180; 2 (tie). Alex Rodriguez, Sky, Kyle Dougherty, Ken; 4. Daniel Carlson, Ken, 165; 5. Devan Berry, Nik, 155; 6. Morgan Sauve, Nik, 150.

11-12 girls — 1. Mary Hauptman, Sky, 95; 2 (tie). Jenna Calhoun, Ken, Sydney Taylor, Ken, Holly Ramsell, Sky, 75; 5 (tie). Ashley Epperheimer, Nik, Rebecca Wheeler, Nik, 65.

9-10 boys — 1. Levi Hanson, Ken, 155; 2. Tommy Johnson, Sky, 145; 3. Seth Carstens, Nik, 140; 4. Sam Deatherage, Sky, 135; 5. Michael Stangel, Nik, 130; 6. TJ Wagoner, Ken, 115.

9-10 girls — 1. Tori Sipes, Sky, 80; 2. Haley Cunningham, Sky, 75; 3 (tie). Ali Fitt, Ken, Alyssa Darch, Nik, 65; 5. Paige Ramos, Ken, 55.

Fight Gone Bad

11-12 boys — 1. Travis Semmens, Ken, 613 points; 2. Alex Springer, Ken, 591; 3. Alex Rodriguez, Sky, 589; 4. Logan Harrison, Nik, 519; 5. Kyle Peitro, Sky, 404; 6. Devan Berry, Nik, 389.

11-12 girls — 1. Mary Hauptman, Sky, 429; 2. Ashley Epperheimer, Nik, 323; 3. Marlee Cunningham, Sky, 301; 4. Sarah Rawson, Ken, 296; 5. Jenna Calhoun, Ken, 275; 6. Rebecca Wheeler, Nik, 216.

9-10 boys — 1. Riley Edwards, Sky, 590; 2. Josh Lister, Sky, 462; 3. Tyler Brown, Ken, 434; 4. Garrett Feller, Nik, 395; 5. Seth Carstens, Nik, 356.

9-10 girls — 1. Justice English, Ken, 341; 2. Sam Reynolds, Sky, 332; 3. Jodi Cook, Nik, 250; 4. Paige Ramos, Ken, 242; 5. Cheyanne Laber, Sky, 221.

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